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Wright On Track: Catching Up With Zion Wright

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Noah Flegel

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Ski Rixen Continues Excellence Of Bringing Wakeboarding Access To All

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By Sean Gordon At just 18 years old, Zion Wright has become one of the biggest names in the South Florida skateboarding scene. After garnering attention from the popular video series “Florida Daze,” Zion made a life altering decision to take his talent to the sport’s biggest stage: Los Angeles. Young and hungry to pursue …

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WHEN:           Saturday, October 29, 2016:    7- 9 p.m. WHERE:         Oelsner Skate Park at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches (2085 South Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406) The YMCA is proud to announce that professional skater, Alex Sorgente, will be returning to their West Palm Beach facility to celebrate his World Championship win at the Vans …

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Past to Present South Florida’s action sports wunderkind has accomplished more in his respective industry than arguably anyone his age. So how did Noah Flegel reach such high podiums?  by Cash Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks Is there any type of board that you haven’t seen Noah Flegel riding? Ask both members and fans of the wakeboarding community about the …

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By Cash W Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks In the heart of Deerfield Beach lies a quiet, calm lake that can instantaneously explode with excitement and flair and energy, as helmet and lifejacket-clad adrenaline junkies ramp towards the sky and somersault down to the earth, all in the name of wakeboarding. Not to mention doing …

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Preparations Meets Opportunity By Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Josh Douglas has calculated the risk and he thinks that it’s a risk well worth taking: moving. Going for it. Betting on himself. At least for a month or two. It’s a frequent pilgrimage conducted by South Florida action sport athletes: spending time in California …

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Kepa Mendia is 9 years old. He likes Instagram, socks, GoPros and drones and he’s the son of renown pro surfer Peter Mendia. Which has many perks… like going on sponsored surf trips and scoring. Or having free professional surf instruction. But there’s one underlying advantage that’s cherished far above these, and Kepa – even …

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Like Father, Like Son Although Greg Norman Jr. isn’t following his father’s golden footsteps on the PGA Tour, he is taking a page from the Shark’s book and pushing a sport – kiteboarding – to new levels in skill and popularity in South Florida. By Cash W. Lambert Photography by Ben Hicks I’m sitting at …

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Photo: Ben Hicks Freesurfer and Owner of Living Water Surf School The struggle is real growing up surfing in South Florida. What was your experience like? Well, obviously here you have to surf every time there’s waves, even when it’s like knee high. What I’ve found is, if you can get good in the stuff …

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  By Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Be careful which path you choose, because if you choose the one less traveled, not only will trees hide your figure. Tiny thorns will pierce you repeatedly as you crawl through the brush and searching for direction will be a daily task. Yes, Pedro Delfino knew …

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By Cash W. Lambert While the majority of South Floridians purchase dinner at a grocery store, there are some that clothe themselves with thick camouflage and, with an underwater gun in hand, jump into the oceanic abyss off our coast. Sometimes 60 feet down, and sometimes coming face to face with wild, biting animals, the …

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UFC Welterweight 4-0 in the UFC 11-0 as a professional What did you train growing up?  I was wrestling since I was about five. I played lacrosse too, but wrestling was my thing.  What was your job before MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)? I had a couple jobs, but I was working full time as an …

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Photos: Carl Dawson The Riva Motorsports Yamaha Demo brought out riders of all ages to test out the latest and greatest gear from Yamaha’s nationwide tour. Young kids from 10 years old to adults who’ve been riding their whole life enjoyed the festivities. The demo bikes were free of charge, with a $15 entry fee …

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By Cash W. Lambert Photography by ISLANDEYE Photography After months of surfing in Indonesia, South Florida’s pro Nathan Behl is finally home. He brought back with him a barrage of publicity in the surf media, an inspiring perspective on the surf industry, and an ingrained work ethic that will pay for his next surf trip …

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Photos: Leon Legot FAU students gathered at Ski Rixen last weekend for a two part skate and wake competition called Red Bull Switchboard. Riders first competed in a jam format skate competition on a miniature half pipe constructed by InstaRamp, a portable half pipe company from Jacksonville.  Skill ranged from beginner to advanced skaters and …

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Words by Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Jupiter’s homegrown skateboarder talks progression, the health of the South Florida skate scene, and why he’ll stay true to his roots, regardless of the future   Zion Wright is only 15, but with a name that means “monument” and “raised high” in ancient Hebrew, the kid …

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“I was going back to fight for my life again.” After battling cancer twice, pro Skateboard Mike Rogers now fights for others’ lives. by Cash W. Lambert   As he speaks with Steve Caballero at Ramp 48 in Ft. Lauderdale, Mike Rogers is smiling. After pushing the patch on his right eye down until it …

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By Cash W. Lambert Photos: Leon Legot Everyone knows Jensen Callaway. We’re sitting outside of Blueline Surf and Paddle Co. in Jupiter during peak hours, and every person that walks by has to say something to him. But this isn’t surprising, because the South Florida native sticks out – anyone who surfs the Juno Pier …

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Surfers For Autism 2014 was another great even held in Deerfield Beach. Lots of smiles, high-fives, and good vibes. A lack of waves could’ve held up some events, but not SFA. With help from volunteers, participants were still up on boards in no time. Thanks to everyone who came out to support! Photos: Leon Legot

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By Cash W. Lambert Photo: Chris Garrison Age doesn’t define Steel Lafferty. You’d think the all-pro wake boarder is an older, tenured vet because he’s invented 3 different tricks. That means he’s done something that no one else has ever done in the history of the sport. Amazing. And with all the traveling he does, …

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