Recent Wakeboard News
The Pro Wakeboard Tour hit Texas. And as expected, it was big. Case in point: Oakley Wake Team Star Amber Wing, whose 66.77 score topped fellow O Team Ripper Nicola Butler to take command of the Pro Women’s Queen of Wake point standings (290 points). “I thought Nicola had it; I was cheering for her,” Amber said, rocking her Oakley gear and eyewear. “But I did my run, stood up both my passes and came out on top. I’m really pumped to win this tour stop.” In the Pro Men’s Division, O’s young phenom Harley Clifford threw down as always amidst a talent-packed heat in the finals – including fellow Oakley rider and rail master Oli Derome. Harley’s 95.00 score after a killer run seemed to have seal the deal. But the former King of Wake Points Leader was edged by Phil Soven, whose 95.50 narrowly took the victory.
The O just keeps on rollin’. This time, in the land of peaches. Hordes of Wake fans packed the shores of Lake Allatoona at Dallas Landing Park today to catch the final rounds of action at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Acworth, Ga. On the heels of a season-opening victory at Wakegames, Oakley’s young star Harley Clifford dominated the Pro Men’s field – while O’s young Japanese up and comer Shota Tezuka grabbed the victory in the Jr. Pro Men Division. The final day in Acworth saw the field of 20 riders narrow down to six for the last round of action. But none were any match for O’s Aussie phenom.
How do you know Oakley’s poised for a monster season? Claiming bold victories in both the Men’s and Women’s Wakeboard contests at the Wake Games in Orlando is a pretty damn good sign. Oakley’s young phenom Harley Clifford, who hauled in a boatload of recognition and hardware last season, came out of the gates on fire this year as he grabbed a resounding win in the Men’s Pro Division following a solid first run in the finals – all in his new technologically advanced boardshorts, the Blade 2. Fellow Aussie and Oakley Team Rider Amber Wing snatched her own victory in the Women’s Pro Division to place the Big O atop the field.