Anne Goodnow - Wakeboard/Surf/Snowboarder (CT)


Your Age: 52

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Wake: Candlewood Lake, Long Island Sound. Snow: Stratton, Ski Butternut

Weapon(s) of choice: Snowboard, Wakeboard, Wakesurf Board.

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? Difficult: Being cool with falling a lot. Easy: The feeling of mastery when you get up and move on a board.

What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? Worst: Hard to find a squad. Best: Most women who are really serious about boarding are awesome and supportive

Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? Rock n Roll.

What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? Volcom, Adidas, Nike, Gucci, Rick Owens.

Do you own any other toys? Skateboards, a winch, a snowmaking machine.

What gets you pumped up for the day? Anytime I get to ride

What are three things you could not live without? My husband and son, eyeliner and my iPhone.

What are your expectations for this activity/sport? To get over mental blocks which block my progression and to compete.

Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? My friends Ryan Dunn and Mason Geil have been the best since Day 1. They have always taken me seriously. Even though these guys are 30 years younger than me, they treated me as a fellow shredder even when I really didn't know what I was doing. Massive props to these two for being just awesome.

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? Work out at gym, waste time on social media, and try to learn to skate board.

How about in the off season to stay in shape? For me, the gym is a must. Athleticism is key and I do power lifting, cardio, circuits and a bunch of other things for strength and agility. Plus this work can reduces chances of injury and/or improve recovery.

What is your biggest goal to accomplish this/next season? Participate in competitions.

What do you do to prep for a competition? Develop a competition run and go over it in my imagination and it practice a million times in the water/on the snow. Work on breathing and getting out of my head. Focus is see/do (don't analyze).

What competitions and other awards have you won? 1st Place Womens Masters Wakeboarding, Candlewood Cup 2016; 1st Place Womens Masters Wakesurfing, Candlewood Cup 2016; 1st Place NYC Brewers Cup (involved making specialty coffee using a craft technique) 2012.

Where would be your biggest dream place to ride and why? Japan: want to experience the unique, super light powder.

What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? A few years ago, The The's "This Is the Day" is the first song I listened to while riding that really put me in the zone. It is so optimistic and about being in the moment. This summer, it was all Young Thug and Lil Yachty with the boys on the boat. The most sexist lyrics ever but awesome beats.

What turned you on to your sport? My 10 year old son (then 6 years old) begged me to learned snowboarding towards the end of his first season. I asked him why and he said, "because it is so fun!". He was right.

Any new tricks you’re working on? Just basics like getting more lofty off jumps, 180s on and off everything, board slides, and improving switch riding.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport? Enter a competition.

If extreme/action sports didn’t exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you’d have? Needlepointing: like knitting, it keeps you looking ahead at the final product but in the moment as you do each stitch.

What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? GNU because they take technology for / promotion of female riders seriously.

What’s the trick to riding features and not killing yourself? Mental toughness.

How would you describe your riding style? Too tentative at the moment--want to have more intensity.

What would you say is your signature trick? For wakeboarding it's definitely a Cab 180. For some reason I love those and can land them every time.

Favorite drink of choice to refresh yourself after a long day of riding? Water.

What do you want to be when you "grow up"? My most authentic self

Any of your own web pages or social media buttons you want links to? Instagram @annenyc / Facebook / Twitter @annenyc_theorignal