WSM: Let’s start with our typical interview questions. What’s your name, where are you from, and how long have you been wakesurfing?
Cassidy: My name is Cassidy Gale, I’m from Grand Rapids Michigan, and I’ve been wakesurfing for 8 years.
WSM: Prior to wakesurfing, were you doing any other towed water sports?
Cassidy: Primarily just wakeboarding and water skiing.
WSM: Take us through your warm up. When you get up for the first time on any given day, what tricks do you do first?
Cassidy: I like to start out my session with some slashes and carves, then move on to different spins like 360s, then into airs and stuff like that.
WSM: What as the first trick you learned and how long did it take you to get it?
Cassidy: The first real trick I learned was a 360 and it, no joke, took me probably three years to get consistent. I remember the day before my 13th birthday my dad took me out surfing and we spent hours trying to get it down (I didn’t land it once haha).
WSM: You’re predominantly a surf style rider but do you ever ride skim? Which style did you start out with first?
Cassidy: I have probably been on a skimboard three times in my life. The first time I ever wake surfed I was on a surf style board so its all I really know.
WSM: You recently competed in the World Wakesurf Championship in Kelowna, BC. Is an event of that magnitude more nerve-racking than a typical competition?
Cassidy: Definitely. Over this past season I feel I’ve gotten more of a handle on my nerves, but at competitions where there’s a lot on the line, I usually end up getting so nervous I can’t feel my hands during my run haha!
WSM: Tell us about your sponsors. What’s your current equipment setup?
Cassidy: Right now my sponsors are Tommy’s, Malibu, Agenda and Follow.
WSM: Tell the truth, do you have the biggest sprays in the game? If not, who does?
Cassidy: HA! Not sure if I have the biggest, but it is one of my favorite tricks!
WSM: If you had your choice of music when riding, what would it be?
Cassidy: Pretty much anything upbeat, I’m not picky
WSM: Where would you like to see wakesurfing go in the future?
Cassidy: I would love to see wakesurfing continue to grow as a sport with more competitions in cool locations!
WSM: What advice would you give a newcomer to the sport that’s looking to progress and learn new tricks?
Cassidy: Practice, practice, practice!
WSM: What tricks are you working on? Anything you feel like lettings us know about?
Cassidy: I’m mostly working on shuvs and some different combo tricks.
WSM: Do you have any sponsors, friends, or family you’d like to thank?
Cassidy: I’d like to thank my awesome sponsors Tommy’s, Malibu, Agenda, and Follow for setting me up with everything I need to ride my best! I would also like to thank my parents for pulling me an uncountable number of hours!
WSM: Would you like to plug any social media?
Cassidy: My Instagram is @cassidygale 🙂
We at WSM want to thank Cassidy for the great interview and wish her the best of luck this season!