The Watercraft Journal has had a long relationship with the Bright Brothers. Jake served as our Freeride Editor for a little over a year before departing to further his education and career. Recently, we welcomed exclusive coverage of the IFWA Freeride World Championships in Kamisu Beach, Japan, from elder brother Zack; and even which resulted in Zack’s injuring of his second knee shortly after recuperating from extensive knee surgery on the other leg only months previous.
In fact, both Bright Brothers have experienced severe injuries from freeriding over the years. The aforementioned Jake shattered his leg, requiring an alignment rod and several months of healing. Zack’s knees have been a source of much grief for the JetPilot/Krash Industries rider, who has seen a career rife with multiple ups and downs. In fact, it is this roller coaster of life that inspired Zack to edit together this highlight reel from multiple events stretched throughout his years as a professional freerider.
All of us at The Watercraft Journal as well as throughout the personal watercraft industry wish Zack a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him out in the surf soon. Until that time, we here anticipate many more updates and articles from Mr. Bright between that time.