Melissa Marquardt: waking up at night

Melissa Marquardt has joined the Body Globe wakeboarding team.

Marquardt has been wakeboarding at a high level for over ten years and is widely regarded as the most stylish women's rider. Residing in Canyon Lake, California, Melissa also travels the world and has become one of the sport's top ambassadors.

That's why she's currently in Germany, spreading the universal language of Awesome with a few of her sponsors. Melissa will be rocking Body Glove wetsuits and swimwear.

She began her current trip in Holland with Nicola Butler, where they rode and filmed with Nik Summers, the European distributor for Liquid Force and GoPro.

Next, they headed to Langenfeld and The Bricks, two of the best cable parks in Germany (there are over 80 total cable parks in Germany alone).

Then, the pair went back to Holland to support a Monster Energy rail jam. Next, they will go to Nico Von Lerchenfeld's Cash for Tricks contest, then ride further south in Austria and Italy.

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