What a wild four days of wakeboarding competition we had here in Acworth, Georgia! The worlds best Wakeboarders descended upon Lake Allatoona for the 2017 Nautique Wakeboard Nationals and it was nothing short of action packed. BuyWake Team Riders Harley Clifford, Mike Dowdy, and Noah Flegel topped the Podium for a full BuyWake sweep and each took home arguably one of the coolest trophies. The Wakeskating was a little touch and go due to the conditions on the water, but Reed Hansen came out on top and proved once again he knows how to compete no matter the conditions. On the women’s podium BuyWake Team Rider Nicola Butler came in second place just behind Nautique Athelete Meagan Ethell who charged it all day to take the win.
The 58th Nautique Masters
This past weekend we traveled to Pine Mountain, GA, to Callaway Gardens to attend the Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament presented by Nautique. Ambush Board Co. has been at this event for 20 years with a merch tent with one of the best views of the action on Robin Lake. Going into the weekend everyone was buzzing about what would the Pro Men’s Wakeboard podium end up looking like. We got to see a four man final of Tony Iacconi, Cory Teunissen, Harley Clifford, and Mike Dowdy, and it was absolutely mental! We predicted a Harley vs. Dowdy showdown and after seeing Cory crush it we knew it would be a toss-up because his run was mind-blowing.
The WWA has a really good highlight on Instagram:
Watch Noah’s Winning Run
Noah absolutely crushed it this weekend in the wakesurf division at the Pro Wake Tour. Noah has been on a tear as of late, not only on his wakeboard, but…of course, also on his wakesurfer. Noah proves that riding behind his Nautique G23 is paying off and he can lay down anything. Check it out:
BuyWake.com Team Riders Top the Podium
What a weekend! In case you missed it, the first stop of the 2017 Pro Wake Tour was in Birmingham, Alabama and competitive wakeboarding is at an all-time high right now. BuyWake.com team riders Harley Clifford and Mike Dowdy are total warriors battling against each other on the water this year. One of the heaviest and hardest things to do after injury in get back to riding shape, and both Mike and Harley took no days off in the off-season rebuilding their bodies to peak performance. If you follow them on Instagram you can see the insane tricks they have in their respective arsenals, and they’re bringing these tricks to the tour. Congrats to Harley for winning the 1st stop of PWT, but with the way Mike is riding he is sure to take a win very soon (only 1.17 points separated them…so you know it’s coming).
What a Weekend!
We just returned from arguably the best pro wake contest we’ve ever been to: the Slingshot sponsored event properly titled Yardsale held at Valdosta Wake Compound.
This invitation only event was run on a Sesitec System 2.0 course set up unlike anything we’ve ever seen! With one day of practice and three full days of Best Line, Best Feature, and Best Trick, there was no lack of bangers. Our close friend Jeff Mathis took some incredible images that we wanted to share. Watch the video now!
Peep these two hits from our Instagram: