Wakeboarder Dean Smith has the kind of intense and aggressive style that blows people away. His progression is impressing all and has wakeboarding's best pro's talking about how far his ability will take him. Out of the water Dean is a character with antics some compare to Stevo from Jackass.
DOB:September 15 1984
Where do you live? Sydney, Port Hacking
Favourite Lake/River etc: HACKO!
Home spot to ride: HACKO!
Inspirational Boarders: Daniel, Josh, Ike and Shaun Murray
What inspires you? Learning something new - it makes me want to go out and improve it and continue molding it to something different. Then start again...
Who inspires you? Everyone i ride with. Scotty Brrome, Johhny Henson, Hank and the Davisons (Rod and Lachy)
If you could be anyone who would you want to be?
Justin Timberlake - Christina Aguilera, Britany Spears and Cameron Diaz isn't too bad a resume!
What slang or phrase do you most overuse? "Hey, have you have lost the top of your head!"(reference to camo clothing)
Do you have any regrets? I make a note of never having any - it's all or nothing...
Best achievement to date? Asian X Games Champion in 2004
What animal do you think you could have been in a past life? An excitable dog... I am known to be really hyperactive and have lots of energy - I'm barred from drinking Red Bull...
What is your most treasured possession? My wakeboard.
If you had the choice where would you live? Deep waterfront on the Hacko. It's the best river in Australia and I can't imagine myself anywhere else.
What motto do you live by? Don't Die Wondering...