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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King of Wake: extreme cable tricks

The King of Wake 2013 calendar has been announced with three new venues in North Carolina, California and Michigan.


The wakeboarding series will make eight stops throughout the USA, beginning in Orlando and wrapping up in Grand Rapids, from the 25th April to the 24th August.

The 2013 season will open with the Wake Games, a kickoff tradition for the series, opening every King of Wake year since 2007. Grand Rapids will mark the first time the King of Wake series has ever been held in this city.

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