Magdalena Gil Deza - Wakeboarder - Catamarca, AGE

 

 

 

Your Age: 30

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Las Pirquitas Lake, Catamarca, Argentina…every lake we can reach in near states

Weapon(s) of choice: 131 Liquid force Melissa w/ Melissa Bindings; GoPro 4 Silver

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? The most difficult maybe learning to control your body so it can make what you mind wants it to do…and the esasiest is to fall inlove with the sensation of sliding on water

What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? 
What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? It´s very difficult (here in argentina) to get small size wake gear....only hugeee boards and boots available in stores. And the best is that as there are few girls practicing this sport, we tend to help each other and be more cooperative than boys, who are usually much more competitive.

What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? It would be great if they include more girl categories… is not easy for begginers to have the courage to get in competitions if they have to face professional riders.

Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? My personal style is no style at all!!... I´m just normal.

What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? Liquid Force, Ronix, SheShreds , Rip Curl

Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? I think its good to “be your personal best”, but the most important thing is to feel good with what you are and what you do,if you feel comfortable with yourself you´ll always look good.


How dangerous do you really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? Every activity has its risks…in extreme sports you just have to learn to dominate your fear and have extra awareness and control of your body, theres no need to get injured.

I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. Nape-plant when you catch your back edge is the toughest for me.

What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? i´d love to have the opportunity to travel to other countries with this sport.


Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? My biggest supporter is my best friend and husband Alejandro. He helps and encourages me in every session, giving me the tips to push the limits a little further every day

Who’s your favorite rider/shooter (photo/video)? Here in Argentina Matias Lozada is one of my fav riders, his riding style is unique….And the Australian Harley Clifford 

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? When im not riding, I have to work, im a dentist, and I love spending time with my little 1 YO daughter Juanita

How about in the off season to stay in shape? We keep riding even in winter!!!! But to stay in shape we practice gymnastics, slackline and trampoline

What’s your favorite “way” to ride? I love riding behind a boat…I think it requires much more technic and skills..but cable is also very funny.

Favorite conditions? As it is very unusal here, I love hot weather and flaaat water …specially at dawn or after a big storm.

Any new tricks you’re working on? 360`s, blind  landings

If extreme/action sports didn’t exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you’d have? I think I would be still playing tennis.

What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? Liquid Force Melissa (by Melissa Mardquart) because its versatile for cable and boat and perfectly fits my riding style.

What’s the trick to riding features and not killing yourself? Taking each step at a time…but being confident at the same time. 

Favorite drink of choice to refresh yourself after a long day of riding/shooting? A sweet mate!!!!! A typical Argentinian infusion you drink from a wooden cup.

Any of your own web pages or social media buttons you want links to? FB: Magdalena Gil Deza - web.facebook.com/magdalena.deza - Instagram: MAGUIGILDEZA