Caroline Villeneuve, known on the circuit as “Caro”, is the Queen of Canadian Wake Surfing. She recently has had a skim board made for her from Inland Surfer, called “The Caro”. She will be coming to compete in July and will also be teaching clinics for sponsors in the days preceding the event, which is a special treat since she owns her own wake surfing school in BC, the H2O School. We’re excited to have Caro on board for the event!
I could swim before I could walk! I did all my certifications to be swimming instructor & lifeguard while I was taking Music (Latin percussions) in College. I did my university studies in Kinesiology and worked for the Canadian Coat Guard for 4 years! I also took many other clinics and courses to bring my coaching to another level. Since 1999, I have been coaching over 15 different aquatic disciplines and water sports across Canada (few in the USA).
I was already wakeboarding occasionally with my friends but only discovered wakesurfing in 2007 while training with Orbite Sport. That same year, I started to compete in both disciplines and to coach with the team. In 2007 & 2008, I participated in 7 competitions and placed twice 1st & twice 2nd. I did pretty good and I really enjoyed Wakesurfing so I decided to concentrate all my training time into it! In 2009, I attended my first competition in the States with Board Stiff as my only sponsor. Winning the 2009 & 2010 NWWSA Wakesurf Open helped me to get offers for sponsorship but also gave me the chance to meet-up with awesome riders! During my off-season, I had the chance to train with Dominic Lagacé & Sean Cummings, which motivated me even more! I am now very proud to represent important companies like Inland Surfer & Centurion Boats! I also recently got recruited by Wake Shredder as a team member!
Thanks to everyone that has been on my wakesurfing path of happiness & success!
Where did you grow up?
Chambly (20 minutes away from Montréal), Québec, Canada
2…. 1 brother & 1 sister (I’m the youngest)
What are your goals?
Learning new tricks & having fun! But also hope to attend more competitions for this upcoming season… I love to see the progression of the sport every year & meet-up with the riders! I also want to keep promoting the sport & hold a competition in the beautiful Canadian Rockies!
Centurion Boats, Inland Surfer, Board Stiff, Wake Shredder, Absolut Watersports & Sunshine Houseboats
Most recent results:
2012 – 3rd place (women’s skim open) / World Wakesurfing Championship – Parker, AZ
2011 – 2nd place (women’s skim open) / NWWSA Wakesurf Open – Lake Sammamish, WA
2011 – 3rd place (women’s skim open) / World Wakesurfing Championship – Parker, AZ
2010 & 2009 – 1st place (women’s open) / NWWSA Wakesurf Open – Lake Sammamish, WA
2009 – 1st place (women’s open) / Wakesurf Cup – St-Jean, Qc (Canada)
2008 & 2007 – 1st place (women’s open) / Challenge Wakesurf Memphrémagog – Magog, Qc
Biggest accomplishment in your sports:
Starting my own Wakeschool in the Canadian Rockies: H2O School Ltd. was a very big step for me but I have to admit that going up on the podium at the 2011 World Wakesurf Championships definitely put a smile in my face!
Wakesurfing, Wakeboarding, Swimming and Diving Instructor & Owner of H2O School Ltd.
Wakesurfing Pro Rider