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Sam Carne

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Now ranked as one of the world’s best wakeboarders, Sam Carne is a man on a mission. His technically impressive style belies his laid-back attitude, which he maintains keeps his focus on the enjoyment his sports brings him and away from the stresses of competing. Relishing the challenge of all aspects of wakeboarding – boat, cable and obstacles – his versatility ensures he never has a dull moment, and he’s also a keen surfer to boot. Watch his status continue to flourish.

Speciality

Wakeboarding

Sponsors

O'Neill Wetsuits and Clothing, Hyperlite and Quayside Wake & Ski

Recent awards won

2nd at UK Boat Nationals 2010, 2nd overall on the Relentless Energy Drink UK Pro Tour, 3rd place at Wakestock '08, 2nd at IWSF Europeans '08.

Starting out

My dad was in the British Waterski team in his heyday. He introduced my brother and I to it at a young age. At 13, a friend brought a skurfer down to our local lake and I loved it from then on. As a grom I used to watch every video I could get hold of and brainwash myself. Any other time was spent on the trampoline. A classic grom just foaming over anything wake related.

The road to success

My love for the sport has been constant. It’s crazy to think how fast the sport has developed in such a short space of time. To maintain a decent level of riding I spend a lot of time in Florida/South Africa over the winter months. I can’t imagine not being involved in the sport in some way. I've been fortunate enough to train with Stewart Mackie for some years (UK team coach). Always having my brother to ride with has definitely pushed me in progressing my riding too.

Career highlight to date

Landing the 1st wake to wake 900 in the European contest. Placing 2nd in the Europeans.

Quote that inspires me

'If you aren’t first, you're last.',  Ricky Bobby

Motto I live by

A ship at bay is safe but that’s not what they are built for.

If I wasn't...

I guess Shaun White's got it pretty good. If I wasn't a wakeboarder, I'd want to be him. Snow in the winter, skate in the summer.

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