We are excited to share a recent interview with flowboarder Jordan Walter from Iowa. He is an up and coming teenage rider that hopes to be a solid player on the FLOW Tour for years to come. He recently made his first FLOW Tour appearance in Carmel, Indiana and performed well. Jordan has made some interesting videos involving flowboarding you should check out. We hope you enjoy!
Name: Jordan Walter
About You: love flow boarding and having fun.
Home Country: USA, Iowa
Current Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Home Wave: Cascade Falls Aquatic Center
Sponsor(s): none yet but hopefully in the future
Flowboarding Specialty: bodyboard and flowboard.
Years Flowboarding: 6 or so
Accomplishments: kick flip
Other Sports / Hobbies: skateboarding, snowboarding or any board sport pretty much
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FlowBlogger: Hi Jordan. Thanks for meeting with us. You are one of the up and coming Youth riders in Iowa. Please tell us how you got started in this great sport.
JORDAN: Well I went to a new pool in my town from the first day it opened and it has a Flowrider so I tried it and was addicted ever since.
FlowBlogger: Please tell us about your home wave, Cascade Falls Aquatic Center. We have not made it there yet but hope to someday.
JORDAN: It is a Flowrider single but is for sure fun even know it is a smaller wave.
FlowBlogger: Do you plan on making any FLOW Tour events this year?
JORDAN: Yes I am going to the stop in Indiana. (update: Jordan competed in India and placed 3rd in the 17U Flowboard division).
FlowBlogger: What does Flowboarding mean to you?
JORDAN: A way to relax have a good challenge and have fun.
FlowBlogger: What challenges have you faced to get to this point in your flowboarding career?
JORDAN: Mainly not being close to flow tour stops. Or not having any other Flowriders in Iowa. But it doesn’t stop me from doing what I love.
FlowBlogger: When it comes to flowboarding, what keeps you motivated?
JORDAN: Friends and learning new tricks.
FlowBlogger: How often do you practice?
JORDAN: About every day I can in the summer and sometimes in the winter.
FlowBlogger: Please share an amazing memory you have from the sport.
JORDAN: Well me and a life guard were battling it out back and forth trying to land kick flips and then I landed one and the battle was over and was just the greatest feeling.
FlowBlogger: What was the best flowboarding advice you were ever given?
FlowBlogger: Where do you hope to see flowboardingfive years from now?
JORDAN: More Flowriders in the Midwest and flow tour stops closer to where I live. Or just the sport grow bigger with more sponsors.
FlowBlogger: Do you have any advice for others who will see this?
JORDAN: Practice and never give up.
FlowBlogger: Jordan, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us. Do you have any final comments to share?
JORDAN: Yeah thank you I really enjoyed it, and never give up.