On a beautiful sunny Saturday, 12 brave wakeboarders from 5 different nations challenged the white waters of the river Sava in Ljubljana by riding up the stream. The third edition of Red Bull Upstream, which saw its world premiere on the exact same location in 2008, now brought even more action and unforgettable tricks. More than 2,000 spectators witnessed insane sliding on rocks and amazing jumps from the kickers that were built especially for this event.
Robert Pokovec (SLO), national hero and the founder of this project who placed 4th in both 2008 and 2009, proved that this is undoubtedly his year. In the finals he went for all-or-nothing and slid over all the rocks on the right bank, completely skipping the kickers – and the crowd went crazy! Being the only rider who dared challenge all the mighty rocks in one run, the jury placed him on the highest spot on the podium without any hesitation. Second place went to Dominik Hernler (AUT) who placed 1st at this year's Red Bull Upstream in Bratislava, and third place went to Dominik Ghürs (GER) who placed third also at the first edition of Red Bull Upstream in 2008.