- 07 April 2014 | Wakeboarding
Melissa Marquardt has joined the Centurion Boats wakeboarding team of riders.
Marquardt grew up in Canyon Lake, California, where she started wakeboarding with her two brothers at a young age. When she turned 13, she got her first Liquid Force board.
Shortly afterward Liquid Force offered Melissa a spot on the pro team, and she has been with them ever since. Early contest victories motivated her to pursue wakeboarding further.
Melissa was fortunate to have been coached by well-known Canyon Lake wakeboarders such as her brothers Tommy and Charlie, Randall Harris, Kyle Murphy, Cody Hall, Ricky Gonzales, Ryan Augustine, Darrin Medley, Damian Klass, and Ricky Ephrom, that have influenced her riding and have helped make her the champion that she is.
Melissa Marquardt has made her mark in wakeboarding with a unique style all of her own, and a focus on growing the sport.
In addition to her innovative freestyle Melissa, notched a top-three placement an astonishing forty times in various competitions, including the X-Games, the Vans Triple Crown, the Masters, the Pro Tour.
Melissa's boat is the PCM powered Enzo FX22 with the Hammerhead Bow, Centurion's sensational 22-foot "wider bow" boat. The FX22 is regarded as Centurion's best wakeboarding towboat but also provides excellent wake surfing waves too.