Tige Boats Goes Big with U.S. Open of Wakesurfing

Abilene, TX – The 2nd Annual U.S. Open of Wakesurfing® held in Fort Worth, TX wrapped up the Endless Wave Tour with a bang as the most-attended event of the summer. The U.S. Open of Wakesurfing® brought over 80 riders ranging from world champions to groms, all of which brought the heat and fought for the prestigious title of being the U.S. Open of Wakesurfing® Champion.

TeamTige wakesurfers set the epic tone for the weekend by giving clinics and lessons to their younger fans and up-and-coming wakesurfers. Competition kicked off for two packed days of action behind the 2017 Tige RZX with the TAPS 3 Surf System.

“We are stoked on how the event turned out,” said Matt Edmonson, coordinator of the U.S. Open of Wakesurfing®. “Everything about it continues to grow. The number of riders, the prize money, the crowd, and even the surf wave just keeps getting bigger, so it was great.”


Many thanks to all of our loyal sponsors and volunteers for making the weekend a success: Tige Boats, Eagle Marine, Red Bull, Wake9, Indmar Marine Engines, ZeroOff by Enovation Controls, Wet Sounds, Chaos Surf, Hyperlite, Doomswell, Rareform and Auto Nation Chevrolet of North Richland Hills.


Pro Men Surf
1. Chris Wolter
2. Aaron Witherell
3. Parker Payne

Pro Men Skim
1. Parker Payne
2. Grant Witherell
3. Aaron Witherell


Pro Women Surf
1. Ashley Kidd
2. Allison Sos
3. Raleigh Hager

Pro Women Skim
1. Erika Sos
2. Kristin Jordan

Amateur Men Surf
1. Bo Holley
2. Thomas Garcia
3. Nathan Smith


Amateur Woman Surf
1. Megan Miller
2. Raylin Said
3. Jakie Diggs

Amateur Men Skim
1. Austin Madry
2. Austin Gore

Amateur Women Skim
1. Gentry Slayden


1. Jesse Garcia
2. Macy Miller
3. Hazel Kelly

Masters Woman
1. Janelle Harrington
2. Elaina Lui
3. Andra Dunn

Masters Men
1. Rob Harrinton
2. Sean Breedlove
3. Todd Wiley

1. Josh Sleigh
2. Todd Johnson
3. Brock Dumoit

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