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The future of the South Florida Wakeboarding Association (SFWA)…sounds like a scary title doesn’t it? Well it is not, it is actually the prelude to a major announcement relating the association. So let’s get to the announcement and then we can talk about how we got here. Starting with the publishing of this post, the leadership of the SFWA will be changing. Morgan (Baer) and I (Jimmy Beno) will both be stepping down and handing control (and the future of the SFWA) to Kimber and Rishy Rajoo. You may know Kimber and Rishy through their production company R2R Productions. They have both been very active in the wake community over the past several years wth their latest journey being the ultra successful Railapoolza event that was recently held in Orlando. So what does this mean for the SFWA? We believe it means the first steps on a journey that will involve growing the SFWA to levels beyond what we could have dreamed. So now that the announcement is out of the way… let’s get to the background.
PROPOSED CABLE WAKE PARK, SKATE PARK, AND CABINS
MULLET’S CABLE WAKE PARK (LAND USE PROPOSAL)
MARCH 15 @7PM APPROVAL MEETING IS AT THE MARTIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER (2401 SE MONTEREY RD., STUART 34996)
PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, EVERY PERSON COUNTS!
*ALSO IF YOU CAN GO TO THE MEETING AND YOU DON’T HAVE A RIDE JUST HIT ME UP B/C WE CAN GET YOU THERE…THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
*PLEASE LIKE THIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND ALSO TELL …ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO LIKE ITThe following provides information about the proposed project. We are interested in hearing your thoughts on the project. Please add your comments and (LIKE) our Facebook discussion page, or see the additional contact information provided below.
Cable-skiing at Mullet’s will open up the sport to people of all ages and will provide well managed facilities for both sports enthusiasts and family recreation.
Here is the second Pros and Joes video from this year. This video includes some pro riding but mainly the Joes. Again, super sick and thanks to Shawn at wakeboardingfilms.com for the work. Visit his site and enjoy his videos :)
The 5th Annual South Florida Wake Association (SFWA) Pros and Joes Wake event was held on November 12th, 2011 in West Palm Beach at beautiful Lake Okeeheelee. The event was a success highlighted by incredible riding from both the Pro and Amateur riders, excellent weather, a wide variety of sponsors and a great crowd.This year’s event Pro List included Scott Stewart, Daniel Powers, Nicola Butler, Steele Lafferty, Adam Errington, Zane Schwenk, Josh Palma, Andrew Adkison, JD Webb and Phil Soven. Not to be outdone, the amateur rider list included some up and coming names like Noah Flegel, Keenan Allen, Robby Holihan and soon to be known Juan Mendez.
The tone of the event was set by the smooth vocal stylings of the Dano-the-Mano and overall this year’s event boosted the best all around level of riding seen in all five past events. In addition, this year’s event included filming via helicopter. The resulting footage was amazing and available to be seen on the SFWA website, http://www.sfwake.com.
The SFWA is proud to host this event each year but the hosting of the event would not be possible without our sponsors. The sponsors this year included South Florida Mastercraft, Motion Watersports, CWB Board Co., Red Bull, Muscle Milk, Broward Motorsports, Jamba Juice, Exceed Wetsuits, Nacho Bizness, Wakeboardingfilms.com, Boca Raton Helicopters, R2R productions, Evidence Clothing, Virtue Wakeskates, Nike 6.0, Billabong/Von Zipper and Just-In-Time window tinting. Again without our sponsors the event would not be possible. In addition, the SFWA would like to thank the event volunteers and Zane Schwenk. Zane is a great ambassador for the sport of wakeboarding and it is through his help that this event happens each year.
The tournament is simple; each pro is paired with three amateur riders to form one team. The teams each take two sets. The score for each team set is added together for one team score. From there first to fourth places were handed out along with a best crash award. The trick level was insane this year with numerous wake-to-wake sevens being thrown by the am riders. In the end the winning teams were as follows (Click the Read More link to see winners and Pictures):
What would Pros and Joes be without our sponsors? The simple answer is nothing. Below is the list of companies that have sponsored this year’s Pros and Joes, please, please, please take the time to visit their websites and get to know them. They have taken in interest in our sport, let’s repay them by taking an interest in their businesses!!!!
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A WAITING LIST IN THE EVENT A SPOT OPENS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT SFWAKE@Yahoo.com
November 12th, 2011, Mark the date now and sign up now!!!
Pro Riders List Confirmed:
1. Scott Stewart- http://www.scottstewartwake.com/
2. Nic Taylor-http://vimeo.com/11860997
3. JD Webb-http://www.vimeo.com/9390233
4. Daniel Powers- http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/who-is-daniel-powers/
5. Steel Lafferty-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJUJJPYDM9c
6. Nicola Butler-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzuKCniDvcU
7. Andrew Adkison-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1wgDgvinfA
8. Adam Errington-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5PaI0Gh-c4
The 5TH annual Pros and Joes is closed for registration is no longer seeking amatuer participants. This doesn’t mean you can’t come out and enjoy the event though. Make a day out of it and see some of the best riding around. See you on November 12th, 2011 at Okeeheelee Park. For more information on Pros and Joes click the link below to read the rest of the story!!
New to Pros and Joes? Want to know what all the excitement is about? Click the below for the rest of the story!
Well November 6th is right around the corner and the final list of Pro Riders for the event is set, coming to this year’s event is the following riders (in case you have never seen these guys ride I have attached a clip for you to watch):
- Nick Taylor- http://www.vimeo.com/3527522
- Scott Stewart- http://www.vimeo.com/14142610
- Rusty Malinoski- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SiEFCOM
- Andrew Adkison- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNYfQNtBFl4
- Phillip Soven- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPa2HcGCsEQ
- Shawn Watson- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLnAAAGB-M
- JD Webb- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTniG6NvbE
- Adam Errington- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNVJ3xInPVg
- Jimmy LaRiche- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_cjinktfm8
- Andrew Fortenberry- http://www.vimeo.com/9066921
- Steel Lafferty- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6SbkHEKH5k
- Zane Schwenk- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJZ249iR09Q
This is by far the biggest collection of superstars that we have ever had at Pros and Joes!! If you aren’t stoked and excited about the event after reading this list, you need to check your pulse and make sure you are alive. These guys promise to kill it and put on a show for all involved. Registration is closed but the event is free to the public, so get everyone you know and DO NOT miss this event. It is all day, enjoy the riding, the giveaways and our vendors. Let’s make this year’s event the biggest and the best event we have ever had. Can’t wait to see you on the 6th!!! Stay stoked!!!
Here is the official SFWA Showdown video. Special thanks to Craig Kotilinek for shooting and putting the video together. It turned out sick!!! The flicker photo gallery is updated as well so check those out on the homepage.
The 2010 SFWA Showdown is complete and was a huge success. On what can only be described as a perfect day weather wise, the crowd was treated to some amazing riding. Every rider that participated gave it their all and the event was filled with awesome tricks, consistent runs and enjoyable crashes (at least for those watching). So first and foremost who won? Here are your winners by division:
Also, please visit our sponsors, without them this event would not be possible:
South Florida Mastercraft — www.southfloridamastercraft.com
CWB — www.ridecwb.com
Arrigo Dodge– www.arrigopalmbeach.com
Oakely — www.oakley.com/sports/wakeboard
Xcel Wetsuits — www.xcelwetsuits.com/wake/us
Vitamin Water – www.glaceau.com
Waterman’s Sunblock — www.watermansappliedscience.com/blog/?p=126
Enoch Surfboards – www.enochsurfboards.wordpress.com
Freestyle USA – www.freestyleusa.com
Networx Premiere Concierge Services– www.networxvip.com
See you there!!!
Local Pro/Am Wakeboard/Skate Tournament and Demo Day
Presented By the South Florida Wakeboarding Association,
South Florida MasterCraft and CWB Board Co.
July 11th, 2010 9:00am until Finished
Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forrest Hill Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Do you have what it takes to be the best wakeboarder or wakeskater in South Florida? Do you want to prove your skills in a good old fashion shootout? Don’t hesitate!!! Join the South Florida Wakeboarding Association on July 11th, 2010 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Florida as we host the SFWA Showdown. The Showdown is sponsored by South Florida MasterCraft and CWB Board Co. is designed to be a local tournament open to all who want to come out and showcase their wakeboard and wakeskate skills.
Here are our winners!
Team Nick Taylor – Dan Kubes, Prescott Ward, Alex Czajkowski
Below is the Second Place Team!
Team Harrington – Nathan Brown, Travis Cook, Jeff Skulnik
(defending champs from last year!)
As the sun goes down we close out another great event!
Raffle Winner: Jason Van Blaricum!
Thanks so much Jason for donating your winnings to
South Florida Wakeboarding Association,
it’s an unexpected and totally appreciated surprise!
Photos and Video are on the Way! [Coastal's Photos]
Josh Palm and Collin Harrington (below) with friends!
The Final Results . . . ManyThanks . . . and more:
The SFWA 2008 Wake-n-Skate Rail Jam is in the books and by all accounts was a huge success. The weather did not cooperate but we were able to work around it and get in two great days of rail riding. The event hosted 45 of the areas finest wakeboarders and wakeskaters and they did not disappoint the crowd in attendance at the event.
Come to our “learn to Wakeboard/Wakeskate or show what you know ” clinic for kids!!
- Sponsored by JR Watersports soon to be South Florida Mastercraft
- When: Wed. May 21st
- Time: 5:30-8:00pm
- Where: Meet at Lake Osbourne at the boat ramp
- For ages 4-15
Parent Supervision required. Mastercraft 2008 X-Series Boats.
Please RSVP by May 15th to Mike or Jana at JR Watersports 561-737-9423