Champion, as defined by Webster is; One that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner. A champion is exactly what Obscura wakeskates is looking for this weekend, May 7-8th, during the inaugural Obscura Championships presented by Monster Energy drinks. The event is taking place alongside the annual Cablestock event at The Texas Ski Ranch and is sure to breed the type of riding that can only be described as championship quality. TSR has given the boys free reign over the properties back ponds, giving them ample room to create a winch pulled event unique from any other. Taking full advantage of the size of the back ponds, team Obscura has constructed not only a seven stair pool gap with down ledges, but also flat ledges in the landing area and an expansive section of water for flat water maneuvers. The combination of all these obstacles has allowed for a new format to be implemented. Riders will not be judged on a “best trick” format as in all previous events but in a “best line format” to see which rider can utilize all the different obstacles. The unique format, as well as large cash purse supplied by Monster energy drinks, has the industries top riders making their way to the Lone Star State.  Confirmed riders include:

Travis Doran

Grant Roberts

Stefan Schriewer

Danny Hampson

James Balzer

Stuart Shinn

Keaton Bowby

Ben Horan

Andy Pastura

Yan Lectomote

Silas Thurman

Bret Little

Clint Tompkins

George Daniels

Reed Hansen

Blake Steele

Registration is still open with a limited amount of spots. If you are an unconfirmed rider be sure to be at the Texas Ski Ranch before 9:00am on Friday. Friday will be qualifying from 10am to 3pm and will be run in a five heat format with the top two riders of each heat moving on to the finals on Saturday from 3pm until 6pm with a champion crowned at the end of the day. Be sure to come out and witness wakeskate progression and watch the world’s best battle for the elite feeling of being crowned a “Champion”. For additional information and to see all the fun events that The Texas Ski Ranch has going on during Cablestock,  visit and as always check in with Obscura at

Obscura would like to thank Monster Energy Drink, and The Texas Ski Ranch for their support.