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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A most exciting week

It was awesome to fly home to the Gold Coast and see the Gold Coast Bulletin had a massive colour photo of me on Page 1.  Might have been a slow news day, but it was fantastic see wakeboarding make Page 1.
I spent today with the crew from 'Places We Go' on the Tweed River.  It's a travel and lifestyle show on the Discovery Channel and Network 10.  Rubber and I took Jennifer Adams and Clint Bizzell out for a wakeboard and ended up with a nice big Aussie BBQ on a houseboat - how's the serenity?  Checkout their website www.placeswego.com  they are also on facebook!
Planning on shooting with Dimi from Boarder over Easter if the weather is good and I am looking forward to that - just fun times riding and no competitions to worry about.
Having said that, I need to spend some time at Cable as the Cable Nationals are on in Cairns on May 9.  I got 2nd at Cable Nats last year, but this year I am in Under 20's and there are some awesome riders in that group.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Australian Wakeboard Nationals at Renmark

I am so thrilled to have been crowned this weekend the new Australian Junior Boys Champion.
I had fantastic rides in my Heats and Semi finishing in first place overall and then having an awesome ride in the final to win.
I want to thank the people who have supported me along the way.  Daniel & Mick Watkins from ProWake, Mick Neville and Paul Hodge from Liquid Force, Paul from Slush Puppie, Mum and Dad and the families who help each other out all the time.  The Clifford, The Askews, The Teunissens - what an amzing group of friends my parents and I have made on our journey so far in this sport.
And a special shout out to John Henson from Pro Wake Academy who really helped me pull it all together and get focussed for competition.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Queensland Wakeboard Championships

Just wrapped up the State Champs on the Gold Coast.  Had an awesome ride on Saturday winning both Heats, but let myself down a bit on Sunday and was outgunned by a mate who had the ride of his life.
That's wakeboarding for you - you have to nail it in the one that counts and my chance comes again this week at Nationals.  I am stoked that my Coach is going to be there for a few days for me.
Can't wait to hit Renmark and be on the Murray River again where I first rode behind a boat as a kid.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ProWake Academy

I have been spending some great time with my Coach Johnny 'Rubber' Henson and Jacob Hore getting ready for the end of Season Comps States and Nationals.  
Have a few more days to focus on my technique and to work on my style.  Dean Smith said to me recently that most of the Juniors in Australia ride the same and there was an opportunity for someone to really develop their own style and I am working on that.
Have my Whirly 5 and Heel 7 pretty good and hopeing to take them to Nationals with me

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tige Owners Reunion at Grafton

Awesome weekend with my ProWake and Tige Team mates down at Grafton.  Had a great day with Dean Smith out on our boat and forgot how nice it was to ride in fresh water for  change.
On Saturday Night I did an exhibition run with Dean Smith, Nick Weinacker and some champions in other disciplines like Slalom, Barefoot, Kneeboard, Sky Chair Wake Surfing.
Had probably the best ride of my life, it was awesome to thrown down Whirly 5's, Back 5's and Heel 7's in front of such a big crowd.  My Coach was stoked. He hadnt seen me ride for a month and I hate 2 big new tricks he didn't know I could do