Jake Tastad Interview

Jake Tastad – Wakeboard Program Leader Interview 1. Tell us about yourself! My name is Jake Tastad. I am a 22-year-old action sports junkie going to Azusa Pacific University for youth ministry. My passion is to see youth in the action sports culture become mature followers of Jesus. 2. How Read more…

This is it!

This past week Jonny Nelson, four riders and I embarked on a road trip down to Kansas City for some wakeboarding and get in touch with our primitive nature by camping out at Hillsdale state park. The motto for the trip was the saying, “This is it!” Every time we Read more…

Leadership in an Action Sports Ministry

Leadership in an Action Sports Ministry Action sport enthusiasts don’t typically have leaders; they have idols.  In sports like skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding everyone is an individual and there is very little “team” attitude.  In place of leaders, riders typically look to professional athletes for influence, direction, and lifestyle Read more…

Pray for Brad Smeele

New Zealand wakeboarder Brad Smeele was seriously injured while practicing on the Mega Ramp at Lake Ronix in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. He was attempting a triple flip and came up short. Brad was rushed to the ICU with a crushed fourth vertebrae where he underwent a successful seven-hour surgery, Read more…