Frankie is a new face in the game of wakesurfing. Don't let that fool you though, Frankie is a very talented and accomplished board rider. From ocean to surfing to the Flow rider Frankie has proven himself. And after seeing him wakesurf he is not done yet.
Name: Frankie Schifano
Where are you from: Winter Garden, Florida
Home Lake: Clermont chain
Current Sponsors: Phase 5 Wakesurfers, Superdupersurf , Flowrider, Levko Surf and Crowd Control.
What Board are you riding? 2022 Phase 5 Key 52
Why Wakesurfing: It just feels right. It all started with ocean surfing at age 7 by 11 I achieved multiple championships, by 12 I was traveling around competing in USA surfing. On my down time back in Florida, while waiting for a swell I found a Flowrider close to my house, it is a consistent wave that you can throw so many different tricks on, the guys that run it became my best homies they pushed me to compete for a Flowrider title ,this summer I just won my first title for 2021 Jr. flow board National champion.
I remember surfing behind a boat for the first time it was magic, a wave that was like an ocean wave but consistent and perfect every time. It became my new love, I put all my ocean surfing skills and flowriding skills together to throw tricks behind the boat, it just feels natural to me. I am looking forward to the 2022 contest season I plan to do as many contest as I can. The wake surf community has such a positive vibe, everyone I have met is super helpful and so nice Im excited to be apart of it.
Most Prized Possession: My family and My friends I’m beyond blessed to have them.
Favorite Athlete: Kelly Slater, I was lucky enough to surf with him, he is a super nice dude.
If you’re not Wakesurfing: I’m with my friends flowriding, ocean surfing, cable park , paint ball, one of the water parks or theme parks here ,oh and travel we travel a lot.
Any other Careers? I start dual Enrollment soon then plan to go on to dental school and ultimately be an Endodontist. I somehow always find time to travel, shred and maintain high honors.
How do you stay healthy? I have been a pescatarian since I was 10, I definitely think that keeps me healthy, even though I don’t do it for health, I do it because I love animals, but it’s definitely an added benefit.
Favorite Workout? MMA sesh, Brazilian jiu jitsu or boxing all my favorites.
Tips to a rider who just bought there first Phase 5? Once you ride a phase 5 your riding progresses over night. The minute I tried the phase five key I did a 3 shuv for the first time ever in less than one hour. The boards are magic! Once you ride one no other board will compare. Most of all have a blast shredding it up. Yewwww!!