Drawing from over twenty years of on-water experience, Brandon's coaching techniques are a testament to his dedication. As a rider deeply committed to refining style and technique, his coaching embodies creativity, precision, and purpose.Brandon's last decade was marked by professional competition and recognition across various media outlets. Magazines, product reviews, and multiple media platforms have featured his prowess. He's also been a trusted evaluator of wakeboard wakes and surf waves for Wakeboarding Magazine. Moreover, his role as a judge and official driver for esteemed events like The Masters, the Pro Wakeboard Tour, and the World Wakeboard Championship underscores his authority. In his capacity as the General Manager of WaterSports Central at Oconee, Brandon's influence goes beyond coaching. Spearheading the production of Georgia's grassroots wakeboard and wakesurf tournaments, he fuels the very passion that ignited his own watersport journey. This commitment provides emerging talents with the chance to flourish today, cultivating the stars of tomorrow. Brandon's unparalleled expertise and unbridled enthusiasm position Georgia Wake Lessons as a world-leading institution.
Brett's coaching is an embodiment of his 20+ years in wakeboarding, blending competition, free-riding, coaching, rigorous training, and unwavering passion. His coaching is unparalleled.Brett boasts an impressive track record, ranking 7th nationwide in the Pro Men's division and securing numerous victories including a Pro Wakeboard Tour win in the Jr. Men's division. Fitness and nutrition hold a central role in Brett's approach; his disciplined training and nutritional dedication predate the trend. His expertise in human physiology culminated in a degree in Exercise and Health Science, personal training certifications, and a career evolution from firefighter/paramedic to nursing. Known as "The Machine" for his unswerving riding consistency and gym dedication, Brett's textbook technique and exceptional physical prowess underscore the value of a strong foundation. Beyond this, his role as an RN and background as a first responder has steered Georgia Wake Lessons toward becoming one of the world's most prepared wakeboarding and wakesurfing schools.
Off the water, Blake embodies a laid-back persona, but a few moments of observing his riding reveal his mastery of precise technique and explosiveness. His adeptness on the board is an outcome of training at The Boarding School, guided by the esteemed Shaun Murray, and further refined here at GA Wake.Blake's impeccable riding is the culmination of hours invested, absorbing knowledge as a student, and skillfully enhancing his coaching aptitude at Callaway Gardens. There, he bestowed his expertise to over 200 riders, covering wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and waterskiing. After sharpening his coaching acumen at Callaway, we were fortunate to welcome him to the GA Wake team. Having spent time with WaterSports Central in South Carolina, Blake now calls Lake Oconee his home. While crisscrossing the nation as one of Oakley's marketing representatives, Blake's coaching passion remains unwavering, frequently taking to the boat to assist riders in their progression.
Sam Henry, a commanding force on the water and personable on land, is an extraordinary instructor. His accolade as Terminus Wake Park's 2014 Coach Of The Year underscores his abilities. Sam excels in effectively communicating techniques to riders of all levels, a skill honed through tutelage from esteemed mentors.Whether guiding a 9-year-old novice or facilitating team bonding for corporate executives, Sam adapts seamlessly. His expertise as a wakeboarder is cultivated through mentorship from veteran instructors like Glenn Fletcher of O-Town Watersports, Travis Moye from The Boarding School, world-renowned wakeboarder Shaun Murray, and the Hansen brothers at The World Wakeboard Center. Beyond the water, Sam's role as a sales consultant at WaterSports Central, Georgia's premier Nautique dealership, is equally impactful. His innate understanding of Lake Oconee and its residents' distinct preferences underscores his commitment to his community's needs.