Meet the Pros: Massi Piffaretti

Known affectionately as “Pizza Boy” or “Piffa,” Piffaretti is a perennial winner.

Massi Piffaretti behind Malibu M240
Massi Piffaretti rides behind a Malibu Boats M240. Courtesy Malibu Boats

Meet the Pros is our series of articles profiling professional wake athletes. MTP strives to bring you the hard facts about your favorite pro riders, so you can learn what boats and gear help them achieve greatness. We also make sure to include some personal insights: be sure to scroll all the way down to learn what these, “Fun Facts,” are for each rider. Enjoy this installment of Meet the Pros and learn about Massi Piffaretti.


  • Name: Massimiliano Piffaretti
  • Nicknames: Pizza Boy; Piffa
  • Country: Italy 
  • Social Media: Instagram @MassiPiffa
  • Age: 28
  • Home Lake: Lake Como, Italy
  • Favorite Trick: Rewind

Top 3 Accomplishments 

  • 2015 & 2016: IWWF World Champion 
  • 2021: 1st Place Red Bull Double or Nothing 
  • 2022: Red Bull Wake the City

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Piffaretti using Ronix board
Piffaretti uses Ronix RXT boards, bindings, rope and handle. Courtesy Ronix Wake


  • Boat: Malibu M240 at 22.2 MPH
  • Board: 140 Ronix RXT
  • Bindings: Ronix RXT Massi
  • Rope & Handle: RXT package at 75 feet
  • Life Jacket: Ronix RXT Vest

Fun Facts

Tricks pioneered: Zero, Toeside 450 Rewind 3, and switch tootsie rewind. 

Quirky Trait: I have an unhealthy obsession to pizza. 

Most unexpected wakeboarding experience: Becoming friends with all the people I looked up to in the sport of Wakeboarding. 

What are you up to when you’re not on the water? Hanging out with the fam, snowboarding, playing golf, and training.

What’s your training regime off the water? Yoga, working out, and physiotherapy.


Malibu, Ronix, Fastweb, and Red Bull.

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