In the late 90s, as the towed watersports industry was riding the wakeboarding wave, Centurion Boats and its visionary founder, Rick Lee, dared to follow their passion and embark on a journey that would forever change the landscape of water-based sports. At a time when wakeboarding was dominating the scene, Centurion Boats set its sights on something different – the pursuit of surfing an endless wave behind the boat.

The pivotal moment came during an R&D day at the picturesque Lake Yosemite, where the seeds of innovation were planted, and the ripples of change began to form. Centurion Boats, already known for its commitment to cutting-edge design and performance, saw an opportunity to redefine the watersports experience. Little did they know that this moment would mark the inception of a groundbreaking movement – the birth of wakesurfing.

What started as a passion project at Lake Yosemite soon turned into a groundswell that would reshape the global culture and sport we now recognize as wakesurfing. Centurion’s dedication to pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo not only created a new dimension of watersports but also gave rise to a vibrant community of enthusiasts worldwide.

Centurion Boats’ evolution into a surf boat brand is not just a chapter in the brand’s history but a story that has left an indelible mark on an entire industry. The journey has been one of innovation, persistence, and a shared love for the thrill of riding an endless wave. From the early prototypes to the cutting-edge designs of today, Centurion has consistently led the charge in shaping the wakesurfing experience.

Beyond manufacturing boats, Centurion has fostered a global community united by the love of surfing and the camaraderie that comes with it. The brand’s commitment to excellence has not only garnered a dedicated following but has also set a standard for what a surf boat should be. Centurion’s influence extends beyond the water, impacting how we perceive and engage with the world of towed watersports.

Enjoy this documentary, Centurion Boats – “The Evolution of a Surf Boat Brand” as we delve deeper into the passion, innovation, and community that have defined Centurion’s journey. From that pivotal R&D day at Lake Yosemite to the global phenomenon of wakesurfing, witness how Centurion Boats has not only surfed the waves but also created them, leaving an everlasting legacy in its wake.