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Thomas De Wispelaere jumps over The Belgium Pier in Blankenberge

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:03:47 +0000

Ten years ago, Thomas De Wispelaere said: "One day, I'll jump over this pier."

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the Belgium kitesurfer, 29, has finally accomplished his dream. De Wispelaere has successfully jumped over The Belgium Pier, in Blankenberge.

"This pier is special for Belgian kite surfers. I have been waiting for the right conditions for years. I needed eight-to-nine Beaufort westerly wind combined with a spring tide - and that is relatively uncommon," said De Wispelaere.

Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska crowned 2018 Kite Park League champions

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:37:51 +0000

Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska have conquered the 2018 Kite Park League (KPL).

The last event of the wake-style kiteboarding series got underway in Brazil and had historical conditions. The inaugural Kite Mansion Open was a huge success.

The organization debuted a different competitive format with a left and a right foot forward kicker, both scoring 10 points, and two lines to the left and to the right with two rails, with both scoring 25 points.

The official roster for the 2019 Red Bull King of the Air

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:40:39 +0000

Video entries are now closed for the most prolific big air kiteboarding contest in the world.

After much deliberation, the last nine participants have been chosen, and they now secure their place for the ultimate showdown with the hope of taking the title of 2019 Red Bull King of the Air champion.

Kevin Langeree, Liam Whaley and Lewis Crathern, as well as past champions Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, and 2017’s winner Nick Jacobsen have been confirmed for the 2019 event.

Guy Bridge sets new speed record at 2018 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:10:28 +0000

Guy Bridge set a new speed record at the 2018 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, in Western Australia.

The 19-year-old athlete concluded the 19-kilometer kiteboarding marathon from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, in Fremantle, in 18 minutes and 49 seconds.

On his hydrofoil board, Bridge cut 45 seconds off the race record established in 2016.

How to fly a single-line kite

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:02:19 +0000

Kite flying is a simple and fun outdoor activity for both adults and youngsters. Learn how to fly a simple single-line kite.

Nothing beats a single-line kite. Why? Because it is easy to set up, control and fly and doesn't require long hours of flight to get it up high in the sky.

You can easily self-launch them, and won't find any problem bringing them back to dry land. You'll find models with spectacular designs, built with sturdy materials, and showcasing vibrant colors.

Kitesurfing pioneers release must-listen audiobook

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:07:27 +0000

Hawaiian watersports legends Robby Naish, Pete Cabrinha, and Don Montague share their personal stories in an audiobook that is filled with good music and laid back vibes.

Through unreleased interview recordings, taken from the award-winning film "Chapter One - The Kiteboard Legacy Begins," the three men speak about the evolution of watersports in Hawaii, and the birth of a new sport - kitesurfing.

In the early 1990s, professional windsurfer and big wave record holder Pete Cabrinha is part of a group of creative individuals in Maui called "The Strapped Crew," which also included Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama.

A snow kiteboarding adventure in Patagonia

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:12:28 +0000

Three young riders went on a snow kiteboarding trip to Patagonia.

Ignacio Ortiz, Ivo Pionetti, and Laurent Guyot explore some of the best kiting spots the territory has to offer and were lucky enough to live unforgettable experiences with Mother Nature.

Patagonia is a vast region located at the southernmost tip of South America, and it is shared by Argentina (three quarters) and Chile (a quarter).

Kitesurfer dies in Supertubos

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:22:43 +0000

A Russian kitesurfer died at Supertubos, in Peniche, Portugal. It was the first time someone died practicing water sports at the spot.

The 34-year-old kiteboarder was riding his wing in challenging ocean conditions at the famous beach break when, suddenly, he broke his board and struggled in the surf.

Local surfers were able to bring him back to the beach, and he was later transported to the Peniche hospital.

Nick Levi sets new Guinness World Record

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:19:01 +0000

Nick Levi has officially been awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest distance ever kitesurfed in 24 hours.

On August 11, 2017, the rider from Sofia, Bulgaria, launched his kite at 4:17 am and rode it until 9:43 pm within the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, in California.

The total kite distance was of 418.69 miles (673.83 kilometers). Levi's average riding speed in the first 18 hours was 21.9 miles per hour (35.2 kilometers per hour), and his maximum speed was 19.2 mph (31 kph).

Jason Polakow scores big time in Indonesia

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:32:56 +0000

The first windsurfer to ever take on Nazaré's Praia do Norte continues to impress.

Jason Polakow is probably the most well-rounded wave sailor on the planet, and it's quite clear why. This time, he got on a plane to what appears to be T-Land, in Indonesia.

"Indonesia has always been on my bucket list. I've been watching the Indian Ocean fire up every year, so I've been doing a lot of research and hearing a lot of ghost stories, so I thought it's time that I come out here and find something," explained the Australian.

Sometimes we all need to travel "As Far As We Can"

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:29:13 +0000

Adam Sims, Alina Shalin, and Riccardo Marca went on a surf trip to Norway. And they say it's been worth it.

When everyone was heading south, the trio packed their gear and traveled north to the Arctic Circle, where the sun is low in the sky, and the water temperatures are not inviting.

The adventurers visited Gladstad, and Bodo, before exploring the sailing and wave riding potential of the Lofoten archipelago, a region where they found an active surfing community.

10 national records broken at the 2018 Luderitz Speed Challenge

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000

The 2018 Luderitz Speed Challenge is over, and ten new national records have been set.

Antoine Albeau and Alex Caizergues can relax for now. They are still the fastest windsurfer and kiteboarder on the planet, but there are several riders close on their heels.

In this year's edition, the Luderitz Speed Challenge debuted a live speed update system, which allowed fans to follow the action in real time.

A dream wave sailing week in Tahiti

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:08:57 +0000

Charles Vandemeulebroucke is a passionate windsurfer, and rarely misses an opportunity to go wave sailing in Tahiti.

The sailor from Dunkerque, France, currently lives in Tahiti and is sometimes blessed with epic sessions in Polynesian waters.

The story behind these shots is pretty simple. They chronicle a dream windsurfing week in Tahiti.

Does blending windsurfing and football really work?

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:09:48 +0000

Sam Esteve has been trying to figure out a way of blending windsurfing with football. It doesn't seem to work, but it can be fun.

Is it the offseason or the silly season? Whatever the answer is, French freestyle windsurfer is getting creative while prepping for the 2019 PWA World Tour.

Esteve finished eighth last year, so he should be quite pleased with his performance among the elite. But that doesn't mean he isn't actively training for a bigger and better season.

Gunsails launches a new weapon named "Bow"

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:31:12 +0000

Gunsails announced the launch of a conceptual new windsurfing sail.

The "Bow" features a unique design, and it was specially developed for free racers, slalom maniacs, and foiling enthusiasts seeking constant power and effortless drive across a huge wind range.

The four-cam sail works best with the "Bow Flex," a mast that bends within the sail.

Défi Wind is coming to Japan in 2019

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:08:15 +0000

The Défi Wind concept is about to hit the Land of the Rising Sun.

The organizers of the long distance windsurfing race announced that they will launch a new event in Japan from February 28 through March 3, 2019.

The Défi Wind Japan will take place in the southwest end of the Miyako-Jima archipelago, in the Okinawa Prefecture.

How is a windsurf board made?

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:30:16 +0000

The process of building a windsurf board from scratch is a lot more complicated than shaping a surfboard.

Although there are identical stages, techniques and steps, windsurf boards feature specific parts, like the mast track and the footstraps, which require extra craftsmanship.

The windsurf board manufacturing methods and approaches vary from brand to brand, but the main stages will not differ much.

International Windsurfer becomes an official World Sailing class

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:28:32 +0000

The Windsurfer has officially been granted an International Class status.

The World Sailing (WS) Council has finally recognized the historical relevance of the Windsurfer, also known as International Windsurfer, as a pioneer windsurfing class.

The decision to re-introduce the Windsurfer was made on November 4, 2018, and puts the classic sailboard equipment where it once was.

A boogie journey into the pristine waves of Hawaii

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:38:37 +0000

Oh, Hawaii... The archipelago of perfect waves, volcanic backgrounds, and beautiful people.

There have been thousands of surf videos shot in the islands of Aloha, but there's always room for another one. This time, "Hawaii" is a boogie thing.

Michael Novy, Joe Clarke, and Jones Russell booked a ticket to the ultimate surfing destination and made sure to tick all the infamous boxes of the North Shore of Oahu during the last winter season.

Joana Schenker's 2018 highlight reel

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:46:19 +0000

Joana Schenker has definitely enjoyed her year as world bodyboarding champion.

The 2017 APB World Tour queen continued on her quest to push the limits of women's bodyboarding, whether by fighting for a second world title, or free surfing her favorite breaks.

Schenker's end-of-year reel reveals an in-form rider landing ARS moves and getting barreled in Zavial, a beach break located near her hometown of Sagres.

The days when Captain Turbo ruled the bodyboarding universe

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:46:02 +0000

In 1983, Russ Brown founded Turbo Surf Designs in Hawaii. But he also revolutionized the way bodyboards were sold to young rippers.

The man known as "Captain Turbo" was one of the first to defy Morey Boogie's monopoly. Brown introduced premium bodyboard models featuring hard PVC slicks, vinyl decks, and bold graphics.

In the mid-1980s, Russ developed a cartoon series featuring the world's first bodyboarding superhero.

How to reduce or remove the rocker of a bodyboard

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:57:18 +0000

The rocker is the original bottom curve of the bodyboard from nose to tail, as observed from a side angle.

The goal of the rocker is to adapt to the natural curvature of the waves. Traditionally, the nose and tail of both bodyboards and surfboards are slightly angled upward.

But there are limits for the amplitude of the rocker you need. You will never want a banana-shaped profile, so sometimes it's important to fix it, i.e., reduce or simply eliminate the overall curve of the board.

Maxime Castillo sweeps 2018 European Tour of Bodyboard title

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 16:04:59 +0000

Maxime Castillo conquered the 20th-anniversary edition of the European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB).

The French bodyboarder secured his first ever European bodyboarding title in Agadir, Morocco, during the last event of the ETB series.

Castillo finished the Morocco Bodyboard Pro in the runner-up position, but it was enough to conclude the season in first place.

Amaury Lavernhe wins 2018 Quemao Class

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:02:50 +0000

Amaury Lavernhe has taken out the 2018 Quemao Class in Gran Canaria.

After several weeks of waiting, the Quemao Class 2018 didn't disappoint, and on the second day of excellent wind conditions and waves, the champions were finally crowned.

Thirty-two national and international bodyboarders and surfers have once again battled it out at El Quemao, in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Morey Boogie Bodyboards Presents: Bodyboarding on the Edge

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:05:03 +0000

Professional bodyboarding is a relatively new concept. The first boogie-only contest was in 1982. It was the International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships.

The event was a stand-alone world championship and run from ran continuously from 1982 to 1994, with a single exception - 1985 - when it was not held.

It was a time of rapid growth for the sport, and events were even televised on ESPN.

Sócrates Santana crowned 2018 Brazilian bodyboarding champion

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:37:31 +0000

Sócrates Santana and Maira Viana have taken out the 2018 Brazilian bodyboarding titles.

Brazil has always produced some of the best bodyboarders in the world.

Guilherme Tâmega, Paulo Barcelos, Uri Valadão, Stephanie Pettersen, Glenda Kozlowski, Claudia Ferrari, Neymara Carvalho, Isabela Sousa, Daniela Freitas, Mariana Nogueira, Karla Costa, and Soraia Rocha have all been crowned world champions.

APB North America is full steam ahead for 2019

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:07:54 +0000

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) confirmed it is working actively to re-establish a professional and amateur bodyboarding circuit in North America.

The first stage of APB North America is to roll out its Judging and Instructor Certification programs in late January 2019.

Rogerio Bezerra, the technical director of the organization, has been working diligently with the president of APB North America, Steve Jackson, to develop programs that ensure the United States and the entire North American region have qualified judges for all amateur and professional competitions.

How to do the monkey crawl in skimboarding

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:54:24 +0000

The monkey crawl is one of the two techniques that allow skimboarders to get to the waves or any other dead water surface.

Ideally, you should learn how to do it by running to about thigh to waist-deep water next to small, weak waves, as they break next to you.

The goal is to carry all your momentum onto the skimboard in order to give you that extra boost, speed, and distance into deep water areas.

Blair Conklin is your 2018 United Skim Tour champion

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:57:06 +0000

Blair Conklin and Sophia Nguyen claimed the 2018 United Skim Tour title.

The 2018 Exile Oktoberfest got underway at Newport Beach' Balboa Peninsula, in California. It was the final stop of the season for the professional skimboarding tour, and there was a lot at stake.

Sam Stinnett, who was not one of the world title race contenders, ended up winning the 14th edition of the iconic skim contest, which was blessed with a blend of a south swell and a building hurricane swell.

Lucas Fink wins the Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am 2018

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:52:57 +0000

Lucas Fink has taken out the Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am 2018, at Vilano Beach.

The Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am, organized by Steve Pullara, is the third longest-running professional skimming event in the world.

It is also the only amateur contest on the planet allowing each rider two chances to advance before being eliminated.

Dawid Pruski prevails at 2018 Red Bull Skim It

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:07:58 +0000

Dawid Pruski claimed the 2018 Red Bull Skim It, in Lodz, Poland.

Skimboarders from all over Poland invaded the Manufaktura arts center and shopping mall to participate in the seventh edition of the iconic flatland skimming contest.

Despite the adverse weather forecast and morning rainfall, the day turned out to be sunny and full of exciting experiences. The rides on the track and the surrounding atmosphere kept the vibes hot throughout the event.

Red Bull Skim It returns with a skate-inspired format

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:13:38 +0000

The best Polish skimboarders will once again compete in the 2018 Red Bull Skim It, in Lodz.

Will the seventh edition of Red Bull Skim It competition be lucky for the participants? We will see that on August 25, when athletes converge on the artificial beach installed in front of the Manufaktura shopping center.

In previous editions, the best riders from all over Europe traveled to the heart of Poland, and the cool vibes transformed Lodz into something similar to Miami.

Skimboarders get towed into the waves by lawn mower engine

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:20:05 +0000

A group of skimboarders used a lawn mower engine to get towed into the surf.

The trick is not new, but it has made many people happy. Once and again, water sports enthusiasts adopt motor power to supply extra speed to their glides and, therefore, access new areas of the wave faster.

Surfers and windsurfers get towed into waves by jet skis; wakeboarders are generally pulled by the famous wake winch, a tool that has proved to be far better than many boats, especially in tricky natural environments.

Perry Pruitt wins the 2018 Outer Banks Skim Jam

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:31:56 +0000

Perry Pruitt claimed the 2018 Outer Banks Skim Jam, at Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.

The event had all sorts of weather, including onshore winds, small and medium-sized waves, and sunny skies. As a result, athletes had to adapt their rides to the existing conditions.

The OBX Skim Jam already is an institution by itself and is one of the key contests in the Skim USA Tour and United Skim Tour (UST) schedules.

Austin Keen hits the Surf Ranch

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:31:45 +0000

Austin Keen put on an epic display of skimboarding at the Surf Ranch, in Lemoore, California.

The intrepid rider from Savannah, Georgia, visited the artificial wave pool designed by Kelly Slater and showed the world why his skimming is such a versatile sport.

Keen, who is also an accomplished wakesurfer, was able to slide out to the wave on his first try, as he often does in other scenarios like rivers, lakes, and beaches.

Isaac Thomas will "Never Stop Skimming"

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:47:34 +0000

Isaac Thomas owns an interesting collection of rare skimboarding DVDs. They document the evolution of the sport since the turn of the millennium.

Times have changed, and the DVDs have been replaced by an impalpable medium: YouTube. However, the spirit remains the same - Thomas is riding his board for life.

"Never Stop Skimming" is a retrospective of his long skimboarding career. The edit includes Isaac's creative flatland glides and performances in a series of well-known spots including Chambers Creek, Cypress Creek, Dash Point, Galveston, Port of Tacoma, Rollins Lake, Sacramento, Spanish Banks, and White Rock.

Brian Grubb goes drone wakeskating in Slovenia

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:41:37 +0000

Brian Grubb is always looking to innovate in wakeskating.

The American took the sport to new territory with his drone tow ride down the Sava Bohinjka River, in Slovenia.

Grubb is famous for stunning projects such as wakeskating on the Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippines, along a volcanic valley in the Jordanian desert and at the historical Cleopatra Pool in Turkey.

Guenther Oka and Julia Rick claim dual world titles at the 2018 WWA Wake Park World Championships

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:08:29 +0000

The Mayan Water Complex proved to be the absolute perfect destination for the 2018 Wake Park World Championships.

The final day of action showcased the use of every feature to its full potential, leaving no question that the Mexican wake venue remains host to some of the most amazing riding in the world.

Gorgeous weather of the tropics kept the action moving all day long as the world's best threw down in the most epic showdowns.

Dominik Hernler transforms disused quarry into ultimate wakeboarder's playground

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:31:57 +0000

A steel filter, tonnes of rock, a digger and colossal track tires might not seem the ultimate plaything.

But three world-class wakeboarders turned such objects into the ultimate wakeboard experience inside a disused quarry in Carinthia, Austria.

"Falling Rocks" follows the new voyage of X Games medallists and wakeboarders Dominik Hernler, Felix Georgii, and Parks Bonifay.

Nikita Martyanov rides the frozen giants of Greenland

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:46:24 +0000

Nikita Martyanov traveled to the north for unique wakeboarding ride in the heart of Greenland.

Greenland. The biggest island in the world is located in the Arctic Circle, northeast of North America, and is covered in permafrost.

Nearly all of its inhabitants live in a small community in the southwest of the island. One of the largest populated areas in the port city of Ilulissat, famous for its ice fjord.

Riding a wakeboard everywhere in the Netherlands

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:39:56 +0000

"Better" is the new chapter on WaxThat's Winch Tour. And it's a different way of playing with a wakeboard.

Directed by Daan Rigter and shot by Lex Dekker, the short film documents two adrenaline-fuelled weeks of winch wakeboarding across the Netherlands.

Prepare for a different wake edit. In "Better," Antoine Allaux, Dirk van Esser, Lior Sofer, and Mik Nieuwenhoff put their bones to the test in urban and rural environments.

The 2019 Nautique Wake Series schedule

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:28:48 +0000

The full calendar for the 2019 Nautique Wake Series has been released.

The circuit aims to be the only event series that gives wakeboarders of all ages, gender and skill level a chance to compete at an elite level while maintaining a family-friendly environment.

And this year, it will be no different. The World Wake Association (WWA) and Nautique and released a four-stop schedule that will once again attract both professional and amateur riders.

Harley Clifford crowned 2018 WWA wakeboard world champion

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:40:10 +0000

Harley Clifford, Meagan Ethell, and Reed Hansen have taken out the pro divisions at the 2018 WWA Wakeboard World Championships, held at Lake Ikeda, in Miyoshi, Japan.

The event crowned multiple professional and amateur world champions who compete in the Nautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series.

American wakeskater Reed Hansen confirmed his superiority with a high-class display of signature 360s and kept Brian Grubb and Tony Iacconi in the remaining podium places.

Brian Grubb wakeskates through the Wadi Al-Hidan canyon

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:57:23 +0000

Brian Grubb traveled to Jordan to take on the mighty Wadi Al-Hidan canyon in the Valley of Hidan.

After tackling snow streams in Sarajevo and Filipino rice fields during his fantastic career on the water, the talented wakeskater visited a unique environment.

Wadi Al-Hidan is a breathtaking black basaltic canyon with narrow gorges, fresh pools, mesmerizing green vegetation and wildlife that feeds into the Dead Sea.

Champions crowned at the 2018 Wake Park National Championships

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:05:33 +0000

The 2018 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships and Wake Park World Series (WPWS) celebrated its 10th anniversary in style at the new Quarry Cable Park.

Riders and teams came in from all over North America, bringing intense competition and the best wake park showdown ever experienced.

History was made at the Quarry, with Tom Fooshee - the "King of the Cable" - announcing a refocus from the series to some of the youngest competitors making contest firsts.

Everyone in attendance had the opportunity to witness a level of riding, unlike anything this event has seen before.


The Groms kicked off the final day with the top four riders making it through to the final round of action. Taking the win, Cameron Flinkingshelt threw a tantrum off the kicker for his winning score of 95.70.

Alejandro Adib-Samii came up in second going super technical on all the rails scoring 90.30, just ahead of Gavin Doody who showed total composition the entire heat to earn 82.00.

Boys Features

The Boys Features division showed just how far and quickly our amateurs are pushing the sport with two competitors throwing double flips.

Parker Swope laid down the first ever double cab roll in Boys wake park contest history, followed by Fynn Bullock as the youngest competitor to land a double cab roll in a WWA wake park contest.

The top two competitors of the Boys semifinal went into a stacked final round where Jadon Scures had multiple spins off the kickers, including a super stylish indy 3-2-1 a for the top spot scoring 89.50.

Liam Brearley executed super techy rail hits on both the transfer box and the pool, taking second with 87.30 points. Fynn Bullock showed his versatility off the kickers and on the rails scoring 86.20.

2018 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships

Pro Wakeskate

Collin Haas took the Pro Wakeskate title with solid rail hits, plus an impressive kick flip in the flats and officially completing the win with the wildcard H/S B/S 360 off the XL kicker.

Rockstar athlete, Nick Taylor took second with a 95.00 hitting a backside ollie 360 in the flats and a frontside flip out of the pool, followed by Sam Langley in third scoring 80.00 sticking a frontside shove off the kicker.

Two-time WWA Wake Park World Series champion, Guenther Oka continued to go absolutely huge with multiple air tricks, mobes, and spins using the transition curb as a kicker to seal the deal with his wildcard T/S B/S 180 to stalefish mobe scoring 93.00 taking the Pro Mens Traditional top spot.

The legend, Tom Fooshee rode through the entire event for a second place finish of 84.00, throwing a nose grab fat chance 540. Pedro Caldas had another solid run to score 82.00 rounding out the podium in third.

Open Women Features

In the Open Women Features final, the top two riders of each semifinal heat went on to compete in the final afternoon round.

In the final, Shannon Stuckey excelled on all the rails, going super technical on the pool to take the National title with a 91.50.

Rounding out the podium, Mattie Armer took second scoring 91.20 with a clean H/S F/S 540 off the XL kicker, followed by Piper Harris in third with 83.80.

Open Men Features

The Open Men Features semifinal saw the top two riders of each heat moving on to the four-man final.

Bruno Ulott owned the top spot absolutely destroying the pool with a switch back lip 270 transfer to score 90.20. Kyle Payne smashed the kickers, placing him in second with 87.80, followed by Drew Glickman with a score of 82.20.

2018 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships

Masters and Veterans

Taking first place in the Masters division, Scot Ferwerda put up a score of 96.80 with an H/S F/S 270 on to the ledge, to pretzel 450 out and a clean H/S mute roll to revert off the kicker.

Jorge Garizurieta placed second absolutely crushing the double elbow rail with a front lip to fakie for a score of 85.10. Gavin Fisk scored 82.20 to round out the podium in third.

Jason Stuckey took the Veterans Features win with a 94.20, landing an H/S F/S 540 with a late stalefish off the kicker.

Shannon Stuckey made a second podium appearance with her signature rail game, sticking a transfer to 50/50 to B/S 180 out for a score of 89.90, followed by Dayle Cartwright in third nailing a tantrum to blind off the kicker to score 85.90.

Junior Men

The Junior Men put up a good fight in the morning hour with only one rider from each semifinal heat making it on to the four-man battle for the National title.

Gavin Giglio came away with the National title annihilating the transfer box with an H/S F/S 360 to 50/50 to B/S 180 out, along with a T/S B/S 720 for 96.00.

Riley Hackworth landed a massive T/S F/S 900 off the kicker to earn the second place spot with 86.60, followed by Garrett Coleman who took third with an 82.10 landing a big H/S F/S 900.

Pro Women Features

The Pro Women's final proved that the ladies have been on fire this season, showcasing their insane level of riding throughout the entire round.

Taking the 2018 national title, Anna Nikstad couldn't be stopped with a massive B/S 450 transfer on the transfer box to seal the deal with a winning score of 92.80.

Courtney Angus took second with a transfer 270 to back lip popping it around the front board on the pool to score 88.70. Jamie Lopina took the podium in third landing a super clean H/S B/S 540 off the kicker for a score of 81.90.

2018 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships

Pro Men Features

With the top rider from each Pro Men's Features semifinal heat advancing to the final round, we witnessed a top of the line round of wake park competition with Busty Dunn sending it for the winning score of 87.60.

Dunn threw down a B/S T/S 1080 on the kicker and a 50/50 to gap B/S 540 to decline on the transfer box. Guenther Oka landed a T/S B/S 900 late stalefish off the kicker, going very stylish on all the rails for second with 87.20.

Taking the podium in third, John Dreiling scored 86.40 bringing a style of his own to all the rails with a super technical T/S B/S 540 transfer to 50/50 on the transfer box.


The Orlando Watersports Complex team won the 2018 Points Chase title in both Traditional and Features Only divisions.

Shark Wake Park took second place in the Features Only Division, followed by Roseland in third to round out the Features Only.

Shark Wake Park took another second place finish in Traditional with, with Wake Nation - Houston finishing closely behind them in third.

2018 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships | Champions

Pro Men Features: Busty Dunn
Pro Women Features: Anna Nikstad
Junior Men: Gavin Giglio
Masters Features: Scot Ferwerda
Veterans: Jason Stuckey
Open Men Features: Bruno Ulott
Open Women Features: Shannon Stuckey
Boys Features: Jadon Scures
Groms: Cameron Flinkingshelt
Pro Wakeskate: Colin Haas
Pro Traditional Cable: Guenther Oka


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