Think of TransWorld WAKEBOARDING‘s Check Out department as a first look at wakeboarding’s future. From Harley Clifford and Bob Soven to Steel Lafferty, most of today’s top young riders enjoyed an introduction from Check Out’s first-glance format. In 2011, Check Out announced a new wave of rippers, from crazy-talented groms like Daniel Grant and Shota Tezuka to more-established-but-lesser-known-in-The-States riders like Brenton Priestly and Leo Labadens. Here we’ve assembled all eight of our 2011 Check Out features, so you can take a second look at the year’s best first impressions.
At just 13 years old, Daniel Grant already has more than 40 podium appearances under his belt.
In what seems like an instant, Austin Pastura came out of nowhere and can hang with anyone.
One look at Trever Maur‘s boned-out pokes, firm grabs and effortless landings and you’d think the 21-year-old was born on the California Delta.
Leo Labadens adds tons of pop and style to even the most basic tricks.