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GARRETT CORTESE
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
& STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

First time grabbing a handle?

Back when I was probably five years old: got up on two skis behind the family outboard out on the dirty Delta.

Where is home?

Orlando, Florida since 2005.

You make the best?

Dad jokes.

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?

Vibes. LF is a vibe, and I've been bromantic with it since I bought my first Squirt in 1997.

Describe an average day?

It's so varied that there isn't an average day. If I'm home for a solid stretch, it's coffee, make the kiddo's lunch and drop her off at school, emails, newsletters, social medias, photo editing, potentially a meeting, phone calls, more emails, more social medias... eventually pick the kiddo up, cook some dinner, play Uno or Connect 4, ask myself why I didn't exercise at all, pour a bourbon...

Favorite animal?

Our goofy pet cat, Winnie. Or a buffalo. Go Buffs and Coach Prime! #CUboulder

Inspirations?

My wife - she's not only the most creative person I know, but the most caring and endlessly supportive of my crazy career. I'm also a sucker for comedy (see "dad jokes" above) and killer photography.

Best board graphic in the history of the world?

That original Trip by Drew Brophy is up there, for sure. I'm a big fan of the OG Cassette wakeskate graphics, too.

Parting words?

Don't take life too seriously, you'll never make it out alive.