Dean Smith: smile, you're a dad now

Dean Smith claimed the 2015 Malibu Tokyo Pro, in Odaiba Beach, Japan.

The Australian wakeboarder combined a mix of tremendous technical tricks and spins to beat JD Webb, Phil Soven, Raph Derome, Harley Clifford and Steel Lafferty in the Pro Men's final.

"I'm so pumped to have my son on the podium today to celebrate the win. I've never had a feeling like it in my life! Having a kid has put a lot of things in perspective, and given me new motivation. JD made jokes about this, but it has been true! I think it made it even more special having him next to me on the podium too," revealed Smith.

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Harley Clifford: unbeatable at the 2015 Wakeboard National Championships | Photo: WWA

Harley Clifford proved he is the man of the year after stealing the 2015 WWA Wakeboard National Championships at Miami Watersports Complex, in Lake Alfred, Florida.

The rider from the Gold Coast conquered the Pro Men's division, one of the 44 national titles awarded in the five-day event. Clifford had the best run of the day with a score of 95.67 and also won the 2015 Nautique Wake Series.

"I'm super stoked to win the Nautique WWA National Championships. This is the largest wakeboard event in North America and to know I came in and put in my best effort to claim the title is awesome," said Harley Clifford.

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James Gray: riding for Cancer Research UK | Photo: Lemm Photography

James Gray has broken the Guinness World Record of the longest time on a wakeboard.

The British wakeboarder rode non-stop for seven hours, four minutes and 27 seconds, at Box End Park, in Bedford, England. He started his adventure at 6am, on the 7th August, 2015.

Gray raised funds for Cancer Research UK. His 54-year-old father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The young wakeboarder had to eat and drink while riding in the cable park.

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