Name: Marcos A. Moran
Location: Miami, Florida
Occupation: I’m the ownerof Gator Bait Wakeboard School LLC and I’m also a tournament wakeboard boat driver.
Wakeboard or Wakeskate: I’ve been wakeboarding for over 13 years now and I love it so much but I think wakeskating is just so much fun too.
Wakeboard you currently use: 2008 Hyperlite Byerly 52.
Bindings you currently use: 2008 Hyperlite Atlas. XS Baby!!!
Boat/Jetski you currently use: At my school we have a brand new 2008 Super Air Nautique 211 Team Edition.
Wakeskate you currently use: 2008 Hyperlite Catalyst 2.0.
Boat or Cable or Jetski: I will always love the boat but I get up to Rixen about once a week.
Favorite Wakboarder/Wakeskater: I guess I’d have to say Rusty. He rips and he’s such a cool guy.
Favorite wake related trick: A nice, clean, .
Favorite wake related trick you can do: HS 720
Are you working on learning anything new right now: I wish. I only get to ride once, maybe twice, a week if I’m lucky. I’ve been so busy teaching and driving for tournaments lately.
Tell us about your school: We have our Nautique on (where we did Board Up ). We teach every single thing you can do on the water behind a boat. Wakeboard, wakeskate, wakesurf, waterski, slalom, barefoot, and even trick ski.
Who are your instructors: I’ve had Craig Rohrer and Daniel Epps working with me for almost a year now. They are awesome. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t get to travel all over the world coaching and driving for tournaments.
How long have you been teaching? I’ve been teaching watersports for over 10 years now.
How would you describe your teaching style? Philosophy? I teach the easy way, the simple way. I teach different for every student but overall I have to say I’m very easy going and fun. If your not having fun then you shouldn’t be riding.
Any age limit to those you teach? No way. We teach all ages and all skill levels.
What makes a good student? One who can listen and apply what they are listening to.
Best advice for a beginner? Learn to ride with one hand. You should always take off the wake with 2 but you should always land with one hand. You’re just so much more stable that way.
Best advice for a some one who has been riding awhile? Try something new every time you ride. You just have to try it once but you have to try it.
Most famous student? Corrie Dyer out of and Morgan Pedersen in . (SFWA Note-Morgan was the ten year old that rode in our Pros and Joes event and killed it, that should be proof enough of the teaching skill Marcos possesses.)
What do you learn from your students? How to have fun. No matter what, they are always smiling and I love that.
When not teaching how often do you get to ride? NEVER!!!! I’m always teaching. No seriously, I get to ride about twice a week. If I’m lucky.
What are your other hobbies? I love old cars and fixing old .
Where do you see the sport going in the next few years? It has grown so fast since I started 13 years ago but I see it getting so much bigger. Especially in .
How can someone get in touch with you for the school? Rates? They can check us out at www.GatorBaitWakeboard.com or just give us a call at .
Anything you would like to add? I want to thank: Ski Nautiques, Correct Craft, Hyperlite, O’Neill, and Fly High.