About Us

Peconic Water Sports is the premier water sports company in Long Island, New York. We provide a world-class menu of water sports activities including wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing, kiteboarding, jet ski rentals and tours, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and more.

We offer two convenient waterfront locations in Southold and Sag Harbor, as well as pick up service on Shelter Island. Whether you are on the North Fork or in the Hamptons, Peconic Water Sports is the perfect place to plan your next adventure.

Give us a call today at (631) 680-0111!


Meet the Team

Senior Management

Joe Flotteron
Owner and Founder

An avid wakeboarder, kite boarder and surfer, Joe began coaching water sports professionally in 2007. He graduated from Villanova University and brokered derivatives in New York City before founding Peconic Water Sports in 2012. During the winter he can be found kiteboarding and surfing in the Dominican Republic.

Joe holds a United States Coast Guard 100-Ton Masters License.

Joey Wakeboarding in Southampton, Long Island, New York during wakeboarding lessons in the hamptons with peconic water sports
Matt Flotteron
President

Matt is a seasoned Captain and an avid kiteboarder. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 and founded Peconic Jet Ski. Matt has immense knowledge of East End maritime history, as well as the local marine environment. Aside from running day-to-day operations for Peconic Jet Ski, Matt also is a captain for kids camp and charters. During the winter he can be found wherever the best snow is – from Switzerland, to Vermont, to Japan and beyond.

Matt holds a United States Coast Guard OUPV License.

Matt Flotteron - Kiteboarding with Peconic Water Sports in the Hamptons near Southampton, Long Island, New York
Dom Cannistra
Vice President

Dom joins us from England, but spent most of his time kiteboarding in the Dominican Republic and beyond. An avid water sports guru, Dom’s technical ability heavily influences his coaching style, making him perfect for everything from wakesurfing to kiteboarding. Furthermore, Dom is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish. When he is not up North he can be found in the British Virgin Islands where he works on Richard Branson’s private islands teaching water sports.

Dom holds a United States Coast Guard OUPV License.

Dominic Cannistra- Boat Captain for Peconic Water Sports in the Hamptons with some Lemurs while working as a kiteboarding coach in the British Virgin Islands

Captains

Brian Reeder
Captain

Brian Reeder has been wakeboarding for over 20 years. Growing up in Virginia, Brian first learned to wakeboard with his brother and was immediately hooked. By age 16 Brian started riding professionally and spent over 10 years traveling, teaching and riding as a professional wakeboarder. Brians specializes in helping helping advanced riders reach the next level, and when he isn’t wakeboarding he loves to snowboard, skydive, surf and fish

Tripp Cardinale- Peconic Water Sports Water Ski Coach posing with his water ski on the North Fork in Long Island, New York
Tripp Cardinale
Captain

A native of the North Fork, Tripp grew up enjoying the endless possibilities of the water on the East End. Whether it be wakesurfing or wakeboarding, Tripp brings his natural athleticism to the table. Tripp graduated from Hofstra University and played collegiate basketball.

Tripp holds a United States Coast Guard OUPV License.

Marc Rossiter
Captain

Marc joins us all the way from foggy old England. Marc has been wakeboarding since was 10 years old and became a pro wakeboarder in England at age 16. He moved to the United States to pursue the sport and has been living in Florida for the past 7 years. He has won several awards including “Rail Rider of the Year in 2011” and is an expert at teaching wakeboarding, wakesurfing and wake skating. Marc and Brian are best friends and every day, no matter what, Marc stops what he is doing at 3 PM and has tea and crumpets.

Marc carries an OUPV license from the United States Coast Guard.

Chris Inzerillo Wakesurfing with Peconic Water Sports during a boat rental in the Hamptons near Shelter Island in Long Island, New York
Chris Inzerillo
Captain

Chris joined the Peconic Water Sports team in the Spring of 2016 after going out on a charter the year before. Chris has been wake boarding and driving boats in Greenport Harbor since he was a child, and now he’s a full-time professional captain. In the off-season, Chris attends New York Institute of Technology where he plays lacrosse.

Chris holds a United States Coast Guard OUPV License.

Eric Koch
Captain

We hired Eric for his looks, and he really does look good. Eric grew up right here on the North Fork and has been spending his summers out on the water since then. You may have seen him out there in his Cobalt, around sunset, cruising, listening to some nice music, with the wind in his hair… and now you can finally share those moments with this master of good times. Eric has been boating, skiing, boarding, swimming and having fun on Long Island his whole life, and we are really excited that we now get to share in those good times with him. He is also a mean slalom skier and he is ready to teach you how to lay deep turns just like he does.

Eric holds a United States Coast Guard 50 ton Masters License

Rhiannon Tufano
Captain

Rhiannon grew up in West Hampton and began sailing and wakeboarding there with her family as a kid, while spending winters in Vermont snowboarding. She competed in sailing regattas and was rated top 80 in the Atlantic Coast Championship in Opti racing at age 11. She’s been living in California for the last 7 years, and started instructing snowboarding at Big Bear Resort. In the off season she taught skiing and snowboarding on a moving carpet in Encinitas California. Rhiannon graduated from the Art Institute of California for Graphic Design and has an OUPV license from the United States Coast Guard

Kevin Diffley- Peconic Water Sports Jet Ski Tour Guide Wakesurfing in the Hamptons in Long Island, New York
Kevin Diffley
Captain

Kevin hails from Mattituck and grew up doing anything boating related. Whether it be seeking new sports to wakeboard or exploring the hidden gems of the East End by jet ski, Kevin lives for being on the water. When its too cold to ride, he can be found on his snowboard searching for powder. Kevin attends High Point University where he studies Business Administration. Fun fact, when kevin was 5 Joey and his brother Bryan built him his first wakeboard.

Kevin holds a United States Coast Guard OUPV License.

Jet Ski Staff

Matthew Douglas
Lead Tour Guide, Vice President of Peconic Jet Ski LLC

Matt is a jet ski veteran with over 10 years of experience. He remembers the glory days of 2-stroke motors. He grew up out in Montauk during the summer, spending his days surfing and riding jet skis in the ocean. Matt currently attends SUNY Albany where he is majoring in Finance.

Matt Douglass- Jet Ski Rental Guide in the Hamptons posing on a Yamaha VX Deluxe Waverunner in Long Island, New York
Nik Robinson
Tour Guide, Deckhand

Nik was raised in the big city, but now he lives between the Caribbean and the East End of Long Island. Nik is the newest member of our Jet Ski team and he is ready to get out on the water and show you the best of what Long Island has to offer on a Jet Ski Tour. Nik has an OUPV license from the United States Coast Guard

Deckhands

Kai Carse - On his way to kiteboard with Peconic Water Sports in Southampton, Long Island, New York
Kai Carse

Kai is one of the original campers from our first year. An avid slalom skier, he loves the need for speed on the water. He currently attends the Packer Collegiate Institute where he is on the swim team and track team.

Nick Karse- Peconic Water Sports original Deckhand for water sports charters and kids camp in greenport, long island, new york
Nick Carse

Nick is also one of the original campers from our first year. He loves to wakeboard and kite board. He currently attends Grace Church School and loves to play soccer.

Mats Grabenstein - Peconic Water Sports Deckhand in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York on a wakeboard boat after working charters in the Hamptons
Mats Grebenstein

Mats hails from Sag Harbor and loves to wakesurf. Mats learned the business with his Dad who ran a wakeboard school for 10 years with Mats helping out. When his Dad opened a brewery, Mats joined the Peconic Water Sports team as a coach

 He will be attending UCSB in the fall where he will be studying Biochemistry.

Daisy Seigal - Wakesurfing with Peconic Water Sports Kids Camp near Shelter Island in the Hamptons in Long Island, New York
Daisy Siegel

Daisy attended Peconic Water Sports’ first ever week of camp back in 2013. Since then she has never left, and starting in 2016 she began to work as a deckhand in camp. She is a master at doubles wakesurfing with kids and is pretty much always in the water. She currently attends high school in Brooklyn, NY

Oscar Champigneulle

Oscar came to us from Shelter Island where he grew up sailing and wakebaording. This will be Oscar’s first year working for the Peconic team as a deckhand. He currently attends Poly Prep in Brooklyn NY and is looking to play collegiate soccer.

Lily Truelove

Lily is our oldest camper, and now she is our youngest deckhand. Since our very first year in business, Lily has been in our camp every summer wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and of course, double wakesurfing with Daisy. After many years of waiting, Lily is finally working as a deckhand this summer. She has basically been working in camp for the last 2 years, but now she finally gets paid!

Office

Verona Penalba

Verona moved to the United States in September 2017 to begin managing her own water sports business with her husband Dominic. Verona’s business provides lessons, charters and logistics services to Peconic Water Sports. Verona is originally from Nicaragua and has lived and worked as a service professional in the Dominican Republic, Miami and the British Virgin Islands.

Wakesurfing in Sag Harbor with Peconic Water Sports Melissa Gabrielsen
Melissa Gabrielsen

Melissa is our office manager and has been working for Peconic Water Sports since 2015. If you have ever called us on the phone, you have probably spoken to Melissa. Melissa loves to wakesurf and has spent the last 5 winters traveling to over 30 countries all around the world.

Jackson Wile

Jackson doesn’t work in the office, he is a deckhand, but we love symmetry, so we have him down here until we finish adding staff to this page. Jackson grew up in Tribeca until 2013, when he and his family moved to Greenport. Jackson met Joey on the docks in Greenport and was our first camper ever. Jackson loves to paddle board, wakeboard and snowboard in the winter, and has been working as a deckhand since 2017. He is currently a sophomore at Greenport High School.