Guenther Oka’s Insane Style Earns Him the Win in Birmingham Alabama!
With a nearly flawless first run in the final heat, Pro Wake Tour veteran Guenther Oka locked in the number one spot and held onto it for the entire second round to seal the win at the second stop of the PWT in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday. Guenther’s smooth riding and his blend of technical tricks executed with style put him on top of the podium. Previous event winner and young gun Sam Brown, linked together some solid moves but ended up falling on both of his final runs which took him out of contention for the podium. Tour standout and incredibly consistent performer, Nic Rapa landed in the second spot for the second week straight with Cory Teunissen landing in third. Another up and comer, Thomas Herman made his very first appearance in the finals this week marking his best performance yet. Massi Piffaretti has been riding incredibly this season with a set of new moves he hopes to unwrap for the PWT finals but has been plagued with falls.
After the first event in Katy, TX the riders knew that they were not going to make it to the finals, let alone the podium if they were not pushing it and putting all of their best moves into their runs. That meant that the spectators were given an amazing show, but the day was also littered with a number of big names going down with falls as they were pushing so hard.
The crowd on hand at Oak Mountain State Park was one of the biggest crowds we have seen in years as enthusiasts and families came out to see the riders throwing it down. With Skier’s Marine as the local pro shop and Supra Boats dealership, they rallied the entire Birmingham water sports community to come out for an incredible day at the lake.
Picturesque Double Oak Lake in Oak Mountain State Park just outside of Birmingham, Alabama offered the most ideal conditions and the Supra SA 550 once again delivered a perfect wake for all of the athletes to perform at the upper most level of their abilities. With the boat providing the ultimate platform for these riders to showcase their talents it leaves the rest up to them and the riders delivered with some exceptional performances!