Immerse yourself into the world of professional water sports as wake legends and industry professionals sit down with Summer Collier for a little lunch break. Summer's guests will share everything from the journey of becoming a wakeboard professional, to the struggle of starting some of the biggest brands in the water sports industry. Summer Lunch Break is your one stop shop for some of the deepest insight in wakeboarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing, and brand development.
Summer Lunch Break Episode 16 – Nic Rapa
For episode 16, Summer sits down with professional wakeboarder Nic Rapa. Nic is known for his hardwired, competitive nature and aggressive training style. Not to mention, being a 3X title holder at the Pro Wakeboard Tour. We join Nic in the final days of quarantine before returning home to his family and friends in Australia. Nic shares his story of how his career as a professional wakeboarder came to be, what it’s like riding for Supra boats and how he stays driven, determined and focused on his riding not only during comp season, but year-round.
Summer Lunch Break Episode 15 – Quinn Silvernale
For episode 15, Summer sits down with Quinn Silvernale for a quick bite and some major wake talk covering all things VWC, Koppert Lake, Space Mob and "The Coalition the Movie the Trilogy." Fun fact, Quinn used to work at Active Water Sports! Coming to the West Coast for not only one but two summers, Quinn shares his story of traveling cross country to be a part of the AWS crew up at Koppert Lake. Quinn also dives deep into what it took to build Valdosta Wake Compound from an idea between him and his college friend Luke Tilt to the park riders paradise it is today. Not only do we get insight on VWC, we also get to hear some spoilers on the newest film “The Coalition the Movie the Trilogy."
Summer Lunch Break Episode 14 – Mary Morgan Howell
For episode 14, Summer sits down with the 2021 Nautique Masters Women's Pro Wake Champion, Mary Morgan Howell! As we all know, this sport takes determination and drive, and Mary Morgan is a perfect example of the “hard work pays off” mentality. During today's chat, she shares her thoughts on the importance of community within the wake world, how closely women’s wake has grown since the introduction of the Moxie Pro Series and how it felt landing on top of the podium at this year's Nautique Masters. To say this girl is on her come up would be a disgraceful understatement… because she’s already reached the top and is still climbing!
Summer Lunch Break Episode 13 – Greg Dick
For episode 13, Summer sits down with Nautique Boats West Coast Account Manager, Greg Dick. Greg has made a living within an industry he has loved since he started working at his local ski shop at 15 years old. Being apart of the industry for over 30 years now, Greg’s work ethic and determination has helped him grow from sweeping floors to working for HO/Hyperlite and now to where he is today. During this episode, Greg gives us some awesome insight on Nautique’s electric boat as well as what he’s most excited for in 2022!
Summer Lunch Break Episode 12 – Tommy Czeschin
For episode 12, Summer sits down with Olympic snowboarder and wakesurf expert, Tommy Czeschin! Tommy shares his stories of competing in the 2002 Olympics with the US halfpipe team and what it was like working with the Liquid Force crew to design his very own pro models: the TC Skim, Primo and Primo LTD! If being an Olympian and wakesurf extraordinaire wasn’t enough, Tommy was also an Amazing Race competitor! Be sure to listen up as he tells us what it was like competing on Season 19 with his teammate Andy Finch.
Summer Lunch Break Episode 11 – Guenther Oka
For episode 11, Summer sits down with 5x world champ, 4x Wakeboarding Magazine Full Scope men’s rider, X Games gold medalist and 2021 Nautique Master’s men’s wake first place winner, Guenther Oka! Guenther shares his story on how wakeboarding grew from a hobby to a rather successful career, what it’s like pushing the limits in both cable and boat riding, as well as his favorite features of his 2021 Axis A24.
A great listen for any watersports enthusiast!
Summer and the Active Water Sports team have done a great job with this podcast! They somehow beat Alliance and Wakeboarding Magazine to making a wake podcast, BRAVO! Wakeboarding doesn’t get the media coverage it used to so it is great to see Active Water Sports highlighting some of the industry’s top athletes and personalities. Hope they get Austin Keen on the show!
Summer is the Joe Rogan of the wakeboarding world
Great podcast hearing stories from rider’s I have been watching forever. Summer is a great host. I love how she lets the guests talk and really tell their story. Looking forward to more episodes!
The Wes interview is hilarious!