Supporting Our Local Community
As a small business owner, in a resort area, Ultimate Boat Lifts knows how important it is to support the local community and sponsor events in order to keep Lake Gaston alive and thriving.
We also enjoy sponsoring talented water sports athletes that participate in competitions. Recently we decided to sponsor two local wake surfers in their efforts to become professional athletes. Competing in sports of any kind can be an expensive ordeal, especially for amateurs, who may find sponsorship dollars hard to come by. That's why we reach out to our local athletes to assist whenever possible.
Zach grew up wake boarding in the ocean behind his grandpa's boat in Beaufort, NC. After a few nasty falls decided wake surfing was more his style. The difference between the two is the speed and load of the boat. Less speed and more load creates a the wake that becomes the surfing wave. When ready, the rope is thrown back to the boat and it is a matter carving and surfing behind the boat performing a variety of tricks while competing with others. Tricks such as surface spins, ollies, surface spins, rotations in the air, etc.
Taylor lives in Roanoke Rapids NC in close proximity to Lake Gaston where she spends as much time as possible on the water. Several years ago she began learning how to wake surf and in 2013 started to compete - now she is hooked.
Of course with competition there is travel which can be costly for any watersport athlete. Ultimate Boat Lifts is proud to sponsor for Taylor and we wish her well as she competes against the best.
2014 Wake Surfing News - Taylor just won World Champion and turned PRO! Way to go Taylor!!!