Airing Sunday, July 18, at 8:00pm Eastern Time (5:00pm Pacific Time), and re-airing several more times during the next month, pro wakeboarder Jeff Weatherall stars in FUEL TV’s signature 30-minute series “Firsthand.”

FUEL TV hits the road with eight-time New Zealand National Champion, Jeff Weatherall. Considered the best professional rider to ever have come out of New Zealand, Jeff now focuses his time on filming and taking photos in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Also an avid surfer, skater, motocross rider and snowboarder, Jeff is always on the road pursuing a good time.

Firsthand meets up with Jeff on the Gold Coast of Australia where he initiates a surf adventure on an outer island. After two failed missions, Jeff scores perfect surf then hits a local cable park for some rail-riding with Australian wakeboard legends Daniel Watkins and Brett “Ike” Eisenhauer. From Oz, Jeff takes us to his native country of New Zealand. After a session at Blue Lake, Jeff sessions Dick Park before it is torn down for the winter. From there, Jeff heads to the New Zealand Nationals to defend his title against young gun Nick Gibson.

Before heading to California for the northern hemi summer, Jeff gets one last session in at Orakei Korako geothermal park, one of the most scenic lakes in the world. Finally, Jeff shows us his U.S. home in Carlsbad, California where he is currently riding and training with some of the Westside’s biggest names.

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You can watch Jeff Weatherall’s episode of “Firsthand” on and the week after it airs on FUEL TV. It will also be available to download from iTunes for $1.99.

Jeff Weatherall’s “Firsthand” Air Dates:
Sunday, 7/18/2009 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
Sunday, 7/18/2009 11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT
*Will air several more times in the next month.