Spending the summer here has been the best decision ever. Not only because of the frozen yoghurt place down the road or the sweet pool in our backyard but because of all the amazing wakeboarding that is everywhere. Besides progressing my own riding, both behind the boat and thanks to Hyperlite at OWC, being surrounded by the best in the business has helped me so much to understand this industry. The more I understand, the more I like it 🙂
One person has helped me more than anyone out here and you might have guessed but that person is Nicola. I am so grateful for everything she’s taught me this year, from new tricks and how to approach sponsors to how to cook some banging tofu. Here’s a mini edit she made for me, thanks a million, best room-mate and friend ever!!
Wake Awards, an event where the best riders, photographers, tricks and more from this year gets celebrated. This was my first time attending the event so I didn’t quite know what to expect. A lot of my friends were nominated for the different prizes and I am so proud of each and every one of them. Especially a big congrats Megan Ethell for winning female rider of the year, you killed it this season!
There was only one prize though, that made me stand up in my seat and whistle/scream along with the rest of the crowd. Brad winning trick of the year with his Double Indy tantrum to blind, the same trick that later made him break his back, was incredible. Brad was with us in skype form from the hospital and I hope that he enjoyed seeing all the love and appreciation he got from everyone. I could barely breathe when his brother accepted the award for him with his computer in hand on stage.
Brad, such a well deserved award, you pushed the sport to new limits this year and I am so impressed with what you’ve accomplished.
Watch the nominees in the video above and choose for yourselves, Brad is the last one to be shown.