The 2014 season has ended & the dust has settled, with our Top Ten finally set in stone and ready to make their way to the Philippines for Spring Training at CWC. Meet Nick Taylor, in 7th place overall for 2014.
Name. Nick Taylor
Hometown. Anna Maria Island, FL
Sponsors. Remote – O’Neill – Nike – Rockstar – SeaDoo – Republ1c
Stance. Regular, but I like both
Go to Trick. I try to be unpredictable
Riding Spot. The forests of Suwannee
Traveling Essentials. Van, winch, wakeskate, surfboard, skateboard, & cameras
Worst Injury. A couple tweaked knees & ankles, plus the cougar scratch
What are you looking forward to the most about The Wakeskate Tour Spring Training trip?
Word on the water is that they’re sprucing up the park at CWC for our arrival, making everything extra shreddable for us, so I’m psyched to get over there with the boys & be there for everything that goes down. If Clem’s video part is any indication, then shit is definitely gonna get wild.
Do you have any goals for this trip and any goals for the 2015 season?
What is the best experience wakeskating has brought you?
After 10 years of trips, adventures, wins, losses, becoming friends with legends, video premieres, & countless “best session ever”s, it would be short-sighted to try to pin down just one experience. Wakeskating on a Chinese tidal wave was epic, camping in the mountain forests of Oregon with the Nike boys was incredible, winning a Wakeskate Tour stop is an unbelievable feeling, & hanging out at the O’Neill Pipe house at the end of the year is something I never could’ve dreamed of as a kid. Those are a few that stick out, plus a whole bunch of name drawps.
If you could learn any trick on a wakeskate what would it be?
Kickflip to back tail always had a special place in my imaginings.
What is your favorite trick that’s been done on a wakeskate?
I’m not even gonna try to answer this one, wayyy too many to name. Even with just the videos that came out this year, I couldn’t narrow it down..
Anything new planned for the Suwannee Pro this year?