Killer Start: Wakeboard Phenom Harley Clifford Victorious at Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop-Acworth, Nicola Butler Takes Women’s Pro Division
If Harley Clifford’s recent history making back-to-back, wake-to-wake 1080 in contest wasn’t an epic enough way to kick off a season, a resounding victory at the first Pro Tour Stop surely is.
The defending King of Wake tantalized a packed crowd in Acworth, Ga. this past weekend, throwing down a near perfect final run lined with massive airs and super tech rail maneuvers to triumph in the land of peaches.
Heavy charges and solid runs from the likes of Rusty Malinoski and Phil Soven kept the Finals closely contested. But Harley fended off every charge to hold on for the win – setting the stage for what will be an intense, envelope smashing battle to the end of the season.
The Pro Women’s Division was no less heated.
Kicking off the season in top form, former Queen of Wake Nicola Butler put together a rockin’ run, edging Meagan Ethell for a big season opening win of her own.
It’s safe to say that the Georgia opener displayed the immense progression of the sport. And Oakley riders will more than likely be the ones to push the field to new levels.