News Of Upcoming Wakeboard Events
Editorís Note: Arizona Boating & Watersports looks forward to
Christine Cameronís interviews each issue with the AZBW AWA
Wakeboarder of the Month. Following is her question and answer
session with Trever Marquette.
Q. What is your name, age and where do you live?
A. My name is Trever "Poodle" Marquette. I am 16 years old,
and I live in Glendale, Ariz.
Q. How did you get your nickname?
A. Everybody where I used to ride had a nickname, and one day
they looked at me and said that my hair looked like a poodle. It
stuck and Iíve been called "Poodle" ever since.
Q. How long have you been wakeboarding?
A. Iíve been riding for four years.
Q. How did you get into wakeboarding?
A. My uncles were skiers. When my dad married my step-mom, it
was a family thing where everybody was into watersports, so I
started to wakeboard. My dad and I started wakeboarding at the same
Q. What was the first trick that you learned? Describe how to do
A. The first big trick that I learned was a tantrum. My dad
taught it to me. To do it, edge hard and when you hit the top of the
wake, throw your head back as if you are going to do a back flip off
the diving board. Itís so easy.
Q. What trick took the longest or was the hardest to learn?
A. Crow Mobe ó I couldnít figure out that I had to get onto my
toes on the landing and keep the handle close.
Q. What is your favorite trick to see being done and why?
A. Stale fish back side 180 to blind. It has a lot of style
and itís technical.
Q. What is your favorite aspect of wakeboarding?
A. My favorite part of wakeboarding is having fun and going
out on the boat. I like learning new tricks too.
Q. What do you like most about The AWA?
A. All the people are really chill and relaxed. Everybody is
treated equally. They donít play favorites when judging like some
other contests Iíve ridden in.
Q. You ride in other competitive events. Which ones and what do
you like about them?
A. I plan on riding JR Menís Pro Tour this year. I like
it because it offers more publicity than the local competitions and
has a higher state of riding. I also ride the Canyon Lake
Wakeboard Club events out at Lake Ellsinore, Calif.; they are
similar to AWA events with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I am
also planning on hitting the various slider contests this year.
Q. What is you most memorable experience in wakeboarding?
A. My most memorable experience was trying my first whirly. I
took the hardest fall that I ever have and I can still remember it.
Q. Do you have a crew of people with whom you usually ride?
A. Yep Ė Larry Taylor, Brandon Lockhardt, The Boardshack, and
Piru Crew in California.
Q. You recently moved to Arizona. Where did you move from?
A. Thousand Oaks, Calif. I miss hanging out with my friends in
California although Arizona is cool ó but itís hot.
Q. What are the best and worst things about wakeboarding here
compared to California?
A. Out here you can almost always find good water, but there
are 10 times more people on the lakes during the summer.
Q. Describe your perfect day.
A. I would wake up around 8:30 or 9 a.m. eat five or six bowls
of cereal, hop in my truck, and head to the lake. Iíd meet my
buddies at the lake, have a couple of girls on the boat, do some
riding, chill out after for a while and then head home and go to
Q. What do you like to do when you are not wakeboarding?
A. When I am not wakeboarding I like to hang out with friends,
bounce on the trampoline, go off-roading, skateboard, and snowboard.
Q. Is there anybody you would like to thank?
A. I would like to thank God, then my mom and dad for helping
me out all the time. I also thank everybody who has taken me
wakeboarding: Troy and Mike from The Boardshack, everybody at Crown
Wakeboards, Knotch Clothing, and Houseboats.com
Now ó Upcoming Wakeboard Events
The 2006 season is rapidly approaching. AWA has been working
during the off season to ensure that the 2006 ridersí series will be
the best AWA series yet. Mark your calendars with the
following dates and help us make this the most successful year ever.
April 1 ó Epic Boats
April 27, 28 ó Ladies' Learn to Wakeboard Days
April 29 ó Wakesurf Contest - Century Marine
May 6 ó Paradise Watersports & Ski Pro
June 3 ó Century Marine & Liquid Force
June 24 ó MB Boats of AZ & The Boardshack
July 22 ó Mastercraft Boats of AZ & Valley Ride Shop
Aug. 19 ó Century Marine Ė San Tan Lake
And, One Of The Biggest Events Of All
Liquid Force is putting together an amazing event for Arizona
wakeboarders at Lake Powell: a Houseboat Festival/Party. Boarders
can bring their own boats or rent a houseboat. If they decide on the
latter, it would be a good idea to arrange that quickly as the
houseboat rentals go fast.
The 2007 product-line catalog shoot will be June 3-9, then the
fun will begin on the weekend of June 10-11. The plan is to
re-create a "Boardstock-like" event in the middle of Lake Powell.
The Powell folks will be promoting the event in their ads and on
their Web site, as will Liquid Force and Alliance. And, the crew
from Alliance will be there for the weekend to film an episode of
The plan is to have as many houseboats on the water as possible
and have a couple of fun days of riding and partying. The group will
take over an entire cove at Powell, and the whole Liquid Force team
will be there.
There will be once-a-day demos by the LF team ó in the middle of
all the houseboats.
Boarders are asked to spread the word as soon as possible to
dealers and consumers not only in Arizona but also from other
surrounding states. Anyone who mentions the Liquid Force/Alliance
houseboat deal will get a 54-foot houseboat (sleeps 12) and a PWC
for $3,800 ó approximately $1,000 less than the normal price.
For more info on houseboats, check out
As the event gets closer, the mile marker where LF will be (as
well as other details) will be published. The hope is that this will
become an annual event and that "every wakeboarder in the world"
will mark it on his or her calendar as a must-attend event.
For more information, e-mail