Summer Jam: Raph Derome rules

Raph Derome has swept the Pro Men events of the 2013 Summer Jam, at the GoWake Cable Park, in Australia.


Jet Pilot King of the Kicker, Liquid Force Rail Jam and Double Up 2 Tower Challenge. Derome took it all at the 2013 Summer Jam, which attracted a large number of riders.

In the Rail Jam event, Raph was a clear cut winner but the next five places were tightly contested by Mitch Langfield, James Windsor, Daniel Grant, Aaron Gunn and Jamie Neville.

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Mike Dowdy: shy boy

Mike Dowdy has been announced as the newest member of the Billabong wakeboarding team. The rider from Michigan dominated the Junior divisions for years.


Mike Dowdy, originally from Michigan, has found a second home in the warm waters of Florida. He is the current 2012 King of Wake Junior champion and prepares to enter the Pro divisions with the Billabong logo.

The young wakeboarder has been rehearsing new tricks including a new wake-to-wake double. Dowdy will join Billabong's talented wake team consisting of Raph Derome, Brian Grubb, Shawn Watson, Erik Ruck and Marc Rossiter.

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Freedom Wake Park: Nature is all around

Cobe and Tarah Mikacich have debuted a new wakeboarding park in Orlando. The Freedom Wake Park is located within 5-20 minutes of all major Orlando attractions.


The new Freedom Wake Park offers instruction to all ages and skill levels for wakeboarding, wake skating, wake surfing and even standup paddle boards.

"Its been a lot of work, but it feels good to know we have found the best spot for our students. This site offers perfect conditions for wakeboarding and wakesurfing and we have plans to set up a System 2.0 cableway with rails", explains Cobe.

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