This year the Wake Awards brought everyone together for the 11th time in history to celebrate the best happenings in wake from the past 365 days. In a night full of cheering, celebrating and partying, a large part of the wakeboarding community met, and there was much rejoicing.
The Wake Awards has always highlighted the best in wake, and it did so again in dramatic fashion as Brad Smeele accepted the Indmar Trick of the Year award by the powers of technology, and delivered an unforgettable moment for all the attendees.
A big thanks to all the sponsors of the 2014 Wake Awards: Rockstar Energy, Malibu Boats, Indmar Marine Engines, Surf Expo, Sesitec, WSIA and Skylon!
List of 2014 Winners:
Check Out Award – Ben Leclair
Best Women’s Rider – Meagan Ethell
Best Wake Park Rider – Daniel Grant
Best Rail Rider – Graeme Burress
Best Photographer – Bryan Soderlind
Best Video Part – Wakeskate – Andrew Pastura / Aaron Pastura – Human Rocket
Best Video Part – Wakeboard – Chris Abadie / Patrick Wieland – Drop The Gun
Best Web Video – JD Webb / Spencer Norris – Another One Down
Best Wakeskater – Andrew Pastura
Industry Icon – Herb O’Brien
Best Video – Drop The Gun – Patrick Wieland / Shredtown
Best Wakeboarder – Harley Clifford
Indmar Trick of the Year – Wakeskate: Ben Horan, Varial Heel
Indmar Trick of the Year – Wakeboard: Brad Smeele, Double Indy Tantrum to Blind