Jamie Taylor

(Founder, Boat Captain, Coach & everything between)

Est. this project in 2017. My passion is sharing the things I love to do with others and helping people succeed along the way. I love everything there is to do behind a boat “A jack of all is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one”. I also enjoy watching people build new skills/confidence that will last a lifetime. This is not possible with out a good team, check them out below.

@halfcabking (AKA Dave Muther)

(Coach, Marketing Dir.)

My names Dave, some call me Tony. That’s a long story. I’m from Vermont originally, military veteran and lover of all board sports. This will be my second year teaching the ways of the wake at Truckee Water Sports and I’m Stoked! If you have never seen Wake Surfing before , ask me for a demo! Shred Happy 🤙🏿

Ryan Swenson

(Coach, Boat Captain)

I am 40 years young and was born in Zimbabwe. My family moved the Central Valley where I grew up riding Lake Don Pedro and the Delta. I moved to Tahoe 9 years ago. I have been wakeboarding for 25 years. I’m looking forward to my 4th summer coaching and Captaining for Truckee Water sports. In the winter I am a Snowboard Teams Coach for Palisades. I’m feel lucky to be able to share my passion for water sports in the summer as well. (factschronicle.com) I love sliding sideways all year long doesn’t matter if it’s frozen or wet.

Certs Include: USASA level 200, level 3 AASI certified snowboard coach, Safe Sport Cert. Cal Dep. Boating & Waterways  for hire boat Captain license.

Chris Ball (AKA Chris Ball)


Dedicated snowboard instructor that naturally found wakeboarding and wake surfing to be able to continue his passion of sliding sideways year round. Chris gets just as much joy from coaching someone else to get the next trick as he does doing a big ol’ powder turn on snow or floaty front side 180 behind a boat. He also coaches downhill mountain biking and has a passion for health and fitness. He lives out of his built out van full time with his 2 cats Rosie and Ozzy.

Certification’s: Safe Sport, AASI L3, PSIA L2, Snowboard Freestyle Cert. L2 BICP (Mountain bike Cert)

2022 Truckee Water Sports Team

Meet our Local Sponsored Athletes

Hi – My name is Paddy and I’m 16. I was born in San Francisco but recently moved to Truckee to spend more time in the amazing mountains and lakes! I have a passion for all board sports, water or snow. I have been wakeboarding and wake surfing for over 4 years now, mostly with the Team at Truckee Water Sports. In the winter I am a Sugar Bowl Snowboard Freeride Team member and I like to spend all my weekends on the snow. In the summer my passion is being on the water with a board beneath my feet either getting air time or surfing the wake!  I’m really looking forward to sharing my tips and tricks with you out on the water this Summer.