Approximately 25,000 amazed spectators lined the Garrison Channel at the Tampa Convention Center, turning the downtown community into an amphitheater fit for 40 of the world’s top wakeboarders. The three-day event hosted riders from eight different countries and showcased talent in Park, Boat, and Big Air. The camaraderie of the competitors only brought out the best in flips, tricks, and jam-packed action. In the end, a podium of riders would round off the world’s best in wake. Winners Harley Clifford (Boat) and Raphael Derome (Big Air; Park) took home top prizes and bragging rights, with Raphael Derome of Canada sweeping the competition by claiming the overall title.