The Ladies First ATX wake surf contest took place on Lake Austin at the legendary Ski Shores cafe and featured athletes from as far as Arizona and California. Another chance and great opportunity to qualify for the main event at this year's World Wake Surfing Championship. The Ladies First event produced a different format and even a new standard and finally a chance for the ladies to shine. Ladies first, meant that all the ladies surfed last actually and also received their awards last. Save the best for last has usually been the format in the wake surf contest industry and on Saturday April 25 the ladies took center stage. Congrats to the pro women's champs and three of Austin's own including Ashley Kidd (1st place), Morgan Lohmeier (2nd) and Raleigh Hager (3rd).