We love September for three reasons: next year’s product is dropping, the heaviest season edits are being uploaded, and of course Surf Expo – the annual “active lifestyle” trade show in Orlando where the air is tinged with new gear, swimsuit models, and wakeboarding’s elite. We attended Surf Expo this past weekend to get the lowdown on everything 2014 and bump elbows with our industry brethren. It was a wild ride but we persevered. Here’s some of the highlights straight from the floor.
Shredtown member, Chris Abadie, holding the new 2014 Shredtown Wakeboard and Boots by Slingshot Wakeboards. The guys also debuted a new teaser for their first feature flick “Drop The Gun”, slated for a late Fall release.
Harley Clifford’s new color scheme for the 2014 Liquid Force Harley Clifford Wakeboard.
Harley Clifford’s new matching boot for 2014.
The factory ltd. Harley Clifford release – pink on pink!
With the addition of Mike Dowdy’s new pro model, The Dowdy, and Josh Palma’s Reverb, the CWB line has been supercharged for 2014.
Mike Dowdy accepting his 2013 “Wakeboard Move Of The Year” trophy.
Shredtown’s “Drop The Gun” exclusive teaser premiering at the Alliance Wake booth during Premiers and Beers.
Yes – he’s real. Keith Lyman stands next to his new Slingshot pro model for 2014. *photo via Slingshot Wake
Danny Hampson was on the receiving end of a few awards this past weekend.
Big shouts to everyone who made time for us down in Surf Expo this past weekend. Special congrats to team riders Mike Dowdy and Danny Hampson for their accomplishments for 2013. Here’s to next year….