AWS Team Rider Tyler Higham Looks to Build Off Strong Rookie Debut
2018 was a huge year for Active Water Sports team rider Tyler Higham. The 20 year old Oregon native got the bronze medal in X-Games Real Wake and was crowned Rookie of the Year on the Pro Wakeboard Tour. After his strong rookie debut where he placed sixth overall on tour, Higham looks to build off that success going into his sophomore season.
The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour is kicking off this weekend with stop #1 in Katy, Texas. The 2019 PWT will feature 16 of the world’s top professional wakeboarders battling it out during the four event tour with stops in Texas, Utah, Michigan and Idaho. Higham is continuing to elevate his riding and is undoubtedly one of the strongest candidates to be standing atop the podium later this Summer when all is said and done.
Officially becoming a Supra Boats team athlete in March, Higham took delivery of his very own SA 550 and has been training behind it for several months now. As the official towboat of the Pro Wakeboard Tour, his familiarity riding the award-winning SA 550 wake should help to further elevate his riding. When asked how this might be advantageous to him, Higham responded “I can’t wait to see what this year brings being able to train behind a Supra every day”.
In 2018 he landed the first ever wake-to-wake double back mobe. What new trick will 2019 bring? Nobody knows yet but you can be sure that the progression will continue at a feverish pace.
Make sure to tune in this weekend to root on Oregon’s local boy during stop #1.
Best of luck this season Tyler!