Mexican rider and Monster Energy athlete, Abraham Hochstrasser, was crowned the IFWA Jet Ski Freeride World Champion after securing the points to clinch the title at the Freeride Motosurf 99 held in Chiba, Japan, this past weekend weekend.
"This championship is a reflection and a result of a lot of work and preparation. I feel very grateful, happy and satisfied to be able to achieve the goal and the goal to be the world champion; It is a very special and unique feeling", said the Mexican athlete.
With extensive experience and skill in the the water, Hochstrasser's 98 points were just enough to beat three-time tour champion Mark Gomez, who finished with 97. Australian Joel Barry finished in third place with a score of 86 at the last stop of the tour.
Regarding his performance throughout the five dates of the tour, Abraham commented that the start in Nazaré, Portugal, in April 2018, was not ideal and that a technical error ended with a low score during qualifications. At his second stop in Biscarrose, France he finished in the top 3 which ended up accumulating some critical points to help him climb in the standings.