Dallas Friday is considered the best Female Wakeboarder in the world and is the winningest female wakeboarder in history. Dallas' trophy case includes the ESPN ESPY award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete, 4 X-Games Gold medalists, and numerous World Titles.
Dallas began wakeboarding at thirteen years of age and began competing at a professional level in her first year of wakeboarding. In her rookie season she captured the prestigious Americas Cup title and silver at the 2000 X-Games where she was the youngest competitor at the event.
In 2001, Dallas won the World Cup at age 15. At 14 years of age, Dallas captured the Gold at the ESPN X-Games and the NBC Gravity Games. Dallas also captured first place finishes in the 2001 Malibu Open, the first two Pro tour stops, the Vans Triple Crown Ford Ranger Pro, Cable Wakeboarding Nationals, and the X-cup. In the 2003-2004 season, Dallas won every pro event but one. In 2005 Dallas succeeded in accomplishing the three-peat in winning Gold at the X-Games. In 2006, Dallas won the World, Nationals, Masters and the Pro Tour Championships. In 2007, Dallas dominated the overseas Wakeboarding World Cup events by remaining undefeated. In 2008/2009 season Dallas dominated the podium. Dallas won the coveted "Queen of Wake" Title in 2009, as well as the World Title after an amazing year. In 2010 Dallas suffered severe injuries that required 2 years of rehab causing her to miss the 2011 season.
Dallas' determination to excel, commitment to practice and love of the sport are all carry-overs from the discipline that Dallas puts forth to all activities that interest her. Present goals are to complete this tournament season and remain on top in the professional rankings. In addition, Dallas hopes to create new exposure for her sport, sponsors and tour sponsors by increasing the intensity of action for the fans through team efforts with her peers in Women's Professional Wakeboarding.
Dallas is named after a small town in North Carolina where her father was raised. She is an icon in the Sport of Wakeboarding.