a little about us

meet the team

Rob Rausch

Executive Director

Wakeboarded since the sport was invented. That’s nearly 30 years of experience on the water. He’s a certified coach with 20 years coaching experience and still pushes his riding despite being in his declining years. Rob is passionate about Osoyoos both as a resident and business owner. He serves as Board Member of Destination Osoyoos and the Osoyoos Airport Development Society. In his downtime, he likes to relax by flying the Boeing 737 for Air Canada.

Kailee Jenks

General Manager

Kailee is the beating heart and soul of Wakepilot. Full stop. Her genuine care and concern for every other team member is the foundation on which our top-rated customer experience is laid. As a former business owner as well as BC Ferries crew member, she came to Wakepilot slightly overqualified both as a manager and boat operator leading to her rapid and frequent promotions in the company. Guests often comment on Kailee’s constant smile and unassailable positivity.

Jesse Jenks

Head Coach

Jesse came to Wakepilot as a coach after many, many sessions as a customer. Jesse grew up in Crofton on Vancouver Island and has been wakeboarding since he was six. Jesse podiumed at his first appearance at the Canadian Wakeboard Nationals in 2022! An avid surfer as well, Jesse is nearly as talented behind a boat as he is on the ice as a goaltender. His accomplishments include playing Division One hockey at the university of Alaska Fairbanks as well as playing for Team Canada and winning a bronze medal at the World Junior A Championships. Jesse loves anything in the outdoors including camping, mountain biking or surfing the breaks in Tofino. 

Jordan Desrosiers


Jordan was born into the sports world. He is a high level ice hockey official and has played hockey his whole life. Jordan has been taught by many amazing coaches and mentors throughout his athletic career. Taking from what he has learned from his coaches, he pursues being the best possible coach on and off the lake. Jordan loves the outdoors and being on the water, whether that be fishing, camping, hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing or any other outdoor activity. He is extremely passionate when it comes to helping others succeed.

Joey Gurr


Joey is originally from a small lake outside Calgary, Alberta. His passion for action sports started at a young age, spending summers on the water and winters in the mountains. His dedication to the sport of wakeboarding has earned him a spot on Team Canada for the past six years, and he recently competed in his first year as a professional. Joey has learned from world class coaches, and he has spent time working at wakeboard camps in Florida. As a coach, he believes in the importance of fundamentals, and he strives to instill the necessary skills and techniques in his students to help them reach their full potential. With a wealth of experience in the sport and a passion for teaching, he is dedicated to helping others achieve their goals and generally have a great time on the water.

Ethan Mckibbon


Ethan grown up immersed in sports and the outdoor world, playing hockey up to the junior level, competing in marathon and ultra-marathon events, and getting more and more involved in action sports such as snowboarding and surfing. This will be Ethan’s first year at Wakepilot but he is no stranger to the water, growing up on the same lake as our in-house pro Joey Gurr. Ethan has been Joey’s boat driver for much of his training during their high school years. He is excited to join the team and can’t wait to get out on the water with you!

Join the Team

Wakeboard coach

taking applications

Wakepilot recruits early every spring for our coaching crew. A love of sharing the sport and helping make experiences of a lifetime is a must. Applicants must also have previous experience teaching wakeboarding, surfing and skiing. Preference is given to NCCP certified coaches and those that have competed. Spend the summer on the warmest lake in Canada  teaching watersports, developing athletes, teaching boat driving, doing private lessons on guests’ boats, and generally living the dream. Additional benefits include free daily sets and use of other Wakepilot equipment. To apply, please send a resume to info@wakepilot.com

Kiteboard coach


With the goal of decreasing our impact on the environment, Wakepilot is bringing windsports to our offerings. Introducing kiting and wing surfing/foiling means we are looking for IKO certified coaches. You can coach kiting anywhere in the world. Check this one off your bucket list. Come to the warmest town in Canada, Osoyoos, BC. If you are also into towed watersports, this is the job for you! To apply, please send a resume to info@wakepilot.com

waterfront team


Join the team at the top-rated tourism company in Osoyoos. If you love connecting with people and then connecting them with exceptional experiences, Wakepilot is the place to be. Duties include answering inquiries, taking reservations, entering them in our computer reservation system, checking-in guests, conducting safety briefings, dispatching and receiving watercraft and preparing vessels. Spend the summer on the beach at an attractive wage+commission pay structure. Additional benefits include use of equipment. Preferred applicants should have customer service, boat driving, mechanical, and computer experience as well as strong organizational skills. To apply, please send a resume to info@wakepilot.com

maintenance lead


If you have a love of all things mechanical, especially boats, and enjoy working outdoors, this is the job for you. Applicants should have experience with engine maintenance and have a basic understanding of electrical systems. Duties include daily checks of all vessels, oil changes, diagnosing and making general repairs, preventative maintenance, cleaning and fuelling vessels, and docking boats. Additional benefits include use of Wakepilot equipment. To apply, please send a resume to info@wakepilot.com

Based on 139 reviews
Rob and Kailee are fantastic. We came early in the season and almost had the lake all to ourselves. This is a professional company that makes sure their watercraft are up to the best standards. We always book from them when we are here. Our only recommendation for them is to stock hobie cats! We wish we could have sailed a bit since it was nice and windy in the afternoon.
Bryson Dunn
Bryson Dunn
Great to deal with. Professional and polite. Our trip was unfortunately cancelled due to weather and it being much too windy but that was a risk we knew we were talking coming into off season. We kept in touch closer to the date and hoped for better conditions. Once confirmed it was not safe (and it would be too windy to enjoy also) we were cancelled and refunded as they have good policies when it comes to weather. 5 stars for safety, customer service and communication 👍
Simon Scully
Simon Scully
Good spot. Near to hotels. Friendly and helpfull staff.
Brian Bowman
Brian Bowman
Friendly service, great equipment, decent price. Thanks Sam!
Kyle Werier
Kyle Werier
Wakepilot has been awesome. Beautiful machines and first class service. Ive rented 3 different times over our vacation, each amazing all round !
Michael M
Michael M
Very polite, friendly and helpful staff while I was renting a paddle board for my son and his friend.
roland szabó
roland szabó
best place in osoyoos for renting a boat or seadoo:) thx again a lot of funnnnn:)
Parm Grewal
Parm Grewal
Great experience, nice staff to deal with, very friendly! Would recommend this location.
Precious Ofina
Precious Ofina
The boat is new, clean and works well. The staff are hardworking. They may have explained everything fast but because of time constraints. It was easy to use the boat and the staff mentioned everything important for us to know.

Spreading Osoyoos Spirit

wakepilot scholarships

20 years ago, Wakepilot started operations with one humble Moomba Mobius boat. Since then, we have grown to be the largest watersports school in western Canada winning recognition from the industry, sponsorships from boat and gear manufacturers, and top-ratings from our guests.

Our success doesn’t come from our top-shelf fleet of boats but rather from our fantastic staff who love creating exceptional experiences for our guests on the warm waters of Osoyoos Lake.

Wakepilot sponsors local sports as well as supporting several local and regional charities. We understand that being a good corporate citizen means giving back to the community. To that end, Wakepilot is also pleased to offer scholarship(s) up to $6,000 to Wakepilot team members pursuing further education in technical/trade schools, college, or university. 

2022 recipients

RACHEL, Waterfront Team – continuing studies in Criminal and Social Justice at College of the Rockies.

SOPHIE, Waterfront Team – continuing studies in Business Management at UBC-Okanagan.

KATE, Waterfront Team – doing a double major at Dalhousie in Environmental Science and Sustainability.

KIRA, Waterfront Team – starting studies in Practical Nursing at College of the Rockies.

RAKELLE, Lead Customer Experience – continuing studies in Criminology at SFU.

KAITLIN, Waterfront Team – New Media Design and Web Development at BCIT.

EMMA, Customer Service Manager – continuing studies in Psychology at Union College, NY. 



Our Hours

Good Friday to Victoria Day weekend by appointment

Victoria Day to Labour Day
9:00am – 7:00pm
(Charters available from 8:00)

Labour Day to Thanksgiving
9:00am – 5:00pm

Our Number

(250) 495-4195

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We are available outside of
regular hours and off-season.

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