Surfin’ in the USA

Senior Taylor Dorey and her dad competed at the World Wake Surfing Championships September 26th-29th where they both won 1st in their divison.

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Most kids dream about flying in a private jet to be escorted to a world class sporting competition. Taylor Dorey, a senior, is living out that dream as an avid year-round wake surfing competitor.

On September 26th, Taylor’s sponsor Centurion flew her out to Las Vegas where she and her dad competed at the World Wake Surfing Championships otherwise known as WWSC13 where they both won 1st in their divison.

“Flying on the private jet and being on the podium was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. A once in a life time opportunity. The prizes I received were a Rockwell watch and a Body Glove Vest. I was very shocked they gave those away! I love them. My dad competed in the masters division (50+) and he surfed the day he arrived so he wasn’t on his A-game but the judges loved it! He ended up winning his division and we are now the first father-daughter duo to ever win,” said Taylor.

Watch Taylor compete by going to about the 2:14:54 mark in the video to the right.


She competes as often as she can, which is anywhere from two or three times a year to once a month.

“Now since Centurion has come up with a new boat, there have been people trying to create wakesurf boards for that specific sport,” she said.

Taylor started participating in water sports six years ago. She started as a water skier, but has since shifted her focus along with the company to wake surfing. She usually practices in the California Delta down by Tracy.

“I practice almost every other weekend and sometimes during the week,” she said. She usually practices for about an hour. Competitions, on the other hand, are only one run and take sixty seconds each way.

Although Taylor will be leaving for college next year, she has every intention to continue wake surfing. It has become her passion in the past years and she won’t let college get in the way of that.

Read more about Taylor on Centurion Boats website