What’s the best byproduct of Josh Twelker’s emergence as one of wakeboarding’s best young riders? Getting to watch his big brother Jeremy ride. Just like Josh, Jeremy is a classic Delta rider with a flowing style behind the boat and a laid-back demeanor in it.
Describe yourself in five words or less: Chill California Delta local.
What’s your favorite trick and why? It changes. I like to do whatever feels good or is fun for me at the time. I’ve been having fun messing with different 360 variations lately.
What was your first boat? A green and white Cobalt 190. We progressed up to our first flips behind that boat. Our first wake boat was a 2004 Malibu 23 LSV.
When I’m not riding, I am … Studying or doing schoolwork. I’m a student at Sacramento State, and that takes up a lot of time. Other than that, I do lessons for Ride the Delta Wakeboard School, ride my fixie, skate and snowboard a bit in the winter and just kick it with some of the Delta locals.
Delta style: nature or nurture? Both, I’d say. There’s something unique about the Delta that generates a style all its own. There’s also a dedication among the good riders here to do things with a West Coast style. Everyone focuses more on style and making tricks unique than the technical aspect.
Who’s your favorite guy riding right now? I’m a little biased, but my little brother Josh. I definitely think he has one of the sickest styles on the water right now. Also, I like watching all our Delta Force crew: Chris Dykmans, Derek Cook, Trever Maur and Mike Schweene.
What’s the lamest trend in wakeboarding now? I don’t know if it’s a trend, but its pretty lame that we can’t get a good cable park in California.
Is it good or bad to have a little brother as good as Josh? It’s definitely good. Riding with people who are as good or better than you will always push you harder. We used to compete with each other. Now I just root for him.
Name three things Josh is better at than you. Wakeboarding, video games, wakeboarding.
Name three things you’re better at than Josh. Pretty much everything else.