Harley is starting off 2016 exactly how he wanted. Winning. The level of tricks going down between him, Mike Dowdy, Dean Smith and others is astonishing. This year’s Nautique Wake Open at Orlando Watersports Complex featured a packed crowd of onlookers and the best wakeboarders and wakeskaters in the world. Legend JD Webb even through down and proved that he still has what it take stop be on the podium.
Well don’t call it a comeback, but our man Harley already has a win under his belt to start this 2016 season. Another familiar face on the podium is our boy Mike Dowdy and that means one thing….it’s ON this year. We heard there were plenty of 1080 variations plus some double flips (naturally right?) from the Moomba Masters so as soon as winning videos are up will will post them. Cheers to the Nautique crew from putting on another epic contest down under. Congrats boys can’t wait to see you guys stateside soon!
Having Fun in the Sun with Nautique Boats
Last weekend we had the opportunity to go visit the Marine Max Buford location and meet up with our Nautique Boats family! They were in town for a “Ride with the Pros” event then headed to the Nautique Wake Surf Nationals and guess what…they had a 2016 G23! It was great catching up with Noah Flegel and Jimmy LaRiche, and our longtime friend and rep for Hyperlite/Byerly, Eddie Beverly. Eddie, or “EBev,” as he is most known by, had a special treat for us to see with a quiver of 2016 Hyperlite and Byerly surfers. We must say that these two brands knocked it out of the park this year. Most notably Hyperlite has this insane new shape called “The Time Machine.” Seriously, if you know anything about surfing this board is similar to the Tomo surfboards Vader series, but tweaked for wakesurfing. If that weren’t enough, the Time Machine features a cork top for maximum grip, as well as all new Futures Fins! The Byerly crew also have another banger with the 2016 Action, as it features Durashell construction with a EPS core and yes, Byerly Futures Fins! You would be wise to add either one of these to your quiver.
Hands down one of the best boats in Wakeboarding is the Nautique G Series. When Nautique released the new design it hit everyone with a welcome smack to the face! In addition to wakeboarding, the Nautique G Series is known for being one of the best wakesurfing boats there is. The Nautique Surf System or NSS as it’s commonly referred to has taken the sport of wakesufing and promptly placed it on the map. If the boat wasn’t already good enough Nautique just released their all new and improved G Series for 2016 and it’s packed with features! A new hull, interior, and control system you need to prepare yourself….it’s mind blowing. Listen to team rider Jeff McKee and the legend himself Mr. Shaun Murry as they walk you through the new Nautique G Series… #GameChanger.
Don’t call it a comeback – Harley wins Big in Texas
They say everything is bigger in Texas right? The level of riding this past weekend at the Texas stop of the Nautiques Wake Series Wake Open featured a stacked list of riders all gunning for the podium. Several seasoned riders missed the cut into the finals, but one rider that made it that had everyone stoked was JD Webb. Webb a veteran contest rider made his way through hard work and technical tricks and was dubbed the Peoples Champ that weekend. The finals were smooth and everyone rode really well, but once again Harley Clifford etched out everyone else to take the top spot.
Watch Harley’s winning run:
The next stop in the Wakeboard World Series is the Cancun Pro April 24th-26th. It is one of the stops that riders mark on their calendars every year…seriously wakeboarding in paradise and one of the biggest money stops of the series.