Ponoka wake surfer Bailey Rush (middle) has just become the 2018 World Wake Surf Champion in the Outlaw Surf category. She competed in Utah from Sept. 6 to 8 before taking the top points. Photo submitted

Ponoka wake surfer scores big to win world championship

Bailey Rush just completed the world championship in Utah in the semi-pro category

Ponoka wake surfer Bailey Rush, 18, is the 2018 World Wakesurf Champion in the Outlaw Surf category.

Rush just competed at world championships in Ogden Valley, Utah from Sept. 6 to 8 in the semi-pro (Outlaw Surf) category; and she came up with a big win, beating out competitors from around the world.

Read:Ponoka wake surfer coming up with wins internationally (2017)

Points are awarded based on variety, degree of difficulty, intensity and execution. Finals points for Rush resulted in 89 total out of 100. Far above the other competitors in her group.

See Rush’s wave surfing experiences on Instagram.

Wakesurfing is a relatively new sport in Canada that is picking up steam among athletes around the world. It’s a sport that involves an athlete using the wake of a speedboat to do their tricks.

More to come…

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