November/December 2009


On the cover:

Ben Greenwood


Lake Powell, Arizona




22 Airtime

“It’s not every day that an amateur photo turns out. Try this one on for size.” – An excerpt from this issue’s Letter of the Month, In Box, p. 26

The Pulse

****30 Startup


36 The Jumpoff

38 The Premiere: Parks Bonifay Documentary

40 Media


42 The Wall Comes Tumbling Down

Rusty Malinoski lands the first 1080 in competition at the final stop of the 2009 MasterCraft Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour in Reno, Nevada.

44 Rookie Sensation


Aussie Harley Clifford wins the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour on his first try.

45 Long Live the Queen

Dallas Friday’s triumphant return to the top of the women’s wakeboarding world.

46 Crowns, Crowds and Comebacks

Three things that made the 2009 Supra Worlds amazing.

49 The Arrival

Aaron Rathy caps off a huge year with his first-ever King of Wake title.

50 Readers Poll 2009

Your favorite riders, in your words.

54 Obscura and Remote

Wakeskating’s two newest teams put a fresh foot forward.

62 WBM’s 6th Annual Wake Awards, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink

Wake’s biggest night has its best year yet.

66 The Photo Issue

Twenty-two pages of awesomeness. Let it breathe!

88 Byerly Boards Conspiracy

Aaron Rathy’s new Byerly pro model.

90 Scientific Sessions

The new ShadowBox lets you record and share the ins and outs of every ride.

92 My Scene: Northern California

98 Last Blast