Luckily, as with everything in his career up until that point, Danny got another chance. He and Aaron Reed teamed up with Liquid Force, already their wakeskate sponsor, to start Obscura Wakeskates, a company they still head up today. And in 2008, six years after coming onto the scene and changing the landscape of professional wakeskating, Alliance voted Danny Hampson its Rider of the Year. Why so long? I think it was because he made it look too easy. Nobody seemed to realize that he was actually putting in a lot of time and effort.

Tide and Time: The Danny Hampson Story is the incredible telling of an incredible life. Stay tuned to for a special airing of the full-length documentary video on Monday June 27th.
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