08.03.2012
BILLABONG TRIUMPHS AT 5TH ANNUAL WEST SIDE JAM

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.

 

 

Final Results

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).