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2021 Wake Awards: Full Scope Male Finalists

These finalists pushed the boundaries of the sport over the past year.

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The Full Scope Award was created to honor the best all around rider in wakeboarding – the rider who doesn’t just ride every kind of pull, but who excels in all of them. These riders not only do that, but they push the boundaries of what’s possible on a wakeboard every time they ride, no matter what they’re riding behind.

2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: John Dreiling
2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: John Dreiling Courtesy @bposten

John Dreiling

While John is better known for sending it in the park, he spent much of 2021 making all of wakeboarding rethink what boat riding could or should look like. He had his invitational small wake contest and treated the boat’s wakes more like features in a park instead of just as ramps for getting air. Dreiling blew minds sending it huge in his videos, while simultaneously proving that any pull can not only be fun, but can be grounds for unique, stylish and even progressive riding.

2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Guenther Oka
2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Guenther Oka Courtesy @chaseheavener

Guenther Oka

To put it simply, Guenther Oka is the king of the castle these days, and has been for a few years. He’s won the Full Scope Award multiple times, and deservedly so. Not many riders come close to Guenther’s abilities and accolades when it comes to boat, park, foil and winch riding. Guenther’s style stands out, as he continues to lead the sport and push it to new heights.

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2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Massi Piffaretti
2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Massi Piffaretti Courtesy Massi Piffaretti

Massi Piffaretti

There isn’t another rider on the planet like Massi Piffaretti, and wakeboarding is better off because of it. Massi rides everything and does it all in a style that looks rad and inspires everybody who watches. Piffaretti handles the attention like a rockstar, whether he is riding in contests, landing double-ups, shredding at cable parks or riding doubles all eyes are on Massi, and he shines.

2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Pedro Caldas
2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Pedro Caldas Courtesy Pedro Caldas

Pedro Caldas

The multitalented Brazilian pro can shred at the park and behind the boat. Caldas goes huge and can focus under pressure making him a regular at the podiums in the Cable Park scene. A wold traveler and free rider, Pedro is a fan favorite for his jaw-dropping video sections.

2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: JB O'Neill
2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: JB O’Neill Courtesy @hyperlitewake

JB O’Neill

The ultimate content creator is incredibly talented and brave. JB rules behind the boat, at the park and with his camera. Putting out some of the best wake content and sending it in between. Just ask airbud.

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2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Noah Flegel
2021 Wake Awards Finalists Full Scope Award Male: Noah Flegel Courtesy @norbi.vasko

Noah Flegel

AKA Big Red, The ultimate waterman from the Sunshine State, whether he is fishing, wakeboarding, surfing you name it, Whatever you hand to Flegel he will excel in no-time. Capable of landing sick tricks and going huge behind the boat, winning the Nautique Masters title and overall wakesurfing series, doing flips and spins on a foil sans straps… charging Pipeline with the local crowd… If I keep going we are going to need to build Noah a shrine….

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