Despite the blistering Florida heat, sweat, and sunburns, wakeboard enthusiasts and pro/amateur wakeboard and wakeskate athletes from around the globe, gathered at the Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) on August 27-30, to attend the 2009 ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra Boats.
The four-day competition culminated with the crowning of the 2009 King of Wake and Queen of Wake. The King of Wake and Queen of Wake title is earned through a points system.
Orlando’s hometown women’s wakeboard hero, Dallas Friday, won the World Pro Women title and, for the first time in her wakeboard career, was crowned the 2009 Queen of Wake. One of the tricks in her arsenal–an S-Bend, which she landed in her finals run!
Canada’s own, Aaron Rathy, took home the World Pro Men title and was crowned the 2009 King of Wake.
The 2009 Wakeboard World Championships was an exciting, eventful weekend that closed out the wakeboard competition season. Next year, keep a look out for more women wakeboarders to set new records, land new tricks, and push the limits of the sport!