Cover shoot for The Atlantic Current Magazine with Noah Flegel

This would be my 7th time shooting with Noah and second time for a cover.  Amazing athlete!  Here are some outtakes and the some from the issue. Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 5.03.51 PM


Portraits with Keenan and Noah Flegel in South Florida.

Recently I shot Keenan and Noah Flegel, world champs in their respective sports of wake boarding and wake surfing! They both got new sponsors, Noah with Hyperlite wake boards and Nautique Boats and Keenan with a new board!  Here a few of the many shots that were taken!

Team Polaroid Action Cam Watersports Team

Here are a bunch of images we created with the Team Polaroid Action Cam World Class Wake Athletes.  Polaroid recently introduced a new line of action sports compact cameras.  Capable of shooting 1080p HD video and high quality stills all in a compact cam capable of being mounting on nearly anything to capture all your action moments.  We shot wake boarders Mike Dowdy, Harley Clifford, Noah Flegel and Wake Surfers Keenan Flegel and Jaqualine Fort.  Dean Lavelle also did it all!


Noah Flegel named to Liquid Force pro team

Jr. World Wakeboard Champ Noah Flegel was recently named to the Liquid Force Pro Team.  Here are some shots of him with his new gear from LF!















Cover shot for Atlantic Current Magazine – 2 in a row for 2012

The Atlantic Current magazine continues to grow as a prominent South Florida Sports and Lifestyle read.  I was stoked to get the first and now the second straight cover.  This time with Jr. World Champ Wakeboarder Noah Flegel.  Not an easy shot to achieve as I was being dragged about 2 feet behind him on a tube.  I also had a ton of other shots in the mag, here are some tearsheets.  Articles on Tanner Strohmenger, The Flegel Brothers and The ResolversI also created two of the ads in the magazine.

3rd Annual 10 FPS Photos 2012

Take a look at the 2012 edition of my 10 Frames Per Second (FPS) video which is a review of the last 12 months of shooting.  Check out more with my 3rd Annual Photo Exhibit at Island Water Sports on Friday January 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. where I will present my most memorable images and describe what it took to get each shot.  Win some cool stuff from Quiksilver and Electric while supporting the local Jr. Surfrider Foundation.

Extreme Family portraits with the Flegels!


I often shoot the duo world champion Flegel brothers flying through the air behind a boat but this time, I shot the entire family for the xmas card portrait.  Here are some outtakes!  2 boats, 2 drivers, an assistant, 2 lights and four pretty awesome family members shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Atlantic Current Cover and spreads

A new mag has emerged in South Florida called The Atlantic Current.  Many images of mine were chosen for the inside of the mag including the cover.  Here are some screen shots…

2012 World Wakesurf Champ Keenan Flegal Portraits

As I continue to work with the Super brothers of Keenan and Noah Flegel while they dominate their sports, they never cease to amaze me.  Here are some of Keenan the weekend before winning the 2012 World Title.

Jr World Wakeboard Champ Noah Flegel Portaits

Double page spread for Centurian Boats. Keenan Flegel in Wake Journal July 2012

Keenan Flegel new team board shot on Inland Surfer

Some new stuff on World Champ Keenan Flegel’s board sponsor Inland Surfer website. http://inlandsurfer.com/boards/12/keenan.htm


Vote for Noah Flegel for Sports Illustrated Kid of The Year

Check out local superkid Noah Flegel, whom I shoot and VOTE for him!  He is up for Sports Illustrated Kid of the Year!

    Noah Flegel has been selected as one of the 10 semi-finalists from a nationwide search for the Sports Illustrated Kid of the Year.  We need your votes and everyone you know to vote for Noah on SIkids.com/skoty from October 7 to the 17th.  You can vote as many times as you want, so please do so as much as humanly possible! 
We are so excited to promote wakeboarding and surfing with a super successful local Florida athlete!  Please help support him via all media.  TV, Newspaper, Radio, Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, Online, and word of mouth.
(Ben Hicks Photography  561-558-7895)
If Noah wins he will be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids, as well as media coverage including national TV interviews. 
Listed below are some of the highlights of Noah’s last year of competition. 
2 Wakeboarding World Championships won this  summer.The IWWF World Champion in Milan Italy in the 14 and under  division
The WWA World Champion in the 14-18 Jr. Men Division

The WWA Wakeboard National Champion for the Jr. Men Division 14-18  years old.

3rd Place in Pro Men Division at World Wakesurf Championships
1st Place Trophy at the NSSA Surf Contest in Melbourne,  FL 1st Place at ESA Surf contest in Lake Worth,  FL

Fundraising for Orphanage of El Tunco, El  SalvadorFeeding over 70 homeless people at a shelterMaintained a 3.5 GPA at the North Broward Preparatory School

Red Bull Wake of Fame – Fort Lauderdale, FL

 Event Winner Nico Von Lerchenfeld

 Nick Taylor 50/50 railslide shuvit
 Kevin Henshaw
 Danny Harf
 Danny Harf nose pressing the entire far rail
 Nick Taylor owning it
 Veteran Parks Bonifay hitting the redbull revolving sign

 South Florida’s own Steel Laferty sliding the final rail into the dive well pool

 Raphael Spinning off the kicker gap to ledge

Sporting events are usually pretty similar, but whenever Red Bull takes over things usually take an out of the box thought process in building.  They once again didn’t let down with a pretty unique wakeboarding and wakeskating event taking place at night at an Olympic training pool complex.  A cable runs the entire length of the pool whipping riders into their runs down to one end and then back. You probably missed it!

US Open of Wakeboarding / Board Up Miami

Pro Men’s Winner Adam Fields
Dean Smith

Daniel Watkins
Skate contest

This weekend I shot the finals of the US Open / Board Up Miami Wakeboarding event. There was also a skate comp, and other demos. Thanks to Gary Smith at Epic boats for getting me on the tow boat for the finals and for getting me wet! Super nice crew at the event! Look for some images in the upcoming issue of……!

Standard Boats

Last week we traveled to beutiful Mt. Dora, Florida to shoot Standard Boats newest boat. If your in the market for a badass wakeboard boat custom made to your specs look no further. The weather wasn’t exactly on par but we made do. Check them out at www.standardboats.com