Mak­ing waves

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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.

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