Today was the second of three events at the Red Bull Wake Open; Big Air. This is where the pros hit a ramp and then, unlike last year, they have a massive landing ramp to soften the landing. This allows them to go even bigger and wow the crowd that much more.
Today's final ended with Bob Soven topping the podium with a massive indy backside 7. As Aaron Rathy put it, he's "the ultimate bridesmaid" with a second in Boat and now a second in Big Air, making him the favorite for the overall Red Bull Wake Open title for 2013. The young Daniel Grant grabbed the remaining spot on podium.
The Red Bull Wake Open continues with the Park event on Saturday before the overall champion is crowned. Spectators can watch the final event at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday, July 6 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. Red Bull Wake Open will be televised LIVE on Saturday July 6 at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.
After checking out these pics and video from the Big Air event, don't miss the early morning promo from Tampa Bay's 10 News featuring Parks Bonifay and Steel Lafferty.
Results 1. Bob Soven - 86.3 2. Aaron Rathy - 85.0 3. Daniel Grant - 83.6 4. Olivier Derome - 82.9 5. Nico von Lerchenfeld - 74.0 6. Mike Dowdy - 69.3