Harley Clifford and Noah Flegel shouldn't need an introduction if you've been following the sport for the last eight years or so. Harley's the Australian phenom with more double flips than anyone I know. Keep a lookout for a double tannie to blind in his section of the video below.
Noah is also one of a kind. His skills on a wakeboard may only be surpassed by his wakesurfing talent. His surf style definitely comes through on the wakeboard, as well while he effortlessly does a toeside 1080 and even a really unique Moby Dick 5 stalefish grab and a Moby Dick 7!
Congratulations to Harley and Noah for picking up the Wakeboarder of the Year and Wakesurfer of the Year trophies respectively in the 2017 WakeWorld Riders Choice Awards! Of course, Noah also managed to get into the top ten in the Wakeboarder of the Year category by grabbing spot #6. Just watch the video below and you'll know why these guys are two of the top wakeboarders on the planet! We also brought you a mini-interview with Harley.
HC: Gold Coast Australia
NF: Lighthouse Point, Florida
HC: Liquid Force Remedy
NF: Hyperlite Riot!
HC: Liquid Force Harley
NF: Hyperlite Team X
WW: Rope length?
HC: 75 foot
NF: 78 foot
WW: Boat speed, boat?
HC: 23, MasterCraft X Star
NF: 23, Super Air Nautique G23
WW: Current home lake?
HC: Coomera River and Lake Jessamine
NF: Lake Mills
WW: Favorite place to ride?
HC: Favourite riding spot would have to be where we shot the new MasterCraft X Star release video, somewhere secret up in the hills of South Carolina!
NF: I love riding my home lake at LTS on Crystal Lake.
WW: Favorite people to ride with?
HC: Mike Dowdy, Massi Piffaretti and Cory Teunissen because they are the top guys in the boat riding world right now, but they are all so different and each one of them helps me push my riding in a different way. Cheers boys!
NF: Love riding with Harley and Cory.
WW: Favorite thing about 2017 so far?
HC: Favourite thing about 2017 was just spending good quality time with family. Had a bad start to the year with my younger brother dealing with a life threatening sickness, so for sure when I got back to Australia to hang with them for a week when he got out of hospital was as good as it gets for me!
NF: 2017 Has been an incredible year with tons of travel. Done pretty well at comps too!
WW: Most memorable event or party of the year?
HC: Let's just stick with most memorable party this year. I honestly don't know. Surf Expo hurricane party was pretty wild. Like 60 of us locked ourselves in Cory Teunissen's house and had a messy time. It was epic! Haha!
NF: Vienna stop was dope! Got lit with the boys.
WW: Biggest surprise/fail of the year?
HC: Biggest surprise for me this year was I actually did well in contests! No way did I think I would come back from injury to a way higher level of competing post recovery and be able to win the Pro Tour and World Championships!
NF: Biggest fail was having an expired passport and having to get a new one in 24 hours to go to Europe.
WW: plans for the off season?
HC: I know everyone always say this, venture out and perfect other aspects of their riding, cable, street and just some all round different wake tricks, but this time I really mean it. Going to have a fun off season back in Australia with the new 2018 X Star and Daniel Watkins' all-new Gold Coast cable park, which is like five minutes from my house! Going to be pushing it and learning a lot.
NF: School, ride a little, party some, spend time with my homies and hopefully start a business.
HC: Thanks to Liquid Force, MasterCraft, Bodyglove, Monster Energy, Lead Wake and 20four!
NF: Shouts to Nautique, Hyperlite and Buywake!
WW: Special thanks to anyone?
HC: Massive shout out to all my homeboys who pushed me this year; my trainers, Justin and Taylor, family (obviously), my managers, Bart and Matty, all my fans and to all of wakeboarding for simply just raising the bar in every aspect and making this sport cooler than it already was!
NF: Thanks to everyone who spreads good vibes around me and helps me do what I love!