Welcome Caro Villeneuve to the P5 Team!
We are stoked to announce the addition of Caro Villeneuve to the P5 Team! Caro hails from Elko, BC, Canada and is a household name in the Wakesurf Industry. She has accomplished a lot in her Wakesurf career from teaching the next generation of riders at her H2O School at Lake Koocanusa to winning the World Title in 2015. Beyond her achievements, Caro is a great person with a positive attitude which translates into everything we look for in P5 ambassadors.
Lets dive in and learn more from Caro!
Name: Caroline (Caro) Villeneuve
Where are you from? Originally from Chambly, Quebec, Canada; currently live in Elko, British Columbia, Canada
Home Lake: Lake Koocanusa, BC
Boat Setup: We have 2 boats: 2013 Centurion Boats SV244 & 2019 Centurion Boats RI237
Current Sponsors: Centurion Boats, Phase 5, WakeBallast, H2O School Ltd, Absolut Watersports, Commit Snow & Skate, and Body Glove
Why Wakesurfing? It’s such a fun sport and the fact that it’s low impact will allow me to keep doing it for many more years to come!
Favorite Athlete: There are so many great athletes I’m looking up to: Dom Lagacé, Keenan Flegel, Jodi Grassman and Sean Silveira (just to name a few).
If you’re not Wakesurfing: In the summer, if I’m not wakesurfing I’m busy coaching at H2O School up here in beautiful BC, Canada.
Favorite Music: I’m pretty easy but please no death metal!
How do you stay healthy? I live a pretty active life-style and I make sure to ingest enough calories for all that energy I’m burning!
Favorite Workout? With the life-style I am living, my daily routine is a workout on its own. For example, in the winter we heat with a woodstove at home, so carrying and chopping firewood is definitely a good workout!
What do you do in your off season? I drive a Snowcat for Island Lake Lodge in the Canadian Rockies and on my free time I like to go snowmobiling and snowskating.
Tips to a rider who just bought there first Phase 5? Try to set your wave at its optimum capacities and take the time to learn to surf comfortably without the rope before to try learning tricks. Getting your basics dialed will definitely help you progress a lot faster!
Other Facts about Caro:
- She studied Kinesiology in College at Montreal, and has been coaching several watersports disciplines since then.
- Over the past 20 years Caro has worked as a swimming and diving coach, aquafit instructor, lifeguard, wakeboard and wakesurf coach, boat driving instructor and also worked 5 years for the Canadian Coast Guard in the Search & Rescue program. In 2011, Caro opened her own Wake school: H2O School Ltd. in BC, Canada.
- Caro started to compete in the Professional division in 2007 and reached the podium 59 times out of the 63 competitions she competed in (including 33 first places and 21 second places). She also made podium at every World WakeSurfing Championships since her first one in 2011, and won the World Title in 2015.
- Caro created the Rocky Mountain Wakesurfing Association in 2012 and has been on the board of directors of the CWSA since 2013.
If you are looking for lessons, we highly recommend Caro’s H2O Wakesurf School. She is a very experienced coach and will have a solid line up of P5 boards to train on. We look forward to having Caro be apart of the P5 family!