There comes a time in many professional wakeboarder’s careers where “nothing left to prove” can justify a change of scenery, or at the very least provide some dignity to an otherwise not-so-graceful decline in progression (and sponsorships). But with a bunch of accolades and accomplishments under her belt, and with only one paying sponsor (Rockstar) for the last several years, Nicola Butler isn’t taking that route. In fact, she’s still pushing, often times still winning, and doing it with a determined-to-prove-everybody-wrong smile on her face. For somebody who has literally and figuratively ridden the highest of highs and lowest of lows in her career, it is only appropriate that Nicola can’t quit wakeboarding, despite wakeboarding seemingly trying to quit her. It sounds cliché, but in Nicola’s case it’s totally true; she loves wakeboarding too much, and in her opinion, she still has a lot left to prove, both on the water and off.