Stef Tor - Canadian Wakeskater
My name is Stef Tor I am 25 years old. My birthday is July 21, 1979 I am originally from Niagara Falls, Canada. I moved to Florida to Wakeskate in April 2003 and have been here ever since. I live on a lake called Lake Fredrica, which has been the training ground to half of the riders on the Pro Tour. It is a small private lake so no rollers or boat traffic - perfect.
I am currently riding for LA fitness Gym, Rusty Swimwear, Gallaz Shoes (womens division of globe), Nikita Clothing, Jet Pilot, Liquid Force, Epic Camera Waterhousing, University Surf & Skate shop and South East Correct Craft Seadoo Dealer.
2007 Contests, Photo Shoots & Appearances
In the News...
I was just featured in the March issue of
Wakeboarding Magazine for my pro model Sattelyte "Holywood"
as well as my new signing to the Epic Team as their
first female rider. I am on the cover of the March Issue
of Allliance Wakeboard UK that is
I am also on the following websites:
Plans for 2005
I just got a 2005 Wake Edition Seadoo same one that is on the pro tour pulling wakeskaters. I am planning to do the Pro Tour this year in 2005 as well as Nats Worlds and whatever other contest offers a Wakeskating division.
I have been riding with one of my good friends Bryan Dawley (brain child of the Cassette bi-Level wakeskate) for the past year and a half. I have also had the pleasure to ride with guys like Danny "Mo Town" Molina, George Daniels, Chase Gregory, and Kyle Hyams, who all ride the pro tour. I also ride with my roommate Courtney Dutson, who has a Master Craft X Star. Riding with her and behind her boat really helped me last season to become a more all around wakeskater.
My riding background comes from competing wakeskating and wakeboarding behind the cable hitting sliders, to wakeskating behind a Seadoo / Jet ski, to a boat. This has helped me progress and has given me the ability to ride any way in any form for wakeskating. That really helped when we found out Nationals was behind a boat. We also have 4 sliders on our lake that has helped me to become more aggressive with sliding.
As for my off season, it does not really relate to Florida's weather and wakeskating, but being from Canada and snowboarding and skiing since I was 9 ( that's like 12 years!!) I am still very passionate about it...very! I just got back from Colorado last week. We went snowboarding up there for a week with friends. Next is Colorado in April and maybe Washington...and hopefully Utah sometime soon as well.
I think that I was the only Florida resident that stayed home to watch the entire 2005 Winter X-Games. Last winter I was lucky and got to snowboard in Colorado twice, Tahoe and Canada.
As for traveling this year, I have the Pro Tour set which is 5 different stops, Worlds in OZ ,and maybe I'll travel to England too. I will definitely be back in Canada for some Lake Shralpin!
As for past travels, I spent 3 months in South Africa in 2002 wakeboarding with the S.A Team, spent a month in England and Spain in 2002 wakeboarding, and I went to Seattle and Texas this past summer to do some wakeskating.
Other Than Wakeskating...
I started surfing last summer since I moved to Florida, and last winter I joined The NBL and started BMX racing. I also skateboard a lot. I have my degree in Fashion, so my favorite past time to do when I am not wakeskating is to SHOP! When I am not riding, I manage a surf /skate shop here in Orlando.
Stef in the News