Can you guess who won the first event of the 2017 Pro Wakeboard Tour?
- 15 May 2017 | Wakeboarding
In 2017, the only question that is still unanswered is: will Harley Clifford win all the events he competes in this year? Stop number one, check.
The Pro Wakeboard Tour season is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The longest-running professional wakeboard and wakesurf circuit kicked off the 2017 season at Oak Mountain State Park, in Birmingham, Alabama.
After the qualifying rounds held in the first two days, the world's best battled it out for points and glory. And what a spectacular show it was with five of six riders scoring in the 90s in the finals, for the first time.
However, Harley Clifford's nearly perfect run included a double indy tantrum, a heelside frontside 900, a half calf double back roll, a back mobe 540, and a front mobe 5. The Australian stole the show, leaving Mike Dowdy in second place, and Cory Teunissen in third.
"What an epic battle this weekend! What a day. It was the best finals I've ever been part of. I'm so happy just to be part of that, let alone win it. So stoked!" expressed the Clifford.
In the wakesurf competition, Noah Flegel made sure he started defending his 2016 world title with a win.
The next stop on the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour is Mantua Reservoir, outside Salt Lake City, Utah.
2017 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour | Birmingham, AL
Pro Men's Wakeboard
1. Harley Clifford - 97.17
2. Mike Dowdy - 96.00
2. Cory Teunissen - 94.67
3. Tony Iacconi - 93.67
5. Nic Rapa - 92.67
6. Tony Carroll - 48.33
Pro Men's Wakesurf
1. Noah Flegel - 82.70
2. Aaron Witherell - 70.00
3. Parker Payne - 65.40