At the end of last year, the seemingly immortal Nick Davies suffered his first major injury as a wakeboarder. For any rider, destroying the ligaments in your knee is a terrible experience that will test your commitment, but when wakeboarding is not only your livelihood, but your entire life, being told you have to take a year off the water is devastating.

Challenges like these are what makes a person, and we are very happy to see how this has changed Nick. He has a new outlook on riding, looking after his body, the sport, the industry and most significantly life in general. We spent a lot of time with Nick over the past month following his recovery progress and things are going really well. He is 100% motivated to come back from this better and stronger than ever before and regain his dominance over the sport in 2012. All we can say is good luck.

By Sim Bradley / Alliance Wake