Ski Rixen Event Offers $2,000 Cash to 1st Place Winner

Ski Rixen License to Fly

Ski Rixen is hosting an event this Saturday, July 26th where the first place prize is $2,000 cash. “License to Fly” challenges teams of four to build their own lake worthy craft out of homemade, natural materials. The goal is to impress the judges and spectators by both design and performance.

After a complete inspection by the judges, the teams will take their crafts to the water, along with one captain, in attempt to take flight off a watersports ramp and ride away unscathed.

Click Here to Register for the Event

Ski Rixen’s Phone Number: 954-429-0215

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, July 26th @ 3:00 PM (signups at 2:30 PM)
  • Cost: $100 per team of 4
  • Prize: First prize is $2,000 cash

License to Fly Will Feature:

  • Live Music by Apollo Jackson & the Noise
  • Delicious Food
  • Games & Prizes by Spy sunglasses

Click Here to go to the Spy Optics Website

Ski Rixen’s “License To Fly” Details

Teams will have two hours to build their crafts on-site with materials that have been approved beforehand. Once built, judges will inspect each craft to insure they are built only using the approved materials. Judges will also score teams based on the overall design and appearance of the craft.

Next, teams will have to perform a thirty second skit set to music to entertain the crowd and receive their second score from the judges.

Finally, teams will go to the water, try to take off on the outside ramp, and ride away on their crafts.

The judges’ final score will come from how well the rider performed on the craft. Scores from each section will be totaled up and the team with the highest overall score will receive their Ski Rixen’s Pilots License. Along with the overall “Winner,” there will be other awards for superlatives such as Best Crash, Best Skit, Biggest Failure, and Most Creative. In addition, there will also be a People’s Choice Award that will be given to the favorite team.

Each crew will design their own craft to navigate up to and off of the right kicker. The craft will be made from scratch on site during the two hour build period before the competition. The design must be able to carry one rider from the crew and must be able to float in the water.

Flyer for Ski Rixen License to Fly


Harley Clifford is the 2014 Liquid Force Brostock Champion

The annual Liquid Force Wakeboarding Event, BROstock, took place June 5-7 in “Brozarks”, Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Although the weather forced the 2014 Brostock event to be cancelled one day early, it was still outrageous! I’ve only been able to witness this annual wakeboarding event from the Brostock Twitter Feed and online articles, but after this year, the need for a “Traveling Wakeboard Vacation” just might have to coincide with the 2015 event.

Shane Bonifay, Harley Clifford, and Bob Soven and 23 other wakeboarders were competing for over $30,000. After some intense competition, the winner was Harley Clifford! Click here to see all of the athletes that competed at Brostock.

Harley Clifford

Twitter: @harleyclifford

Born: 9/14/1993

Home Town: Redland Bay

Home Lake: Lake Holden

Video from the 2013 Brostock Event

2014 Liquid Force Brostock Sponsors

  • Monster Energy
  • Axis Wake Research
  • Spy Optic
  • GoPro
  • New Era Cap
  • Alliance Wakeboard Magazine
  • Rockwell
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Ethika
  • Sanuk
  • Sun Bum

Click here to see the official Liquid Force recap of the event (photos and results).

Wakeboarding World Series in Nova Lima, Brazil – May 6th, 2014

One of the reasons I love wakeboarding is that it is truly an international sport. On May 6th, 2014 the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) hosted a major event in Nova Lima, Brazil. The competition featured a MasterCraft X-Star pulling the riders. Although USA dominated the podium, there were a lot of strong competitors present.

Final Results from the WWA World Series Brazil:

  • Phillip Soven USA
  • JD Webb USA
  • Austin Hair USA
  • Danny Thollander USA

Phillip Soven Video from 2013

JD Webb Video from 2013