OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS, she kept at it with her family on their vacations to the West Coast and on weekend trips to the Gulf of Mexico closer to their home of Austin, Texas. Then, in 2010, when she was 8, she started wakesurfing on Lake Austin. Pretty soon, she was hooked. She started to launch into local competitions (taking first place at Waketoberfest 2011 in Canyon Lake) and take on some awesome sponsors.
In 2012, she decided to venture into the pro world, competing at the national level against women twice her age. She placed third at West Coast Open in Women's Pro Surf and third atNational Championships in Women's Pro Surf. Those events qualified her World's in Parker, Arizona in September 2012.
Raleigh was the last seed on the first day of the World Championships. Raleigh surprised everyone will a killer run on the last day and won the title of 2012 Women's Pro Wakesurf World Champion.
In 2013 Raleigh continued into her second season in Pro Women's Surf. She made the podium at all her events including 1st at West Coast Open, Mexico Championships, Arizona Championships, The 10,000 Lakes Open, The U.S. National Championships. She repeated for 2013 by becoming the 2x Women's Pro Surf Style World Champion.
Raleigh is an animal lover and has two dogs and a pet pig named Fergus that she won on a wager with her dad, which was that she could get one if she got on the podium at Worlds.
She's also a big fan of music, collecting vinyl, and riding her skateboard.
Raleigh turned 15 in November 2016
Always nice hanging with my Tige teammate Emily Agate #tigelove #teamtige
After finals run with Jake and Blusurf NW Wakesurf
Lake Austin break from the #stagespodcast and Tout de France. Lesson for Lance Armstrong Tige Boats Ski Dock
Gotta like when the clouds line up with your wave. #tigelove Blusurf Tige Boats
Been liking this setup lately. 560lbs 100% in each rear locker. Plug and play. No extra bags on the seats, floor or pumps. Taps at 1-3. 1 when I want it longer. Surf at 5. 10.9mph #tigelove Tige Boats Ski Dock
Executive Producer Scott Culp invites you out to Callaway Gardens for the 1st annual Rock The Wake Contest. This is the most exciting and explosive wakeboarding and wakesurfing event of the year, and the first every combined team competing in both wakeboard and wakesurf. #RockTheWake is brought to you by Nautique Boats featuring the 2017 G23 and Phase 5 Wakesurfers. Come out August 19th, bring the entire family for an amazing event followed by the Rock The Wake ROCK CONCERT and Fireworks show. ROCK ON!
Thank you Lake Anna Wake Surf Open. Great people, beautiful lake and awesome event. Thank you so much Jonathan Matthews and Laurie B. Matthews of Blusurf for your last event and support. #teamblusurf Thanks to Tige Boats #tigelove Ski Dock Nixon Sticky Bumps Surfwax & Accessories Anchored Down Detailing @gospacecraft
Fun lesson with 10 yr old Lake Austin up and coming shredder, Henry. Message me for lessons or ride time options on the Tige Boats #RZX2
Blue Skies and boostin. #RZX2 and Blusurf ...and yes, a broken hand. #lakeaustin #wakesurfing Sticky Bumps Surfwax & Accessories Nixon Tige Boats SpaceCraft Anchored Down Detailing
Lance Armstrong droppin the rope. 1st lesson Tige Boats https://t.co/fa8mLyk7YV
After finals run with Jake and Blusurf NW Wakesurf https://t.co/70lWrI6gIv
Been liking this setup lately. 560lbs 100% in each rear locker. Plug and play. No extra bags on the seats, floor... https://t.co/ACu5SoJonF
Thank you Lake Anna Wake Surf Open. Great people, beautiful lake and awesome event. Thank you so much Jonathan... https://t.co/ezlhcvcKyf
Fun lesson with 10 yr old Lake Austin up and coming shredder, Henry. Message me for lessons or ride time options... https://t.co/9CP64loEoI