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2017 Blowsion Surf Slam is upon us and so is Jake Bright

Jake Bright will be competing in Pro Freeride this year at the 2017 Blowsion Surf Slam after missing a few years prior. He’s ready to send it.

It’s that time of year again and I’ll be making my way up to Pacific city Oregon for the Blowsion Surf Slam one of the most anticipated international jetski freeride contest of the year. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been able to participate due to injuries and other reasons so I’m pretty pumped up about it! I’ll be competing in the Pro freeride contest as well as the Hydro-turf Big Air Showdown! It’s been a little bit since I’ve had the chance to compete in a IFWA contests and I am excited to get out there and shake it up, I’m looking forward to giving the boys on tour a run for their money.

Now if we rewind to Daytona Beach Florida back in January and the big air showdown where It came down to Tommy Scaccianoce (2015 Surf slam big air champ) and I for the top spot and he ended up edging me out after photo review! Tom is insane and was going massive that whole weekend so he deserved it but for real after just missing the win I’m deff gunning for that big air win! I’m just gonna send it!



Anyway I plan on going out there and giving it my all, and have a blast! I’m really loving my Krash Industries predator and when I ride it I really feel like i’m one with it, and I believe that shows in my riding, I’m landing all my tricks super smooth and a lot of the tricks are starting to feel like second nature! I’ve also been spending more time working on my surf riding lately so hopefully we have some good waves and I can try and tuck into some barrels and drag shoulder across some faces!
Jake Bright - Oceanside, CA

Jake Bright – Oceanside, CA

 I’ve done a lot of growing and maturing  personally in the last few years and I believe that shows in my riding as well. If I could describe it I would say i’m more calculated which translates to a smoother more consistent flow in my riding. I’ve gotten better at reading waves and knowing how to attack the next set of them, I kind of look at a set of waves like a rhythm section and I’m trying to keep a good flow going though it!. So I’m doing my best to utilize every set to its full potential and make the most of each wave in the set. This is so crucial in a 5 min heat because you may only get one set of waves in the whole round.
Qualifying is Friday then its head to head battles all and Sunday with awards on the beach immediately after the riding is over. If your in the area or if you’ve got the opportunity to make it out this weekend come out and support an awesome event and a bunch of rad freeriders! Hope to see you all on the beach!
Cheers, Jake
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Cali to Virginia Beach for WaveDaze 2017 | Jake Bright

Wavedaze 2017 is in the books! This year was a lot of fun and it was so good to see so many familiar faces and make some new friends as well. This year brought people from around the country, even a few from other countries like Canada and Australia and for the first time in a few years I was representing for the whole west coast!

To kick my trip if I caught a red-eye from San Diego on Thursday night and showed up to the Norfolk airport Friday morning where I got picked up by my buddy Landon and rolled on the beach shortly after!


Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx


Friday had the best waves I saw for the weekend so after I sticker-ed up the Salty Investments ski with decals I got from LM Printshop I jumped right in and rode! Then we wrapped up on the beach and I went back to the hotel where I bunked up with Chris Grace and his pops the legend Joe Grace!


Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

Da place to be

Da place to be


I had a great time on the water goofing around launching straight airs and dicing it up with the NY boys Tommy Scaccianoce, James Juvet and my mates from OZ Mick Anthony and Keaton Watts! Friday Krash Industries also made a big announcement!

We are now taking $500 deposits for stage 3 kits! This is a turn key jet ski priced at just 12k USD and yes this includes either a 50 Cal, Predator or Reaper with all of the new Kavinci components including the new KV 997, 148 pump, billet handle pole, etc, etc FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT ME AT:  thejakebright@gmail.com


Cali to Virginia Beach for WaveDaze 2017 | Jake Bright

Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

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Jake Bright, fresh decals ready to rip!


The spot to be Peabody’s

Each night we went out our dinners and parties were hosted at the newly renovated Peabodies nightclub and we had a shuttle service from the hotel to the club which is always a good time!

Saturday we had some better weather than the day before but the surf went flat on us and the contest was called off but that didn’t stop everyone from getting out on the water and having a good time anyway! After we all got off the water we kicked off the raffle which is hands down one of the best in the business, just to mention a few of the items for raffle were Liquid Militia clothing, Jet Renu cleaning products, Hydroturf gifts, Dasa intake manifold, etc and they even raffled of a brand new blue billet handle pole from KAVINCI! Saturday night was the grand reopening of Peabodies after the renovations so they had a live band come into play and the entire club was open which I thought was pretty rad and a huge improvement for them.


Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx


Sunday the weather was real nice and sunny and warm but still not much for waves so a big boat was paid to come through and throw a wake which was big enough for riders to launch off of! That night we had a nice meal at this Italian joint we go to every year and then everyone hung out at the hotel and mingled for the rest of the night! it was a bummer that Shawnski couldn’t make it out!

The crew | Just about to part ways.

Monday I slept in and then woke up and got breakfast with the boys! After that I said my goodbyes to everyone still leftover and then helped Dan the event organizer get all his stuff packed up and packed out. After that Dan and I met up with our buddy Landon and we headed to the shooting range where I got to look at and even shoot numerous different guns that are totally illegal back in Cali!

The best part was when I shot the gnarliest handgun I’ve ever shot the Desert Eagle 50 caliber handgun for the first time and it kicked like a horse!! After that Dan hooked me up with a ride to the airport and I began my journey back to SoCal!


Does this gun make me look like a bad ass?

Jake and Dan | Till next time!


Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

Photo By: Chris Rauen | Instagram @racuwerx

I just want to send a special thanks to Krash Industries for getting me to the event and making sure I had a ski to ride! Salty investments for letting me barrow your ski! Jerimiah Donges for hauling the ski to and from the event! The Graces for always treating me like family and letting me stay with them! Dan, Jen and Landon for making sure I’m taken care of every time I come out! And to all my east coast friends and everyone who came out for the event and helped make it a good time for me and everyone involved! I feel super lucky to be part of such a rad sport and a part of the freeride fam who is always looking out for one another whether you know each other or not!

Hope to see you on the beach at the next one, cheers!

JAKE BRIGHT’S LIQUID MILITIA TEAM RIDER ATHLETE PAGE |

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Jake Bright | Wavedaze was one hell of a trip!

Wavedaze was one hell of a trip!


I finally made it out there after missing a flight, getting bumped off a flight and sleeping in the terminal of the Miami airport. I got to VA on Friday afternoon and went straight to the water for a lil salt water therapy!

SD Missed Plane

SD Missed Plane #1

Welcome to Miami

Welcome to Miami

SMILE | Air Time

SMILE | Air Time


Saturday, we woke up to really small surf, 30mph winds and even snow coming down on the beach but that didn’t stop all of the die hard jet skiers who were hitting the water to get wet. Riders started signing up for the Krash Nationals Freeride Contest! We kicked off the contest and had riders battling the crazy conditions as best as they could. I did the announcing for most of the contest and had a lot of fun laughing at my own bad jokes, cheering on the riders and keeping the event moving! We finished up the rookies, amateurs, masters and runabout class. We started the pro class Saturday which was the largest class full of the worlds top riders, and due to the conditions we decided to finish up with all the rest of the Pro rounds Sunday!

Jake Bright throwing it down| Photo By <a href="http://www.ontheh2ophotos.com/" target="_blank"> On The H20 Photography </a>

Jake Bright throwing it down| Photo By On The H20 Photography

Mic check, 1, 2, 3...

Mic check, 1, 2, 3…


Then we did the raffle where they gave away all types of good stuff like LM T-shirts, Kavinci handle poles, flywheels, Ignitions, totes, motors you name it! We did the awards, congrats to all the riders who competed and who finished on top! And after that we hit the club for the annual after party at Peabody’s!

Jake and the legend Franny

Jake and the legend Franny

Jake & Stephan | Freeride Contest

Jake & Stephan | Freeride Contest


Sunday, the weather and waves were much better. We had an awesome time finishing up the pro contest. Unfortunately, I twisted my ankle a bit and took a loss for the weekend but I was able to walk it off and I’m only a little sore. So, now I’m determined to train harder and continue strength training my ankle! Big ups to Mick Anthony, Bruno Jacobs and Chris Grace respectively for taking out the pro class, you boys ripped it!

Jake Bright | Photo By <a href="http://www.ontheh2ophotos.com/" target="_blank"> On The H20 Photography </a>

Jake Bright | Photo By On The H20 Photography

Jake letting it hang out | Photo By <a href="http://www.ontheh2ophotos.com/" target="_blank"> On The H20 Photography </a>

Jake letting it hang out | Photo By On The H20 Photography


Saturday, go time

Saturday, go time

Good Times

Good Times

Big thanks to all my sponsors, to everyone who helped me make this trip possible and Dan Swartz for putting the event together! I had a great time and I’m looking forward to next year!

JAKE BRIGHT’S LIQUID MILITIA ATHLETE PAGE |


Mark Gomez Huck N Hold 2016

Mark Gomez Arrives at Huck N Hold in Australia

Mark Gomez Arrives at Huck N Hold in Australia

Mark Gomez Huck N Hold 2016

Mark Gomez Huck N Hold 2016

Huck N Hold Location

Huck N Hold Location


Mark Gomez has arrived at the 2016 Huck N Hold Freeride contest put on by Krash Industries and the Bridge Builders Foundation at Gunnamatta beach Australia.  A 2 day Jet Ski Freeride event starting today. Mark made his way safely and and is ready to put on show for the boyz in OZ.

I’ll be riding my friend Ben Daymans Rickter EDGE. Which I fell most comfortable competing on since I have a lot of experience riding the Rickter Products. The weather and surf is awesome, looking to take on the Pro class to get after the $2500 cash purse.


MARK GOMEZ LIQUID MILITIA ATHLETE PAGE |

Zack Bright 3

Zack Bright Daytona Trip Broken down to killing it

Zack Bright 2

Had a blast at the Daytona freeride!


Zack Bright wiped out

Zack Bright wiped out

Travel Issues kick off

Travel Issues kick off

From the voice of Zack Bright – The beginning of this trip sucked to say the least having our truck take a shit in Texas, then having to rent a U-Haul really sucked. At this point in the trip had me feeling exhausted due to lack of sleep the entire event.

Friday, upon arriving in Daytona, we had pouring rain that turned into beautiful barreling clean waves. The first day is always fun riding around and saying hello to friends on the water you haven’t seen sometimes in a year and sharing the stoke trading waves is best way to do it. I Definitely felt delirious, having not slept, but I still threw some fun stuff down and managed to have a good time.


Saturday, was the contest day and the waves decided to peace out which sucks because it’s hard to do a surfriding contest when the surf is lacking. Went out there and did what I could and flew out of my footstrap on a barrel roll re-entry. I’ll land it some day in that comp… I definitely felt like I could have done a lot more but just had no waves so I was definitely stoked to make it on the podium at all, let alone in 2nd so that was rad!

Immediately after that run, I had to sprint to my krash industries Reaper to ride in the 1st ever fixed steer contest at Daytona. I had a freakin blast out there! The 10 of us all rode at the same time for 5 mins and everyone was just hucking it, it was hectic! I was just trying to go as big as I could and was able to take 1st place in the class. I was stoked to leave with 2 metals!


Launching the Reaper

Launching the Reaper

Flipping the reaper in Daytona

Flipping the reaper in Daytona

Surf Spray action

Surf Spray action


Sunday, had the best waves. A cold front rolled in and it got really messy. 5 second intervals that made you so tired but occasional overhead messy bombs that were throwing super hard. Everyone was sending it, and trying to survive it was that “sketchy” kinda fun. I was able to stomp a few barrel roll re-entry’s and tried some flip and spin re-entry’s too, trying these tricks sent me swimming, hahaha but man, it was fun.

Once you hit the sand you know you made it.

Once you hit the sand you know you made it.

Proud Daddy with this baby!

Proud Daddy with this baby!


We did a lot of filming with the krash Industries team so keep an eye out for that.

Can’t wait until next year!