The 2015 Wake Awards! Save The Date

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The 2015 Wake Awards! Save The DateWBM
wakeboard awards
The 2015 Wake Awards! Save The DateWBM

On September 10th, 2015 the wake industry will collectively join to celebrate the past 365 days in wake. Each year, the best riders and the top industry heads descend on Orlando, Florida for Surf Expo, with the legendary Wake Awards opening the weekend's festivities. A staple in our sport as the biggest night in Wake, the Wake Awards have crowned the most elite riders with awards that not only give praise to the men and women who put their bodies on the line, but also adds incentive for all wake sports to flourish and progress. Year after year the Wake Awards gives back to the riders that make our sport so awesome, and in 2015 it will be no different. Mark your calendars for what is and forever will be the biggest night in wake.

If you can't attend, don't sweat it! Make sure to follow us on Twitter that night to find out all of the winners and take a crack at Predicting the Winners to enter to win a free wakeboard or a Rockford Fosgate stereo system!

As we quickly approach the 2015 Wake Awards we wanted to share the list of previous winners so you can catch up on your Wake Awards knowledge.

Previous Winners:

Check Out Award

2004 — JD Webb

2005 — Kevin Henshaw

2006 — Adam Errington

2007 — Jimmy LaRiche

2008 — Harley Clifford

2009 — Bob Soven

2010 — Steel Lafferty

2011 — Shota Tezuka

2012 — Tony Iacconi

2013 — Cory Teunissen

2014 — Ben Leclair

Best Woman's Rider

2006 — Dallas Friday

2007 — Amber Wing

2008 — Nicola Butler

2009 — Dallas Friday

2010 — Amber Wing

2011 — Amber Wing

2012 — Amber Wing

2013 — Amber Wing

2014 — Meagan Ethell

Best Wake Park Rider

2010 — Tom Fooshee

2011 — Tom Fooshee

2012 — Daniel Grant

2013 — Daniel Grant

2014 — Daniel Grant

Best Rail Rider

2004 — Parks Bonifay

2005 — Shane Bonifay

2006 — Shane Bonifay

2007 — Keith Lidberg

2008 — JD Webb

2009 — JD Webb

2010 — Raph Derome

2011 — Marc Rossiter

2012 — Raph Derome

2013 — Raph Derome

2014 — Graeme Burress

Photographer of the Year

2004 — Josh Letchworth

2005 — Josh Letchworth

2006 — Josh Letchworth

2007 — Joey Meddock

2008 — Josh Letchworth

2009 — Bryan Soderlind

2010 — Joey Meddock

2011 — Bryan Soderlind

2012 — Jason Lee

2013 — Chris Garrison

2014 — Bryan Soderlind

Best Video Performance – Wakeboard

2005 — Shawn Watson - Justin Stephens - Relentless

2006 — Danny Harf - Counterfeit This

2007 — Randall Harris - Transgression

2008 — Danny Harf - Drive

2009 — Danny Harf - Out of the Pond

2010 — Harley Clifford - Slick City

2011 — Chris O'Shea - In Transit

2012 — Danny Harf - Defy

2013 — Raph Derome - Raph. 2014 — Chris Abadie - Drop The Gun

Best Video Performance – Wakeskate

2007 — Aaron Reed - N.A.R.L.A.

2008 — Danny Hampson - Volume

2009 — Brian Grubb - Out of the Pond

2010 — Danny Hampson - Washed Up Before We Were Has Beens

2011 — Andrew Pastura - More Than Machines

2012 — Reed Hansen - NOISIA VISION

2013 — Danny Hampson - Graceland

2014 — Andrew Pastura - Human Rocket

Best Web Video

2010 — ATL Pro tour Voiceover - Silas, Parks, Henshaw

2011 — Raphael Derome

2012 — Battle Falls - Reed Hansen and Fox

2013 — Graceland - Danny Hampson and Collin Harrington

2014 — Another One Down - JD Webb and Spencer Norris

Best Video

2004 — Sfumato - Cassette

2005 — Relentless/Encore - Liquid Force Films

2006 — Counterfeit This - Hyperlite

2007 — The Truth - Liquid Force

2008 — Push Process - Oakley

2009 — Out of the Pond-Billabong

2010 — Parks Bonifay Documentary-AVE

2011 — More Than Machines

2012 — Defy

2014 — Drop The Gun

Best Wakeskater

2004 — Danny Hampson

2005 — George Daniels

2006 — Aaron Reed

2007 — Brian Grubb

2008 — Nick Taylor

2009 — Reed Hansen

2010 — Reed Hansen

2011 — Ben Horan

2012 — Andrew Pastura

2013 — Andrew Pastura

2014 — Andrew Pastura

The Legend

2004 — Scott Byerly

2005 — Shaun Murray

2006 — Darin Shapiro

2007 — Parks Bonifay

2008 — Zane Schwenk

2009 — Eric "Gator" Lutgert

2010 — Greg Nelson

2011 — Thomas Horrell

2012 — Gregg Necrason

2013 — Cobe Mikacich

Industry Icon

2014 — Herb O'Brien

Best Wakeboarder

2004 — Parks Bonifay

2005 — Danny Harf

2006 — Danny Harf

2007 — Rusty Malinoski

2008 — Rusty Malinoski

2009 — Aaron Rathy

2010 — Harley Clifford

2011 — Harley Clifford

2012 — Raph Derome

2013 — Aaron Rathy

2014 — Harley Clifford

Trick of the Year

Mens – Wakeboard

2004 — Shaun Murray SW 270 Transfer, Frontboard, 90 out-Radar Rail

2005 — Rusty Malinoski-Backboard, backlip, to fakie - Fox Gap

2006 — Danny Harf - SW HS FS 1080

2007 — Chad Sharpe-TS Indy Double Backroll

2008 — Danny Harf - TS FS 1260

2009 — Aaron Rathy - Wrapped Melon HS BS 1080

2010 — Steel Lafferty - TS BS 900

2011 — Erik Ruck- Mute Back Mobe

2012 — Harley Clifford - Crow 9

2013 — Mike Dowdy - Double roll to blind

2014 — Brad Smeele - Double Indy Tantrum to Blind

Wakeskate

2004 — Aaron Reed-Backlip shuv- The Ledge - Byerly Toe Jam

2005 — Aaron Reed - W2W HS Backside Bigspin

2006 — Reed Hansen-Kickflip to backside 50-50-Oakley Pool

2007 — Nick Taylor-Frontside Big Flip

2008 — Stu Shinn- W2W Backside Biggerspin

2009 — Matt Manzari - Boardslide Backside Flip

2010 — Andrew Pastura - BS 360 Kickflip down gap

2011 — Stu Shinn - W2W Backside Flip

2012 — Yan Lecomte - Kickflip backtail

2013 — Andrew Pastura - Bigspin boardslide kickflip out

2014 — Ben Horan - Varial Heel

Women

2009 — Amber Wing - Heelside 720

2010 — Amber Wing - Toeside 900

2012 — Ange Schriber - Heelside 900

2013 — Bec Gange - Whirly 5