Red Bull Double or Nothing Bringing Best Wakeboarders in the World Back to Lake Ivanhoe

Powered by MasterCraft, top wakeboarders return to Orlando at Gaston Edwards Park.

Parks Bonifay on the dock
Parks Bonifay, creator of Red Bull Double or Nothing. Courtesy Robert Snow/ Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull Double or Nothing brings the best wakeboarders in the world to Orlando in a winner-take-all, best trick competition behind the legendary MasterCraft XStar, encouraging each athlete to go as big as they can and push the envelope of what’s possible on a wakeboard.  

Wakeboard legend Parks Bonifay is the creator of Red Bull Double or Nothing, and a godfather of the sport. He’s recruited the best of the best to compete this year on Saturday, September 17. The iconic event will return to downtown Orlando at Lake Ivanhoe, and will be open to spectators at Gaston Edwards Park, completely free of charge. 

MasterCraft has once again partnered with Red Bull to showcase the world’s top wakeboarders and their most innovative tricks yet. Competitors will be riding behind the award-winning XStar, the iconic wakeboat that revolutionized the industry. For this year, the competition XStar has been upgraded with the world’s most powerful towboat engine. The all-new Ilmor Supercharged 6.2L engine, with a massive 630 horsepower and 665 lb-ft of torque, will be delivering an unprecedented wake for the riders to showcase their best tricks.

Massi Piffaretti won last year’s event by nailing a KGB540 with a Japan grab, earning him the $10,000 prize. Massi will be returning this year to defend his crown, which he will have to do by going even bigger. Other stars of the sport that will be vying for that winner-take-all prize purse include 2020 winner Guenther Oka, Cory Teunissen, Mike Dowdy and Steel Lafferty. 

Massi Piffaretti last year's winner
Winner of the 2021 Red Bull Double or Nothing: Massi Piffaretti. Courtesy Robert Snow/ Red Bull Content Pool

A new wrinkle in this year’s event is the introduction of two wild card spots, saved for boarders in the general public who can submit a video for a chance to be selected by Parks to compete. The submission phase is now open and will close on Sept 10th. Just tag @parxxx on Instagram with hashtag #doubleornothingwildcard before then to get your submission in.  

Additionally, three of the best women riders will be participating in an exhibition between the Semifinal and Finals. Meagan Ethell, Jamie Lopino and Mary Morgan will compete for the best trick while showcasing their world-class talent. 

Parks is pumped to run this event back in Orlando; “I’m super psyched about this year. If you’re in Central Florida and can check it out, it’s going to be a lot of fun. We’ll be going huge, serving up the biggest Double Ups to date, whether in this competition or anywhere else!” 

To see Parks and company go bigger than ever before, come to Gaston Edwards Park on Saturday, Sept. 17th from 9am-5pm. The day will be complete with food trucks, family-friendly games, and an open area for some of the best views of the lake. Come one, come all, to the most fun and exciting wakeboarding event in Orlando! 

Red Bull Double or Nothing Athlete Roster 

  • Guenther Oka  
  • Cory Teunissen  
  • Massi Piffaretti  
  • Parks Bonifay  
  • Shota Tezuka  
  • Nic Rappa  
  • Steel Lafferty  
  • Danny Harf  
  • Sam Brown  
  • Lucca Kidd  
  • Tyler Higham  
  • Rusty Malinoski 
  • Thomas Herman  
  • Mike Dowdy  
  • Wild Card 1 
  • Wild Card 2 

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