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Comments Off on EA Wakeboard Championships Kiev

Hi everyone,

Well, I didn’t make it out of semi-finals (fell on a 7) but am so stoked that David Coates took 4th place in Finals and Sian Hurst won the Gold medal. She had a brilliant run and is the first woman ever to land a mobe in a European Championships when she stuck her Whirlybird in qualifying rounds AND Finals. So congrats to Sian! Also big congrats to fellow Monster rider, Dylan Mitchell who took bronze in the Junior Men and also to Massi Piffaretti from Italy for winning the Open Men. Details

Comments Off on Chill and Ride Germany – August 2012

Hi Guys,

I just arrived in Ukraine for the European Championships after spending five days in Germany at one of the sickest comps in Europe: Chill and Ride.

As you can imagine, we did lots of riding, and even more chilling!! On the Friday, we watched the Wakesurfing which was pretty cool as they all were killing it!!  Then on Saturday, after a massive party on the Friday night, the Team Challenge took place. This involves a group of people going on the one boat and riding against another boat. Fortunately our team came second which we were all so pumped about!!! YEEEEEEEE

Then on the Sunday we all got down to business. The qualifying, semis and finals were all on the one day and this meant a lot of riding for those who were to get to the finals. Unfortunately, my Irish Team mates David Coates and Paul Johnston both just missed finals which was a bummer as they could both have killed it. In the end it was Dylan Mitchell (RSA), Nikita Martianov( Rus), Sam Carne (UK), Lucas Langlois and Yann Calvez (FRA) and myself competing in Finals. The standard was mental as we were towed behind a new X Star (huge wake) and a Mastercraft X55, which also kicks up a ridiculously big wake! Details

Comments Off on Xtreme Gene Spain – riding July

Hi guys,

I’m just back from Xtreme Gene in Spain where I spent an amazing week training, coaching and doing a load of photo shoots with Luke Lee photography!

I am home now and riding on my boat again which is finally fixed!!!

Can’t wait to get back to Xtreme though!!

Check out a few pics below!!

Cheers

David

Comments Off on Wakestock
11 July 2012

Wakestock

Hi everyone,

As always, Wakestock was such a sick event with a brilliant atmosphere and about 20,000 people there. The first couple of days it was lashing rain and they had flood warnings all over Wales and we were lucky to get the car moving in the muck. Sian Hurst rode really well on Friday but unfortunately didn’t make Finals. Then the sun shone on Saturday for the Pro Men Semi Finals and Finals. I was delighted to qualify first in the semi finals despite snapping my board two thirds of the way through! In Finals I fell on a Tootsie roll and my run went dowhill from there but I ended up coming fifth which has now motivated me to really go for it for the rest of the season. Big congrats to the three Dans! Dan Nott who took 1st place which is brilliant as for the past few years it has been foreign riders that have taken the top spot. The second and third spots went to Orlando riders Danny Thollander and Daniel Powers. Well done to all. It was Amber Wing who won the Ladies’ Pro Finals. Click here if you want the full results including the rail riders. http://www.wakestock.co.uk/news/dan-nott-takes-home-the-title-of-wakestock-champion-2012/

Yesterday we all headed to Glasfryn Wake Park to hit the Sesitec and had a blast hitting the obstacles there. Just got back to Dublin now and I head back out to Xtreme Gene at 7am tomorrow where I can’t wait to get some serious water time in. Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding at Xtreme Gene

Hi everyone,

I am out here in one of the best locations in the world for riding: Xtreme-Gene, near Cordoba in Spain. Since I got here 4 days ago it has been nothing but sun (40 degrees) and flat calm water. Yeah that’s “mucho mucho” hot for a fair skinned Irish kid!!!

Sunset at Xtreme Gene


When I first arrived there was a good array of riders including Dylan Mitchell from South Africa and Lucas Langlois from France, not to mention the two coaches Carro Djupso, from Sweden, and fellow Irish team rider David Coates (DC).So, as you can imagine with these riders, and the huge wake, the level of riding has been unreal and only getting better!!! Details

Comments Off on 3rd at Wake Games, Orlando

Hey everyone,

Just got back from the Wake Games in Orlando where I managed to make the podium and take 3rd place in Junior Pro Men. I’m so happy as I was very nervous riding with all those big names. I was even more stoked to have landed a toe back 7 and a heel back 7, back to back in semis.

Riding at Stew Mackie's place

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Comments Off on Gold Medal at Europe Africa Wakeboard Championships

Hi everybody,

Still can’t believe that I actually won the Gold at the Europe Africa Championships at the weekend. It was an amazing event and I’m still pumped.

The Championships were held on the Vaal River near Jo’burg. There were 124 Riders from 16 countries with two new countries competing for the first time this year – Namibia and Israel.

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