My wakeboard journey has been different than most.
A rider update by BabeShredder, Kaley McNay.
In 2012, I competed in Active Water Sport’s Freerider’s Ball at age 27 and continued competing at local stops throughout 2013 and 2014 in Oregon and Washington. By 2014, at age 29, I was able to purchase a boat with additional support of my dad and brother. This brought my training to a new level and I spent the majority of 2015 free riding and training to compete in 2016.
Now at age 30, I will be competing in the 2016 WWA Women’s Masters Division at the Western Regional stop and hopefully qualifying for Nationals and Worlds later this year.
I stay active in the off-season by snowboarding, weight-lifting, rock climbing and yoga. It's important to maintain my strength year-round so I'm fully prepared when I return to the water. I have incredible support from my sponsors, family, friends and boyfriend and I feel blessed to be living the life I am. For that reason, I am passionate about giving back to the sport.
This June I will be participating in the Wake the World charity event which provides foster children the opportunity to learn how to wakeboard. I participated in this event in previous years and the turn out is incredible. It is one of the most rewarding days I spend on my boat all year.
To donate or connect with Kaley and the Wake the World charity event, contact her here.
Team rider, Ash Hannig, spent the majority of her 2015 summer at Quest ATX Cable Park in Austin, TX. Here are just the leftovers.
View Ash's Profile Here.
Wakeboarding gains momentum with Austin BabeShredder Competition!
BabeShredder, the social movement for female board sport athletes, held its largest competition August 8th at Quest ATX cable park in Austin, Texas. With sponsorship from Hyperlite, Rockstar, KIND Snacks, Elevated Clothing and City Surf Fitness, hundreds of spectators came out to cheer on the female riders. Six cash prizes were awarded to winners followed by a sponsor raffle and social hour at the park.
The event was equally impactful in encouraging advanced and beginner riders to progress their skills. “BabeShredder is a movement,” said founder, Ash Hannig. “Our events inspire passion, encouragement and learning amongst female riders to increase interest and participation in board sports. Stay tuned, BabeShredder has big plans in the works for events and activities coming up next season, “ she added.
Access all event photos here.
Photos by Murphy Raine Photography
"I don't ride to compete. I don't ride for show. I ride to push myself a little bit farther each time and see what barriers I can tackle. That in itself is enough reward & praise for me."
Hear more from Ash at her profile here!