Riders who look to progress the sport of wakeboarding through ways other than competitions. Whether that means finding unique winch spots, building rails or kickers to hit with jet skis, or wall-riding the sides of buildings. Free-riders are the thinkers, the creators, the innovators and the risk-takers. Just because they're not going out and winning competitions doesn't mean these riders aren't talented. In fact, some of these riders could compete against the elite cable or boat riders. Free-riders just choose to wakeboard in their own way. Be sure to follow these riders all year long as they're sure to come up with something creative that will make your jaw drop.

Aulbach, Alex
Bearden, Crosse
Bishop, Blake
Burress, Graeme
Derome, Raph
Georgii, Felix