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Thursday, July 29, 2010

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go.....

The countdown is on. Saturday morning I fly out with my good mate Corey Turnbull to Orlando - the land of dreams! Only a couple of quick stops in Auckland and Los Angeles along the way. I arrive on Sunday Morning at about 5am and will be met at the Airport by Wakeboard legend, and my number one mentor Daniel Watkins.

I will be based at the Wakeboard Camp at Clermont where fellow Liquid Force Riders Ben Greenwood and Amber Wing are based. I'm also looking forward to catching up with the Billabong Crew!

I have had a great week and have done so much riding doing between 2 and 4 sets everyday. I have my pass real consistent and just have to decide which 7's I am going to run with in the Worlds...

My old mate I grew up with in Echuca Jordan Uren has been at my place this week and he is riding real well too and will be heading back to Melbourne on Saturday with a few new tricks.

Have a big media day tomorrow on my last day starting with a Channel 9 News Crew meeting me at ProWake. Had to choose somewhere and thought it would be great to take them to Mick & Daniels to film. Then I have a crew from the Gold Coast Bulletin doing a set in the boat with me...

After that there's just one more sleep - I wonder if I will get any?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

10 Days and counting

10 days until I get to Orlando - I can't wait.

My sponsor and mentor Daniel Watkins was hooked me up with a base at the Wakeboard Camp in Clermont. I will be working at the Wake School and riding every day in preparation for the Worlds on August 18-21. Amber Wing and Ben Greenwood are based at the Camp so I will get to spend some time with the Liquid Force Crew and of course I will get to spend time with the Billabong Team as well.

I have been studying so hard trying to finish my Cert 3 in Fitness at the Australian Sports Academy. I got my Senior First Aid quals this week, and go for my boat licence next week too. As soon as I get back from the US and I going to do the extra units needed for me to get My Cert 3 in Sports Coaching which will be a great addition to assist me in my career.

Mick Watkins at ProWake is hooking me up for some work for them on photoshop to help pull together catalogues and stuff for the website. This will be great for me to help Nathan out when we go on Tour in September.

And about the tour - the Monster Energy Prowake Tige Tour starts on my 16th Birthday at Hervey Bay. This year I will get from Townsville to Renmark and all stops along the way - it's a huge tour, but it's a lot of fun too. We will be stopping at the Super Cross Events along the way to showcase the Monster Energy Boat too!

Between now and Orlando I just need to get as much water time as I can. I'm taking Mitch Askew up to the Brisbane River on Saturday my my good mate Jordan Uren arrives on Tuesday from Melbourne to ride with me until I leave.

I can't wait!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A big week of wakeboarding..

Wrapped up a pretty solid week behind the boat this week with some nice consistent runs of my pass for Worlds. The Junior Pro Mens category has been super competitive in the US this year judging by the Pro Tour stops so I really need to focus on consistency.

I am out in the boat today with my Coach John Henson. We are taking out a group of Executives from Schweppes the Australian Distributors of Monster Energy Drink. They are going to see what Rubber Johnny and I will be doing on this years Prowake Monster Energy Tige Tour. It's a beautiful winter day on the coast with blue sky and very little breeze so I am looking forward to taking my Watson out for a shred.

2 weeks today I am off to Orlando. My main man Daniel Watkins is going to meet me at the airport in Orlando. Daniel and Chris Heffner from Billabong are hooking me up for my trip and I am so pumped to be doing the trip from Brisbane - Auckland - Los Angeles - Orlando with my good mate Corey Turnbull. It's going to be so much fun!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Ross River Rampage - Winner!!!

It's great to be on the road with guys like Ike, Rubber, Paul Boyd, Mick Watkins and Dwayne Priestley. We roll in to Townsville and catch up with Andrew Clinton, Dominic Clifford and Mitch Shepperd. Last time I saw Mitch was at Cable Nationals in Cairns and he was shredding their.

The setup was awesome and we had fun riding during the day for practice.

I was pumped to win the main event with Ike 2nd and Paul Boyd 3rd. Nice to beat some old legends of the sport.

Heading home to maybe have a day off tomorrow for body recovery and thinking about riding at Bli Bli on Sunday... Who's up for it?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Back to Wakeboard School!

I had a great week last week on the Coomera River riding every day with my Mum & Dad. I felt so good towards the end of the week about the way I was riding. Mum video tapes each session for me so I can review my ride, it's amazing how many little bad habits you can pick up when watch yourself in slow motion.

I spent the weekend at Somerset Dam riding with Cory Tuenissen and Reece Martinz and had a great couple of days. Everything just felt right and I was told it looked sweet too.

Today I am back on the Tweed with Rubber at the Prowake Academy. The next 3 days are going to be great and I want to really nail my pass for Orlando next month.

Photo shoot in the morning for Wake Magazine so lets hope for flat water and blue skies!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Video Clip from Wake Daily

I just got a copy of a great little video put together by Jason MacAlpine from WakeDaily.com

We spent a couple of days together doing a little video on the Coomera River and it was a lot of fun.

Check out the clip at www.wakedaily.com

I have just received some tentative dates for the Tige Tour for this Summer - it looks like I am going to be doing a lot of travel when I get back from the States.

Can wait for Summer - bit first I have to get to Orlando!