Aug 11, 2012
Thousands of fans packed Millenium Park in Collingwood, Ontario to witness some of the best wakeboarders and wakeskaters in the world throw down thanks to the massive wake pumped out by the Monster Energy Ltd Edition Super Air Nautique G23 despite challenging conditions in Collingwood Harbour.
With stormy skies threatening the site all day the weather remained clear, albeit for a brief period on rain, the action was intense on the water all day long. First off the dock was the Pro Men’s Wakeskate and it was the defending and 5 time Wakestock champion, Brian Grubb posting the highest score of the day. It was a good day for the Canadians as well as James Balzer won his heat. Tommy Bailey and Dan Brown also advanced to ride in the semi-finals on Sunday.
In the qualifying round of the WWA World Series Pro Men’s Wakeboard divsion, it was the top ranked pro rider who advanced through to the quarterfinals. Periennial Wakestock podium finishers past champions Harley Clifford of Australia, Aaron Rathy of Canada, and Andrew Adkison of the USA all made it through to Sunday’s semi-finals. As Canadian riders Oli Derome, Kyle Rattray, Robbie McMillin, Jess Polley and Christian Primrose along with veteran Americans JD Webb, Jimmy Lariche and Shane Bonifay. It was the defending champion Harley Clifford posting the highest score of the day. With delays caused by the heavy rains from the Friday’s Amateur Champions, Heat 8 featuring past Wakestock champion Phil Soven was postponed until Sunday morning.
The semi-finals and finals for the Pro Men’s Wakeskate get under way on Sunday morning followed by the final rounds of the WWA World Series Pro Men’s Wakeboard. Be sure to tune into Twitter for live updates throughout the day.
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