What is the best seat in the house at Firestone Fieldhouse?
For the best views of any sport, Willie recommends scoring a seat in the Riptide Student Section. Great view of the court and right by our students!
Our Strength & Conditioning Coaches help keep Willie the Wave in shape. They are always changing things up – everything from hitting the sand dune to paddleboard yoga.
Favourite Beach Read
Willie loves to read. He enjoys anything from kid’s classics like One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish to biographies on Duke Kahanamoku.
Willie’s favourite song is “Catch A Wave” by the Beach Boys.
Where is he from? Malibu?
In 1952, Willie came ashore, and he was a natural fit for the Waves.
What is Willie’s pre-game ritual?
Before games, Willie always hits the training centre for a quick pump with our Strength & Conditioning Coaches.
Does he feel competition with other mascots?
Willie just loves cheering the Waves on to victory at games.
Fun mascot facts
Like all mascots, Willie has taken a vow of silence which is why he loves to stand near our student section at games.
Stands 6 feet 4 inches at high tide.
Willie has never met a camera he doesn’t like.
How does Willie stay healthy during the season?
Willie keeps a balanced diet of fish & chips, sashimi, and seaweed kelp. He does indulge on Swedish fish and sea salt caramel ice cream though.
What is Willie’s favourite part of his new costume?
Willie loves his new shoes; he feels so agile. The Nikes let him do so much more than his old flip flops.
What is Willie’s favourite thing about being a mascot?
Bringing a tidal wave of school spirit on Game Day.
What is Willie’s signature move?
Starting the Wave.
What is Willie’s favourite sport to cheer on?
Willie loves all Pepperdine sports, but he feels most at home when cheering on Beach Volleyball.
How does Willie pump up a low-energy crowd?
Willie always brings high energy to any atmosphere
Does Willie ever feel low on energy?
No. Willie’s energy is always at high tide.
What are Willie’s favourite past times?
Catching sunrises and sunsets.
Making waves with surfers.
He loves watching movies; Finding Nemo & Endless Summer are his favourites.