HARLEY CLIFFORD FROM AUSTRALIA AND Meagan Ethell from USA claimed victories in the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships in Tokushima, Japan. Showing the locals of Miyoshi City what wake is all about, Clifford threw a double indy tantrum (heelside back-flip) and KGB (heelside backroll with a backside 360) to capture the world title with a score of 96.67. “I’m super stoked to win the WWA World Title this year, all the boys rode really well this week and it was a really tight race,” said the eight-time WWA Wakeboard World Champion. In second, Nautique athlete Tony Lacconi pulled out all the stops, landing a huge switch front mobe and a nose grab front mobe 540 to score 94. Cory Teunissen placed third with 91.33 points. Naut i que r i d e r Et he l l put t oge t her a s t a nd- out r u n i n t he Pro Women’s f i na l, taking the win with a score of 89. Her f irst pass consisted of a huge whirly and tootsie roll before coming back on pass two with a KGB and T/S off-axis 540. Australia’s Rebecca Grange and Zahra Kell rounded out the podium. Luca Kidd from Britain was the man to beat this season in the Juniors this year, taking the Jr Pro Men’s WWA World title and Nautique Wake Series overall Jr Pro title. In Professional Wakeskate, Reed Hansen (USA) made it ten WWA World titles with a line of 360s enough to take it home in a score of 96. Brian Grubb from USA took second, scoring 77.67. Finishing off the podium in third, Tony Iacconi scored 48.33.