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Reedin: the new kite brand by Kevin Langeree


Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:47:45 +0000

Professional kiteboarder Kevin Langeree and experienced kite designer Damien Girardin teamed up to start a new kiteboarding brand - Reedin.

The former world champion and multiple-time King of the Air is getting into the business world with a company that aims to develop the "perfect kite gear."

"I'm going to start my own brand, and I'm going to be doing that with Damien Girardin, the best kite designer in the world," explained Langeree.




Riders list announced for 2020 Red Bull King of the Air


Tue, 17 Dec 2019 13:11:25 +0000

The full list of riders that will compete at the 2020 Red Bull King of the Air has been announced.

The big air kiteboarding event held in Cape Town, South Africa, will debut a new competitive format.

And there's a female competitor - Angely Bouillot - among the 24 chosen ones. She has been trying to be selected for three years, and now she has a chance to unleash her talent.




Olly Bridge claims third Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton


Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:24:11 +0000

Olly Bridge has won the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton for the third time, in Australia.

The British kiteboarder crossed the Indian Ocean from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, in Fremantle, in 21 minutes and 8 seconds.

The 10th edition of the kiteboarding race got underway with winds of over 20 knots and choppy waters. The 19-kilometer crossing attracted 138 riders.




Real Watersports puts an end to the Triple-S Invitational


Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:57:15 +0000

It's all over. The organizers of the most prestigious wake-style kiteboarding event on the planet will no longer run the Triple-S Invitational.

The announcement was made in a lengthy statement issued by Real Watersports.

The kiteboarding event was held non-stop since 2006 in the Outer Banks.




Kiteboarding confirmed in major sports events


Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:57:20 +0000

World Sailing Council and AGM have confirmed kiteboarding events in both the 2012 World Sailing Youth World Championships, in The Hague, and the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar.

The World Sailing Youth World Championships will feature the same format as the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, a relay format where a male and female kiteboarder compete for medals in a mixed team.

The 2022 Olympic Games will see either a mixed team relay event, individual medals for male and female athletes as in the recent ANOC World Beach Games, or even three events where athletes can compete for individual and team medals.




A kiteboard-to-skateboard transfer? Just ask Nick Jacobsen


Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:52:30 +0000

The coolest kiteboarder on planet earth is back with a fresh collection of stunts.

Is there anything Nick Jacobsen hasn't tried yet? Probably not. But after watching the following video, you'll figure out why the Danish is the ultimate kite punk.

Jacobsen shows us why kiteboarding is all about having fun. And he truly embraces the spirit of getting the most of a sport with a pinch of creativity and irreverence.




"Kororo": a kite mission to the Russian Far East


Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:14:08 +0000

Camille Delannoy, Maxime Chabloz, Mallory de la Villemarqué, and Paul Serin went on a strike mission to Kamchatka in the Russian Far East.

The place is a raw gem, home of untouched landscapes, angry volcanoes, rugged coastlines, thriving wildlife, and the kingdom of vodka.

The crew took four years to get the right local team, coordinate the kiteboarders' busy agendas, logistics, and the photographer and a cameraman.




Ewan Jaspan and Annelous Lammerts crowned 2019 Kite Park League champions


Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:59:49 +0000

Ewan Jaspan and Annelous Lammerts have been crowned 2019 Kite Park League (KPL) world champions.

The fourth and final stage of the KPL season got underway at Icapuí Beach, in Brazil, with athletes from ten different nations.

Spanish kiteboarder Noè Font ended up winning Kite Mansion Open and ended up with an overall third place.




A 500-kilometer adventure called Dakhla Downwind Challenge


Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:32:49 +0000

A group of kiteboarders has successfully completed the 2019 Dakhla Downwind Challenge.

The fifth edition of the 500-kilometer kiteboarding adventure has once again seen dozens of sails flying above the African coastline.

The journey took participants from Dakhla to Lagouira, in Western Sahara. Riders spent a week exploring the winds and the breathtaking landscapes of the region.




Nick Jacobsen leaps off 84-meter Caribbean mountain


Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:47:17 +0000

What would kiteboarding be without Nick Jacobsen's creative, death-defying stunts?

This time, the Danish big air specialist literally launched into orbit somewhere in a deserted and Caribbean island.

The mission, which he embraced with all his natural enthusiasm, started with a hike up the mountain surrounded by trees, bushes, and cactus and under hot temperatures.




Kitesurfers beat windsurfers in Red Bull Tarifa 2


Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:13:38 +0000

Kiteboarding has officially been crowned the Tarifa's fastest water sport in 2019.

Red Bull Tarifa 2, the competition that pits kitesurfers against windsurfers, transformed the historic rivalry into a fair play battle between both sports.

The event, however, concluded with the twinning between both disciplines at Valdevaqueros Beach, in Spain.




Kiteboarders complete 115-kilometer downwinder between Cabarete and Buen Hombre


Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:09:33 +0000

A group of kiteboarders has completed a downwinder between Cabarete and Buen Hombre, in the Dominican Republic.

What started as a joke between Roberto Pereyra and Charles Osterlund resulted in the Xtreme Downwinder Challenge.

But they knew they needed the right wind conditions along the coastline and a good sailing pace, in order to wrap up the journey before nightfall.





iQFoil windsurfing equipment to launch in January 2020


Thu, 26 Dec 2019 17:14:05 +0000

The official windsurfing equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will start to be delivered in January 2020.

World Sailing, the world governing body for the sport of sailing, announced that the initial 50 orders will be supplied by the end of January.

The equipment production will then increase to 150 boards in February, 200 boards in March, 300 by the end of May, and 400 onwards.




Tokyo 2020: RS:X Notice of Race released


Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:12:16 +0000

The Notice of Race for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition has been publicly released.

The competition kicks off on July 26 and runs until August 6 at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour, in Enoshima, and will feature 350 athletes.

The Notice of Race features the official conditions for the ten sailing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, including details on the rules, regulations, entry and qualification guidelines, format, scoring, schedule, venue, and courses.




Seven national records set at 2019 Luderitz Speed Challenge


Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:25:57 +0000

It's a wrap. The 2019 Luderitz Speed Challenge is over.

Once again, some of the world's fastest windsurfers raced for personal, national, and world records at the legendary Namibian speed strip.

This year, there were no world records, though. But the bar has definitely been raised, and Antoine Albeau's 2015 mark - 53.27 knots - will sooner or later be broken.




How to stop a windsurf board at 100 km/h


Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:26:12 +0000

Speed sailing is one of the most exciting disciplines in windsurfing.

There are not many places in the world where windsurfers can drive their gear at around 100 kilometers per hour (54 knots). Luderitz, in Namibia, is one of those places.

The most popular speed windsurfing division invites athletes to achieve the highest average speed over 500 meters. The current world record holder is Antoine Albeau, with 53.27 knots.




Estonia to hold 40th World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships


Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:26:07 +0000

The 40th edition of the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships will be held in Pärnu, Estonia, from February 10-15, 2020.

The event is run by the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA).

Estonia, one of the countries where winter windsurfing was "invented," hosts the iconic event for the sixth time.




Vincent Valkenaers misses new windsurfing speed world record by 0.03 knots


Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:02:53 +0000

Vincent Valkenaers nearly set a new windsurfing speed world record at the 2019 Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia.

Four years and 15 days later, Antoine Albeau's long-lasting world record of 53.27 knots was nearly broken.

This time, the Belgian windsurfer reached 53.25 knots, which means he fell short of a historical record by 0.03 knots.




iQFoil: the new Olympic windsurfing equipment


Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:49:33 +0000

The iQFoil has been selected as the official windsurfing equipment of the 2024 Olympic Games and beyond.

The new one-design equipment presented by Starboard is a light, compact, and highly competitive foiling option developed for men weighing between 65 and 85 kilograms, and for women weighing between 55 to 70 kilograms.

Most of the iQFoil components are the same for both male and female athletes, except for the rig size - sail and mast.




Starboard iQFoil selected as official windsurfing equipment for Paris 2024


Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:07:18 +0000

World Sailing announced that Starboard's iQFoil has been recommended as the official windsurfing equipment for the Paris 2024.

In the early October water trials, the governing body for the sport of sailing analyzed five classes and equipment - Formula Foil, Glide, iQFoil, RS:X, and Windfoil 1.

Later, the Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party released a report with a recommendation to World Sailing's Equipment Committee.




Windsurf and kite launch site at risk in Tauranga


Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:10:48 +0000

Kiwi windsurfers are about to lose one of their finest launching spots.

Windsurfing New Zealand launched the alert. The Kulim Park launching spot will be lost unless riders and citizens put in a submission.

"As part of the Tauranga City Council Kulim Park upgrade, one part of the proposal is to redirect the main road in the park and bollard off grass areas," explains Bruce Spedding, president of Windsurfing NZ.




Japan prepares for the Défi Wind Super Stars


Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:13:37 +0000

Défi Wind Japan will return to Miyako Island, in Japan, for its second edition, from February 1-8, 2020.

Building on the success of the first edition, the long-distance professional and amateur windsurfing event is gaining momentum.

The paradise island is expecting 150 windsurfers.




A violent crash between a windsurfer and a kitesurfer


Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:05:20 +0000

No one wants to get injured, especially when having fun in the water.

However, sometimes, accidents happen. And this time, in a dramatic collision between a windsurfer and a kitesurfer, the outcome could've been fatal.

In sailing, the first common sense rule tells us to "avoid collisions at all cost, even when you have the right of way."




World Sailing concludes Paris 2024 windsurf sea trials


Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:36:40 +0000

World Sailing has concluded the Paris 2024 windsurf sea trials, at Lake Garda, in Italy.

The evaluation working party created by the governing body for the sport of sailing observed and tested the performances of five windsurfing classes and equipment.

They were Formula Foil, Glide, iFoil, RS:X, and Windfoil 1.





Miguel Rodriguez wins 2020 Lurin Pro


Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:45:34 +0000

Miguel Rodriguez has taken out the 2020 Lurin Pro, at Playa Pulpos, in Lima, Peru.

The first event of the 2020 APB World Tour season attracted some of Latin America's best bodyboarders.

After defeating Alan Muñoz and Renan Faccini in the semifinals, Rodriguez and Matias Diaz battled it out for this year's opening event of the professional bodyboarding circuit.




2020 APB World Tour season kicks off in Peru


Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:02:54 +0000

The 2020 Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour season kicks off with the Lurín Pro, in Peru.

The 1-Star event will take place at Playa Arica and has $10,000 in prize money to share among the top 16 riders.

Interestingly, the contest venue is named Arica in memory of the Chilean world-class surf break - Arica - which was once part of Peru and lost in the War of the Pacific (1879-1884).




Oaxaca's Punta Colorada to host APB North America event


Fri, 03 Jan 2020 17:11:59 +0000

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) is setting up the North America 2020 Regional Tour.

It was supposed to run in 2019, but the American continent is finally ready to hold the first professional and amateur bodyboarding circuit.

The first competitive series held since 2014 has already locked in two venues.




Kuda Ayya wins first official Maldivian bodyboarding competition


Mon, 23 Dec 2019 12:42:40 +0000

The Maldives Bodyboarding Association (MBBA) ran its first national bodyboarding competition.

The National Bandufilaa Challenge 2019 was the first contest held in the country since the organization was founded in 2013.

The event was scheduled to start on December 10 but, due to rough weather conditions, it was on hold until December 17 at Raalhugandu in Male City.




"Deathstyle": six minutes of hardcore drop-knee performances


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:11:15 +0000

Are you ready for one of the best drop-knee bodyboarding clips of the decade? Turn up the volume and maximize the video window.

Inspired by the lyrics of "Frantic," a song by American thrash metal veterans, Metallica, Nomad Bodyboards embarked on a sonic and action sports adventure.

"My lifestyle determines my deathstyle," wrote and sang Metallica's lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, James Hetfield.




Hugo Pinheiro and Mike Stewart embark on an Iceland slab hunt


Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:59:57 +0000

Hugo Pinheiro decided to swap his hometown sunshine for the cold and inhospitable waters of Iceland.

The Portuguese bodyboarder embarked on a trip in search of the perfect unconquered Nordic wave.

The Costa da Caparica native honed his surf skills in Portugal before cementing his place in the big leagues with back-to-back European titles in 2003 and 2004.




"Board Stiffs": the group of retirees who discovered bodyboarding


Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:42:39 +0000

For many, retirement is the end of a professional chapter. For a few, it's the beginning of a new and adventurous life.

Meet Sue and Brian Warnock (North Wales, UK), Curly and Annie Turrington (Cambridge, UK), Kate and Robert (Canada and Hungary).

They're "The Board Stiffs," a group of retirees who moved to Portugal in 2016 to enjoy life.




Dave Hubbard steals the show at the 2019 Bodyboarding US Festival


Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:10:18 +0000

Dave Hubbard has taken out the inaugural Bodyboarding US Festival, at Ocean Beach, in San Diego, California.

The event gathered around 109 professional and amateur bodyboarders from all over the United States, including Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and at least six other countries.

Athletes competed across six divisions: pro open men, pro open women, pro open drop-knee, amateur junior men, amateur junior women, and masters.




2020 APB World Tour: a season of changes and big decisions


Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:35:57 +0000

Alex Leon resigned officially as the CEO of the APB. Terry McKenna is assuming the leading role in the newly-created organization.

In an exclusive, feature-length interview with SurferToday.com, McKenna explained the changes that he plans to implement on the professional bodyboarding circuit.

One of the most critical decisions was to shut down the APB Pty Ltd and create a new non-profit organization that will include some of the old staff members.




The future of the APB World Tour according to Terry McKenna


Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:34:21 +0000

On October 20, 2019, 22-year-old Tristian Roberts from Onrus Beach, in South Africa, won the Fronton King in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Roberts made a comeback in a dramatic title race to become 2019 world champion after early exits from front runners Sammy Morretino, and Pierre-Louis Costes.

Once again, the Springboks lift a world title trophy.




Uri Valadão wins fifth Brazilian bodyboarding title


Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:57:20 +0000

Uri Valadão and Joselaine Amorim have been crowned 2019 Brazilian bodyboarding champions, in Linhares, in the state of Espírito Santo.

The names of the new champions were only revealed during the Povoação Bodyboarding Festival, the last event of the Brazilian Bodyboarding Circuit.

The 2018 IBA World Tour champion celebrated his fifth national title. Valadão had previously won in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008.




Pierre-Louis Costes will share tips with British bodyboarders


Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:56:31 +0000

Pierre-Louis Costes teamed up with Bodyboard Holidays to host an exclusive coaching weekend for British riders.

On November 2, 2019, the two-time world bodyboarding champion will be flying into Newquay to meet and share his knowledge with the local bodyboarding fans.

In Cornwall, bodyboarding is buzzing, with all ages joining in with the sport in their own way, whether its perfecting airs, attempting airs, or just breathing for air when the stoke hits.





How to grow skimboarding's awareness and popularity


Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:57:35 +0000

Skimboarding has become an increasingly exciting sport, as the world's best performers take their finless boards to challenging waves.

Skimboarding is the only water sport that doesn't need waves, wind, or even water depth to be enjoyed.

You can ride it inland (flatland skimboarding) on a wet surface, or in the ocean (wave skimboarding) at a shorebreak.




Is this the biggest winch-powered skimboarding air ever?


Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:37:12 +0000

Blair Conklin and Dade Shields have recently formed Skid Kids TV, a media collective covering all things skimboarding.

The duo has been quite successful at putting the sport of skimming in the limelight, thanks to a weekly presence on YouTube. Hopefully, they will keep up insightful and colorful videos.

On June 2019, this group of Laguna Beach riders captured one of the biggest skimboarding airs of all time on film.




Lucas Fink wins maiden United Skim Tour title


Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:23:33 +0000

Lucas Fink has been crowned 2019 United Skim Tour (UST) champion. He is the first Brazilian skimboarder ever to win the world title.

Fink won four consecutive stages in the United States and was able to mathematically confirm a maiden world skimboarding title for his career and country.

The Brazilian skimboarder won the decisive stage in Florida one day after celebrating his 21st anniversary.




Michal Ambruszkiewicz wins 2019 Red Bull Skim It


Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:47:49 +0000

Michal Ambruszkiewicz has taken out the 2019 Red Bull Skim It at Manufaktura Beach, in Lodz, Poland.

It is already a tradition that the holiday season in Lodz ends with the largest skimboard competition in Europe, in the heart of the Polish capital, i.e., the Manufaktura Market.

The prestigious flatland skimboarding event returned to central Europe and was blessed by favorable weather conditions, warm temperature and sunny skies included.




How to catch a wave on a skimboard


Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:01:16 +0000

Catching a wave on a skimboard involves two significant variables: timing and technique.

Skimboarding can be broken down into two main disciplines: wave skimboarding and flatland skimboarding.

Flatland skimboarding is practiced in very shallow, non-coastal waters, and does not involve riding waves.




Blair Conklin and Amber Torrealba win 2019 TAC Skimblast


Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:07:42 +0000

Blair Conklin and Amber Torrealba have taken out the 2019 TAC Skimblast, at Seabright Beach, in Santa Cruz, California.

The first event of the 2019 United Skim Tour season was held under sunny, blue skies, and warm, summertime temperatures. There was virtually no wind all day.

The wave conditions were not perfect, but there were enough one-to-three foot shore break rollers available to judge and crown the best performers. 




The 2019 United Skim Tour schedule


Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:04:58 +0000

The 2019 United Skim Tour (UST) schedule has been released.

The professional skimboarding circuit returns with six state-of-the-art events held in some of the finest venues across the United States.

Defending champions Blair Conklin and Sophia Nguyen will battle it out against the world's best skimboarders in the shore break wave of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.




The 2019 Skim USA Tour schedule


Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:36:01 +0000

The official 2019 Skim USA Tour schedule has been released.

The amateur, youth-focused skimboarding circuit founded on the east coast of the United States will run five events in 2019.

The 2019 Skim USA Tour kicks off in March, in Florida, and wraps up in August, in Delaware.




The photo book that captures the essence of skimboarding


Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:28:19 +0000

Photographer Dwight Mudry announced the release of his self-published digital book "Skim: A Photographer's Journey."

As an amateur photographer, Mudry photographed waves for several years, but he felt his images were usually pretty uninteresting.

That all changed when he first saw a skimboarder on Aliso Beach, in Southern California, who was running down the beach into the surf, sliding far out to catch the almost vertical face of the oncoming wave, throwing a huge spray fan, and wrapping around to return to the sand.




How to do the monkey crawl in skimboarding


Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:54:24 +0000

The monkey crawl is one of the two techniques that allow skimboarders to get to the waves or any other dead water surface.

Ideally, you should learn how to do it by running to about thigh to waist-deep water next to small, weak waves, as they break next to you.

The goal is to carry all your momentum onto the skimboard in order to give you that extra boost, speed, and distance into deep water areas.




Blair Conklin is your 2018 United Skim Tour champion


Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:57:06 +0000

Blair Conklin and Sophia Nguyen claimed the 2018 United Skim Tour title.

The 2018 Exile Oktoberfest got underway at Newport Beach' Balboa Peninsula, in California. It was the final stop of the season for the professional skimboarding tour, and there was a lot at stake.

Sam Stinnett, who was not one of the world title race contenders, ended up winning the 14th edition of the iconic skim contest, which was blessed with a blend of a south swell and a building hurricane swell.




Lucas Fink wins the Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am 2018


Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:52:57 +0000

Lucas Fink has taken out the Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am 2018, at Vilano Beach.

The Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am, organized by Steve Pullara, is the third longest-running professional skimming event in the world.

It is also the only amateur contest on the planet allowing each rider two chances to advance before being eliminated.





Brady Patry rides JB O'Neill as a human wakeboard


Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:01:29 +0000

Brady Patry is one of the most talented cable park wakeboarders out there.

The goofy-footed rider from Edmond, Oklahoma, is able to perform and land every wake trick, but he is also known for adding his creative instinct to each maneuver.

Whether Patry is riding a classic wakeboard or throwing unexpected wakeskating moves, he always keeps us entertained and makes things look terribly easy.




The 2019 Nautique Wakesurf Series champions have been crowned


Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:10:16 +0000

Tremendous performances were seen last month at the latest four stops of the 2019 Nautique Wakesurf Series.

Riders gathered in the beautiful Alberta, Canada to compete at Canada's premier wakesurf championship featuring the highest pro cash prize purse the Canadian's have seen.

The Nautique Canadian Wakesurf National Championships served as a qualifier for Canada's National Wakesurf Development Team and National Wakesurf Senior Team, for both male and female riders.




Noah Flegel and Ashley Kidd crowned 2019 national wakesurfing champions


Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:36:12 +0000

The 2019 Nautique USA National Wakesurf Championships showcased an action-packed weekend paired with an inspiring spectacle of athletic abilities in a family-friendly environment.

It was the ultimate battle for the top in the final rounds of action with athletes in every division showcasing versatility combining both skim and surf style boards in their runs.

Noah Flegel and Ashley Kidd both locked up their 2019 national titles securing some of the last remaining invitations to the inaugural Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships, the culminating event of the 2019 Nautique Wakesurf Series.




How to wakesurf


Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:32:19 +0000

Wakesurfing is a sport that blends aspects of wakeboarding and surfing. Its origins date back to the 1960s and it was initially called "boat surfing."

Wakesurfers take advantage of the wake produced by a boat to ride it more or less indefinitely. The sport involves much less rope time than wakeboarding.

Wakesurfing incorporates some of the key maneuvers found in wakeboarding and the most progressive side of surfing, skimboarding, skateboarding, and even snowboarding.




Guenther Oka and Julia Rick crowned 2019 US Park Pro champions


Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:30:14 +0000

And that's a wrap. The inaugural season of the US Park Pro concluded at Terminus Wake Park, in Cartersville, Georgia.

Victor Salmon walked away with the win in the pro men's division, Julia Rick took first place in the pro women's category, and young ripper, Fynn Bullock took top honors in junior men.

With this being the final stop, the overall winners were also announced.




"Snapshot": a wakeboarding and wakeskating documentary


Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:29:53 +0000

"Snapshot" is a wakeboarding documentary that traces the origins of the sport since it became a thing in the mid-1980s.

The 59-minute film by Sven Siese and Soeren Fischer is finally available for online viewing.

"Snapshot" provides an insight into the multiple facets of these growing outdoor activities since they evolved from water skiing disciplines to de-facto sports.




Dominik Gührs explores Bangkok like never before


Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:21:44 +0000

The German wakeboarder has made the Thai capital his winter training base for three months each year.

In the three-part "Searching Bangkok" series, Dominik Gührs explores the famous city's food, culture, and sport courtesy of a winch and a wakeboard.

The Munich wakeboarder relocated to Thailand to be able to train more readily during the winter months back at home.




Markus Lahmer wins first event of the 2019 Nautique Wakesurf Series


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:13:52 +0000

Outstanding performances were seen this past weekend in London at the first stop of the 2019 Nautique Wakesurf Series.

Riders gathered from over nine different countries to compete at the Nautique European Wakesurf Championships, striving to define themselves as the sport's elite and hoping to secure the very first invitations to the Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships.

Jodi Grassman came away with the win in the pro women's division laying down her signature finesse to kick off the season with a top spot on the global rankings list.




2019 Pro Wakeboard Tour kicks off with no surprises


Mon, 20 May 2019 15:56:52 +0000

Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira claimed the 2019 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT) season opener at August Lakes, in Katy, Texas.

Rapa recorded a near-perfect score of 97.67 in the finals to edge Tony Iacconi (93.00) and fellow Team Supra rider Shota Tezuka (90.67).

Rapa earned the two highest scores of the day with a 94.00 in the semifinal heat. For the Australian, it was his third PWT career win.




"The Inverted Tee" celebrates the birth of wakeboarding


Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:08:25 +0000

The World Wake Association (WWA) announced the launch of "The Inverted Tee," a t-shirt that celebrates one of wakeboarding's defining moments.

In November 1987, Jimmy Redmon, the founder of the WWA and one of wakeboarding's greatest pioneers, was about to hit the water at Lake Austin, in Texas.

Alongside Redmon was his brother, John, driving their father's 21-foot center console Mako. And world renowned photographer Jimmy Metyko.




The 2019 WWA Wakeboard World Series schedule


Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:28:09 +0000

The World Wake Association (WWA) announced the 2019 WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) schedule.

The competition is comprised of six of the world's most respected event stops in wakeboarding.

The top professional athletes from around the globe will return to a career-defining platform that showcases progression and the sport's elite.




A synchronized wakeskating stunt featuring Matti Buys and Brian Grubb


Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:27:32 +0000

Matti Buys and Brian Grubb attempted to synchronize the same tricks in the heart of Durban, South Africa.

Buys, a South African wakeskater, invited one of the most influential pioneers of the sport, Grubb, for a trip around some of the most iconic landmarks in Durban.

The duo visited spots such as the Point Waterfront Canals, uShaka Marine World and the city's iconic beachfront pools.






 
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