All eyes were on Raphael Derome yesterday as he won the boat portion of the Red Bull Wake Open.
Rain delayed the finals until Thursday, giving the riders two days of riding on the blue waters of SunWest. The top three riders finished very close in points with Raphael Derome placing first, Aaron Rathy placing second and Rusty Malinoski taking third. Derome was the overall 2012 Red Bull Wake Open winner.
Top Six Boat Competition Scores:
Raphael Derome: 94.6
Aaron Rathy: 90
Rusty Malinoski: 89
JD Webb: 83.3
Jimmy LaRiche: 80.3
Bob Soven: 78.6
The competition resumes Friday, July 5, in downtown Tampa with the big air competition and concludes Saturday, July 6, with the cable park portion. Both competition days will be held at the Tampa Convention Center.
Red Bull Wake Open will air live at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 6 on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.
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