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Andrea Fountain

Name: Andrea Fountain
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand & Narcoossee, Orlando, FL
Birthday: 19th September 1981
Height: 5.2 or there abouts
Board: Liquid Force Maven, Cadence 134
Stance: as wide as it goes, and a little duck
Rope/Handle: Liquid Force
Vest: Liquid Force
Boat:: 2007 Malibu VLX Wakesetter, full to the brim and then some & Courtney's Mastercraft X2
Sponsors: Liquid Force Maven, Pinnacle Programme & Hyundai, Gallaz Footwear, Ballistics
Years Riding: 7years
Year Competing: 3rd year in Pro Women
Favorite Music: Samenella Dub, Fat Freddies Drop, Evermore, Hi Fidelity Lounge, Shihad
Favorite Food: japanese, homemade gourmet bbq-ing!
Favorite Movie/Video: Memiors of a Giesha, Amilie,

How old were you when you started wakeboarding?: 17years old

 

How did you get involved in the sport?
my borther brought home a wakeboard, and so we got started riding together behind the smallest boat in the world ! But then progressed to bigger and better ones as we got better..

 

How would you describe your riding style?
I like to go big & clean, into the flats.... and im trying to get more technical now

 

Do other sports (skating, snowboarding, ping pong) influence your riding style? How?
I guess snowboarding has influenced my riding style, big floaty tricks. I just dont get to go snowboarding anymore as I'm following the summers...

 

Do you use the trampoline or any other off-water training (life weights, run, etc..)?

Ride a bike, try and use the tramp but the knees arent loving it!

 

What new tricks can we expect to see from you this year?
At the moment I'm working on t/s 540, h/s 540 and hopefully some sort mobe..

 

What line length and boat speed do you ride at?
80ft

 

What's your favorite riding spot?
Lake Mary Jane with the girls, and back home I love to ride at Lake Ohakuri, its chilli but always good times.

 

What do you do when you're not on the water?

mmm... make yummy & healthy food to eat between sets, listen to music, the girls & I geek out on our computers, go bowling, have bbq's, paint...

 

Do you have a favorite rider or riders?
Dallas because she goes massive like no other girl, could put up a battle against the boys... Leslie for her style, and everyone with an awesome attitude like shaun murray and hayley smith

 

What's your favorite trick?

A massive slob 3 into the flats and a toeside indie backroll to revert

 

What division do you compete in?

Pro Women

 

What local comps do you ride at?

In New Zealand I ride at most of the local comps, Tairua Pipe Masters is a killer event back home!

 

What comps do you plan on doing this year?
I still have the 4th & last WWC World Cup Stop in Singapore, WWA Worlds, US Nationals, Pan American, Australian Pro Tour, NZ Nationals

 

What are your goals for this season?
Finish in the top 5 for the World Cup, make top 3 for the Australian Pro Tour and make it to finals for WWA Worlds, US Nationals....

 

Any tips for any just starting out wakeboarding/wakeskating?
Go get some lessons at the beginning, it will give you good basics to learn harder tricks correctly, I didnt really have any lesson until a couple years down the track and got into some bad habits! AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD CREW TO RIDE WITH, and a couple of other girls help too!


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