Blackpool Wake Series Stop 1 Results
For the first time, the rain stayed away and Blackpool Wake Park was bathed in sunshine for the Wake Series. Stop 1 2012 promised to be a great day.
The turn out was great and it was fantastic to see that there were two ladies categories, Open and Rookies, encouraging the newer riders to give it a go. One girl had her first ever wakeboarding experience on the day! The competition was really friendly and all the girls supported and encouraged each other.
The rookies were up first. Amy took up position and jumped on to the water. This was her first comp and she had never used obstacles before. Despite this, she attempted every single one and earned a massive cheer from the dockside when she landed them! Dobby (Charlotte) came next. It had been a little while since she’s been out on the water before the comp but Dobby stepped up to the challenge, mixing up Olli’s and riding switch before hitting the obstacles. Last up was Emma, another comp newbie who only decided to enter at the last minute. Emma surpassed her own expectations, mastering the switch and toe side riding she was worried about.
Then came the Ladies Open, raising the bar. Robyn Seymour-Jones, Anna Woodhead and Sarah Killip all performed amazing and inspiring tricks (including yanking up the boardies mid pass) which put the boys to shame. Robyn landed some big jumps off the incline while Anna’s 360s on the banked box rail were incredibly smooth. Sarah stole the show making every single pass look elegant and effortless.
1. Amy Dickinson
2. Charlotte Dobson
3. Emma Turner
1. Sarah Killip
2. Robyn Seymour-Jones
3. Anna Woodhead
Special mentions to Bella Thompson (photo below), who came second in the mixed junior comp and Charlotte Dobson with the best crash.
It was a really inspiring day for women’s wakeboarding with lots of new ladies getting up and riding for the first time and the experienced riders showing us how it’s done. I can’t wait for the next Stop on 4 August when I’ll be entering the Rookie comp too. Best get practicing!
Submitted by Kayleigh Smith
Monday 14 May 2012 | Permalink
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