Sure Mizuki may have just officially joined O’Brien, but it feels like he’s been part of our family for years. For those who don’t know Mizuki, he’s another killer rider from Japan who moved to Florida in 2013 at the age of 15 with the dream of becoming a pro wakeboarder. Here’s what’s crazy about that: he came by himself, he didn’t speak English at the time and he had to go to an American high school. The good news is that he was an awesome kid (still is) and the American family that he moved in with was Cobe and Tarah Mikacich; O’Brien team manager, athletes, Freedom Wake Park owners and genuinely remarkable people. With those two as your “parents” it would be hard to go wrong.
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