The Fire Burns Bright
SouthTown Riders began in 2001 as a dream of some young guys that were passionate about two things: wakeboarding and impacting youth. Danny Tolentino and a few friends started a wakeboarding camp and youth ministry in the summer of 2001 using his personal boat and gear pooled together to outfit the boats. They reached out to youth groups and local non-profit organizations to bring kids and teenagers through a day camp focused on teaching wakeboarding and sharing the story of how Christ had changed their lives.
Within the following couple of years, the camp grew and managed to secure several key sponsorships from some companies that believed in the mission of SouthTown and were willing to lend their support. These key sponsors included Skiers Choice (manufacturer of Supra and Moomba boats), Hyperlite Wakeboards, Jet Pilot life jackets and Cobian flip flops.
As camps grew and the SouthTown crew began showing up at local events, doors started to open. In 2004, SouthTown had the opportunity to write a book and travel the country promoting the book and its vision. Hauling a Supra boat behind a wrapped RV, the Fire in the Core tour hit 26 cities from Charlotte to Portland and back.
In 2009, SouthTown became the official Supra and Moomba dealer in the Charlotte area. Camp has been running for over 15 years now and things have come full circle as SouthTown is now able to sponsor a team of riders each year. The vision is the same…wakeboarding and impacting youth. This is the SouthTown story.
SouthTown Watersports has been chosen to be the exclusive Supra and Moomba dealer in the Piedmont of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The Supra brand is synonymous with innovative styling, luxurious interior, and unsurpassed wake performance. Moomba is a value-oriented brand that delivers the same quality and performance of other inboard boats at a significantly lower price.
Our pro shop, Southtown Boardsports, has the largest selection of wakeboards, bindings, and accessories in the area. The shop is stocked with industry leading vendors such as Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Ronix, Slingshot, and Sandbox. You can check out the pro shop and buy online as well at southtownboardsports.com.