2015 Wake Preview

Well, wake season is winding down.

It’s almost time to fold up your boardshorts for the summer and start searching for that hoody you tucked away in the depths of your closet back in April.  It’s the normal progression, right?  WRONG!  All the new 2015 gear just landed and it’s time to squeeze everything you possibly can out of your season and stay out there!!  You’re in your prime, you’ve been practicing all season long, why not treat yourself to something new and finish your season on a freakin’ high note?

Here’s the lowdown on some of the HOT ITEMS for 2015 – and you can get them NOW at BuyWake.com!

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What did I just watch?

Unless you have been under a rock for the past 11 years then you know watching Danny Hampson and Aaron Reed ride behind a boat is nothing shy of magical.  Watching these two dance on the water brings an almost calming affect to the soul at times.  Well not this time…Dan basically just gave me a heart attack with his back to back trick selection and both Dan and Aaron’s lip tricks are a node to the Sfumato days.  Do yourself a favor and enjoy a couple ole river dogs getting down behind Aaron’s new boat.

Shop Danny and Aaron’s wake skates from Liquid Force here

2013 Surf Expo Recap

We love September for three reasons: next year’s product is dropping, the heaviest season edits are being uploaded, and of course Surf Expo – the annual “active lifestyle” trade show in Orlando where the air is tinged with new gear, swimsuit models, and wakeboarding’s elite. We attended Surf Expo this past weekend to get the lowdown on everything 2014 and bump elbows with our industry brethren. It was a wild ride but we persevered. Here’s some of the highlights straight from the floor.

Slingshot Wakeboards 2014 Surf Expo Booth
Shredtown member, Chris Abadie, holding the new 2014 Shredtown Wakeboard and Boots by Slingshot Wakeboards. The guys also debuted a new teaser for their first feature flick “Drop The Gun”, slated for a late Fall release.
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Harley Clifford’s new color scheme for the 2014 Liquid Force Harley Clifford Wakeboard.


Harley Cliffords new boot for 2014
Harley Clifford’s new matching boot for 2014.
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The factory ltd. Harley Clifford release – pink on pink!
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With the addition of Mike Dowdy’s new pro model, The Dowdy, and Josh Palma’s Reverb, the CWB line has been supercharged for 2014.
King Of Wake Rookie of the Year 2014
Mike Dowdy accepting his 2013 “Wakeboard Move Of The Year” trophy.
Shredtown's "Drop The Gun" exclusive teaser premiering at the Alliance Wake booth during Premiers and Beers.
Shredtown’s “Drop The Gun” exclusive teaser premiering at the Alliance Wake booth during Premiers and Beers.
Keith Lyman stands next to his new Slingshot pro model for 2014.
Yes – he’s real. Keith Lyman stands next to his new Slingshot pro model for 2014. *photo via Slingshot Wake
Danny Hampson was on the receiving end of his first promo boat AND a wake award for 2013.
Danny Hampson was on the receiving end of a few awards this past weekend.

Big shouts to everyone who made time for us down in Surf Expo this past weekend. Special congrats to team riders Mike Dowdy and Danny Hampson for their accomplishments for 2013. Here’s to next year…. Read More >

Danny Hampson – Graceland

Danny Hampson and Liquid Force Films have been stacking footage from their travels all Summer long. The product is Graceland feat. Danny Hampson. In this 7:42 long scorcher, Danny proves that he is one of the most rounded wakeskaters in the game while shining on all disciplines from winch to boat. Highlights include Danny’s monstrous frontside bigspin into the flats and his unique ability to effortlessly link tricks together.

Danny Hampson

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Oakley Ends the Season Salty


We’ll let Oakley‘s Danny Hampson take it from here:

“I read a quote the other day that some obviously deep and poetic girl had found on the Internet and put on instagram that read, ‘The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears, or the ocean.’ Of course I immediately double tapped my phone sending a like and sat back to consider the meaning of this prophetic post. While I can’t vouch for the first two salty things helping with anything I can say that the ocean does have some type of calming effect. I then realized that my instagram friend had perfectly summed up what the Oakley teams trip to the keys was all about; after a summer of sweating it out in contests, demos, and photo shoots, crying through losses, hangovers, and loneliness, George Daniels, Jack Blodgett, Aaron Katen, Ryan Wolfe and I were heading to the Islamorada in the Florida Keys to bath in the ocean and cure ourselves of the grime the summer circuit can leave on ones soul. We were going to end the season salty.” – Danny Hampson Read More >

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