If you ever have the opportunity to go ride at OWC, there's a good chance that the Harris twins will also be there shredding right beside you. These Ronix park riders have even been said to have ridden more days per year than any other OWC rider.
With so many hours of riding under their belts, it's no wonder they seem so natural while keeping things creative and smooth looking. Their personalities are friendly and down-to-earth. Check out this "follow the leader" video and the interview below to find out more about them and what they’ve been up to lately.
JH: Josh Harris
BH: Brandon Harris
JH: I’m 19 years old.
BH: 19 Years old
WW: How many days on the water this season? How many days last season?
JH: This year I’ve had at least 250 days on the water. About the same days last season, maybe more because we traveled way more this season rather than shredding locally all the time.
BH: 250 Days on the water this season and a little more last season because this year we were traveling and competing so much, so you have to rest up between sessions during competitions.
WW: How does riding at Lake Ronix help your rail riding?
JH: Lake Ronix has it all, from hand-made to Unit there is more than enough options for rails to hit and build.
BH: The Lake is the most fun and difficult place to ride, so putting together proper rail lines out there is twice as rewarding and helps when we go to other cable parks with advanced/sketchy setups.
WW: How was the follow the leader session?
JH: The follow the leader session was fun. I was glad to show everyone a little bit of our everyday shred sesh!
BH: The follow the leader session was just a representation of what josh and I do every time we ride. It keeps things from getting dull and is one of the quickest ways to learn new lines and tricks, so I was stoked get one of those days on film.
WW: What are you up to this off season?
JH: For the off season I'm progressing my riding and getting ready for the next season!
BH: Our off season is only about two and a half months since the last contest we had was at the end of November, so we’re working to save up money to travel in Orlando while practicing for the upcoming season, since it’s never too cold to ride over here.
WW: Plans for next season?
JH: My plan for next season is to come out with consistent video parts and hit more pro podiums.
BH: Our plans for next season are to go to Thailand in February then stop in Australia on the way home to compete in Boardstock. After that, most likely compete in the Plastic Playground World Series.
WW: Tell us a bit about your trips to Cancun and Brazil?
JH: Towards the end of the season we traveled first to Bali for Plastic Playground World Series. I made it to head-to-heads heats and placed 19th, which was my best placement yet for that series. Next we went to Mexico for Worlds. I was hyped to place overall in 5th place for pro. Then the most recent trip we got flown out to Brazil at Sunset Wakepark where eight riders around the nation got invited to compete in the finals on live TV. I finished 4th place and was super happy to be getting better placements last season, but next season I need to top that!
BH: The last two international comps were pretty insane. We went to Cancun for a couple weeks and I ended up getting 7th place overall in features-only, which I was pretty stoked about considering it was my first official year competing in pro division. After that, we stopped at home for maybe six days before we flew out to Brazil. It’s my favorite place to end the contest season at. This year I didn’t compete my best, getting 6th place at the end, but it was tons of fun stacking clips and it was one hell of a party!
WW: Are you still in school?
JH: I went to college then stopped to focus on wakeboarding and working, I’ll be applying for spring classes online and continue as I travel.
BH: We took a break from school currently, but we are starting up online classes this spring.
WW: What are your plans after graduation?
JH: After I graduate, I hope to be in a good position so I can just wakeboard more.
BH: After I graduate, I just want to travel the rest of the world. It’s way too much fun and you gain much more knowledge than a classroom ever will.
WW: Special thanks to anyone?
JH: Thanks to Ronix for keeping us on the water and giving us that push. Without them, we wouldn’t be progressing so fast. Also, thanks to my parents for supporting what we have planned for a career.
BH: Thanks to Ronix for giving us everything we need to continue doing what we love. And thanks to the boys @ngaf and @goldmindgoods for always supporting. Special thanks to my family.