2018 Wake Awards Winners!

See who took home the most coveted awards in all of wake

  • The 15th annual Wake Awards went off Thursday night, Sept. 6 at Surf Expo as the industry gathered to celebrate the biggest accomplishments of the year. With a packed house and the good-times flowing, the celebration was nonstop from start to finish, including a couple awesome guest appearances. We will have a full recap of the show soon, but in the meantime here is the list of winners for the 2018 Wake Awards!

  • Check Out Award presented by Rockford Fosgate

  • Luca KiddBill Doster
  • Best Web Video
    Area 52 feat. Ben Leclair

  • Film/edit: Taylor Hanley
    Riders: Ben Leclair, Dylan Miller, Kevin Henshaw, Mark Rugala, Keaton Roper
    Bill Doster
  • Best Video Short/Series
    Valdosta Yardsale II

  • Edit: Aaron Rathy
    Filmers: Cole Vanthof, Trever Maur, Steffen Vollert, Norbi Vasko, Trevor Bashir, Josh Belcher, Drew Martin
    Bill Doster
  • Best Video
    Formats

  • Film/edit: Taylor Hanley
    Riders: Raph Derome, Dylan Miller, Guenther Oka, Nick Dorsey, Felix Georgii
    Bill Doster
  • #passthehandle

  • Matt ManzariBill Doster
  • Best Photographer

  • Rodrigo DonosoBill Doster
  • Industry Icon Award

  • Tony FinnBill Doster
  • Legend Award

  • Randall Harris Randall won the award in 2017, but wasn't available to accept it. He was presented his trophy at this year's Wake Awards. He was also inducted into the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame 2018 class, along with Parks Bonifay and Ronn Seidenglanz.Bill Doster
  • Best Park & Rail Rider

  • Guenther OkaBill Doster
  • Best Boat Rider

  • Cory TeunissenBill Doster
  • Best Female Rider

  • Meagan EthellBill Doster
  • Full Scope Award

  • Guenther OkaBill Doster
  • Indmar Women's Trick of the Year

  • Julia Rick
    Toeside backside 1080
    Bill Doster
  • Indmar Wakeskate Trick of the Year

  • Travis Doran
    Noseblunt nollieflip
    Bill Doster
  • Indmar Men's Trick of the Year

  • Cody Hesse
    Mute half-cab triple roll
    Bill Doster
  • Big thanks to all the sponsors that make Wake Awards possible!

  • 2018 Wake Awards SponsorsWKB