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SINGAPORE, March 8, 2012: One onion, three bird's eye chilies. That was the Asian recipe for perfect weather the weekend of the 5th Annual West Side Jam presented by Billabong in Singapore, 3-4 March 2012.
Held at the Raffles Marina on the western coast of Singapore, the annual triple wake championship organized by Maxout Hydrosports saw international and regional pro wake athletes from Australia, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and the US battling it out for bragging rights in the wakeboard, wakeskate and wakesurf categories.
As the sun beat down, hundreds of sun-kissed competitors and spectators alike cheered in unison as Billabong Team rider Shawn Watson (US) triumphed, beating defending champions Padiwat "Bomb" Jaemjan (THA) and Collin Harrington (US) for the Men Wakeboard Open Crown.
Men Wakeboard Open
Shawn Watson (US) CHAMPION, Cash Prize S$1,500.00 + Prizes
Tatsanai “Aye” Kuakoonrat (THA) 1ST RUNNER UP, Cash Prize S$1,000.00 + Prizes
Mark Griffin (PHI) 2ND RUNNER UP, Cash Prize S$500.00 + Prizes
Women Wakeboard Open
Sasha Christian (SIN) CHAMPION, Cash Prize S$800.00 + Prizes
Jaimi Oxlade (AUS) 1ST RUNNER UP, Cash Prize S$400.00 + Prizes
Vania Lim (SIN) 2ND RUNNER UP, Cash Prize S$200.00 + Prizes
Mixed Wakeskate Open
Daniel Grant (THA) CHAMPION, Cash Prize S$800.00 + Prizes
Ryan Lee (SIN) 1ST RUNNER UP, Cash Prize S$400.00 + Prizes
Christopher Yeo (SIN) 2ND RUNNER UP, Cash Prize S$200.00 + Prizes
Mixed Wakesurf Open
Alfian Affandi (SIN) CHAMPION, Product Prizes
Kevin James Hill (GBR) 1ST RUNNER UP, Product Prizes
Collin Harrington (US) 2ND RUNNER UP, Product Prizes
Men Wakeboard Freeride
Carlo Dela Torre (PHI) CHAMPION, Product Prizes
Austin Oxlade (AUS) 1ST RUNNER UP, Product Prizes
Ryan Waters (AUS) 2ND RUNNER UP, Product Prizes
Best Trick Award (Wake)
Sean O'Brien (US)
Best Trick Award (Obstacle)
Mark Griffin (PHI)
Best Crash Award
Padiwat "Bomb" Jaemjan (THA)
In total, winners walked away with over S$20,000.00 in cash and prizes.
Other than spectacular show on the water, the festival's fringe activities over the weekend jam included fun inflatable rides, lucky draw raffles, competitor beer pong contests and its signature sunset closing party with music by Pushin'On DJs Shellsuit & Chunk, Darren Dubwise (Syndicate), JNR Tirso, and Dub Skank'In Hifi, accompanied by Aidan Bamrah on the percussions.
The organizers thank all competitors and spectators for turning up in force and supporting this core event.
One Love . One Wake Community .
Sponsors included title sponsor BILLABONG, venue sponsor Raffles Marina, main sponsors Biosphere Foundation, HTC, Nautique Water Suites, The Board Shop, SgBoating, Prometheus Marine, and Motion Insurance Pte Ltd. Supporting sponsors included Macbeth, LWA, SKI360, Jim Beam, Wavehouse Singapore, Thai Wake Park and Sonar.
The competition was sanctioned by the Wakeboard Association (Singapore) and the Asian Wakeboard Association (AWBA).
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