Contesting – Ten Feet High stop 1
In the words of the Judges, Jobe sponsored rider Dec Clifford (BEP) “dominated” in the first Ten Feet High stop of the season taking 1st place in the PRO category. Dec landed (amongst other tricks) a KGB and Toe 9. 2nd place was controversial (hotly debated by the judges!) with Hyperlite’s Simon Chapell eventually taking 2nd over 3rd Damon Bull with a super styly run despite Damon landing a toeside 90210 as his wildcard.
In the intermediates the judges were impressed with the standard this year. Alessio Cataldo took 1st place but Brandon Marlow surprised everyone with his progression this year taking the no.2 spot. In third was Liam Peacock.
The rookies is usually a large category and filled with newcomers to the sport (the entry requirements are that riders should not be landing inverts, or not have landed an invert in a previous event). For the first event of the season we usually expect to see surface tricks on the water, and kicker tricks with a few brave riders trying a raley…this year was an awesome spectacle with nearly every rookie trying a raley and 6 or 7 riders actually landing one!.
Ladies was won by Junior World Champion and Ten Feet High Series regular Chloe Gaudie (MK), closely followed by Katie Batchelor and Laura Christian, both welcome newcomers to the Ten Feet High events.
Wakeskate no.1 spot was taken by accomplished wakeskater Zander Jones followed in 2nd by James Harrington and 3rd Simon Powel.
Many thanks to our sponsors, Relentless, Hyperlite, Mystic, O’Neill and Fox, Makro for helping us make the event a great success. This first stop has seen the winter cobwebs blown away and the riders ready to battle it out over the rest of the series dates to culminate in the september final where the CASH will be won!.
- 1st Declan Clifford
- 2nd Simon Chapell
- 3rd Damon Bull
- 1st Allessio Cataldo
- 2nd Brandon Marlow
- 3rd Liam Peacock
- 1st Josh Tomlinson
- 2nd Ash James
- 3rd Al Milburn
- 1st Chloe Gaudie
- 2nd Katie Batchelor
- 3rd Laura Christian
- 1st Zander Jones
- 2nd James Harrington
- 3rd Simon Powel
Many thanks to all the riders and spectators, our sponsors and of course all of our regular crew that made the event possible..you know who you are!!!!…..see you in June for the second stopof the series.