Wakestock UK has long been one of the coolest mash-ups of wakeboarding and music in the world. This year, the Wakestock model was exported to the Middle East for the first-ever Wakestock Abu Dhabi, which was the first stop on the World Wakeboard Association’s 2010 World Wakeboard Series. The three-day event mixed an array of riding, including pool gap, System 2.0 and boat comps, with performances from big-name music acts like De La Soul and Maximo Park.
JD Webb won the Wakestock Pool Gap, which was situated on Abu Dhabi’s downtown beach and towed by Sesitec’s System 2.0 cable system. Webb also did well in the impromptu Wakestock Cable Jam. When wind postponed the main event, the pros put on a show with the System 2.0. Webb, Padiwat Jaemajan and Adam Errington each walked away with a fistful of cash for their best tricks.
Harley Clifford beat out Rusty Malinoski, Phillip Soven and Aaron Rathy to win the mens pro boat event while Dallas Friday topped Amber Wing and Nicola Butler in the womens pro boat event.