Thailand’s Daniel Grant secured a superb third victory in the Red Bull Wake of Steel in Linz on Saturday.
The five riders for the super final were determined in a series of direct clashes, with Grant, James Windsor (AUS), Julian Cohen (USA), Ben LeClair (CAN) and Szebasztian Szolath (HUN) advancing through.
Windsor, who put in consistently good performances throughout the day, tried a last throw of the dice in his very final run, but wasn’t able to move up the leaderboard and finished third under the watchful eye of wakeboard legend Parks Bonifay.
Daniel Grant – Red Bull Wake of Steel 2016 Linz, Austria
Grant sneaked into the super final in fifth place, and the young Thai rider showed how he has won the prestigious event twice already. He was able to steal the lead away from Australia’s James Windsorand Ben LeClair of Canada with a Moby Dick 540 on the kicker and some unbelievably tidy tricks on the rails in his second run.