Texas Two-Step: Wakeboard Star Harley Clifford Takes Ft. Worth Stop, Nicola Butler Claims Women’s Division
It was an all-too-familiar dance: Oakley’s Wakeboard Team sweeping the top podium spots while making more history. Young star Harley Clifford pushed the sport’s envelope and smashed the record books yet again, throwing down the first-ever wake-to-wake double flip in-contest to triumph at the Pro Wakeboard Stop in Ft. Worth.
Killer Start: Wakeboard Phenom Harley Clifford Victorious at Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop-Acworth, Nicola Butler Takes Women’s Pro Division
If Harley Clifford’s recent history making back-to-back, wake-to-wake 1080 in contest wasn’t an epic enough way to kick off a season, a resounding victory at the first Pro Tour Stop surely is. The defending King of Wake tantalized a packed crowd in Acworth, Ga. this past weekend, throwing down a near perfect final run lined with massive airs and super tech rail maneuvers to triumph in the land of peaches. Heavy charges and solid runs from the likes of Rusty Malinoski and Phil Soven kept the Finals closely contested. But Harley fended off every charge to hold on for the win – setting the stage for what will be an intense, envelope smashing battle to the end of the season.
Waking History: Wakeboard Team Stars Harley Clifford & Oli Derome Throw Down Epic Expression Session at Wake Games
It’s no secret. Oakley’s Wakeboard Team is the sickest collection of wake rippers on the Planet. Making history, yet again, to push the progression of the sport, two of the team’s stars threw down one of the most epic expression sessions…ever…this past weekend at the Nautique Wake Games in Orlando – sticking a pair of back-to-back, wake-to-wake 1080’s in competition for the first time ever. Young phenom Harley Clifford and Canadian super rail master Oli Derome tantalized a packed crowd at the Orlando Watersports Complex as they crashed through the envelope with their massive aerial display.