Date of birth:
1977.07.07
Hometown:
Τrois-Ρivières, Quebec, Canada
Sponsors:
Liquid Force, Tige Boats, Hi-5 Wakeschool, s3 brdshp, Rip Curl,
Hobbies:
Fishing and ocean surfing
Favourite athletes:
Mick Fanning

BIO

"Dominic Lagacé Hi-5"

I’m from Quebec Canada. We don’t have ocean and we have summer for only 3 month out of the year. I’ve been riding wakesurfing for more than 10 years. I use to snowboard, wakeboard a lot and ocean surfing before Ι started wakesurfing.

Now I’m one of the ambassadors of the sport and one of the oldest guys who still compete in the pro division. I’ve been competing wakesurfing since 2004 and went to the USA in 2007 competing for the 1st time at world wakesurf championship and I took 3rd place. So far I have 4 podiums at world wakesurf championship, 1st USA national and won many other contests all over the world.  I won the tricks and the video of the year in 2014. I’m the 1st person who landed a varial flip on a wakesurf, called the (hi-5flip).

After that I got so motivated, I just keep on training and keep on competing in the USA. I also travel the world to compete and teach people. My goal is to help people to progress and share my passion with everybody to help making the sport bigger.

Now I have my pro model board by Liquid Force called the doum pro. Sponsors by Tige boats, rip curl, s3brdshp, drummondville marine. I also have a wake school in Canada called Hi-5.

Wakesurfing is just amazing. If you have never tried it, go out there and try it. It’s so much fun. Slow speed, no impact and good for everybody in the family, all ages.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2011: 3rd place at world wakesurf championship
  • 2013: 2nd place at world wakesurf championship
  • 2014: Video of the year and tricks of the year

INTERVIEW 2015.08.31

What are you looking for to accomplish?

"Dominic Lagacé Hi-5"

Keep on traveling in new places I never been.

What would be your greatest achievement?

I landed the 1st varial flip ever on a wakesurf.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

The wind and when there are many other boats.

"Dominic Lagacé Hi-5"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

When I have fun and also when I ride good.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Back home on a balance board or on a beach surfing.

"Dominic Lagacé Hi-5"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

Be patient and have perseverance.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Not really nervous.

"Dominic Lagacé Hi-5"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My mom because she looks at all the contests on internet.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Repeat again and again.

"Dominic Lagacé Hi-5"

What are your future plans?

Keep coaching people all around the world to help grow the sport.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Have fun and try again and again.

"Dominic Lagacé Hi-5"