2017 RIP CURL JUDGEMENT VIDEO BATTLEPosted by: Wake Canada Posted in:
The $4,000 prize money contest is open to all individual Canadian riders or crews of any size and include all disciplines that encompass wake.
Submission Deadline: August 14th , 2017
Participants: There is no limit to the number of participants in each video. Videos can feature both ‘crews’ or an individual. Participants include wakeboarders, wakeskaters, wakesurfers , videographers, both male and female. All riders must be Canadian citizens. Videographers are not limited to one video.
Submissions: Rip Curl’s The Judgment is open to any team or individual willing to participate, however the organizing team withholds the right to remove videos with explicit or inappropriate content (drug and alcohol use). A total of 10 videos will be selected for the contest by the judging panel.
Submissions can be made to email@example.com
Please make sure all submissions are password protected Vimeo files available for download. All videos must have bumpers included in their files. Bumpers will be available for download in July.
Music Selection: Royalty free music is encouraged for team edits but not mandatory. Explicit music is not permitted in the form of strong language; Images of or references to violence, physical, or mental abuse.
Duration: Videos must be 2 – 5 minutes in length
Videos will be judged based on the following:
The judging panel will be composed of both professional wake athletes as well as professional videographers. Quality of filming, quality of editing, creativity of riding, variety of team members, variety of tricks, variety of disciplines (boat, winch, wake park etc.) will be taken into account.
People’s Choice Voting Round: Online Voting Week: Aug 25th – Sept. 1st
The week of August 25th – September 1st will be the exposure round for the people’s choice vote. Exposure is measured in the total amount of votes for each video. Teams with the highest exposure will receive the people’s choice award.
Winners will be announced on September 2nd
Prize Money break down:
1st place Judging Panel: $2000
Runner Up Judging Panel: $1000
Peoples Choice winner: $1000
Tags: #RipCurlJudgment @wakecanada @alliancewake @RipCurl_Canada
2017 Canadian Wake Park Championship Returns to Pointe’s Wake Park July 27-28Posted by: SJARRETT Posted in:
For the second year in a row, Pointe’s Wake Park will play host to the Canadian Wake Park Championship at the famed Beach Club in Pointe-Calumet, Quebec.
Building on the success of last year’s championship, Pointe’s Wake Park invites all amateur and pro riders from across Canada to compete in the country’s biggest wake park contest at it’s most exciting wake park!
New for the 2017 Championship will be the availability of camping on site at the Beach Club, including the week days leading up to the event.
Stay tuned for more details or click here to check the event Facebook page.
Sanctioned by Wake Canada and the Federation Ski Nautique et Planche Quebec.
2017 NAUTIQUE WWA WAKEBOARD WORLDS RETURN TO TORONTO!Posted by: SJARRETT Posted in:
Just announced! The Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Rockstar, will return to Toronto, August 24-27 at the Ontario Place West Channel during the Canadian National Exhibition.
The WWA World Championships are the fourth and final stop of the 2017 Nautique Wake Series, wakeboarding’s premier global wake tour.
The 2016 Nautique WWA Wakeboard Worlds in Toronto were one of the biggest to date! Mark your calendars now, so you don’t miss the 2017 edition of the Worlds which promises to build on the success of last year’s event!
Below is the press release from the WWA:
The World Wake Association (WWA) and Nautique Boat Company are proud to announce the return of the Nautique Wake Series for 2017 with four action-packed events worldwide. Exclusively towed behind the industry-leading Super Air Nautique G23, each Nautique Wake Series event represents the pinnacle of wakeboarding competition in conjunction with the WWA Wakeboard World Series.
Ben Leclair Needs All Of Our SupportPosted by: SJARRETT Posted in:
As some of you may have heard, our friend and fellow Canadian rider Ben Leclair had a very bad crash wakeboarding in Florida and underwent spinal sugery in Orlando. We don’t know the extent of his injuries just yet, but we do know that Ben will need the support of the entire wake community to help in his recovery. A web page has been set up with Road2Recovery where everyone can make a donation to assist with Ben’s medical expenses. Even though the fundraising target is $250,000 every little donation will make a big difference to support Ben and his family through this unfortunate time and recovery process. Please use only the hashtag #BenSquad, if you post and share anything on social media, so that Ben can look at what everyone is posting and see the collective support for him.
Please join all of the wake community in supporting Ben.
Donations can be made at Road2Recovery: https://road2recovery.com/cause-view/ben-leclair/
For more insight on Ben’s injury and what you can do to help please click this link to watch a video from Brad Smeele.
Brad Smeele: I have been sitting here feeling helpless about what to do in this situation. I made this video so that I could get across my thoughts and feelings and some information about spinal cord injury. I’m constantly thinking about Ben and how he must be feeling while he’s laid up in the ICU, where I was a little over two years ago. Please help support him by donating to his recovery. Show him some love on Instagram @benleclair #BenSquad #oneloveinwake
Below are just a few of the wake community notables supporting Ben:
@KevinHenshaw : I just want to update everyone on Benjamin Leclair. It’s still to early to say an outcome but I can say he is in good spirit and has an amazing support group around him! I was able to work with @bradsmeele and the guys from @road2recovery and we have moved fast to get as much support as possible for what’s to come for our amazing strong and talented friend Ben. If you can go to this Road2Recovery website and donate to help him and his family with this unfortunate time in their life anything truly helps as there is a lot to cover. If you are to post anything on social media, we ask that you only use the hashtag #BenSquad, nothing else so he can look at what everyone is posting and see the love and support he has around him.
@YanLecomte : Please take few minutes to donate for my dude ti ben. Svp prenez quelque minutes pour donner a qlqun qui en aura bcp besoin. Tiben as eu un grave accident en wake au etas unis et ils aurais besoin de notre aide. Merci #bensquad
@Alex_Savoie : My friend Ben Leclair had a spinal surgery after a hard wakeboard crash. Ben and his family need your help since it’s really expensive staying at an United States hospital. Please go to Road2Recovery to go donate what you can. We are with you Ben Leclair. Mon ami Ben Leclair a subi une opération cervicale dernièrement après un grave accident en wakeboard. Ses soins à l’hôpital au États-Unis sont très dispendieux, Ben et sa famille ont besoin de votre aide et vous pouvez le faire en donnant. On est avec toi mon chien! #bensquad
@Arnaud_Derome : You can’t put a price on friendship, fun times, wakeboard inspiration and good laughs. But today we can! Ben Leclair has given all of us these so many times it is OUR time to give back. Go help him on his recovery journey by giving a little or a big something. #bensquad
@DylanMiller : It’s time to take our thoughts and turn them into actions. As you all probably already know our friend Ben Leclair has suffered a serious spinal cord injury. There is a page set up to financially assist him and his family with this unfortunate situation. Let’s all work together and show our support. Please use #BenSquad to show your love. LETS DO THIS PEOPLE!!!!!
2017 National Wake Teams AnnouncedPosted by: Wake Canada Posted in:
Wake Canada is very stoked to announce it’s National Wake Team riders for 2017. Thanks to everyone who submitted team applications and congrats to all those who were selected. Team coaches will be following up with everyone in the coming week.
We’re very excited to support these riders for the coming year!
SENIOR TEAM (clockwise from top left in photo)
Robbie McMillan (ON) – Wakeboard Boat
Mackayla Petrie (ON) – Wakeboard Boat
James Balzer (BC) – Wakeskate
Nicolas Leduc (QC) – Wakeboard Park
Michela Phillips (BC) – Wakeboard Park
DEVELOPMENT TEAM (left to right from top row down)
Jordan Smith (BC) Wakeboard Boat Syvanna McNichol (BC) – Wakeboard Boat
Riley Dillon (ON) – Wakeboard Park
Cody Wahl (AB) – Wakeboard Boat
Hunter Smith (BC) – Wakeboard Boat
Tyler Lindsay (BC) – Wakeboard Boat
Jesse Jarrett (ON) – Wakeboard Park
Philip Brault (QC) – Wakeboard Park
Liam Brearly (ON – Grom
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org