The Wake Awards went down this past week at Surf Expo in the dramatic fashion that it always does. Hopefully you paid attention all night on Twitter as it all unfolded, and if you didn’t check out the full list of results. The night went down as it always does, with the top riders, industry heads and the who’s who of the wake industry staring at the incessant glow of the stage as the winners are unveiled and the masses cheer. While all the awards are significant, it was Rodrigo and Pat Panakos that received the biggest roars from the crowd during the night.
Check out all of the award winners below, and a huge thanks to all of our sponsors of the night: Malibu Boats, Indmar, Acme Marine, JL Audio, Rockford Fosgate, WSIA, Surf Expo, SP Gadgets, Sesitec and PTM Edge Watersports!
BEST WOMAN’S RIDER – MEAGAN ETHELL
BEST WAKE PARK RIDER – DANIEL GRANT
CHECK OUT AWARD – GUENTHER OKA
RAIL RIDER OF THE YEAR – RAPH DEROME
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – RODRIGO DONOSO
BEST WEB VIDEO – RAPH DEROME / JONATHAN FERGUSON
INDUSTRY ICON – PAT PANAKOS
BEST VIDEO – PRIME / SEAN KILGUS
BEST WAKEBOARDER – HARLEY CLIFFORD
INDMAR TRICK OF THE YEAR – WAKESKATE: REED HANSEN – FRONTSIDE 360 HEELFLIP
INDMAR TRICK OF THE YEAR – WOMEN: CARRO DJUPSJO – DOUBLE HALF CAB ROLL
INDMAR TRICK OF THE YEAR – MEN: CODY HESSE – INDY TOESIDE TRIPLE BACKROLL