This week’s Photo Battle comes straight from the pages of the latest issue of Alliance Wakeboard Magazine. If you haven’t picked one up yet, get to your local pro shop and grab on STAT. Last summer the California contingent of Hyperlite riders converged in the centrally located confines of Lake McClure and Mike Schwenne’s West Coast Camps houseboats for a little weekend of friendly competitive shredding. It was So-Cal vs. Nor-Cal in a battle for photographic dominance. Cali native photographers Rodrigo Donoso and Spencer Smith were teamed up with the riders — it was gonna take some good shredding and serious creativity for somebody to come away with the prize. The photos you see in this week’s Photo Battle are each photographer’s favorite shot from the weekend. For Spencer Smith and team Nor-Cal, it’s a shot of Brodie Chaboya boosting a big stalefish, while for Rodrigo Donoso and team So-Cal, it’s none other than wonder kid Jacob Valdez with a dirty little tail poke. These two photos just got some great play in the latest issue of Alliance, but now it’s up to you guys to decide which one is the winner of the Hyperlite Nor-Cal vs. So-Cal contest.

There are no prizes for this week’s battle (except of course glory for the rider and photographer!) but starting next week, Hyperlite will be kicking down some apparel packages to the winners of our regularly scheduled battles, so get your shots in for a chance to win!

Now, pick your favorite!

Nor-Cal: Brodie Chaboya by Spencer Smith

So-Cal: Jacob Valdez by Rodrigo Donoso

Which photo is your favorite?

  • Team Nor-Cal (55%, 540 Votes)
  • Team So-Cal (45%, 439 Votes)

Total Voters: 979

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