Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

Apologies for the lack of updates recently - anyone would think we spent Monday afternoons watching Andy Murray at Wimbledon. In fact we’ve had much more urgent and important things to do, such as ditching the office for a spot of wakesurfing. Mwah ha ha ha ha ha...

The inaugural Anon Wakesurf Invitational took place at the Princes Club lake in deepest darkest Feltham yesterday (basically, turn left just before a jumbo lands on your head at Heathrow). The idea was to pit two snowboarders, two surfers and two skaters against each other to prove once and for all… well I’m not sure what it was supposed to prove but it was a nice excuse for a barbecue and a giggle.

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

Wakesurfing is essentially like wakeboarding, only the board doesn’t have any bindings and the boat is ballasted in one corner to produce a standing wave behind it. Once you’re standing up you can ditch the rope and surf along within high five distance of your heckling mates on the boat. In short, it’s bloody brilliant.

The day began with everyone giving it a go….

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

Then in the afternoon the competition began in earnest. Anon/Analog gathered six riders from their skate, surf and snow teams and each pair took turns behind the boat. Points would be awarded for length of ride, riding sans rope, plus any other radical manoeuvres.

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

First up were the snowboarders…

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

Next came the surfers…

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

And last but not least we have the skaters…

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

All that was left was to award the prizes. Surprise surprise, the surfers won – I think the clue was in the name really wasn’t it? 2nd place went to the snowboarders, while the wooden spoon was reserved for those skate punks. See, everyone knows skating is a piece of piss.

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada
Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada