Name: Guy Tanaka
Date Of Birth: 25 March, 1999
Country of Origins: Singapore
Current Location: Singapore
Stance: Regular
Sponsors: Billabong, CTRL Wakeboards & Razer

Career Highlights: To hold both the WWA World Wakepark Boys Championship (Cable) and WWA World Championship (Boat) at the same time

2009-WWA World Wakepark Championship-Boys-Champion
2010-Mettle Games(Boat)-Advanced-Champion
2010-King of Kicker-Boys-Champion
2011-Mettle Games-Outlaw-Champion
2011-WWA World Wakepark Championship-Boys-Champion
2012-WWA Wakeboard World Championship-Boys-Champion

Born in Japan but living in Singapore for the past eight years, Guy Tanaka is an extraordinary teenager who has been developing the reach of his on-water capabilities to new heights. Cited as one of the most promising prospects in the arena of wakeboarding by key industry makers, his journey to the sport is a little unexpected – but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t like it.

The passion for the aggressive watersport was sparked back in 2008, when Guy’s parents took him to Phuket for his birthday. The then eight year old recalls spotting a billboard advertisement for a cable ski park and thought it would be an interesting change to the usual sight-seeing. But little did his parents know, what started as a random outing ended up manifesting into an extended lifestyle for Guy; where he is now the current undefeated wakeboarding champion for the Boys division. And he has a resume that backs him up wholly: coming in top in the Boys division at the WWA World Wakeboard Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and the Mettle Games in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Needless to say, the world of wakeboarding loves him. And with the support of his parents, Guy has also been lucky enough to venture overseas, getting schooled in wakeboarding from some of the world’s best. But never without doing well in school first  – he is after all, still a student at United World College Southeast Asia.

When not busy at school or training for his next big competition at Seletar Island and Ski360, Guy loves indulging in little guilty pleasures that come in the form of computer games (his favourites are Diablo 3 and Minecraft), music, movies, and not forgetting his mum’s cooking.

20th Sep 2013
These few months have been great! Since the Summer Holidays is now over, I recently started school...
13.05.13 -  Guy Tanaka Reviews