My name is Daniel Grant, I am a professional wakeboarder and wakeskater, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

 

I have been living in Thailand for close to 20 years, which is the perfect country to be based for wakeboarding and water sports in general.

 

I have always had an obsession with board sports and got my first skateboard at the age of 5 and quickly got into wakeboarding and wake skating, starting first at the age of 8.

 

I turned professional shorty after I secured the WWA Wakepark Pro Men world title, at the age of 13.   I already was sponsored at that time by Rip Curl International and shortly after joined Liquid Force, as part of their International Pro Team.

 

I got my first Pro Model Wakeskateter in 2012, which is called “TAO”, which means Turtle in Thai.     A few years later I got a Pro Model Wakeboard and bindings, all which carry the same name “TAO”.

 

“TAO” was my nickname as a kid in Thailand, as I spent all my time in the water.       Till this day, my helmet is sprayed in a way like a turtle shell, to connect with my nick name.

 

Most of my videos and social posts can be found via various social platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.    I however use this website to showcase my achievements and also to organize my edits and other information in a much more organized way.

 

A big part of making it possible for me to continue to travel and ride on the water is sponsorship.  I am very grateful for all the brands that are supporting me and helping me live the dream.  I am also open to representing new brands, to help me produce more content and growth within the sport.

 

The first 10 years of my professional riding career was spent traveling almost every month and competing on every summer weekend.       After 10 years of doing this, I now have reduced my travel schedule, and try to spend as much time of video content, while trying to maintain a balance between riding and my other hobbies, to keep my motivation level as high as possible.

 

I hope you enjoy the content of my site.  If you are interested in contacting me for any business opportunities (sponsorship or promotional work for your business), please contact me directly via my e-mail address danielgrant@waketao.com.  


Thank you .

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