Big congratulations to our very own James Walker for winning the men’s pro surf division at the 10K Lakes Open. The contest was the final qualify event for the World Series of Wakesurfing. The event feature the Natique G23 and if you followed the event on the live feed, you’ll already know that the wake wasn’t very friendly to users. That prompted the organizers to revise the weighting for Saturday’s finals. James Walker was seeded second in the men’s pro after prelims, behind fellow Inland Surfer team rider Keenan Flegel. This event did feature cumulative scoring, so James Walker has his work cut out for him, going into the finals behind. James’ finals run proved to be enough to take the win with tricks like an Air Reverse, Blender, Air 360, Ollie 7 and a plethora of grabbed airs and surface rotations. It was definately a hard fought and very close win with fellow Inland Surfer team mate Keenan Flegle literally within a few points of taking first. Huge win for James and Flyboy Wakesurf considering the wake and how he had to come from a deficiet to take the victory! This is James Walker’s third win in a row and fifth first place finish of the season.
He rounds out the season before the worlds with 5 wins and 1 second place finish. A stellar season for him in the men’s pro surf style division. On the podium with James Walker in first, Keenan Flegel in second place and Alex Brost in third.
James also cross enetered into the men’s pro skim and took second place! James borrowed an Inland Surfer Contagious from Edric and was seeded third going into teh finals. James was able to complete a mostly standup run, virtually NOT repeating any tricks to nail down the second place finish at the 10K Lakes Open men’s pro skim.
James is holding his surf style board in this picture, because the borrowed board didn;t have his sponsor stickers, he rode an Inland Surfer Contagious! That’s Keenan Flegel in first, James Walker in Second and Sean Cummings in Third. Inland Surfer sweeps the podium in men’s pro skim!
Thanks so much for following along and for rooting for James at the 10K Lakes open.