2011 FLOW Tour Stops by Waterville, AL

FLOW Tour Stops by Waterville, AL May 21st, 2011

Saturday, May 21st, The FLOW Tour made its annual pilgrimage to the Gulf Shores of Alabama, where Joe Warrington opened up his Waterville water park to the top flowridering athletes  in the nation.  Competing on the FlowRider ® Double, there were a whopping 75 riders, with over 300 people in attendance to witness the latest in flowriding technique, and what a technique  clinic they put on.

In the Female flowriding final,  – The ladies continue to amaze and push each other even further, every event expanding their routines to include technical combinations that have bridged the gap formally established.  Former Tour Champ Jessica Nichols earned her first victory of the season by landing multiple combos that included foot plant – to switch big spins.  After her hard fought victory, Jessica exclaimed “This was the hardest girls final I have ever been in and I was way stoked to ride clean and nail my runs!”

Nick Nguyen continued his utter domination of the Expert Bodyboard competition with his third Victory in a row to start the young season.  Even though the competition continue to improve, Nick is a step above.  “This was the deepest field of riders and hardest competition I have ever competed against in both Bodyboarding and Flowriding” Nick admits.  Morgan Seabert impressed many and represented the Ladies well as the lone Female in the Expert Bodyboard Division, advancing through the quarters and semi’s, and earning her first Expert Final with some impressive riding and clean Drop Knee Rollo’s.

Wrapping up the event was the Expert Flowriding Final, and we saw the full form return to action of Sean Silveira.   Sean, the Wave Loch FLOW Tour champion  the last two seasons, performed strongly in a final that featured an insane display of Kick Flip maneuvers thrown down by all competitors.  Sean earned his first victory of the season with an impressive performance and unanimous judge’s decision.  “I claimed it after my first run when I nailed a Switch Kick flip” Sean admitted. “I used to be able to win a contest by landing a Kick Flip  … At the US Flow Tour stop at  Waterville, landing that standard trick did not even get you in the Final.”

Even Eric Silverman came away impressed.  Having just recently won the CBS ALT Games on the Bruticus Maximus FlowBarrel® at Wave House San Diego, and acclaimed the top FlowBarrel rider in the sport, Eric has missed the final four on the Wave Loch FLOW Tour the last two event competitions.  “The level of riding was radical, I better get my act together.  The contest was insane though, that was the most people I have ever seen at a FlowRider competition… period!”

As always, we couldn’t do this without our FLOW Tour sponsors, WCB, VersaGrip and Victory.  Event sponsors included Blonde John’s, Inner Light Surf Shop, and Hawaiian Tropic.  Let’s not forget our good friends at Waterville, where Joe Warrington and Staff always put on a great show.  THANX GUYS!!!!!  See you all at stop #4 on June 18 at Massanutten, VA.

FEMALE BODYBOARD
1 Alyssa Mize
2 Caitlin Clifford
3 Cathy Seabert
4 Halley Chapa
JRS BODYBOARD
1 Cameron Lodge
2 Nathan Boykin
3 Coby Farrais
4 Ian Olson

 

MENS BODYBOARD
1 Sean Beckwith
2 Tyler Kincey
3 Jon Burrow
4 Austin Kraus
FEMALE FLOWBOARD
1 Alyssa Mize
2 Caitlin Clifford
3 Brittany Dobbins
4 Morgan Seabert

 

MASTER BODYBOARD
1 Cathy Seabert
2 Tracy Carroll
3 Kevin Wisler
4 Cathy Fidrig
MENS FLOWBOARD
1 Theo Koby
2 Kaleb Cook
3 Adam Muller
4 Justin Collins

 

MASTERS FLOWBOARD
1 Dave Barnhardt
2 Mike Pappalardo
3 Michael Caffey
4 Tracy Carroll
PRO BODYBOARD
1 Nick Nguyen
2 Andrew O’Conner
3 Andrew Shelton
4 Christian Cook

 

YOUTH BODYBOARD
1 Joe Chapa
2 Trooper Digiaccato
3 Austin Bramlett
4 Monica Caffney

 

 

FEMALE BODYBOARD
1 Cathy Seabert
2 Catlin Clifford
3 Vanessa Arroyo
4 Brittany Dobbins
JRS BODYBOARD
1 Robert Clark
2 Hassim Paputchi
3 Michael Mabeza
4 Bubbie Koby

 

MENS BODYBOARD
1 Aaron Lam
2 Luigi Vargas
3 Steven Maysonet
4 Adam Austin
FEMALE FLOWBOARD
1 Vanessa Arroyo
2 Amanda McCormick
3 Jada Castrataro
4 Morgan Seabert

 

JRS FLOWBOARD
1 Theo Koby
2 Brian Betsa
3 Joey Jingli
4 Christopher Murphy
MENS FLOWBOARD
1 Many Rayo
2 Robert Puls
3 Justin Collins
4 Dan Brown

 

MASTERS FLOWBOARD
1 Steve Salmon
2 Ely Mabeza
3 Mike McCormick
4 Cathy Seabert
EXPERT BODYBOARD
1 Nick Nguyen
2 Andrew Shelton
3 Sean Silveira
4 Morgan Seabert

 

DROP KNEE
1 Brad Spencer
2 Owen Golden
3 Brian Betsa
4 William Griffin
EXPERT FLOWBOARD
1 Sean Silveira
2 Nick Nguyen
3 Brad Spencer
4 JP O’Brien

 

PRO FLOWBOARD
1 Sean Silveira
2 Theo Koby
3 Nick Nguyen
4 Chuck Wright