The 2018 Wake Awards are Coming!

Join us for the biggest night in wake!

The 2018 Wake Awards are Coming!
Join us Thursday, September 6 for the biggest night in wake sports.WBM

Today is August 1, which means next month Surf Expo and Wake Awards will be upon us. The biggest night in our sports is back, and given what's gone down already this year, we're sure it's going to be a heck of a night. Mark your calendars now and make sure you're at the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday, Sept. 6 to join in on the fun, craziness, and celebrations.

Last year was one of the best Wake Awards ever, and featured a variety of winners that truly represented what the show and our sports are all about. For a full look back, check out last year's article. Here's a quick recap:

Best Web Video
Natural Playground

The 2018 Wake Awards are Coming!
Ben Leclair made a surprise visit after his injury, and brought down the house when Natural Playground won Best Web VideoBill Doster

Best Video Short/Series
The Coalition

Photographer of the Year
Rodrigo Donoso

Check Out Award presented by Rockford Fosgate
Tyler Higham

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Tyler Higham won the Check Out Award presented by Rockford FosgateBill Doster

#PASSTHEHANDLE Award
Robby Maschhaupt

The Golden Mic Award
DanO the ManO - Danny Amir

Best Wakeskater
Reed Hansen

Best Park & Rail Rider
Daniel Grant

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Daniel Grant won the Best Park & Rail Rider awardBill Doster

Best Boat Rider
Harley Clifford

Best Female Rider
Meagan Ethell

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Meagan Ethell won the Best Female Rider awardBill Doster

Full Scope Award
Guenther Oka

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Guenther Oka won the Full Scope AwardBill Doster

Wakeskate Trick of the Year
Travis Doran

Women's Trick of the Year
Anna Nikstad

Men's Trick of the Year
Steel Lafferty

The Trick of the Year Awards have always closed out the show, and the anticipation in the room is palpable. At this point rumors have been swirling about what riders were trying and who might have landed something new and crazy. There are always surprises. Always. 2017 was no different. Here's a full look from inside the show as the last award of the night was presented.

For more info on Surf Expo, head to the official website.