My name is Marcos Moran and I'm the founder of Gator Bait. I have a lifetime of experience on the water and I'm a certified tournament boat driver through USA Wakeboard, The WWA, and The IWWF. I also have my USCG Captain's License and I'm trained in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR. I started wakeboarding in 1994 and I've been coaching watersports since 1997. I started Gator Bait in 2006 and I've had great success with my students!
Here's a list of countries I've traveled to, to teach and to drive the boat for professional tournaments...
In the USA...
Florida (Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Placid, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, West Palm Beach)
Here's a list of all the tournaments I've driven...
USA Wakeboard Southeast Collegiate Regionals 12/11
SFWA Pros & Joes Wake Fest 11/11
USA Wakeboard Nationals 6/11
St. Cloud Spring Fling Wakefest 4/11
SFWA Pros & Joes Wake Fest 11/10
FGCU Regionals 10/10
USA Wakeboard Nationals 9/10
St. Cloud Spring Fling Wakefest 3/10
SFWA Pros & Joes Wake Fest 11/09
IWWF Wakeboard World Championships 8/09
Asian Wakeboard Championships 8/09
St. Cloud Spring Fling Wakefest 4/09
SFWA Pros & Joes Wake Fest 11/08
Carolina Wake Series K-Town Shakedown 8/08
Performance Marine Anti-Up Double-Up 7/08
Board-Up Miami 4/08
FlWake Polar Bear Contest 2/08
Abu Dhabi Water Sports Festival 12/07
SFWA Pros & Joes Wake Fest 11/07
Collegiate Wakeboard Regional's 11/07
Land O' Lakes Marine 2007 Board Bash 8/07
48th Annual USA Masters 5/07
Bay Area Watersports Spring Wake-Off 3/07
Gator Boards Grass Roots Tour #2 3/07
Board-Up Miami 3/07
IWSF Pan Am Wakeboard Championships 3/07
Collegiate King Of Spring 3/07
Gator Boards Grass Roots Tour #1 3/07
FlWake Polar Bear Contest 12/06
Coastal Ski & Surf Grass Roots Tour 11/06
Colombian Wakeboard Nationals 10/06
Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals 10/06
Malibu USA Wakeboard Nationals 7/06
Board-Up Miami 6/06
Dean Lavelle’s Grass Roots Tour 12/05
Nick Fernandez has been one of my students since 2009 and he started working with me in 2019. He's proven to be an amazing asset to Gator Bait's success! He is an awesome rider (2020 Collegiate Wakeboard Champion), super friendly, and so fun to be around. Nick is also a certified tournament boat driver through USA Wakeboard, The WWA, and The IWWF. He also has his USCG Captain's License and is trained in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR.
Joey Carbonell has been one of my closest friends since high school. We grew up riding together in the same spots we still ride in today with our customers. He started working with us part-time in 2020 for a little stress relief from his regular full-time job. Always happy and always smiling! Joey has his USCG Captain's License and is trained in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR.
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