2015 John Akerman


AGE:  20

HOME LAKE:  Lake Minneola FL

STANCE:  Goofy

BOAT:  Centurion FX22

BOAT SET UP:   Stock Ballast plus, I ride with one fat sack starboard and an additional sack on the bow for the extra power I need to link up the smoothest riding possible.

SPONSORS:  Phase 5, Pavati Wakeboarding Boats, Eelsnot Boat & Board Therapy, filibuster Apparel


"John Akerman is definitely an incredible rider to keep an eye out for this season in the professional division. John’s unique style combines his skimboarding roots with huge pop and innovative combinations, resulting in wakesurf sets that are truly exciting to watch. From 540 shuvs to switch bigspins to huge airs, and everything in between, John is constantly moving behind the boat. It is easy to see that he is helping push this sport to the next level. Not only is John an amazing wakesurfer, but he also has a positive and enthusiastic attitude that makes him a great teammate and an excellent ambassador of the Phase 5 brand. " -Words By: Jackie Costa-