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New York is lying. It isn’t the quintessential “city that never sleeps.” Really, that title should belong to Barcelona. Life on the Ramblas is never-ending; the clubs in the city seem to never close; the architectural wonders, the sight-seeing opportunities, the various means of entertainment are limitless. That cocktail of elements made the city the perfect first European host for an event that seems to consume every bit of energy that can be packed into a four-day window: Summer X Games.
Harley Clifford won King of Wake, but he’s also, as far as the contest scene, the king of wake. In 2012, the 19-year-old superstar of wakeboarding dominated the sport. World champion and trick of the year; pro tour champion and favorite of the fans in the readers’ poll. It was the year Harley had been aiming for ever since he turned pro in 2008. Early in 2013, he’s off to a similar tear, with three consecutive wins to start the season. The thought is already on everyone’s mind: how long can the winning streak go? We sat down with Clifford when he stopped by Oakley HQ during his annual wakeboard season migration from Australia to Florida and hit him with all the key questions.
Much like the magnificent Iguazu Falls nearby, the four days of X Games Foz do Iguaçu were not to be missed. Between the world-class action, the passionate crowds, the tropical climate, and the ear-ringing decibel levels, overall, the event was sensation-numbing in the best ways possible.