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2016 WWA Nautique Wakeboard National Championships

You Win Some, You Lose Some

We had the pleasure of being on-site with our Ambush Board Co. family this past weekend for the Nautique Wakeboard Championships, and it was everything we knew it would be.  Our team riders Mike Dowdy and Massi Piffaretti both were on fire for Friday’s quarterfinals with a 90.33 and 90.00, respectively, so we knew Saturday was going to be lit.  The day of the finals was super rad – families, chicks, dogs, just about everyone was on the beach enjoying the hot summer day with equally hot action on the water.  One of the most legendary spots to watch the event is from the row of boats floating just outside the contest run, but you really need to wear your drinking helmet if you’re going to do that, because that crew likes to party.  Heading into semifinals we saw all our boys make it through plus some heavy runs by friends JD Webb and Noah Flegel, who are no strangers to the massive Nautique G23 wake.  Once it got to the finals the shoreline went ballistic for Massi as he was slaying his run – blind pete, heavy 9, the zero – but his last trick, the double flip, didn’t quite pan out for him this day.  Most the guys did some pretty solid riding, but the last rider off the dock was Mike Dowdy, and his focus and determination was at an all-time high.  Mike had a super solid run and on his second pass.  Unfortunately, he came up short on a mobe 5, or…should we say long.  See…once you are on your second pass there are 3/4 markings, and if you fall past those markings, you don’t get picked up.   The toughest part was that it appeared he fell right on the line, which would have allowed him (like other riders the day before) a shot at getting back up and finishing out two more tricks.  With a heavy hand down from the judges, Mike was deemed past the line and not allowed to complete his run.  Mike kept his composure (better then most people, I’m sure) and that meant there would be a new winner.  Australian Tony Iaconni took the top spot that day and earned his first win, and was followed by fellow Australian, Nic Rapa.  Good ole American boy and Nautique team rider, Noah Flegel, finished in third. Read More >

Harley Clifford Wins 2016 Wake Open!

Harley is starting off 2016 exactly how he wanted.  Winning.  The level of tricks going down between him, Mike Dowdy, Dean Smith and others is astonishing.   This year’s Nautique Wake Open at Orlando Watersports Complex featured a packed crowd of onlookers and the best wakeboarders and wakeskaters in the world.  Legend JD Webb even through down and proved that he still has what it take stop be on the podium.

Watch Harley’s Winning Run

Harley Clifford wins 2016 Moomba Masters

Deja Vu?

Well don’t call it a comeback, but our man Harley already has a win under his belt to start this 2016 season.  Another familiar face on the podium is our boy Mike Dowdy and that means one thing….it’s ON this year.  We heard there were plenty of 1080 variations plus some double flips (naturally right?) from the Moomba Masters so as soon as winning videos are up will will post them.  Cheers to the Nautique crew from putting on another epic contest down under.  Congrats boys can’t wait to see you guys stateside soon!

Moomba Masters Podium (Pro Mens)

2016 Hyperlite, Byerly, and Nautique! Oh, My!

Having Fun in the Sun with Nautique Boats

Last weekend we had the opportunity to go visit the Marine Max Buford location and meet up with our Nautique Boats family!  They were in town for a “Ride with the Pros” event then headed to the Nautique Wake Surf Nationals and guess what…they had a 2016 G23!  It was great catching up with Noah Flegel and Jimmy LaRiche, and our longtime friend and rep for Hyperlite/Byerly, Eddie Beverly.  Eddie, or “EBev,” as he is most known by, had a special treat for us to see with a quiver of 2016 Hyperlite and Byerly surfers.  We must say that these two brands knocked it out of the park this year.  Most notably Hyperlite has this insane new shape called “The Time Machine.”  Seriously, if you know anything about surfing this board is similar to the Tomo surfboards Vader series, but tweaked for wakesurfing.  If that weren’t enough, the Time Machine features a cork top for maximum grip, as well as all new Futures Fins!  The Byerly crew also have another banger with the 2016 Action, as it features Durashell construction with a EPS core and yes, Byerly Futures Fins!  You would be wise to add either one of these to your quiver. Read More >

The All New 2016 Nautique G Series

Hands down one of the best boats in Wakeboarding is the Nautique G Series.  When Nautique released the new design it hit everyone with a welcome smack to the face!  In addition to wakeboarding, the Nautique G Series is known for being one of the best wakesurfing boats there is.  The Nautique Surf System or NSS as it’s commonly referred to has taken the sport of wakesufing and promptly placed it on the map.  If the boat wasn’t already good enough Nautique just released their all new and improved G Series for 2016 and it’s packed with features!  A new hull, interior, and control system you need to prepare yourself….it’s mind blowing.  Listen to team rider Jeff McKee and the legend himself Mr. Shaun Murry as they walk you through the new Nautique G Series… #GameChanger. Read More >