Pro Team

Cobe & Tarah Mikacich

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COBE MIKACICH


Residence: Orlando, Florida
Sponsors: Malibu Boats, O'Brien, SayiWon’t, Hangtyte, Great Lakes Boat Top, Indo Board

Number of years with Malibu: 2
Current boat: 21 RIDE
Boat speed: 22 m.p.h.

Line length: 72 feet

Power Wedge setting: All the way down

Best career moment: Winning the Peugeot Championship in Argentina.

Favorite tricks and why: These always change. But definitely the best ones have been a heelside front flip, back mobe, Pete Rose, and 360 shove its on a wakesurfer. I love these tricks because you get a sense of freedom in the air and when you land them smooth, it feels like you never left the water.

An ideal day in your Malibu consists of: Me with the A-Team (and you know who you are), out at Freedom Wake Park, casually taking the day to wakeboard and wakesurf. Finish the evening chilling on the dock with friends and music.

Plans for 2014: Stay on the water wakeboarding and wakesurfing. I’m focusing on Freedom Wake Park, adding some obstacles, and just making sure that things are running smooth out there.

Fun fact that most people do not know about you: I’ve been taking guitar lessons for over a year.

 

What else do you like to do besides wakeboarding/wakesurfing?

Surfing, racing go-karts, playing guitar, building stuff

 

How are things going at Freedom Wake Park?

Great! My goal our first year was to meet and coach a lot of new people, and we’ve done that and then some!

 

Can people come out if they want to wakesurf as well?

Yes! We do wakesurf camps and daily lessons. We also have SURF GATE. It’s amazing! Some of our students have already been on the National and World podiums.

 

What was it like to win The Legend award in 2013?

It’s definitely the recognition that I feel most proud of. It was emotional and fulfilling, and very gratifying after pouring my heart and soul into this sport for so many years. My family surprised me and came out from California to support me and my friends all rallied to be there for my big night. It was truly a surprise and a great honor to receive this honor!

 

What does Malibu as a brand mean to you?

It’s knowing that you have the best, and you never have to look anywhere else.

 

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TARAH MIKACICH

 

Residence: Orlando, Florida
Sponsors: Malibu Boats, O'Brien, Ten-80, Hangtyte, Straight Line, Point Conception, B4BC, Shred Ready
Number of years with Malibu: 2
Current boat: WAKESETTER 22 MXZ
Boat speed: 22.8 m.p.h.

Line length: 77 feet

Power Wedge setting: All the way down

Best career moment: Getting my own signature board, the O’Brien Spark

Favorite trick and why: Indy backside 180. It’s fun, because I can hold the grab all the way through the trick and the landing feels so smooth.

An ideal day in your Malibu consists of: A few friends, glassy water at Freedom Wake Park, good tunes, and lots of fun wakeboarding and wakesurfing.

Plans for 2014: I have a list of new tricks to learn going into the 2014 season. My plan is to ride the tour, but also focus on photos and videos. I’ll be coaching alongside Cobe at Freedom Wake Park, and we’ve got some pretty fun stuff in the works!

Fun fact that most people do not know about you: I make amazing chocolate chip cookies!

 

How was the Fireball Run this year?

Amazing! Our adventure went 2,500 miles through the southwest states of the U.S. My teammate and I won our car class, we placed second out of 40 teams, and we won the Social Media Guru Award! Best of all, two more missing children were found by the efforts of the teams in Fireball Run!

 

Being a competitive waterskier, what drew you to wakeboarding?

At first I just needed a change, but what really drew me in was the people. They included me, helped me, and made me feel welcome. That’s the attitude that I’ve seen over and over in the sport of wakeboarding. I love that we can help each other progress and grow the sport. Wakeboarding has a fun, relaxed energy that has completely drawn me in.

 

How would you explain the state of women's wakeboarding these days?

Through social media, I’ve really been able to see how much women’s wakeboarding is growing all over the world. It has also given us a platform to share our unique strengths. I feel like women’s wakeboarding is starting to diversify, and not everyone has to compete at the same single aspect of the sport. More and more women are finding their niche, and the industry is ready to accept that presence.

 

What has it been like to be a part of the Malibu family?

Being part of the Malibu family is like being on the dream team of wakeboarding. I’ve always admired the company for the products they build and the people involved. There’s nothing better! I’m so happy to be part of the family and so blessed to get to ride behind a Malibu every day!

 

 

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