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JAN. 19th - JAN. 22nd 2017
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A Salute to Smith Lake

While there are many wonderful lakes and rivers in the great State of Alabama, this year the 45th annual Birmingham Boat Show is proud to salute one of them – Smith Lake. This water destination get-a-way will be featured in presentations by their Chamber of Commerce members during the Birmingham Boat Show.

On Saturday at 12:30pm, Smith Lake will be represented on the Seminar Stage Pro Wakeboarder JD Webb, and Leah Bolin, the Executive Director of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce – www.VisitCullman.org

This presentation will include Smith Lake businesses presenting both information and great give-a-ways for the Lake area.
Russell Marine, Alabama’s leading Marine Dealer, is proud to welcome Pro Wakeboarder JD Webb to the 2016 Birmingham Boat Show. Starting his career at the young age of 9, the now veteran JD has been influencing the sport of wakeboarding for over 19 years. JD rides for Team Nautique and Hyperlite . From “Behind the Boat” to “Cable Park” to “Big Air” double-ups, no other rider combines the artistic style and technical aspects quite like JD. 2015 proved to be one of his best years ever, including a HUGE win at BroStock at Lake of the Ozarks that helped propel him to a Top 5 finish in the WWA Wakeboard World Series Rankings. Combine that with his two “Rail Rider of the Year” awards and a host of award-winning wake videos and you can see why JD is so highly respected in the wakeboarding industry today.

But don’t let the calm, carefree persona fool you… JD is passionate about all aspects of wakeboarding, and is often fueled by what some people might think he can’t do. He admits that he has built motivation from proving doubters wrong, driving him outside of his comfort zone to do even better, bigger, and more epic tricks. That trait of personal commitment, hard work, perseverance, and sacrifice needed to achieve your goals came from his Dad, a top notch surfer and skater as well.

But after spending some time with JD you come to understand it’s not about the competition, world traveling, and the podiums. He has truly grown up with wakeboarding - he has influenced new board designs, grown through the emergence of cable parks, and launched off the Big Air events, and now is pushing the limits of Nautique’s latest boat designs and innovations. JD is passionate about giving back to the sport, spreading the word, and growing the sport as an ambassador for “all things wake”.

JD Webb is definitely on top of his game. Come by and meet JD Webb and check out his brand new 2016 Hyperlite Relapse wakeboard at Russell Marine, booth 114, Birmingham Jefferson County Civic Center, January 21st through 24th, 2016. He will speak at the Seminar Stage for A Salute to Smith Lake on January 23 at 12:30 p.m.


Come Meet JD Webb!