Stagecoach Wake business under new ownership, focuses on surfing

Tony Distrola purchased Wake from Ben and Kim Saari and is focusing the business on wake surfing, as opposed to other wake disciplines. He operates out of Stagecoach Lake and hopes to cater to locals more than anything else. (Courtesy Tony Distrola)

Steamboat Springs resident Tony Distrola learned early the secret to life.

“I have a passion for sharing the things I love,” he said. “I do snowmobiling in the winter. I was a pro snowboarder and a coach in my 20s. I realized that whenever you share your passion with people, it gives your life purpose.”

In the summer, the passion he shares is wake surfing. Distrola runs Wake, a watersports outfitter based at Stagecoach Reservoir. He bought the business last year from Kim and Ben Saari when they left town for Tennessee. Distrola had worked for them previously and has been in the Yampa Valley since 2014.

He has about 34 years of watersports knowledge and…

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