Drew Danielo - Husband, Father, 6 Time World Champion Wake Surfer

Categories: Overcoming
Date: 23 Dec 2014 10:07

Original post: September 27, 2013

Drew Danielo is 32 years old in a sport overrun by young & talented kids. This weekend he will attempt to capture his 7th World Championship in Las Vegas at the World Wake Surfing Championship. What is his motivation? He says, “SAYiWON’T is a challenge. After Worlds last year I heard some people talking and saying I was getting older and might not have it anymore. So that's when I started working harder than ever. I plan on changing their minds this weekend.” 

Drew has overcome the challenge of balancing work, family, and practice in order to chase his 7th title. Drew got married to his wife Nicole in 2006 and they have a 3 year old son, Ty. He says, “the hardest thing for me to overcome was trying to balance running my shop, Ollie's Wake-Skate-Skim, spending time with the family, and trying to get out in the boat. When you're competing against younger kids who go to school and ride 4-5 times a week it is hard, but this year I was able to make it all happen. My awesome wife helped a lot with our son in the evening so I could be at the lake. When I couldn’t be at the lake, I worked out a lot harder in the gym.” 

When asked to describe himself in one word, Drew replied, “DEDICATED”. 

Good luck this weekend Drew! SAY i WON’T! 

Watch the Centurion Boats World wakesurf Championships live atwww.centurionboats.com. 

Watch Drew in the latest Phase 5 Wakesurfers video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzRfo5a7Geo


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