My pursuit of professional wakeboarding began in 1999. Early along, I ended up starting giving lessons as a way to buy more gas for practice. Eventually the Adam Fields Wakeboard School added a boardshop component then event series, and became AF Wake, Inc. My business has been the most amazing blessing in disguise. Now, as I enter my mid-thirties AF Wake provides me the lifestyle to not only ride, but also to grow the sport and the industry. Essentially, I’ve built my dream job through wakeboarding. It’s hard for me not to believe life is what you make of it, and with that said, its hard for me not to urge anyone to work hard and follow their dreams.
WHERE DID I GROW UP?
Lake Gaston, North Carolina
Centurion Boats, Liquid Force, The Boat Lift Store Inc.- maker of Doozie Boat Lifts, my shop and school AF Wake, and Smith Optics
Activity, Music, Positive and hard working people
Bad boat drivers, jet skis, wind and cold weather
BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN MY SPORT
Winning the World Championships in 2009 and winning BroStock in 2011
Research the Alkaline diet!
Liquid Force Fusion 134
Centurion FX22, SS210, and Avalanche are all awesome! Going on my 9th Centurion boat
3 THINGS THAT YOU POINT OUT AT A BOAT SHOW TO SELL CENTURION OVER A COMPETITOR’S BOAT
1. The deep-v hull that helps smooth out the ride and keep the wakes big and consistent.
2. The reverse shoebox fit and composite design – a design that makes the boats structurally solid and perform well over time in any water condition.
3. Apples to apples price and performance comparisons.
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER WAKEBOARDERS?
Great work ethic, positive values, and an effortless style on the water. That and I’ve won against the top, best wake boarders in the world, at least once 😉
FAVORITE RIDER AND WHY
Danny Harf because of his talent, success, and humility
The prayer of Jabez – 1 Chronicles 4: 9-10 – “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!”
WHO WOULD I LIKE TO GIVE PROPS TO?
My parents, family, friends, fans, clients, and customers!
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO RIDE?
As much as I want 🙂
Grow wakeboarding and water sports as much as I can!