About a year ago Jake Caster knew he wanted to create a fundraiser to help disabled vets get on the water and enjoy the stoke that he and all other wakesurfers feel. It was a little personal for Jake as his grandfather was a paraplegic and a veteran. After talking with David at Wake for Warriors and Robby Maschhaupt the concept was starting to take shape. Jake thought he would challenge himself and wakesurf in a way that would get folks involved, have something to cheer on and raise money at the same time. The Shuv it challenge was born. After the word spread many pros wanted in, the goal is to raise as much money as possible so we were all stoked to see other pros jump on board, after all this is “FUN-raiser” not a competition.

Jake being from Boston, was visiting the Charlotte area over Thanksgiving and planned to wakesurf in 47 degree Lake Norman! He killed it and beside a few numb toes “the cold water wasn’t a big deal” he was grinning ear to ear! Check out the video.

The money raised will go towards Wake for Warriors events www.wakeforwarriors.org that will provide an opportunity for the nations finest to experience watersports and get them on a board with the very important adaptive gear. A portion of the funds raised will go towards the cages built by Tidal fabrication they are fixed to Zup boards and together they assist many adaptive folks to get on the water to enjoy the same feeling these pros feel on a regular day. Fans of Jake, followers, friends and family have donated to Wake for Warriors in his name and donations are still being accepted.

The future pros lined up are Drew Daniello, Jodi Grassman, Hunter Sims, Austin Keen, John Akerman, Sean Silviera and Parker Payne with hopes that more will join in on the fun!

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