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Wakestock - Day 1 of 2

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Wakestock - Day 2

Wakestock World Series Kicks Off - Wake, Skate, Public Enemy & Bikinis Draw Huge Crowds!

Olivier DeromeCollingwood, ON, Canada – Sunny, warm summer weather, the world’s best pro wakeboarders and wakeskaters, pro skateboarders, bikinis AND the opportunity to see Public Enemy and Alexisonfire all in the same day attracted thousands to Collingwood’s Millennium Park for an amazing kick-off Wakestock 2010 WWA World Series pro contest, presentd by Monster Energy!
 
Thousands lined the shoreline and crammed the bleachers to catch the best riders throw down in the pro qualification heats for this fourth and largest stop of the WWA World Series. The pros took full advantage of the perfect calm water conditions.
 
First off the dock was the Malibu Boats Pro Wakekate Championship pulled behind the new 2011 Malibu Wakesetter in it’s world debut! It was the defending and 5 time Wakestock champion, Brian Grubb of the USA posting the highest score of the day. It was a good day for the Canadians as well with James Balzer winning his heat. Yan Lecomte and Dan Brown also advanced to the semi-finals as did Americans Stuart Shinn and Grant Roberts.
 
Phil SovenUp next was the Billabong Pro Wakeboard Championships and it was the Derome brothers leading the way for the Canadians. “I’m super stoked on winning my heat,” commented Olivier Derome. “I got to get a good feel for the course, so I’m ready for the big day tomorrow. Making it even better is having my bro [Raphael] take his own heat as well. It was a great day, for sure.” Other Canadians advancing include heat winner Kyle Rattray and Dustin O’Ferrall.
 
The defending champion, Aaron Rathy also advanced to the next round despite battling a season-long knee injury. Three-time past Wakestock champ, Phil Soven was last off the dock and posted the highest score of the day. Other heat winners included Thailand’s Padiwat Jaemjam and Americans Shane Bonifay, Bob Soven, and Trevor Hansen who currently sits in 2nd place in the WWA World Series behind Phil Soven.
 
Wakestock Bikini ContestWhile the wake pros ran through their qualification heats in perfect calm water conditions in front of huge shoreline crowds, the band line-up ramped up on the Monster Energy music stage with incredible performances from USS f Maestro Fresh Wes and Crash Kings. Then, following a packed pro skate demo at the Wakestock skatepark by Paul Machnau, Grant Patterson, Paul Trep and the rest of the new Red Star skate team, Alexisonfire took the stage in front of the biggest crowds of the afternoon! They delivered an absolutely insane live performance bringing the crowds to a fever pitch!
 
Introduced by Maestro Fresh-Wes, hip-hop legends Public Enemy shut the day down withStu Shinn an energetic performance as the sun set. Chuck D and Flavor Flav ran the stage with the enthusiasm of men half their age, delivering nothing but classic anthems from the Long Island crew’s highly regarded Fear of a Black Planet and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back albums. At one point Flav even cranked out a drum solo. After wrapping up their hour-plus set with the rousing “Fight the Power,” Chuck left the stage proclaiming, “Long live Wakestock!
 
What a finale too that is sure to be remembered as one of the best days in Wakestock’s amazing 13 year history!
 
The Wakestock World Series semi-finals and finals for the Malibu Boats Pro Wakeskate Championships run Sunday morning followed by the final rounds of the Billabong Pro Wakeboard Championships. Be sure to tune into Twitter for live updates throughout the day. See full qualification results below.
 
Wakestock WWA World Series Pro Men's Qualifications (top two in each heat advance)
 
Billibong Pro Wakeboard
Presented by Monster Energy & Malibu Boats

 
Heat #1
1. Padiwat Jaemjam THAI 62.00
2. Scotty Broome AUS 51.67
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3. Robbie McMillin CAN 41.67
4. Dylan Miller CAN 30.00
 
Heat #2
1. Kyle Rattray CAN 73.33
2. Nick Jones USA 65.00
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3. Christian Primrose CAN 56.67
4. Terry Bailey USA 36.67
 
Heat #3
1. Robert Soven USA 76.67
2. Andrew Adkison USA 63.33
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3. Jason Bannatyne CAN 50.00
 
Heat #4
1. Olivier Derome CAN 73.33
2. Aaron Rathy CAN 63.33
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3. Mike Maynard CAN 50.00
 
Heat #5
1. Raphael Derome CAN 70.00
2. Danny Thollander USA 60.00
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3. Dary Znebel CAN 46.67
 
Heat #6
1. Shane Bonifay USA 73.33
2. Austin Hair USA 60.00
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3. Gavin Hicks CAN 50.00
 
Heat #7
1. Trevor Hansen USA 80.00
2. Dustin O’Ferrall CAN 60.00
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3. Kevin Henshaw CAN 50.00
 
Heat #8
1. Phillip Soven USA 83.33
2. Shawn Watson USA 70.00
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3. Dylan Rivait CAN 46.67
 
Wakestock Malibu Boats Pro Wakeskate
Presented by Monster Energy & Billabong

 
Heat #1
1. Grant Roberts USA 83.33
2. Dan Brown CAN 63.33
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3. Adison Farr CAN 40.00
4. Kevin Calvez FRA DNS
 
Heat #2
1. James Balzer CAN 76.67
2. Stuart Shinn USA 63.33
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3. Adam Lewis CAN 26.67
4. Quentin Dubrac FRA 10.00
 
Heat #3
1. Brian Grubb USA 85.00
2. Yan Lecomte CAN 73.33
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3. Scotty Boysen CAN 50.00
4. Chris Hau CAN 40.00
 
Wakestock is presented by Monster Energy in association with Coors Light, Billabong, Malibu Boats in partnership with Xcel, Virgin Mobile, Blackberry, Schick, Gordon Bay Marine, Town & Country Marine, 102.1 the Edge, Dose.ca, SBC Skateboard Magazine and SBC Wakeboard Magazine. And supported by Ronix, O’Brien, Liquid Force, CWB, Hyperlite, Slingshot, Roswell and Kicker Audio.
 
Wakestock™ is owned and produced by SBC Events Inc, an independent Canadian production company specializing in action sport & youth lifestyle marketing, in association with SBC Media Inc., publisher of Canada’s leading action sports magazines and websites. “Wakestock™”, “Wakestock World Series™”, “Wakestock Festival™” and “Wakestock Action Sports & Music Festival™” are trademarks of SBC Media Inc. in Canada, the United States and/or other countries.


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