We will be rolling out our Top 20 Most Influential Riders throughout the rest of the summer, with the grand finale top 5 in the Fall issue of TransWorld WAKEBOARDING released at Surf Expo. Until then you can expect a countdown of sorts starting here with numbers 20 through 16. For transparency’s sake, we are defining the influential riders on their impact on how people ride a wakeboard, not necessarily their impact on the industry of wakeboarding. Those two lists may carry many of the same names, but here we are sticking to the effect that these individuals had on how others ride a wakeboard. For the record, the #20 rider asked not to be included, but he was out voted. Click the gallery on the far left to get started.