FT16 Prime Stop #7 : WaterVille USA

Some call it the Bama Slama, others know it as the Cajun Classic but no matter what you call it the annual FlowRider FLOW Tour stop at Waterville USA in Golf Shores Alabama is always a season favorite for flowboarders from around the country.

2016 US FLOW Tour Prime Stop #7 marked Waterville USA’s 10th anniversary of hosting flowboarding competitions on their FlowRider Double surf simulator. Competitors from California, New Jersey, Texas, Florida and other regions of the country gathered in Gulf Shores for an action packed weekend of flowboarding and craw fish.

“The management and staff at Waterville USA always extends hospitality that is second to none,” claims Adam Muller, Tour Coordinator. Each year the venue foots the bill for their famous slow steamed craw fish along with complimentary waters, Gatorade and more for the competitors and spectators to stay cool during the summer heat.

This year the weather played mind games with the event staff and competitors. The radars were showing a massive thunderstorm warning for contest day, but luckily the flow gods held off the thunder and lighting and provided light rain showers that cooled off the morning and cleared up by lunch time. Once the sun came out, flowboarders lathered themselves in Sun Bum Sunscreen and enjoyed the rest of the park’s watersides and amusement rides in between their competition heats.

The competition was as exciting as always as the participants ranged from novice riders to seasoned veterans in the Youth to Pro Categories. “A win at this event will give you legend status on the FLOW Tour,” says Chris Granone, Co-Event Coordinator. With that being said, let’s see who shredded their way into legend status this year during the 2016 FlowRider FLOW Tour Prime Stop #7 hosted by Waterville USA. Check out the official event results below.

Youth Bodyboard:

  1. Brandon Marks
  2. Darlinda Hickerson
  3. Aaron Capps
  4. Charlie Hollis

Youth Flowboard:

  1. Brandon Marks
  2. Jason Parker
  3. John Turberville
  4. Aaron Capps

Jr. Bodyboard:

  1. Joel Stevens
  2. Jeremy Marks
  3. Travis Crow
  4. Sterling Smith

Jr. Flowboard:

  1. Joel Stevens

Masters Bodyboard:

  1. Kevin Wisler
  2. Calvin Hickerson

Women’s Bodyboard:

  1. Maddison Bellanc

Women’s Flowboard:

  1. Gabby Savettiere

Men’s Bodyboard:

  1. Thomas Koby
  2. Kody Wisler
  3. Tyler Kinsey
  4. Yanni Mefsoutis

Men’s Flowboard:

  1. Eli Miller
  2. Thomas Koby
  3. Andres Santa

Pro Women’s Flowboard:

  1. Kira “Xana” Nash

Pro Bodyboard:

  1. Nick Sanchez
  2. Nick Nguyen
  3. Chandler Lee
  4. Kody Wisler
  5. Jeremy Marks

Pro Men’s Flowboard:

  1. Sean Silveira
  2. Nick Sanchez
  3. Theo Koby
  4. Brad Spencer
  5. Eli Miller