Josh Palma is a late bloomer — at least by pro wakeboarding’s standards. While most of his peers were chasing titles on the Pro Wakeboard Tour, Palma was pursuing a career in baseball. But after a shoulder injury ended his stint in center field, Palma decided to pursue his passion and took a belated shot at wakeboarding for a living. He’s made the most of it. After a top-10 finish in the 2010 King of Wake and new first-team deals with MasterCraft and CWB, Palma is enjoying his most successful stretch ever as a professional rider. He’s even set to appear on the silver screen this September, riding and grappling with animatronic sharks as a stunt man in the new horror flick Shark Night 3D. Though he was late to the party, Palma is poised to make his way in wakeboarding. In fact, Palma’s slow start might actually have helped him cement his future in wakeboarding. Read the full interview.