Hi guys,

Just back home from another amazing weekend at the Irish nationals at Lough Muckno Wakeboard Club. We had ups and downs with the weather but when it came to finals yesterday the water was practically glass!

On Saturday we saw awesome riding from all the riders across all the categories and it was so great to see all the young guns killing it! It looks like a lot of them have bright futures ahead!!

After the first day of the Championships on Saturday we had a best trick, best attempt and best crash contest. Loads of new tricks were tried, and many edges too!! It was sick to see Sian Hurst stick the first ever mobe by a European athlete in a European contest when she nailed that whirly! Big congrats  Sian! Then I was also delighted to stick my first ever heel 9 straight after!! 🙂 So it was a contest well worthwhile for everybody 🙂

The final results in Open Men were: Robin Coates 3rd, Paul Johnston 2nd, and myself in 1st place. I was really pumped to retain my title.  Sian Hurst held her title too and big congrats also  to Zack Zebedee, Aisling Deegan, Philip McQuigan, Lindsay Whelan, Ashley Murray and Jonny Crawford. For full results check out http://www.irishwwf.ie/2012/08/06/national-wakeboard-championships-event-of-the-year/ It was a brilliant event all around and big thanks to Ciaran Agnew and the crew at Muckno, together with all the sponsors – Monster, Mastercraft and Liquid Republic. Check out the photos below.

A few of us are now doing a little tour around the country and we’re just leaving to go to Terryglass down the Shannon. I’ll post about our trip soon.



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