From Lake Alfred, FL (March 23, 2011)–Valle de Bravo, Mexico has just witnessed the best wakeboarding in the world from riders like Harley Clifford (AU), Rusty Malinoski (CA), and Adam Errington (US). Club Izar was the hosting venue for the 1st stop of the WWA Wakeboard World Series Presented by Revista Ragga. And the riders enjoyed their stay at the club; with golf, mountain biking, billiards, and wakeboarding, where else would these top caliber athletes want to be?
After a practice round on Friday, Saturday’s Quarter Final rounds went down as a seeding round to determine the running order for Sunday’s Semi Final heats. Each rider was boosting off of the Mastercraft Parks Edition X-Star wake, including 14 year old Paulie Koch (US). Semi finals, finals, and a double-up contest were to take place on Sunday, and with Jimmy Trask at the helm, each rider knew they would have a quality pull through the course. Some impressive wakeboarding from the local Mexican riders caught the eyes of several pro riders with big moves like Whirly Birds and Raleys.
After the amateur division was finished, it was the pro division’s turn to take advantage of the mild weather, and a Parks Edition X-Star. Even-though the conditions were challenging for the riders, some phenomenal runs were put together, and making it through to finals were Harley Clifford, Rusty Malinoski, Adam Errington, Trevor Hansen, Nick Jones, and Austin Hair. In the end it was Australian rider Harley Clifford that edged out Canadian rider Rusty Malinoski, and USA rider Adam Errington for the victory. Trevor Hansen (US) dominated the double-up contest with a huge and smooth Heelside Backroll to Blind.
Official rankings are out for the 2011 WWA Wakeboard World Series with Harley Clifford in the lead. Click Here for 2011 WWA Wakeboard World Series Rankings.
RESULTS from the 2011 Wakeboard World Series Stop #1
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Heat #: Finals
1 Clifford, Harley……. AUS….. 88.33
2 Malinoski, Rusty….. CDN….. 80.00
3 Errington, Adam….. USA….. 66.67
4 Hansen, Trevor……. USA….. 58.33
5 Jones, Nick…………. USA….. 48.33
6 Hair, Austin………… USA….. 46.67
Harley Clifford, Danny Thollander, and Paulie Koch get ready for the Practice Round
Riders soak up the Mexican sun
About The WWA
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