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"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.

German kitesurfer unintentionally films a meteoroid entering the atmosphere

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:32:18 +0000

A German kitesurfer has unintentionally filmed a small asteroid in the sky while enjoying his time in the water near Wremen.

Dorian Cieloch was riding his kite and filming his session with a waterproof camera when the fireball appeared on camera behind him.

The unusual event took place on September 12, at 2:45 pm, near Bremerhaven, a port city on Germany's North Sea coast.

Red Bull King of the Air revolutionizes its competitive format

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:01:48 +0000

The competitive format of the Red Bull King of the Air will change dramatically, starting in 2020.

The highly-celebrated big air kiteboarding contest wants to give both professionals and amateurs a better chance at competing in the event.

The new format, which will make its debut in 2020, will see an increased number of athletes in the main competition through a qualification round.

The do's and don'ts of kiteboarding

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 11:43:35 +0000

Kiteboarding is an extreme water sport that requires responsibility and a lot of common sense.

Despite being invisible, the wind is a very powerful source of energy and a sometimes unpredictable force of nature.

An unexpected shift in weather patterns can dramatically put the life of kiteboarders, water sports enthusiasts, and beachgoers in danger.

New documentary unveils the Kitesurf Odyssey between Azores and mainland Portugal

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:46:21 +0000

In September 2017, professional kitesurfers Francisco Lufinha and Anke Brandt kite crossed the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and mainland Portugal.

The Portuguese-German duo took turns of morning and night shifts and, after nine days of sailing, they were finally able to complete the 888-nautical-mile (1,646 kilometers) journey.

Lufinha and Brandt set a new Guinness World Record, but the adventure - name Kitesurf Odyssey - was a not a smooth ride.

Seven-year-old Leyton Harris introduces bar boarding

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:59:00 +0000

Two years ago, when SurferToday introduced the "crazy kitesurfing kid" to the world.

Today, Leyton Harris is no longer a toddler - he's become an accomplished "bar boarder" with an innovative bag of tricks for the sport he invented.

Leyton's father - Vaughan - is not only proud of his son's ability, but he also thinks that the youngster can set a good example for present and future parents.

Finnish kitesurfers break world record in the Baltic Sea

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:53:31 +0000

Three Finnish kitesurfers broke the world record for the longest simultaneous kiteboarding journey.

Juuso Tilaéus, Otso Ahvonen and Pekka Rintala sailed 316 kilometers across the Baltic Sea, from Sweden to Finland.

The previous record was set at 279,46 kilometers. The trio began their journey on August 19, at 7.08 am, in Sandhamn, Sweden.

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.

Badloe and Lu taste gold at 2019 RS:X World Championships

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:41:57 +0000

Kiran Badloe and Yunxiu Lu have taken out the 2019 RS:X World Championships, in Torbole, Italy.

The event held in Lake Garda attracted 236 windsurfers from all corners of the globe and guaranteed spots in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The local winds played tricks on the organization, and several races had to be canceled.

Marc Paré conquers 2019 IFCA Wave European Championships

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:05:15 +0000

Marc Paré Rico and Lina Erpenstein have been crowned 2019 IFCA Wave European champions, at Hanstholm Fish Factory, in Cold Hawaii, Denmark.

The International Funboard Class Association (IFCA) ran completed double eliminations in all division in highly contestable winds and six-foot waves.

The organization moved the competition area further upwind, which proved to be a smart decision given the conditions on offer at the Danish coastline.

From the USSR to California: windsurfing into a new life

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:00:01 +0000

Arkady Kokish was born in Kiev, the capital of the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, on September 9, 1949.

As a young man, he developed a passion for math and physics, which ultimately led him to become a mechanical engineer.

However, he also was an avid, thrill-seeking outdoorsman, whose passion for sports first developed when he began whitewater kayaking through wild and desolate mountain ranges in West Ukraine East, Yakutia, and Siberia.

Robby Naish inducted into the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:18:42 +0000

Robby Naish has been inducted into the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame.

The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation honored the windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) pioneer, as well as Kai Lenny and Tracy Phillips Darling.

Robert Staunton Naish was born on April 23, 1963, in La Jolla California.

IFCA class crowns first foil world champions

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:11:35 +0000

Luuc van Opzeeland and Anna Sagulenko have taken out the first-ever IFCA Foil World Championship, in Lake Silvaplana, St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The 2019 IFCA Foil World Championship came to an end after 11 races in light to medium winds, three discard and only two general recalls.

The event had the largest start line so far with 71 foil windsurfers competing for medals, glory, and a place in the IFCA class history books.

Camille Juban tears Cloudbreak apart

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:53:20 +0000

Camille Juban is an experienced wave windsurfer, and he has never turned his back to big swells.

The 29-year-old from Guadeloupe has already shown us how to sail Jaws/Peahi in triple mast-high conditions.

But Juban has always wanted to visit and ride Fiji's most infamous wave - Cloudbreak. So, when all elements aligned, the veteran got on a plane to fulfill his dream.

Huig-Jan Tak and Johanna Hjertberg crowned 2019 Kona One world champions

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:13:00 +0000

Huig-Jan Tak and Johanna Hjertberg have been crowned 2019 Kona One world champions in Lake Garda, Italy.

The 2019 Kona World Championships had perfect weather conditions during all four days of competition, allowing a total of 13 races.

The last regattas were the apotheosis of an outstanding event. They were held on a sunny day with between 15 and 18 knots of steady wind.

"Maui Glory Days": a remarkable piece of windsurfing history

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:29:11 +0000

Jonathan Weston is a key personality in the history of windsurfing.

Between 1982-99, his life revolved around taking photos, shooting windsurfing movies, and later, releasing kiteboarding's first videos.

Weston has always been an active sportsman. He got into windsurfing, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, scuba diving, and sailing.

World Sailing receives seven windsurfing equipment bids for Paris 2024

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:32:31 +0000

Seven windsurfing manufacturers and classes have submitted bids for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The tenders received by World Sailing are:

Alex Leon to quit as CEO of APB

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:16:49 +0000

Alex Leon stepped down as CEO of the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB).

The unexpected announcement was made one day after the conclusion of the 2019 APB World Tour.

"The past seven years have been amazing! I've met so many great people around the world and learned so much through all the adversity and triumphs from crowning world champions to dealing with severe life-threatening injuries," said Leon.

Tristan Roberts crowned 2019 APB World Tour champion

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:23:43 +0000

Tristan Robers has been crowned 2019 APB World Tour champion at El Frontón, Caleta de Arriba, Gran Canaria.

It all came down to the final heat of the 2019 APB World Tour season.

Tristan Roberts had to beat Amaury Lavernhe to win his first world title, while Pierre-Louis Costes waited impatiently for the outcome.

Sari Ohhara wins maiden APB Women's World Tour title

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:29:15 +0000

Sari Ohhara is your 2019 APB Women's World Tour champion.

The bodyboarder from Ichinomiya, Japan, clinched her first world title and simultaneously secured the second consecutive trophy for the Land of the Rising Sun.

Ohhara and 2018 APB women's world champion, Ayaka Suzuki, were battling head-to-head for the ultimate bodyboarding title at El Frontón, the last event of the season.

An essay on the future of bodyboarding

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:23:05 +0000

I am part of the mistake. I recognize it. One day, ego took over us, and we wanted to be cooler than everyone else.

It was the biggest mistake we made - it was the beginning of the end.

Here's the story of how it happened.

A bodyboarding contest is coming to Lake Ontario

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:10:08 +0000

Canada will host the first-ever bodyboarding contest/gathering on the Great Lakes.

The historical event will be organized by the newly founded Ontario Bodyboard Association (OBA), in association with Surf Ontario, Surf the Greats, DaFin, Hyperflex, and Wave Skater.

The event will take at the Lakeview Park Pier, in Oshawa, Ontario. The waiting period opens on October 19 and closes on November 24.

Isabela Sousa wins back-to-back European bodyboarding title

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:15:48 +0000

Brahim Iddouch and Isabela Sousa have taken out the 2019 Sen No Sen La Salie Pro, in Arcachon, France.

The event was part of the 2019 European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) and ended up playing a crucial role in the women's division.

Sousa, who has been dominating the bodyboarding scene in the Old Continent, defeated Madalena Padrela in the final.

Nicolas Capony crowned 2019 APB world junior champion

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:44:01 +0000

Nicolas Capony has taken out the Viana Pro Junior World Championships, at Praia da Arda, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

The bodyboarder from Reunion Island defeated Bruno Martin, from Spain, in the final held in powerful six-to-eight-foot waves.

En route to winning his maiden APB world title, the French-speaking rider defeated a former champion, Armide Soliveres.

Anas Haddar takes out 2019 Sintra Portugal Pro

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:26:20 +0000

It was the first time a Moroccan rider won the longest-running world bodyboarding tour event in the world.

Despite the small waves, there were still contestable for conditions, and Haddar managed to defeat Dave Hubbard in the 30-minute final.

"I don't have words to describe my feelings right now. I've been dreaming of this for 20 years. I now realize that anything is possible - just keep doing what you love and never lose hope," said Anas Haddar.

Belmar Pro runs bodyboarding specialty event

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:39:58 +0000

US bodyboarders will compete at the 2019 Belmar Pro, in New Jersey, from September 12-15.

The prestigious surf contest will run a bodyboarding specialty event - named Custom X Bodyboard Pro - in cooperation with APB North America.

The event is limited to a field of 32 riders and will offer a prize purse of $2,000.

Mike Stewart takes on Shipstern Bluff

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:19:22 +0000

Mike Stewart has ridden the infamous Tasmanian wave for the first time in his life.

The nine-time world bodyboarding champion embarked on a strike mission to the "Apple Isle," a week after competing at the 2019 Kiama Pro, in New South Wales.

Stewart joined a group of hardcore riders and was able to taste the raw power of Shipstern Bluff in above-average conditions.

What are the characteristics of a drop-knee bodyboard?

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:58:45 +0000

When Jack Lindholm, the founding father of drop-knee, first introduced the revolutionary bodyboarding stance, he didn't have the equipment options riders get today.

Lindholm changed the sport from the get-go by getting barreled at Pipeline and charging giant waves at Sandy Beach while adopting his new form of riding.

Drop-knee (DK) immediately became a thing, and the "Jack Stance" conquered the world.

San Diego to host inaugural National Bodyboarding Festival

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:27:24 +0000

The North American branch of the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) announced the launch of the inaugural National Bodyboarding Festival.

The event will take place at Ocean Beach, in San Diego, from November 23-24. The registration opens on September 16.

The 2019 National Bodyboarding Festival will be organized by APB North America and Bodyboarding US, the new entity that will be promoting the sport in mainland America and Hawaii.

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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