The 9th annual TransWorld Wake Awards went off on the first night of Surf Expo. Riders, industry folk, fans, and all came together to celebrate the accomplishments of wakeboarding’s finest. This year was no different as the Rockstar and vodka was flowing and the show got underway. The Master of Ceremonies Dano Amir was on point and engaged the crowd with his infectious style and hilarious prerecorded skits. The night was a success with awards being handed out in 15 different categories. “Who were they?” you might be asking. You’ll have to stay tuned for our Special Edition Wake Awards Digital Publication to have all of the action delivered to you in a nice tidy package of wonderfulness. Check out the party side of the show in this gallery. Sponsors include Rockstar, Indmar, Malibu, Sesitec, Surf Expo, WSIA, and Hoodie Buddie
Danny Hampson and Aaron Reed presenting Best Video Part - Wakeskate
Danny Hampson and Aaron Reed presenting Best Video Part – Wakeskate
Liquid Force was in Full Force!
Watson, LaRiche, and Langley. Party goers.
Dieter Humpsch, Matt Manzari, Reed Hansen with Todd Hicks of Fox
Chad Sharpe, Rusty Malinoski, and UFC fighter Cowboy Cerrone with their ladies
Dano the Mano running the show.
Parks Bonifay and Lauren
A very sober Kevin Henshaw with Silas Thurman presenting Best Wakeskater
Raph Dermone and crew ready for a big night.
Pat Panakos, long-time presenter and Wake Awards supporter.
Tom Fooshee and Bob Soven sharing fashion tips
Danny Harf and fiancee Carolyn
The voice of God, Shawn Perry directing the show
The coveted Poseidon trophy.
Oh it’s on, it’s so on.
Shane Bonifay had a lovely time
If there was an award for best Wake Awards presence, Aaron Reed would win every year