Last weekend, Active Water Sports and Yacht Harbor Club brought professional double up wakeboarding back to the Pacific Northwest with the inaugural contest, HANGTIME. Beach-goers and boaters gathered at the Columbia River to witness eight of the best wakeboarders throw down and compete for the top prize. Steel Lafferty took the top podium spot, with Guenther Oka close behind in second, Bob Soven in third and Shawn Watson rounding it out in fourth.
Big prizes were given away, including gear from AWS and Rockstar, a Liquid Force Keen, a Slingshot inflatable SUP and six (toy) Super Air Nautique G23s. River Pig Saloon provided the food with a roasted pig and Elysian Brewing provided the beer.
Active Water Sports would like to thank the HANGTIME sponsors: Yacht Harbor Club, Rockstar, Nautique, Alliance Wake, Liquid Force, Slingshot, Ronix, River Pig Saloon, Elysian Brewing; The riders: Steel Lafferty, Guenther Oka, Bob Soven, Shawn Watson, Aaron Rathy, Danny Harf, Rusty Malinoski and Brenton Priestley; The judges: Parks Bonifay and Kevin Henshaw; the driver: Mike Ennen; and the announcers: Shane Bonifay and Daniel Raines. Finally, Active Water Sports thanks you, the fans, for coming out to support an awesome event and industry. HANGTIME would not have been possible without you!
HANGTIME will be back next summer! Stay tuned to HANGTIME’s website and Instagram for information on additional, upcoming double up contests. Until then, check out the photo gallery and edit from the event below.
Photos by: Rodrigo Donoso and Phil Herbert