WAKEBOARDER Aaron Gunn has become a Liquid Force Australia team member and will compete during the Australian Cable Wakeboarding season, which starts in Cairns on Sunday.
In cable wakeboarding, riders are pulled around by rope and handle.
The Kearns teenager said he was "stoked" when he received the invitation.
"I have been working hard and riding almost every day at Cables Wake Park, Penrith to make sure I'm fit for the coming season," Aaron said.
The 16-year-old started wakeboarding behind a boat as a 10-year-old and switched to cable wakeboarding last year.
Aaron, who has progressed to become one of the area's top riders, says he has some new tricks planned for the Liquid Force Summer Series.
Cables Wake Park Penrith's pro shop manager Damian Cox believes riders such as Aaron coming through the ranks on the water is good for the sport.
"We need more grommets wakeboarding to keep our sport going and change it from a minority sport to a majority sport," he said.
Cable wakeboarding is quickly becoming a popular, family-oriented sport, with Aaron's parents Donella and Darryn joining in the fun.
"Donella and I head to the cable on whatever days we can," Darryn said.
"We love to watch Aaron ride.
"He has come so far in the past 12 months."
Aaron has his immediate sights set on winning the Australian summer series and is relishing the chance to become an Olympian.
Late last year cable wakeboarding was shortlisted for the 2020 Olympic Games.
"Even though the Olympics is still eight years away, it's a definite possibility," Aaron said.
"I'll only be 24 and that's a time when I can still be at my peak in my riding."