Domination: Oakley’s Wake Team Racks Up Major Hardware at 2011 Transworld Wake Awards


It just keeps getting sicker every year.

Oakley’s incredible team of Wake rippers reaffirmed their dominant presence in the industry at the 2011 Transworld Wake Awards in Orlando recently – racking up major honors and hardware after an all-time year of brilliance across the board.

A typically vibrant celebration at the Surf Expo trade show, the Awards, laced with Oakley branding, went off yet again this year.

All on the heels of a clean King of Wake Series sweep – with Young Star Harley Clifford claiming the men’s crown and fellow Aussie Amber Wing grabbing the Women’s Title.

Add the Junior Pro Tour Title secured by O’s up and coming young rider, Shota Tezuka of Japan, and it’s safe to say that Oakley’s team is poised to continue dominance today and shape the future of the sport tomorrow.

Peep the below huge award wins for Team Oakley this year (with descriptions from the event) and the Team Commercial!

Check Out Award
Amateur or pro, this up-and-coming rider had the most impact in the last year and has poised himself to become a major player in the future of wakeboarding. Past Winners: ‘06 Adam Errington | ‘07 Jimmy LaRiche | ‘08 Harley Clifford | ‘09 Bob Soven | ’10 Steel Lafferty And The Winner Is: Shota Tezuka

Best Women’s Rider
This female ripper kills it in all aspects, including contests, exposure, photos, video sections and progressive riding. Past Winners: ’06 Dallas Friday | ’07 Amber Wing | ’08 Nicola Butler | ’09 Dallas Friday | ’10 Amber Wing And The Winner Is: Amber Wing

Best Wakeboarder
The Best Wakeboarder is someone who rides better than everyone else and excels in every aspect of wakeboarding, from wake moves to rails to double-ups. Consideration should also be made for magazine exposure, cover shots, contest results, video sections and overall commitment to the sport on a daily basis. Past Winners: ‘06 Danny Harf | ‘07 Rusty Malinoski | ‘08 Rusty Malinoski | ‘09 Aaron Rathy | ’10 Harley Clifford And The Winner Is: Harley Clifford