2017 WAKE OF FAME

The awards will be held March 10, 2018 in Morro Bay, California. 

Download the 2017 Inductee List here:  2017 WAKE OF FAME Inductees Announced.pdf

PHOENIX AWARD
Mr. Vincent McLeod - Former USMC who is responsible for introducing Personal Water Craft to the U.S. Military

LEGACY AWARDS
Mr. Harry E. Hoch - Creator, Inventor, designer of the Aqua Sport Inc., Aqua Skimmer
Download Mr. Hoch's incredible story!  2017 Wake of Fame Legacy Inductee Mr. Hoch.pdf

CREATIVE IMPACT
Mr. John Charles Dady - Creative behind Blowsion and the Surf Slam one of the icons of Freeride
(Posthumously) 

HEAVY WATER AWARDS
  1. USA - Morro Bay Harbor Department, USCG Station Morro Bay, Mr. John Robinson-rescue of 2 persons at sea
  2. AUSTRALIA - Mr. Kelly Slater, Mr. Ryan Hipwood, Mr. Ben Serrano, Mr. Ross Clark-Jones, Mr. Tom Carroll large surf rescue of Mr. Russel Bierke at Port Campbell Beach, Victoria

EVERYDAY HEROES AWARDS
  1. Mr. Alex Floyd - Rescue of PWC rider with injuries
  2. Mr. James Wasserman, Downwind Sails Watersports - rescue of downed military pilot
  3. Mr. Joe Stoffers, States Parks Lifeguard - Rescue of kayaker
  4. Mr. Jake Paul, Team 10 - Recovery efforts in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
  5. Mr.Noppadon Kaila - rescue of tourists in surf in Thailand, Koh Samui
  6. Mr. Nate Garvey, Mr. Mike Bohlen - recovery support in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
  7. Mr. Raz Halili, Mr. Gezim Halili - Recovery support in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
  8. RLNI Lifeguards - rescue of a teenager at sea in UK

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Wake of Fame inductees for the category of 'Lifetime
Achievement'! We are honored to preserve their contributions to the sport of jetskiing! This award is given to those individuals who paved the first generation in the 1970’s for their recognition of their lasting impression on this amazing boating community, 1970-1979. (Also-Industry Lifetime Achievement Award)
Please join us in welcoming the following deserving individuals!
1. Dave Wiles
2. Mark Dickinson
3. Mark Voyles
4. Ken Klus (In Memory)
5. Celeste Peterson Ward
6. Clayton Greenwood
7. Tim Campbell
8. Chuck Koontz
9. Sheldon Sperling
10. Gary Leanza
11. Gordie Garant
12. Bob Zantos
13. Roger Hagie
14. Bob Rouch
15. Mike Yellich
16. Larry Hardy
17. Derek Peterson
18. Gary Malott