Darin Shapiro

  • 5'3" | 150 lbs
  • Age: 43 (10/25/1973)
  • Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Residence: Orlando, FL
  • Turned Pro: 1991
  • Stance: Regular
  • Boat Board: Ronix Code 139
  • Sponsors: Ronix
2014 Season
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Early Life
Darin Shapiro was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Growing up as a waterskier and a trick skier, Darin was instantly hooked on wakeboarding when it was first invented. He was a major influence in the start-up and growth of the sport, inventing many of the first tricks, most notably, the "Raley".

The first ever signature wakeboard was named the "Shapiro Pro Model" by Hyperlite in 1985 and from there Darin would go on to dominate the sport for nearly 20 years and become the winningest wakeboarder in the history of the sport. Over the course of his career, Darin won six X-Games medals (the most of any wakeboarder) which included two gold medals and four silver.

Retirement and Comeback
Darin retired from wakeboarding in 2004 and moved to Hawaii to start a family. Ten years later he would return to Florida with his two children, and after seeing his 5-year-old's fascination in wakeboarding, Darin decided to return to competition after a ten year absence. Fans were amazed that at 40 years old, Darin was still riding at the same level that he was ten years ago. However, due to the increase in talent throughout the industry, Darin was unable to podium in his first year back. Despite being outmatched by the current elite riders, Darin is still, and forever will be, one of the most respected and talented riders in the history of wakeboarding.

Season:

2014 EVENT LOG QUALIFYING QUARTERS SEMIS FINALS
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION PLACE SCORE PLACE SCORE PLACE SCORE PLACE SCORE
8/24 Wake Open T19 Boat Orlando, FL - - 3 69.33 - - - -
8/16 PWT #4 T13 Boat Grand Rapids, MI 1 68.33 3 76.67 - - - -
7/26 WWA Nationals T19 Boat Waco, TX - - 3 70.00 - - - -
7/12 PWT #3 T29 Boat Monroe, WA 3 66.33 5 50.33 - - - -
6/28 PWT #2 T13 Boat Lathrop, CA 3 65.00 2 73.33 4 68.33 - -
5/17 PWT #1 T9 Boat Acworth, GA 2 63.33 1 63.33 3 78.00 - -
4/27 Wake Games T25 Boat Orlando, FL 2 75.00 5 40.00 - - - -
2005 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/23 World Cup T16 Boat Singapore Mastercraft X-Star -
2004 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
11/27 World Cup 5 Boat Doha, Qatar Mastercraft X-Star -
11/14 US Open Boat Kauai, HI Mastercraft X-Star -
8/22 National Championships T21 Boat Indianapolis, IN Nautique -
8/8 Wakestock Boat Bali, ON   -
8/7   X-GAMES 8 Boat Los Angeles, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/10 PWT #3 T17 Boat Kelowna, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
6/20 World Cup 4 Boat France Mastercraft X-Star -
6/6 PWT #3 T9 Boat Reno, NV Mastercraft X-Star -
5/23 PWT #2 T17 Boat Fort Worth, TX Mastercraft X-Star -
5/2 PWT #1 7 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2003 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/5 World Championships Boat Orlando, FL   -
9/14 Gravity Games 4 Boat Indianapolis, IN Nautique -
8/24 National Championships T13 Boat Indianapolis, IN Nautique -
7/27 PWT #5 Boat Irvine, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/20 Malibu Open 5 Boat Sacramento, CA Malibu -
7/13 PWT #4 6 Boat Kelowna, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
6/29 PWT #3 5 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
6/8 PWT #2 5 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
5/25   44th Masters Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
4/27 Vans Triple Crown T9 Boat Fort Worth, TX   -
4/13 PWT #1 T9 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2002 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
  World Championships Boat Orlando, FL   -
  National Championships 4 Boat Fort Worth, TX   -
8/24   X-GAMES Boat Philadelphia, PA Mastercraft X-Star -
8/2   Gravity Games Boat Cleveland, OH   -
7/28 PWT #6 10 Boat Irvine, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/14 PWT #5 5 Boat Kelowna, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
7/7 Wakestock Boat Thun, Switzerland   -
6/30 PWT #4 Boat Indianapolis, IN Mastercraft X-Star -
6/16 PWT #3 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
5/25   43rd Masters 7 Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
5/5 PWT #2 Boat Charleston, SC Mastercraft X-Star -
4/14 Vans Triple Crown Boat Pensacola, FL   -
4/7 PWT #1 9 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2001 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
9/30 World Championships Boat Lake Elsinore, CA   -
9/3 Gravity Games Boat Providence, RI   -
8/26 National Championships 7 Boat Orlando, FL Nautique -
8/19   X-GAMES Boat Philadelphia, PA Mastercraft X-Star -
8/12 Wakestock Boat Bala, ON   -
7/1 PWT #5 Boat High Point Mastercraft X-Star -
6/24 PWT #4 Boat Indianapolis, IN Mastercraft X-Star -
6/17 PWT #3 8 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
6/10 Malibu Open Boat Wilmington, IL Malibu -
5/27   42nd Masters Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
4/30 Vans Triple Crown 6 Boat Pensacola, FL   -
4/16 PWT #2 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
4/2 PWT #1 Boat Fort Lauderdale, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2000 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/8 World Championships Boat Lake Elsinore, CA   -
8/26 National Championships Boat Orlando, FL Nautique -
8/19   X-GAMES Boat San Francisco, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
8/13 Wakestock Boat Bala, ON   -
8/6 Japan Event Boat Japan   -
7/1 PWT #8 T11 Boat Abbortsford, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
7/18 Gravity Games Boat Providence, RI Supra -
7/16 PWT #7 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
6/25 US Open 9 Boat Sacramento, CA   -
6/18 PWT #6 5 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
6/18 PWT #5 Boat Hartford, CT Mastercraft X-Star -
6/4 PWT #4 T11 Boat Oklahoma City, OK Mastercraft X-Star -
5/28   41st Masters Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
4/21 PWT #3 5 Boat Greenville, SC Mastercraft X-Star -
4/30 Vans Triple Crown 5 Boat Pensacola, FL   -
4/16 PWT #2 Boat Fort Lauderdale, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
4/2 PWT #1 4 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
Darin's Best Videos
Darin and Kien via WakeWorld, 11.9.15
RUNA Clean Energy via Darin Shapiro, 5.20.15
RESURGENCE via Sidewayz Films, 10.15.14
Darin Shapiro via WakeWorld, 9.18.14
Triple-Flip Attempt via Darin Shapiro, 2004
12 Honkeys | Darin Shapiro via Sidewayz Films, 1999
Darin Shapiro in "Shaft" via WHOF, 1999
Six Pack 1997/98 via Sidewayz Films, 1997
Speedball Wipeout via mikechecktyniagara, 1997
New World Record via WHOF, 1995
THE "SCUD" via WakeboardingMag, 1994
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