A man wearing sunglasses and a hat on a boat.

Jeremy “Wally” Wahlberg

Surf  |  Warrior / Founder of Our Heroes Tour / Owner and Operator of the MNWSC






Chisago City

Jeremy Wahlberg, a retired military veteran with 28 years of dedicated service as a First Sergeant, has lived a life defined by adventure, service, and a deep love for water sports. His deployment in 2007-2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom reflects his unwavering commitment to duty and his country.

Jeremy’s journey extends far beyond the military. He shares his remarkable life with his incredible wife, Kaelyn Wahlberg, a retired Sergeant First Class with 20 years of service. Together, they’ve built a family filled with love, raising two sons Devin, London and, in October 2023, welcoming a 12-year-old girl Bella, into their hearts through adoption.

The Wahlberg Family is united by their passion for water sports, particularly wakesurfing and wakeboarding. Their shared enthusiasm for these activities has not only brought them closer but has also become a central part of their lives.

In 2019, Jeremy and his family embarked on a mission close to their hearts. They started the Heroes Tour with a vision of giving back to families who, like theirs, are deeply committed to serving their community and country. Their goal was simple yet profound: to provide opportunities for others to heal mentally and discover a lifelong passion for water sports.

In 2022, the Heroes Tour officially became “Our Heroes Tour,” a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This transformation marked a deeper commitment to community service and support for those who have served.

Our Heroes Tour’s mission is nothing short of inspiring: to provide unique and unforgettable experiences for past and present First Responders, Military personnel, and their families. These experiences not only allow them to engage in thrilling water sports but also provide precious moments to live, laugh, and love together as a community of heroes.

Beyond their charitable work, the Wahlberg Family owns and operates the Minnesota Wakesurf Championship (MNWSC). This championship event has become a highlight on every wakesurfer’s calendar during the summer months.

The MNWSC offers a diverse range of activities, from thrilling on-water action to sponsor booth markets, fireworks displays, beer gardens, live music, parades, and even stunt bike shows. With an annual attendance of 8,000 to 10,000 people, this event has ascended to become one of the top spots on the World Series of Wakesurfing (WSWS) circuit.

Jeremy Wahlberg’s life story is a testament to the values of adventure, service, family, and the pursuit of shared passions. From his distinguished military career to his commitment to giving back through Our Heroes Tour and the promotion of the Minnesota Wakesurf Championship, Jeremy embodies the spirit of dedication, community, and the pursuit of meaningful experiences. His journey serves as an inspiring reminder that through service, family, and shared passions, we can make a positive impact on the lives of others while creating lasting memories for ourselves.