Meet the Pros: Tarah Mikacich

Learn more about Mikacich’s life on and off the water.

Tara Mikacich pro wakeboarder
Tara Mikacich: Pro Wakeboarder and entrepreneur. Courtesy Malibu Boats

In this installment of Meet the Pros, learn about pro rider, Tara Mikacich. 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.


  • Name Tarah Mikacich
  • Nickname The Mikachick
  • Country USA
  • Social Media @TarahMik
  • Age 38
  • Home Lake Lake Holden and Freedom Wake Park
  • Favorite Trick Boat: CrowMobe
  • Cable: Any transfer

Top 3 Wins

  1. 2021 & 2022 Wake the Canyon Champion 
  2. 2019 & 2021 Wake the Desert Champion
  3. 2016 Female Boat Rider of the Year
Tara Mikacich boosting
Tara Mikacich at work. Courtesy Malibu Boats


Fun Facts

Tricks pioneered: First and only woman to land a switch back mobe behind a boat.

Most unexpected wakeboarding experience?Getting to ride in Tokyo in front of the Rainbow Bridge for the Tokyo Pro by Malibu was a surreal experience to say the least.

Advice for anyone looking to become a pro wakeboarder? Make sure you really enjoy the sport and surround yourself with friends to share and enjoy the moment with.

What are you up to when you’re not on the water? I co-own and operate Drop n’ Fill with my husband. In my free time I really enjoy walking the dogs on the beach and cooking. 

What’s your training regime? I coach wakeboarding at Freedom Wake Park and workout at the gym.


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