With wakesurfing on the rise and Nautique committed to growing every aspect of the sport; wakesurf athletes Drew Danielo, Jodi Grassman, and Zach Smith have joined Team Nautique for 2015. These athletes complete the spectrum joining Tommy Czeschin and Noah Flegel to create what will be considered the most dominant surf team in the industry. Our focus on developing new innovative product and creating a platform for the sport to grow has resulted in recognition from the best in the sport and earned us WakeWorld’s Riders Choice Award for Wakesurfing Boat of the Year. We are truly ALL-IN with everything we do and the result is the best riding behind the best.
“It has been awesome being a wakesurfer for Nautique. I love how committed they are to wakesurfing with the development of the Nautique Surf System (NSS). Hands down the best wakesurf boats, best waves, and best transfers out there. I really enjoy working with Nautique testing new products and ideas, giving them feedback, and seeing things come to life. I can’t wait for the future things that Nautique will have to offer!”
“Jodi is super talented for being so young. I would say she has the potential to be the best female wakesurfer very rapidly. She loves wakesurfing, has good powerful style and is able to send it into big tricks. I look forward to hanging out and wakesurfing with her. I have always enjoyed watching Drew ride and he is a staple in wakesurfing. I’m stoked he is on Nautique and can’t wait to see what he is able to do with the NSS! Zach rips and I look forward to getting to know him better and shredding with him. Welcome Aboard Mates! This is going to be a fun, great team to work with. Ride on!” – Tommy Czeschin
“Becoming part of Team Nautique last year was seriously the best thing to happen to my career to date. It’s obvious that Nautique has been the leader in wakeboarding boats for years on end so to see them successfully expand their endeavors into wakesurfing over the past few years has been awesome for me since I indulge in both sports professionally. I’m stoked to see Nautique adding some amazing wakesurfers and personal friends of mine to the team this year. Welcome to the team Jodi, Zach, and Drew!” – Noah Flegel
7-Time World Champion Drew Danielo
Drew Danielo represents the pinnacle of wakesurfing at a professional level. A seven time World Wakesurf Champion, he is an ideal role model both on and off the water. Drew’s talent and passion for growing wakesurfing has influenced the sport through his involvement with competitions, product development, and rider mentorship. A selfless approach centered around making everything and everyone around him the best they can be will continue to position him as a person to look to as wakesurfing gets bigger and bigger each year.
“Joining Team Nautique is really like a dream come true. Since the time I got into the wake industry it was obvious that Nautique was the premier company. They have been known as the boat with the best wakeboard/wakeskate wake. With the G-Series and the Nautique Surf System, they are now on top of the surf game also. I feel I have joined a company that shares a lot of the same morals as I do and they hold themselves to a very high professional standard. To see my name next to guys like Scott Byerly, Shaun Murray, JD Webb, Shawn Watson and the rest of the team is kind of surreal. I am excited to start this chapter of my career and work closely with Nautique to continue to push them to the front of the wakesurf community. I really feel at home with Team Nautique. Dreams can become reality with hard work and the right decisions.” -Drew Danielo
Since coming onto the scene 17 year old Jodi Grassman has been turning heads with a rapid rate of progression that has her poised to be the very best in the sport. With a 2014 season that saw podium finishes including a win at the 10,000 Lakes open, and videos circulating the Internet of her landing crazy maneuvers behind her Super Air Nautique G21 we can’t wait to see what’s next from this young standout.
“Being HAND PICKED to be apart of Team Nautique was more than a dream come true. I grew up participating in watersports and I have always thought of Nautique as being the best boat and company in the industry. When I started wakesurfing I realized there are no other boat companies that have a wave comparable to Nautique. I could talk forever about how much this opportunity means to me, but I am so grateful I cannot explain how truly blessed I am to be apart of a company so professional and supportive.” – Jodi Grassman
In just a short amount of time North Carolina’s Zach Smith has been gaining recognition for his progression on the water as the result of hours spent behind the boat. Coming into 2015 with a ton of support behind him keep an eye on Zach and prepare to be surprised with what he does behind his Super Air Nautique G23 this year.
“I’m very excited to join Team Nautique. I have grown up having tons of respect for Nautique and after having a Super Air 230 three years ago; it was a dream of mine to ride for Nautique. It is great to know the best boat company out there with the most versatile surf wave is backing you. I’m looking forward to progressing and seeing the wakesurfing industry continue to thrive.” – Zach Smith