Big THANKS and HUGE RESPECT to all the riders who submitted wildcard videos this year!
This was the most competitive year ever, with wildcard videos coming in from every corner of the planet. Some riders specialized in one or two disciplines, while others showed the entire spectrum of talent in all three: surf, slicks and sliders.
We are stoked to announce the 2011 Triple-S Wildcard winners…..
Niccolo Porcella’s video was by far the most comprehensive of the bunch, showing mad skills in surf, slicks and sliders. We haven’t had Nicollo here since the original “Glass Masters” contest in 2002, so we’re stoked to award him a wildcard slot for the 2011 Triple-S Invitational.
Patrick Rebstock’s video was the standout video this year, both with our judges and also with those that chimed in on facebook or the website. Patrick showed unbelievable strapless talent in the surf, with waveriding, tricks and airs. It’s great to see the surf discipline blowing up year after year…..
Jake Kelsick showed a great combination of wakestyle and slider/kicker riding to take the third wildcard. Jake participated in the 2009 Triple-S and was invited to the 2010 event, but was unable to attend due to schedule conflicts. It’s great to have Jake back in the event!
Triple-S Alternate List
Stay tuned, as we will release the “Triple-S Alternate List” on Tuesday, May 17th. The function of this list is to fill any last minute openings caused by injury or inability to make the event. Last year, Brian Smith received his position in the Triple-S thru this channel and ended up with 4th place overall in the entire event!
Thanks again for everyone who participated in the Triple-S Wildcard Video Contest!
The 2011 Triple-S Invitational begins in less than one month: June 4th – 10th, 2011 in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina!
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