Rider Link: Trevor Ermer
WW: Before we get this started we should get to the standard question…name, age, current residence?
TE: Trevor Ermer, 24, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
WW: Regular or Goofy?
WW: It’s pretty safe to say that summer is over, especially in your neck of the woods. How did your season shape up?
TE: It was really good! You can’t beat hanging out with your friends on a boat while pushing yourself riding. I also had a lot fun helping my friend Brenden Leib shoot for his Rip Curl Judgment video section…kid is killin’ it!
WW: Where do you do most of your shredding at?
TE: Hatzic Lake, B.C., Canada.
WW: You have a lake house there. How did that come about?
TE: My great grandparents bought out there and ever since that the place was passed down through generations and generations of our family. About two years ago my dad wanted to sell it, so it was a no brainer for me to try my best to save the place and keep my passion for wakeboarding alive. It was time for me to step up to the plate and buy it…and I’ve been living the lake life ever since.
WW: Who is in your regular crew?
TE: Hmm, regular crew? Naw, just me and my boat driver, Davis Finch. He’d love to ride, but he never gets a chance to because I use up all the gas.
WW: What is your regular wake setup?
TE: Mutiny Vandall with Company boots. I’ve been riding this board for a while now and it just feels natural to me. Riding anything else would just be going back in time.
WW: Anybody that you look up to or inspires you?
TE: Kyle Murphy, for being so ahead of the game and pushing a different side of the sport; winching. Homeless Crew la Sewer! Randall Harris. What can I say? He grabs his board for days and paints a picture that no one can copy! I’m not going to lie. I’ve tried pretty hard to imitate his flow but have failed miserably in the process.
WW: You’ve been known to make some trips down to the Golden State. How did that come about?
TE: Back in ’06 Ronix put on Amassault - a start of a new independent wakeboarding company. At the event I met someone who I became good friends with, RJ Flake. He approached me the evening I arrived at the dock of the Carlsbad Lagoon and we got along really well from the start. He ended up hooking me up with a place to stay, so, luckily, I no longer needed to sleep in my car! RJ, wow! What can I say? He’s helped me a lot not just on the water, but off of it as well. He’s a book of knowledge and a Guru of wakeboarding. He’s a type of guy that reminds everyone why we truly love riding.
WW: So you are now a team rider for the WakeSports crew. Tell us a little about that?
TE: Pumped! They are a good group of guys all just doing the sport we love. It was fun getting together with them to do some riding. When we ride together it’s great because we’re always pushing each other to do more. Keep a lookout for the ads we be running in the mags.
WW: Do you have any other sponsors we should know about?
TE: WakeSports, Rider, Dickies, CTI, R 13, Billabong.
WW: Three things we should know about Canada?
TE: Cold in the winter, hot in the summer and a beanie is called a toque!
WW: There are some pretty well-known riders to come out of Canada. Where do you see wakeboarding taking you?
TE: Nowhere where I haven’t been, but I’ll always be riding and repping that west coast. The sport is always growing and there’s always a different side of wakeboarding that I’ve wanted to push, and only time will let me do that.
WW: What’s in your iPod these days?
TE: Some old school Ice Cube and Pac.
WW: Being from the frozen tundra of Canada, I’m sure you do some snowboarding. Is there any special mountain that you frequent?
TE: Whistler! Best mountain eva! The snowboard park there is tight and the mountain has people coming from all ends of the world to ride it. I’m just grateful that this mountain is in my own backyard.
WW: Got any big plans for the future?
TE: Going to put some web edits together with Brenden Leib for this up and coming summer and just try and put it down snowboard style and hopefully not fall apart in the process. I’m also looking to hit up more urban winching wherever I can find it.
WW: Do you have any other hobbies other than wakeboarding and snowboarding?
TE: Well if I ever do find time in my busy lifestyle I like to paint. It’s one of the only things other than wakeboarding that makes me feel that nothing else matters in the world.
WW: Any words of advice for other aspiring wakeboarders?
TE: If you do it for the love, you will never be let down.
WW: Anyone you would like to thank?
TE: RJ Flake, Zia Cajie, Davis Finch, Jeff Harq, Kyle Murphy, Trevor Behler, Yukon, Carlsbad Lagoon, Goonies, Rider, my parents and my sponsors. Thank you all so much. If it was not for you, none of my dreams would ever come true and I wouldn’t have been able to continue to do what I love to do.