Stephen is by far a professional surfer but it is definitely in his roots. The Happy Pill is Stephen's favorite board on the boat because it has a floaty feel yet when he wants the aggressive style of a short board it is only one pump away. Stephen rides the Happy Pill as a Quad fin setup but it can also be setup at a Twin or Thruster pattern.
This is a complete setup that Stephen recommends for all students wanting to further their riding while taking and forgiving approach and also an aggressive ride. Stephen spent most of his years riding the Liquid Force Watson Classic. It is equipped with a dual concave belly which allows soft landings and a 3-stage rocker that will boost you on any trick wake to wake or in the flats.
STP Student Rx:
The Team comp CGA is the perfect blend between safety and flexibility. Wakeboarding should not be taken lightly when it comes to safety and Stephen is a major advocate for Coast Guard Approved vests. The best thing about this vest is it has a clip. This thing won't be sliding off!
Lake Norman, NC
This is the Handle and rope Stephen has used at the school for years. It is simplistic and gives the widest selection of riding lengths.