On Thursday, October 16th, the 360 Wakeboard Club kicked off Waketoberfest for its fifth consecutive year in Austin, Texas. Local and out of state riders gathered for what many regard as the last big ride of the season.
The majority of the weekend consisted of riding with friends, meeting new people, and of course partying. Local shops like the Boarding House and Sail & Ski were on hand providing demos of the latest products throughout the weekend. Members of the Mutiny and GB teams were also out in full force, adding to the overall fun vibe of the event.
As usual, the competition got off to a late start on Saturday. But after the riding began no one was disappointed. Bok from Dept. 13 was there to capture the event on film while spectators lined the shores of Emma Long Park to watch the riders compete in a relaxed freeride format. All of the competitors went off behind the loaded Supra from South Austin Marine.
Billy Garcia rode strong with lots of spins including off axis 3s and 5s. He missed his 720 attempt but still pulled off a third place finish.
Wes Brisco didn't seem to be putting it all together until he stomped a sick heelside 7 off the double up. The crowd went wild, along with Brisco. Consequently, the judges agreed with the crowd's reaction and awarded Wes with the honor of Best Trick and second place overall.
Chris Ramirez ended up winning the event with a variety of moves and smooth riding. He threw a huge S-Bend, a tootsie roll, and back lipped the PVC kicker. Chris didn't fall once and was easily the most consistent rider of the event.