An Interview with Spencer Leggett
What are your favorite things to do outside of kneeboarding?
Right now I am rebuilding 2 1985 stand-up jetskis. I have rebuilt the motors, they are getting fresh paint and graphics, new parts, the whole 9 yards. In the winter months I can typically be found behind a PS4 controller or somewhere on a mountain snowboarding.
What place I would like to ride that you haven’t been?
If you didn’t have a career in kneeboarding what would you do?
For my current day job I work as an Engineer for a well known Pharmaceutical company. I suppose if I never got into kneeboarding I would still be doing exactly that! However I’d like to think that my body wouldn’t be nearly as beaten up!
What is the best thing that has happened in your life as a result of this sport?
I have made great friends from all over the world, had the opportunity to travel to new and exciting places for photoshoots and competitions, and have been given a first hand look into the manufacturing and development side of my favorite watersports equipment.
How long have you been riding for O’Brien?
Since 2012, so 6 years.
What’s the best thing about riding for O’Brien?
The athlete group as a whole really incorporates all of the team members into one big family. At gatherings like Surf Expo or photoshoots, everyone encourages each other, supports one another, and pushes each individual to excel at whatever their chosen sport may be. We all have fun together no matter if we are having a serious day of riding or just making goofy videos for someone’s social media. Its great to be part of Team O’Brien!