Wakestock has been and gone for another year and as always it didn’t disappoint. With some mixed weather at the beginning of the festival leaving a few people underwater in the main camping area, to blazing sunshine in the mornings of the weekend leaving the partiers and riders a little drier and able to enjoy some time outside of the tents.
But the big wake news was that Dan Nott took his fifth Wakestock title in the Pro Mens category, followed by another two Dan’s in the form of Danny Thollander in second place and Daniel Powers in third. Solid runs were a must for the podium but with last year’s winner David O’Caoimh taking a fall on the gap rail and later on a tootsie roll, he was out of the top runnings. Conditions were clear if a little blowy in the harbour but nothing that Wakestock hasn’t seen before!
Over at the pool gap things were getting equally heated with some heavy hitters going down in the quarter and semi finals leaving a four man final of Nico Von Lerchenfeld, James Windsor, Marc Rossiter and Felix Georgii. It was a mind blowing display of super technical rail riding from all involved, 360′s on to the rooftop, gap 3, to press to 3 out was not beyond the reaches of these boys. Rossi hitting a switch nose press to backside 180 out was among the standout hits on the hand rail, with Nico steezing things out with a front board to backside 180 one the kink rail was insanity. It was however the super tech Felix Georgii who took the top title, followed by Nico and James Windsor in third.
On the ladies front, Amber Wing took the top honours on the boat with a solid run from the Aussie, followed by Hayley Smith and Nicola Butler in third on the boat as we saw the women battle it out for another Wakestock title. The pool gap was however dominated by Nicola Butler taking both the overall and best trick titles.
Wakeskating was held up by our usual victor – Ollie Moore with yet another amazing display of skill on both the rooftop and the handrail to take the best trick and best overall with a big spin off the rooftop and some heavy hits on the tricky handrail.
Finally we saw Connor Jones take the Big Air on the Abersoch beach with a big old toeside backside 540 off the kicker to take home the £500 cash in style.