Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Year Born: 1973
Sponsors: O'Neill, Nautique, Reef, Arnette, ByerlyBoards, The Projects, Performance Ski and Surf
Scott Byerly has led the progression ofwakeboarding and wakeskating since the beginning when he claimed his firstWakeskate Championship back in 1994. Byerly continues to challenge thelimits of the sport by developing new tricks and design concepts. As aleading force in the wakeskate movement, he considered "TheGodfather" of the sport.
Byerly has forged the path that wakeskating hastaken, while adding the creation of the Byerly Toe Jam series. The ToeJam consists of a four-stop wakeskating tour, which includes Florida, Texas,and Canada. The series is the ultimate proving ground for up-and-comingtalent to showcase their abilities.
What's your inspiration?
Byerly: Learning new tricks and pushing myself tokeep learning and improving my game. Watching the new kids who are on it isamazing too. They are so good and that inspires me to keep pushing theboundaries. It's cool to see Wakeskating take off and being part of the growthof it is very rewarding.
Where do you see the sport in five years?
Byerly: What's so cool about it is that it'sreally accessible. You don't need a sixty thousand dollar boat to have fun andget creative. You can use a Wave Runner and your good to go. it's fun andchallenging and I see it as big as Wakeboarding.
Describe a day with Scott Byerly.
Byerly: Get up with my baby girl and take care of her. Then I get myolder girls off to school. Then I will come home and go out my backyard andride for a couple hours. Then eat, hangout with my wife, and do it again. Whenmy daughters come back from school I will pull them around the lake and watchthem Wakeboard. Pretty standard really.