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Andrea Fountain third at Wakestock
Press Release for Wakestock – Toronto, Canada
14th August 2006

Toronto Islands, Canada – Provided the perfect stage for the 2006 Wakestock World Series, the event was happily greeted with blue sky’s and little wind.

Over 35,000 spectators attended over the four days, between the 3 different stages where over 40 bands performed, the Bud Light beer garden, a skatepark that was jammed every day, a Freestyle Moto-X Air Assault blowing everyone away and the Canadian Action Sports Expo & Marketplace was where thousands of attendees blew money - on surf, skate and street apparel, eyewear, footwear and gear and of course mind blowing wakeboarding and wakeskating in the Malibu Expression Session, Billabong Pro Railslide featuring the world's largest competition rail course with eight different rails totalling over 300 feet of sliding surface, the Oakley Launch Pool Invitational featuring the world's biggest and most progressive jib pool and the Billabong Pro Wakeskate featuring customized, wakeskate specific rails.

In the Pro Women’s Malibu Expression Session, New Zealander Andrea Fountain, current WWC World Wakeboard Champion went as a first timer intending to her make at the biggest action packed event in the World.

She managed to get the crowd cheering straight off the dock, as the first rider in the first heat of the Pro Women’s Malibu Expression Session on Saturday. Taking every trick out to the flats, her scarecrow 25ft into the flats towards the crowd, hearing them cheer her on, Fountain carried this performance on to her second pass, ollieing up onto 3 of the 5 rails that lined the shoreline within a few metres of the crowd. Fountain won the heat convincingly progressing through to the Final with American and fellow Maven rider Barrett Pearlman.

Andrea fountain said in regard to her result from the heat.

“The feeling when your riding your very best taking everything as big and as clean as you can go is just awesome, and hearing that crowd cheer definitely gets you pumped!“

Even with a bit of wind blowing the course is untouched, lined with trees on both sides of the pass Toronto Islands provides Wakestock with one of the best competition wakeboard sites. The Pro Womens Malibu Expression Session Final was held on Sunday, the final day of Wakestock 2006.

Barrett Pearlman went out and unfortunately took several falls, Sunni Ann Ball, in her home town of Toronto, Canada, she was ready to lay it down and defend her current Wakestock title, sticking a solid run. Andrea Fountain representing New Zealand started off strong with a solid first pass in between troubles with the boat speed, she took and unfortunate fall on her first trick second pass she continued on to hit the rails solidly. And then with one rider to go, as top seed, Melissa Marquardt, another fellow Maven team rider went out and stomped a technical and clean run, spinning to win and taking home the prestigious Wakestock Belt.

Final results
1. Melissa Marquardt [USA]
2. Sunni Ann Ball [Canada]
3. Andrea Fountain [New Zealand]
4. Barrett Pearlman [USA]

Next event for Andrea Fountain is the US Wakeboard Nationals, Wisconson, USA 25th -27th August. Press Release to follow.