We at So-Gnar are super pumped to welcome the Austin, TX native Nathan Beels to the So-Gnar team. Nate commonly know as “Wakeskate Nate”, has been shredding on a Wakeskate since 2005 and enjoying every moment of it! Nate is a truly passionate dude that spends every waking hour pushing himself to the limits and to his next goals! A little over a year ago Nate was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that would leave a major impact on him. Due to the nature of some of the injuries, Nate had to undergo an amputation below the knee of his left leg. Nate has been determined to not let this slow him down!
This weekend marked just over a year from Nate’s accident. We decided to take a little trip to the Texas Ski Ranch and check out Nate in his first competition back on his Wakeskate. Nate was competing in the Extremity Games and we had to go see what he had in store for the world. Nate had some solid runs and is getting super consistent with his ollie’s, butters and is working on a few more tricks as well. Nate did very well finding himself in first place at the top of the podium. Mostly Nate was having a good time, while enjoying one of his true passions in life and reminding the world to stay determined!
We at So-Gnar had an incredible time checking out Nate and the Extremity Games at the Texas Ski Ranch and we are super stoked to have him on the team! Be sure to check out the video and pics below and stay tuned to www.so-gnar.com to see what Nate has in store for us. Welcome to So-Gnar Nate Beels AKA “Wakeskate Nate”