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Comments Off on How to 360 on a Wakeboard

Earlier this week I did a poll on my Instagram and the results showed that many of you would like to see more tutorials, so here is the first of many. It’s a tutorial to take you from a-z on 360 and covers everything from surface 360s, 360 on a box/obstacle and even some instructional on doing a 360 spin off the kicker. Hopefully it helps you to learn them. David More

Comments Off on Ultimate Action-Packed Road Trip | Red Bull Athlete Conor Shanahan | Drifting Sim + Go Karting | Episode 3

Episode 3 is finally here!! As many of you know, I have teamed up with Red Bull Ireland to go on a mega road trip around Ireland showcasing not only all the thrilling adventure activities that are on our doorstep, but also to meet and hang out with their various athletes in each of their sports. For this episode we went down to Co. Cork to visit drifting extraordinaire, Conor Shanahan. He takes us around his garage, where he’s building his next drift car (A GT86) as well as taking us inside his home to show us how he practices on his racing simulator. After this we headed down to the Watergrass Hill to do a few laps with the guys from Tillitson Racing in their K4 karts. Overall it was a fantastic day and great to meet someone I’ve been watching drift for the last few years! Thanks so much for watching and see you in the next episode. David More

Comments Off on My new pro model cable wakeboard 2021

I am absolutely thrilled to present my all-new Pro Model cable wakeboard for 2021. The DOC X SOB. It’s a very limited edition version of the very popular cable SOB board with a customised graphic. Having a pro model board is every wakeboarder’s dream and I’m lucky enough to have fulfilled this dream three times now. After two very successful boat boards (the O’Brien Valhalla), O’Brien were kind enough to let me get to work on a cable graphic. It’s all down to the lads and lassies’ support, as without the YouTube channel and following, none of this would be possible. Hopefully you like what you see and a massive THANK YOU again for all your support! More

Comments Off on Action Packed Road Trip – surfing & diving with Red Bull athlete Conor Maguire

Episode 2 is finally here!! As many of you know, I have teamed up with Red Bull Ireland to go on a mega road trip around Ireland showcasing not only all the thrilling adventure activities that are on our doorstep, but also to meet and hang out with their various athletes in each of their sports. Over the next few weeks I’ll be meeting up with many athletes I’ve looked up to over the years and most importantly, I’ll be trying their sports! As you can imagine, I’m excited!! In this video I drive to the west coast (Bundoran, near Co. Sligo) to meet up with Conor Maguire. He is well known in the surf community around the world, and more recently made the headlines surfing a huge 60ft wave on the Irish seas. He is an absolutely lovely guy and showed me around where he grew up, where he learnt to surf and gave me a little insight into his life. We kicked off with a bit of cliff diving off some rather large sea stacks, then after lunch we went surfing in Tullan Strand. Whilst the waves weren’t huge, it was perfect for me to learn how to surf. Conor is best know for big wave surfing, however he gets pretty tech on the smaller waves too. I hope you enjoy the video and stay tuned for the next episode of our epic staycation road trip in Ireland! More

Comments Off on Wakeboarding on a clock!

This week on ‘Can I ride it?’, I try wakeboarding on a clock that I bought in my local department store. Disk boarding used to be a sport back in the day, and I’ve tried it one or two times in Orlando, Florida. Today I decided I’d try it on a homemade board. Let me know any cool ideas you have for me to try and thanks so much for watching. David More

Comments Off on Track racing near Dublin

This video is a bit different to my usual ones but I wanted to film the day as I’ve been looking forward to it for months. A friend and I bought a very cheap/affordable track day car. It’s an Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTE. Technically it’s just an Astra, however, it has all the running gear of a GTE. It’s fully stripped, caged and has bucket seats. We’re complete amateurs and are just doing it for a bit of fun at our local race track Mondello Park. I also went to collect the new RS7 later in the day. I hope you enjoy this different video.. More

Comments Off on Mountain biking with Red Bull athlete Greg Callaghan!

Hello Lads & Lassies, and welcome to a new mini-series. I have teamed up with Red Bull Ireland to go on a mega road trip around Ireland showcasing not only all the thrilling adventure activities that are on our doorstep, but also to meet and hang out with various athletes in each of their sports. Over the next few weeks I’ll be meeting up with many athletes I’ve looked up to over the years and most importantly, I’ll be trying their sports! As you can imagine, I’m excited!! First up, Greg Callaghan, he’s one of the best Mountain Bikers in the world and ironically enough only lives around the corner from me. He took me up to Glencullen Adventure Centre (The GAP) where we got to know one another and then hit trails! His fitness, speed and style blew me away and after I got my breath back, we packed in the bikes and headed to Coliemore harbour in Dalkey. Waiting for us there was a good friend of mine, Kris Goodbody who owns and runs Big Style – a water sports adventure company that does everything from Kiteboarding to Stand Up Paddleboarding. He took myself and Greg out on a SUPing adventure to Dalkey Island which turned out to be very cool. I hope you enjoy episode number 1 and I’m excited for the next few weeks as we have a lot in store! A huge thanks to Red Bull, Greg, the GAP and of course Caimin Jacob (videographer) for making this episode happen. Thanks for watching! David More

Comments Off on Wakeboarding on kitchen basins – is it possible?

If you’re a frequent viewer of the channel then you know I love to try random wakeboard contraptions. Basically, if it floats, I want to try it. This week I was in Woodies DYI shop and purchased a new wash basin for my kitchen. Then I had a lightbulb moment and decided to buy two, and try them wakeboarding. Whilst it wasn’t successful at the beginning, it ended up going very well and I managed to do a full lap of the wake park! If you enjoy the video please do subscribe https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidOCaoimhWakeboarder/featured . Thanks, David. More

Comments Off on Wakeboarding – 720 spin challenge, how many at low speed?
Wakeboarding 720 variants…

I decided to spend Sunday at the Cable Park in Belfast (Let’s Go Hydro). When I got there my good friend, David Coates, was there to help me film. What I didn’t realise was that the cable was running at a slow speed (22km/h instead of 30km/h). DC challenged me to try do as many 720 spin variants as possible. I managed to get 6! Hopefully you enjoy the video and thanks so much for watching. David More

Comments Off on Podcast with Keenan Flegel

I hope you enjoy this interview with 8 times world champion Wake Surfer, Keenan Flegel, who talks about his life in the water and how it all began. Thanks, David More

Comments Off on I Love Wakeboarding
11 April 2021

I Love Wakeboarding

Any day where we get to go wakeboarding and do some Watersports activities is a great day! I managed to get a private session at Ballyhass Wakepark shredding which was awesome. The conditions were insane and the water was glassy. Really enjoying finally being able to get back out on the water! David More

Comments Off on Podcast with Robby Maschhaupt & Wendy Lawson

In this interview I chat with Robby and Wendy about some of the amazing things they do for military members, veterans, first responders and all service heroes through Operation Wakesurf and #S2S​. This year Centurion is taking #S2S​ to the next level, with an an all-inclusive trip to Operation Wake Surf’s Yearly Salute to Service Event at Lake Norman in North Carolina for two heroes. The selected Military Service Person of the Year and First Responder of the Year will join several other military and service personal for three days of exciting activities including wakesurfing, a NASCAR pit crew experience, go-karting, and more. If you would like to nominate someone click on the link here. here: https://www.centurionboats.com/nominate I hope you find this podcast interesting and thanks for watching. David​ More

Comments Off on First Wakeboard Session 2021

I am deeeeelighted to be back on the water wakeboarding for the first time in 2021. Due to Covid 19 it has been the longest off season of my life! Thankfully we are back on the water and ready to have as many water based activities as possible in 2021! I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching. David More

Comments Off on Buying a Wakeboard in 2021 – Advice

As the season approaches, many people are probably considering purchasing a new wakeboard. There are so many questions when it comes to which wakeboard you should buy. Here are some FAQs below. More

Comments Off on Podcast with Taylor McCullough – Pro Wakeboarder

In this episode Taylor McCullough talks about what it was like to start wakeboarding at a very young age and turning Pro at 13! She tells us about her injuries, her goals, and of course her dog, Skylar. 🐕 I hope you find the interview interesting. David More

Comments Off on Podcast with Ashley Kidd – Wakesurf World Champion

Apparently, Ashley Kidd, who is five times world champion wake surfer, used to be terrified of the water! This is a podcast we just did recently. I hope you enjoy this episode and thanks for watching. David More

Comments Off on Day in the life of a wakeboarder in lockdown!

Hello Lads and Lassies. How are ya’ll? Whilst I’m still home in Ireland, unable to travel, I decided to do another little Q & A. However, to make it a bit more entertaining and engaging, I have spiced it up a little. In this video I answer some of your questions: More

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10 February 2021

Podcast with J.B.O’Neill

I’ve been using my time that I can’t spend on the water doing Tips for Tricks and some podcasts. I’ve done a couple for Centurion and the first one is with J.B. O’Neill giving you some insight into his life. Also, if you’re interested in Centurion Boats, visit www.centurionboats.com. Thanks for watching. David More

Comments Off on Coaching my subscribers – part 2 – free tips!

2021 and we’re still on strict lockdown in Ireland! As I’m unable to wakeboard, I thought it would be cool to have more people submit videos on Instagram of them trying a new trick and I’d give helpful tips. In this video we cover: a heelside backroll on the boat, and on cable there are tips for a crowmobe and tantrum off the kicker, a toe 7 and a topside backroll on the kicker. I hope you find the tips helpful and and fingers crossed we can get back to making live videos soon. David More

Comments Off on Coaching my subscribers – Wakeboarding

As I’m still at home in Ireland and we have entered another even stricter lockdown, I decided it would be a cool idea to ask you guys (my subscribers) to submit videos of your attempts at tricks where you have difficulty, and then analyse them and give you some tips. In this video I basically give some tips/tutorials for 360s, rails, front rolls, tantrums and landing blind. Hopefully the tips help you see the most common reasons for crashing on a wakeboard. Feel free to send more videos my way on instagram (davidoc). Thanks so much for watching. Merch – https://bay6ix.com/collections/lads-a… More

Comments Off on Learning to Foil – easier than expected!

The guys at Wakedock, in Dublin, messaged me and invited me to learn how to Foil. I’ve always wanted to learn it but have never really had the opportunity before. I have to say it was very enjoyable! It’s such a smooth sensation! Huge thanks to the guys for teaching me, I can’t wait to try again. I hope you enjoy the edit. Thanks, David More

Comments Off on My Number 1 Tip for Wakeboarding!

The biggest and most important thing when it comes to wakeboarding progress is……. THE BASICS. It’s the most overlooked thing, particularly when someone never gets any coaching. Naturally we want to learn cool flips, inverts and spins, however, you can never spend enough time working on the basics, never!! Darren was guilty of skipping the basics and he openly admits he learnt this lesson the hard way! So remember, number one wakeboarding tip, walk before you run! ` Thanks for watching. David More

Comments Off on Top 10 best Wakeboarding moments – David OC

This week, as we’re still in Lockdown, I decided it might be an idea to take a trip down memory lane and highlight my top 10 wakeboarding moments in the past 5 years. It’s been insane, loads of travelling, competing and messing around on the board. Hopefully you enjoy it and thanks for watching. Also if you haven’t yet voted in the Readers’ Poll, and if you’ve learnt from my videos, or enjoyed them it would be amazing if you could vote under Male Boat Wakeboarder or Content Creator. THANK YOU SO MUCH. https://www.wakeboardingmag.com/2020-… My first Video https://youtu.be/F9rmRHeBBvY 9. What’s possible on a ski boat https://youtu.be/6FbeOj-Hp4s 8. Crazy Dockstarts https://youtu.be/pdeEXj4Mdi0 7. My first 1080 https://youtu.be/xzThEvMwRmU 6. My Best Ride https://youtu.be/UfvGbGkIEIk 5. My Pro Model https://youtu.be/xNQuN4voqF4 4. Landing my first Double flip https://youtu.be/flHqaNzE-vY 3. Game of Wake https://youtu.be/DOcYndtkLP8 2. European Championships in Ireland 1. Wakeboarding with Shaun Murray https://youtu.be/Xs-IMFGLWI8 More

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30 October 2020

Wakeboarder of the year

If you could, please vote for me in the Wakeboarder of the year (Boat Rider and Content creator) https://www.wakeboardingmag.com/2020-… Thank you!!! The answer to the title is OF COURSE!!! Thank you to everyone who sent in some questions and I hope you enjoy the Q & A. I cover everything from where I see myself in 5 years to binding angles, how to progress, wakeboarding cliques etc… Thanks for watching, and if you vote – thank you so much. David More

Comments Off on Wakeboarding – boosting from the FunBox

I went into WakeDock for a last minute ride. The weather was insane, especially for September, and so I just sessioned the park. I turned up the speed and tried gapping the big FunBox. I honestly didn’t think going that bit faster would make the gap so easy, but it actually wasn’t too bad, though a little scary. I think so much is possible on it if I get comfortable with the speed. Thanks so much to the guys at WakeDock in Dublin for having me in and I hope you enjoy the little short wakeboarding video – which is fully filmed on my GoPro Hero 8. David More