Being introduced to watersports when he was only 4, it’s only natural that Kevin Duffy is one to be noticed! You can see Kevin’s determination when he is on the water. He practices with such concentration; nothing will break his focus, striving to better himself with every pass he takes. But determination is not the only driving force behind Kevin’s board on the water… passion for this sport is what is pushing him to become the very best!
Parents: Derek & Kelly Duffy
City: DeLand, Fl
Sports role model: Wakeboarders Danny Harf
Places to wakeboard: St. Johns River DeLand, Orlando Watersports complex
Kevin’s regimen: 10 to 20 hours a week
Kevin described in 3 words: Fun, Friendly, Dedicated.
Accomplishments: World Wakeboard Association National, World Champion,
How long have you been riding?
I’ve been riding for 10 years now!
What spiked your interest in towed water sports?
My parents skied when they were growing up and they taught me how to ski. One of our neighbors would wakeboard all the time and that definitely was something I wanted to try from the very beginning. Once that happened I never skied again. I wakesurf as well, but wakeboarding is my passion.
What is it that you like about wakeboarding over any other towed watersport?
I like how competitive the sport feels. I have so many friends that wakeboard, so being able to travel with this sport has allowed me to make even more friends.
What are some of your favorite places that wakeboarding has brought you to?
I’ve travelled all over the US for competitions and even as far as Toronto, Canada. Canada is by far my favorite place.
What has been your favorite event to compete in?
In the Nautique Series, Worlds is probably my favorite event. I am able to hangout and catch up with my friends from other countries that I can’t normally hang out with.
Do you have a trick that you perform best?
My best trick this year is probably the Healside 720!
Is there a ritual you have before you compete?
I just try to focus on myself, and focus on my run. I like to go over my run in my head a few times, and just really try to think positive about it.
What boat model is your favorite from Nautique?
I love my G21… Nautique all the way!
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