SA Pro Wake Tour stop 2 – Results and Pics

 

Malibu Pro Wakeboard/Wakeskate Tour Stop 2, took place this weekend in PE.

The boys and girls had to step up there game for this event. There are 3 tour stops this season and the riders are fighting for a spot on the SA team to represent our country at the Worlds in Korea later this year. “Selection is based on their overall score for the season”

Dylan Mitchell – Whirlybird

 

Pro Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Dylan Mitchell 65 78
2 Shaun Faccio 80 77
3 Ryan Durham 62 76.6
4 Andrew Bourne 50 45

Ryan Durhan KGB

 

Junior Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Marius Labuschagne 65 55
2 Jason Telfourd 50 40
3 Stuart Gutridge 57 30
4 Astin Owen 20 29
5 Travis Pienaar 58 25
6 Keenan Pilley 55 24

Shaun Faccio – Slim Chance

 

Masters: ( Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Jono Joseph 60 60
2 Darryn Ridgway 58 55
3 Carl Franz 30 28
4 Robert “Speed Ball” Brighton 11 11
5 Johan Klumm 10 10

Andrew Bourne sliding past the Nelson Mandela staduim

Open WAKESKATE: Sat Score Sun Score
1 Mattie Buys 55 78
2 Dylan Mitchell 56 75
3 Dale Nieuwstad 29 55
4 Brandon Stuart 21 50
5 Austin Stuart 20 45
6 Sean Bacon 30 38
7 Bryan Loggenberg 20.5 20

 

Ladies: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Melissa Colborne 58 60
2 Candice Bacon 50 50
3 Deidre Van Niekerk 49 25
4 Courtny Scholtz 30 18
5 Nadine Claassen 18 16
6 Astin Samson 16 15
7 Carmen Samson 10 14

 

Open Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score

1 Wian Marais 60 75
2 Shaun Meredith 50 40
3 Brydon Webster LCQ’s 38
4 Ryan Goddard LCQ’s 25
5 Marc Abrey 42 20
6 Bryan Weldrick 30 17

Huge Thanks to the sponsors of the 2013 Malibu SAPWT 2,

• Malibu Boats-22 MXZ.
• Boating International.
• Monster Energy.
• Leisure Boating.
• BMW Financial Services.
• Penny Pinchers.
• Mr Screw.
• Eastern Cape Powerboat Club.
• South African Wakeboard Association.
• Tich Mitchell, Laurence Gutridge, Jono Josephs, Judges.
• Kretz Marine-Jetski. –Carl Kretzman & Mark.
• Warric & Anzel Claasen
• Roland Du Preez.
• Barman & Food.
• Ronald Weizman.
• Gardmed-Paramedics.
• R500 Cash (Mr Skrew)

The Bronks Rail Smash up

A Wakeboard Rail event “with a difference” on 13 October 2012

Running for the second year, the biggest Rail Contest with the top 10 – 15 most stylish Rail Contest Riders our Country has to offer such as Dylan Mitchel(SA no.1), Devon Nassif, Kyle Hecht-Wendt and many more…

Big sponsors to sponsor the day such as Ronix Wakeboards, Wake to Wake, Monster Energy, Yamaha SA, RB10, Protia Hotel and much more…

Our Vision – We are Taking Wakeboarding to a Digital Audience. We will be filming the event from every angle with 4-7 Go Pros and at least two HD Cameras and two action photographers. All videos and images will be professionally edited (with branding) and posted to the web including, Wake to Wake (SA’s largest waterski online shop) and dedicated You Tube and Vimeo sites.

Ride:
* A rail only Contest (only one of its kind in SA)
* 22m Long Rooftop
* 3 Heats – 5 riders each heat
* Finals = 6 riders HEAD TO HEAD
* Night Time Pool Gap
* BIG CASH PRIZES.

Venue:
* Andre De Villiers ( Barefoot Freestyle World Champ) Farm at Bronkhorstspruit
* River Bank Seating for spectators
* Boats allowed
* Saturday night Party _ Bring your own “Tjop n Dop”
* DJ and Music available

No Entrance Fee asked…..

For More Details Contact:
Andre De Villiers
082 300 2017
advski@hotmail.co.uk

Shaun van Rooyen
082 779 0388
shaun@waketowake.co.za
www.waketowake.co.za

https://www.facebook.com/events/346014742152497

Photo’s, Video and Results from The Icebreaker Cable Comp at Blue Rock

The Ice Breaker Event @ Blue Rock on the 15 &16 June 2012

VIDEO

The Ice Breaker from WØLFÅLLEY on Vimeo.

Venue :: Blue Rock Cable Ski
Production :: Wolfalley
Song :: LAVI – Far Away Place

Words: Samuel Reichmuth 

Picture: Claire Butler

The judging of the comp was a battle on its own. Dale Nieuwstad, the Ice Breaker’s Head Judge, expressed at the prize-giving how close the scores were between the contestants. The groms (Junior Men’s division), such as Byron Brett (3rd), Jacques Labuschagne (2nd) and Jeannu Du Plooy (1st) won the Junior Men’s division with fractions apart. Not forgetting to mention for those few months that they have been wakeboarding, they have shown a great deal of improvement and style in their riding.

Melissa Colborne

 

It was a pleasure to see the talent and dedication by the ladies. The Ice Breaker was an obstacle-only comp and it is maybe worthwhile mentioning that even the smallest of those floating boxes seemed like Icebergs when approaching them on the wakeboard. Never the less, none of the ladies gave into the terror: Jacqueline Reichmuth (3rd), Candice Bacon (2nd) and Melissa Colborne (1st) claimed their well-deserved titles.

In the Pro-Men’s Division those Icebergs became little toy boxes. We saw skills of international standards and the crowd was getting quite a treat. Clapping, awing and cheering were non-stop occurrences. It was not an easy task to finalize the three kings of the Pro Men division. They eventually were: Cameron Graham (3rd), Jason Colborne (2nd), and Gregor Reichmuth (1st). Please do yourself a favour and check out the video clips of the final run of those contestants on the Ice Breaker events page (www.bluerock.co.za/events), they will be up soon. Consider it riding and learning inspiration!

The wakeskating was judged a little differently to the wakeboarding. The contestants were marked on their best two obstacles and three best ground tricks. Chris Rogers (3rd) had a nice nose-grab-180 off the kicker, which impressed the judges, as he has never been on the Blue Rock Obstacles before. Dean Trollip (2nd) stunned the judges with his switch-board-slide-to-back-lip on the rooftop. But what set Sean Bacon (1st) apart from the rest was that his runs were always clean and controlled.

The event’s main purpose and signature piece was the clinic. There was a surprisingly and unexpected high number of young Ice Breakers that took part in the wakeboard and wakeskate teaching clinic. The pros who coached the clinic were overwhelmed to see the improvements and hidden talents throughout the two days. The big tricks of the event were done by Kyle Hecht-Wendt who pulled a front KGB and another by Gregor Reichmuth with his S-Mob and rally 540. Dominik Reichmuth had his 900 spin almost cleared and Justin Mitri had a clean transfer 540 over the funbox. The crown of this event though went to the young boy, Mikyle Roets, who hardly filled out his own helmet with his tiny head and his legs were almost doing the splits to reach into the bindings of his wakeboard. But that didn’t stop him, he was eager to learn. He didn’t just want to learn anything, no, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He told me he wanted to fly – he wanted to hit the kicker! And that is quite the task for a little kid like that. It didn’t take long and one could see him cruising around the cable and over the obstacles – definitely one of my favourite legends that I have seen here at Blue Rock!

There is a great deal more that happened in those two days of the Ice Breaker. The wakeboarding, the wakeskating and the great panoramic views were well absorbed by the photographers and the Wolfalley film crew. We have already received a great deal of entries to the photo contests. One that stands out, out of the many great photographers is Claire Butler. She has a great eye! She captures not only the stunning angles and action in the right moment but also frames a shot with a good composition. When it comes to wakeboarding, and similarly in all extreme sports, capturing the moment is gold. The riders do something to show one specific moment and if the photographer is not familiar to the sport, it is easy to miss exactly that.

Claire captured the press, the poke, the spins and the grabs, etc with a composition of atmosphere very well. Definitely an extreme sports photographer to keep an eye out for!

The entry to the photo contest will close this Sunday, the 24th June 2012 and the top professional extreme sport photographers: Craig Kolesky, Nick Muzik and Stephen Greeff, will make their selection and choose three winners in each category being, the best action shot, atmospheric shot and scenic shot. More on that next week…

To conclude, the event has reached its intended purpose. The Ice Breaker was designed to teach new-comers and existing riders, to get everyone more prepared for competitive riding, and most importantly, inspire each other to go further. I’m looking forward for the next event!

Over 19 Guys

1st Gregor Reichmuth

2nd Jason Colborne

3rd Cameron Graham

Wakeskate Division

1st Sean Bacon

2nd Dean Trollip

3rd Chris Rodgers

Under 19 Guys

1st Jeanu du Plooy

2nd Jacques Labuschagne

3rd Byron Brett

Ladies Division

1st Melissa Colborne

2nd Candice Bacon

3rd Jacqueline Reichmuth

 

Photographer: Claire Butler

Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatshesaw

or check out her online portfolio: http://clairebutlerphoto.blogspot.com

 

Blue Rock Cable Park: http://www.bluerock.co.za/