The 2015 Wake Awards

Wake Awards
Wake AwardsRodrigo Donoso

The Wake Awards went down 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!

Meagan Ethell Wake Awards
BEST WOMAN’S RIDER - MEAGAN ETHELLRodrigo Donoso
Daniel Grant Wake Awards
BEST WAKE PARK RIDER - DANIEL GRANTRodrigo Donoso
Guenther Oka Wake Awards
CHECK OUT AWARD - GUENTHER OKARodrigo Donoso
Raph Derome Wake Awards
RAIL RIDER OF THE YEAR - RAPH DEROMERodrigo Donoso
Rodrigo Donoso Wake Awards
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - RODRIGO DONOSORodrigo Donoso
Raph Derome Wake Awards
BEST WEB VIDEO - RAPH DEROME / JONATHAN FERGUSONRodrigo Donoso
Pat Panakos Wake Awards
INDUSTRY ICON - PAT PANAKOSRodrigo Donoso
Wake Awards Best Video
BEST VIDEO - PRIME / SEAN KILGUSRodrigo Donoso
Danny Hampson Wake Awards Wakeskating
BEST WAKESKATER - DANNY HAMPSONRodrigo Donoso
Harley Clifford Wake Awards Wakeboarding
BEST WAKEBOARDER - HARLEY CLIFFORDRodrigo Donoso
Reed Hansen Wake Awards wakeskating
INDMAR TRICK OF THE YEAR - WAKESKATE: REED HANSEN – FRONTSIDE 360 HEELFLIPRodrigo Donoso
Carro Djupsjo Wake Awards
INDMAR TRICK OF THE YEAR - WOMEN: CARRO DJUPSJO – DOUBLE HALF CAB ROLLRodrigo Donoso
Cody Hesse Wake Awards Trick of the year
INDMAR TRICK OF THE YEAR - MEN: CODY HESSE – INDY TOESIDE TRIPLE BACKROLLRodrigo Donoso