These incredible wakeboarding tricks are being performed by Australian athlete Courtney Angus better known as ‘The Queen of Wakeboarding’ who started practising the sport when she was just three years old.
Courtney, 28, was born and raised on the Australian Gold Coast and was first introduced to wakeboarding by her dad when he put her on a board at the age of three and pulled her around a swimming pool.
The ‘Queen of Wakeboarding’ told Newsflash: “My father started me out wakeboarding in the family pool when I was 3. He ran up and down the side of the pool towing me around.”
From being dragged around a pool by her dad Courtney has now won countless trophies including the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) Wake Park World Championships in 2013 and victories at WWA Triple Crown Series in 2014 and 2015.
She told Newsflash that her career highlight was winning the world title in Abu Dhabi in 2013.
She described her beloved sport as “the perfect sport as its similar to snowboarding and skateboarding but with a friendly and more rewarding progression.”
She added: “When I was younger, I wanted to be a pro boat rider but it was too dangerous due to the number of concussions it led to. Cable wakeboarding has proved a bloody great path to go down.”
She added: “Wakeboarding has taught me everything I know. It reveals my strengths and weaknesses and has prepared me up for a successful career that is driven by passion!”
The 8 times Australian Champion Wakeboarder keeps her 42,200 Instagram followers entertained by posting videos of some of her most outrageous tricks.
In one of her posts that has been seen over 9,000 times, she performs several high-speed grinds and flips as she is towed through the water at blistering speeds by a boat.
Her followers often comment in awe of the Waterboarding Champions skills telling her to keep the content coming.
Courtney told Newsflash that since the age of 12 one of her idols has been Dallas Friday who is a fellow well established Australian wakeboarder.
Despite her love for the sport, she said that it is an extreme sport that comes with many risks and often leads to minor injuries such as light bruises to more major issues such as concussions from hitting her head during dangerous tricks.
The Queen of Wakeboarding says she is training as hard as ever and hopes to be competing at the highest levels again in the near future.