Ben Merrell of Destin Florida is an absolute professional in every meaning of the word. Ben made the long trip from Florida to Osaka Japan to compete in the JABA’s Aquaboard Championship at Nishikinohama Park on October 21-22, 2016. Ben had a series of sensational runs that culminated in a first place victory decision from the judges.

Ben’s take on things, “The competition in Japan was a great experience. The JABA organization did an excellent job of putting it together and the whole event flowed very well. It was exciting to see how much support JABA put behind the riders and it was very impressive that in only their second year they were able to host a successful international competition. I believe this will be a major stop next year in the Hydroflight competition circuit.”