Just like yesterday the rain started up right around the time the girls hit the water and just would not go away. Hayley Smith was 3rd off the dock and right in the middle of her run the rain really started to pour. After a 30 min intermission Hayley was back out on the water to finish her run. In the end it was Nicola Butler with the win followed by Amber Wing and Raimi Merritt.
Fans lined the shores of the Orlando Watersports Complex today to catch the final rounds of action at the 17th annual ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra. Pro riders from throughout the globe spent the day competing for world titles, with the results from the Pro Men and Pro Women’s divisions also deciding the winners of the King of Wake and Queen of Wake series.
In the Pro Women’s division, the top professional female riders in the world faced off in six-woman final for the world title and deciding points toward the Queen of Wake series. Despite light rain and wind, top seed Nicola Butler laid down the most impressive run of the day, which included a transfer back lip onto the funbox, to win her second world title in three years.
“I didn’t ride my best, I had a couple of falls, but I was stoked about my transfer,” said Butler. “It feels awesome to win.”
With today’s win, the England native finishes the 2010 season at the top of the Queen of Wake standings – Butler’s second crown in three years.
“I had a bad year in 2009, so to come back this year and win Queen of Wake is like redemption,” said Butler.
Pro Women – Final #1
1. Nicola Butler GRB 81.67
2. Amber Wing AUS 75.00
3. Raimi Merritt USA 65.00
4. Hayley Smith AUS 56.67
5. Melissa Marquardt USA 50.00
6. Meagan Ethell USA 41.67
Women’s Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Jen GilanFarr USA 70.00
2. Kristine Gagnier USA 61.67
3. Kiyoka Fujihara JPN 43.33
4. Cassandra Scott USA 35.00