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Salute to Smith Lake
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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 –
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.