Wake Awards Categories Explained
Learn more about the selection for the Wake Awards.
The 2022 Wake Awards are coming! The best riders of 2022 will be honored and awarded for their accomplishments during a special two week-long presentation beginning in January 2023.
Starting on January 16, we’ll release the finalists in several categories each day!
Starting on January 23, we’ll release all 13 winners all week long!
During the entire program, you’ll enjoy videos of the best watersports athletes performing at the height of their abilities. You’ll also catch candid reactions as each category awardee is informed of having won.
Don’t miss the action and the fun!
Thomas Herman put in the work and is rewarded with the Rookie of the Year award.
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From boat riding to rails, these finalists did it all this past year.
These finalists made an impact on wakeskating this past year.
These finalists pushed the boundaries of the sport over the past year.
These riders pushed wakeskating in new ways over the past year.
Finalists led the way in contest results, exposure, photos published, video clips and progressive riding.
From contests to video edits, these finalists excelled at being pro riders.