The WakeMate Story

How an Idea Changed Waterskiing Forever

Once upon a sun-kissed day in Sydney, Gabe found himself slicing through the azure waters, feeling the exhilaration of waterskiing. Yet, as the boat roared ahead, he struggled to convey his desires to the driver: a subtle adjustment of speed, a slight shift in direction. Frustration tugged at his heartstrings, but it also sparked a flicker of inspiration. Why couldn't there be something that amplified this experience, not just for him, but for all watersports enthusiasts worldwide?

Eager to transform his vision into reality, Gabe sought out his trusted friend, Dylan. With a penchant for building dreams from scratch and transforming them into monumental realities, the team had the spark needed to bring this idea to life. With grit, determination, and a shared passion for adventure, they embarked on a journey that would forever change the waterskiing landscape.

Days turned into nights, and nights into bleary-eyed brainstorming sessions. Gabe and Dylan worked tirelessly, fueled by their unwavering belief in the transformative power of their creation. Their hands became calloused from crafting prototypes, their minds ablaze with the pursuit of perfection. Months drifted by, blurring the line between dreams and reality until finally, WakeMate emerged from the depths of their imagination, shimmering like a beacon of innovation.

With WakeMate, the duo had crafted a game-changer—a revolutionary waterski handle attachment that empowered athletes to conquer the waves with unprecedented control. The duo's shared dream had blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reshaping the waterskiing experience for adventurers across the globe. Gabe and Dylan's passion, dedication, and unwavering belief had unlocked a new chapter in water-sports history—a chapter that would forever inspire others to chase their own untamed dreams and conquer the waters, one thrilling ride at a time.

Our Mission

Our goal is to become the leading provider of smart water sports handle attachments, recognized for our commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability. We aim to inspire and empower people around the world to reach new heights and experience the thrill of water sports like never before.

The Team

Gabe Suntup: Co-Founder

Gabe, the visionary co-founder of WakeMate, is a passionate watersports enthusiast with an unwavering thirst for adventure. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced on the water, Gabe's moment of frustration led to an inspired idea that would revolutionize the waterskiing experience. Armed with a boundless spirit and a relentless pursuit of perfection, Gabe's vision propelled WakeMate from a mere concept to a game-changing reality, empowering athletes worldwide to embrace control, precision, and limitless possibilities on the waves.

Dylan Bird: Co-Founder


Meet Dylan, the visionary co-founder and the driving force behind WakeMate's marketing and operations. With an innate talent for transforming ideas into tangible success stories, Dylan brings a wealth of experience in building ventures from the ground up. His strategic mindset and relentless determination have been instrumental in propelling WakeMate to new heights. A true marketing genius, Dylan's innovative strategies and meticulous attention to detail have captured the hearts of watersports enthusiasts worldwide. Fueling the team with unwavering passion, he spearheads the mission to enhance the waterskiing experience for adventurers everywhere, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.