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Three: Jordy Smith Claims Third at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Holds On To World No. 3 in ASP Standings
Jordy Smith plowed through to the final rounds at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast last week. But Oakley’s South African star ripper’s killer run came to a halt as his 11.40 score wasn’t enough to top second-place finisher Taj Burrow, who finished with a 17.56 in the Semifinals – handing the third podium spot to Jordy. Kelly Slater went on to secure the win.
Currently ranked No. 2 in the Overall FIS World Cup standings, Lindsey Vonn has been all over the globe to compete and accumulate crucial ratings points. In just two more days she’s headed somewhere she’s never been before…your living room!
Shredding Down Under: Oakley Global Wakeboard Stars Harley Clifford, Nicola Butler and Amber Wing Drop Into Australia
There’s no denying it. Oakley has one of the, if not the sickest Wakeboard teams on the Planet. The epic seasons pumped out by our Global Wakeboard Stars as of late – lined with awards and recognitions from their peers and fans alike – tell the story in itself: Our riders are smokin’. And three of them are one awesome representation of the bunch. From Harley Clifford – arguably the best young Wakeboarder on Earth – to Amber Wing and Nicola Butler, who are undisputedly the most formidable, yet beautiful, female rippers anywhere, this is one killer team in every sense. To warm up for the coming pro tour season, the trio spent some time in Harley and Amber’s home turf in Australia to ride, compete, chill and pick up some extre honors. Hear what Oakley Wakeboard Team Manager Jack Blodgett had to say and shoot about it all (below words, images and video by Jack):