Touring season is back in full swing and Warmbaths Forever Resorts were fortunate to see the riders at their first CASA Cable Pro Tour Stop 1 on the weekend of the 20th of February 2015. The teams got out early Friday morning to set up branding and make sure obstacles were in place, but unfortunately by the time practice came around so did the foul weather. So with no practice runs under their belt the riders went straight into their qualifying runs on the Saturday.
Saturday morning was a scorcher with the sun blazing and not a hint of a breeze. It was perfect. Right up until we received news from ESKOM about impending load shedding, which of course put the entire weekend’s schedule into disarray – now it was a race against time with riders that had no practice time at all.
The Boys got flung into the water first and Sean Bacon, who is hardly ever seen on a wakeboard, kicked off proceedings and surprised everyone by making it look like he’s always been a wakeboarder and not a wakeskater. Sean managed to lock in a second place behind Nikolai Coetzee who showed these boys how it’s done, and Liam Wootan, a very young and aggressive rider, took third.