Wake Awards Categories Explained

Learn more about the selection for the Wake Awards.

Wake Award Categories Explained

Wakeboarding’s Wake Awards are the most prestigious awards in the world of watersports. The awards honor the highest performance and athleticism by women and men, whether they ride behind a boat or at a park. They are judged by a committee of watersports industry professionals and retired athletes. In this article discover more about each individual Wake Award.

Legend Award-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Legend award honors the professional wakeboarder with the most prestigious honor they can receive. Created at the inception of the Wake Awards to honor those who paved the way and had the biggest impact on the sport, the list of winners is a who’s who of wakeboarding. And it is not awarded annually. Chosen by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals.  

Content Creator of the Year-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Creator of the Year is awarded to that person who’s content most accurately captures the essence and excitement of wakeboarding and/ or wakesurfing and that depicts the state of the art in watersports content. Chosen by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals.

Check Out Award-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Check Out Award honors the up-and-coming rider, amateur or pro, who had a noticeable and unique impact on the sport as a whole, whether through progressive riding, competition results, an outstanding presence on social media or video performances. Chosen by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals.  

Women’s Wakesurfer of the Year-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Women’s Wakesurfer Wake Award honors the female professional wakeboarder who, as judged by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals, performed at the highest level. It recognizes excellence in athleticism, durability, courage and innovation.

Men’s Wakesurfer of the Year-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Men’s Wakesurfer Wake Award honors the male professional wakeboarder who, as judged by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals, performed at the highest level. It recognizes excellence in athleticism, durability, courage and innovation. 

Women’s Park Rider-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Women’s Park Rider of the Year 2022 honors the female professional wakeboarder who, as judged by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals, performed at the highest level in park riding. It recognizes excellence in athleticism, durability, courage and innovation.  

Men’s Park Rider-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Men’s Park Rider Wake Award honors the male professional wakeboarder who, as judged by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals, performed at the highest level in park riding. It recognizes excellence in athleticism, durability, courage and innovation. Check out this video to see the best male male park rider of 2022!

Women’s Boat Rider-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Women’s Boat Rider Wake Award honors the female professional wakeboarder who, as judged by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals, performed at the highest level riding behind a boat. It recognizes excellence in athleticism, durability, courage and innovation.

Men’s Boat Rider-Wake Awards 2022

Wakeboarding’s Men’s Boat Rider of the Year honors the male professional wakeboarder who, as judged by vote of a select committee of former athletes and current and former industry professionals, performed at the highest level riding behind a boat. It recognizes excellence in athleticism, durability, courage and innovation.  

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