Wakeboarder: Cam Desloges
Hometown: Shawnigan Lake BC
Boat: Sanger V215 black scorpion
Setup: Lf axis, Vantage CT
Sponsorship: Hello My Name Is Boardshop, Dad
Acheivements: 2nd Shawnigan Lake tourny, 3rd Horne Lake
How did you get into wakeboarding?
I started skiing when I was 5 or 6 and just rode a wakeboard for the first time at a ski camp and got hooked. Definitely worth it.
How long have you been boarding?
I can’t even remember, like maybe 8 or 9 ish. Tom Shadlock really got me started with the wake to wake business.
Favorite childhood toy?
A modified tech deck! I used to take little D-rings and cut the long side of the ‘D’ off and glue that to the tech deck to make a make shift snowboard.
Where do you go to school and are you going to continue your schooling after that?
I go to Brentwood College School in the heart of Vancouver Island…. Mill bay. I want to go to College or University to study film and hopefully pursue a career in wakeboard and snowboard film.
What is your goal with wakeboarding?
Of course I want to keep getting better and better, just like any other rider. Make a few movies, have some fun. What else is there to want?!
Who has supported you the most?
Honestly my dad, right from the start he has been there pushing me to learn new stuff. He bought me my first board, bought a rad boat just for the cause, he just loves the scene and all t he people that we know and ride with.
Where is your favorite island place to ride?
Oh man, hometown Shawnigan Lake is a blast. Must say though, Sproat Lake is my fav. I spend most of the summer there riding with the crew (Hayden, Austin, Emma, Matt <3). We just feed off each other, and a good old game of skate on the tramp. Shit goes down.
What trick has been the hardest for you to learn? and how did you overcome that?
Just getting my spin balance in the air was my hardest hurtle. Like Fs 180s sucked for me to learn. Once I overcome them, I start tweakin them.
What setup do you ride?
Matt hates me for this. Currently I ride a LIQUID FORCE axis 2009 with 2010 LF vantage CT bindings. I am waiting for my RONIX one R3 edition to come in.
What has been your favorite setup over the years?
The board I had before my axis, my LF Watson 2007 with vantage bindings. So many happy times happened on the board.
What do you ride behind?
A boat. 2008 Sanger V215 Wake series Black Scorpion edition. Such a nice wake with a hell of a good motor.
Which island boardshop is your favorite?
Shawnigan’s own Hello My Name is Boardshop. Check it out!
Would you like to give a shout out to anyone?
MOM! Hayden, Emma, Austin, Matt <3, and anyone else who reads this.