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World's Best Wakeboarders to Compete in Red Bull Wake Open


Top International Talent of Boat, Big Air and Park Come to Tampa

Red Bull Wake OpenWHO: Wakeboarders from eight countries will head to Tampa on the most innovative playing field to date for the sport of wakeboarding.
Athlete Roster

  • Shane Bonifay
  • Harley Clifford
  • Nick Davies
  • Raphael Derome
  • Olivier Derome
  • Adam Errington
  • Clay Fletcher
  • Tom Fooshee
  • Dominik Guehrs
  • Danny Harf
  • Randall Harris
  • Collin Harrington
  • Kevin Henshaw
  • Dominik Hernler
  • Cody Johnson
  • Steel Lafferty
  • Jimmy LaRiche
  • Keith Lidberg
  • Rusty Malinoski
  • Shaun Murray
  • Chris O'Shea
  • Nate Perry
  • Brenton Priestly
  • Aaron Rathy
  • Brian Reeder
  • Marc Rossiter
  • Erik Ruck
  • Chad Sharpe
  • Dean Smith
  • Phil Soven
  • Bob Soven
  • Kaesen Suyderhoud
  • Shota Tezuka
  • Nico Von Lerchenfeld
  • Shawn Watson
  • JD Webb

Malibu Wakesetter MXZWHAT: Three categories of competition (Boat, Big Air and Park) will determine the best overall wakeboarder to be crowned Red Bull Wake Open Champion. The Boat segment will be towed by the 22-foot Malibu Wakesetter MXZ, and showcase an innovative, rider-influenced format. For the next two days, downtown Tampa will house the Big Air and Park competition as fans will watch riders launch off a 50-foot ramp to see who can pull the best trick. The new Sesitec System 2.0 will tow riders at precise speeds (up to 38 m.p.h.) through a rail park within short distances. This environmentally friendly cableway along with the boat will provide the ultimate pull to encourage riders to perform tricks never seen before in competition.

  • Fri., July 13 (4:00pm-8:00pm)
  • Sat., July 14 (12:00pm-3:00pm)
  • Free Admission; All Ages


Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Viewing locations are available around the channel including the Tampa Convention Center and Knights Point at Harbour Island.
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In addition to presenting sponsor Casio G’zOne Commando, the event will include Malibu Boats as the official towboat of the Red Bull Wake Open.
About The Red Bull Signature Series
Watch Red Bull Wake Open Live on Saturday, July 14 at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT on NBC. The event airs as part of the “Red Bull Signature Series," the most progressive and innovative wakeboarding, surfing, mountain biking, freestyle motocross and snowboarding events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. For more information, visit


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Commented on 6-27-2012 At 12:55 am

That's a hell of a lineup of talent they put together for this.Wish I could be there.
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