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New qualification rules added to the 2021 Red Bull King of the Air

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:45:51 +0000

The organizers of the Red Bull King of the Air (RBKOTA) announced major changes in the qualification process for the 2021 edition.

The competition, which is expected to run at Kite Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, will showcase 18 big air kiteboarders in early February.

The roster will feature the top three finishers from 2020, and two or three winners from Fly To Red Bull King of the Air satellite events.

Sylvain Hoceini breaks nautical mile speed sailing world record

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:40:36 +0000

Sylvain Hoceini broke the nautical mile speed sailing world record at Plage du Rouet, in La Palme, France.

On July 15, at 8:40 pm, the French kiteboarder rode his kite at 39.11 knots (44.88 miles per hour) during the 2020 Prince of Speed.

Hoceini improved by 0.08 knots last year's record set by American rider Rob Douglas at 39.04 knots (44.93 miles per hour).

Formula Kite: the official foiling equipment for the Olympic Games

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:00:35 +0000

The sport of kiteboarding will make its Olympic debut with foiling equipment.

As a result, athletes will compete for medals using hydrofoils and specific foil kites licensed under the Formula Kite class rules.

International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) invited kite industry manufacturers to submit equipment for validation by the Technical Committee.

Liquid Force Kiteboarding closes down

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:46:11 +0000

Liquid Force (LF) announced the closure of its kiteboarding division.

The sports company founded in 1995 by wakeboarding pioneers, Tony Finn and Jimmy Redmon, has pulled out of the kitesurfing industry.

The Hood River office has been closed on June 30, 2020, with all customer service and warranty issues managed out of the office in Carlsbad, San Diego.

Nick Jacobsen jumps off a 60-meter-high ship crane

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:21:15 +0000

Nick Jacobsen has jumped off a 60-meter-high crane mounted on a massive cargo vessel, in Demark.

In 2011, the Danish kiteboarder jumped off the shipwreck in Table View, Cape Town, South Africa.

Nine years later, Jacobsen was finally able to perform his Crane Jump 2.0. It was a longtime dream that saw the light of day aboard "Leap Heart."

Nick Jacobsen jumps over Danish breakwater

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:28:23 +0000

Nick Jacobsen has jumped over a breakwater in Hundested, Denmark.

At first glance, it looks easy and doable. Kevin Langeree, Ruben Lenten, and Olly Bridge have already landed similar and bigger jumps.

But there are a few variables that make this one harder to perform, including a couple of months of confinement, wind speed and direction, a bonus trick, and the landing's condition.

Ozone R1 V4 kite gets Olympic approval

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:51:44 +0000

The Ozone R1 V4 kites have been approved as registered series production equipment for Formula Kite class.

After a successful factory inspection by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Technical Committee, the kite sizes 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 21 meters were officially granted Formula Kite status.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 limitations, the physical factory inspection was replaced by extensive documentation.

Paris 2024: Formula Kite inspections begin

Tue, 05 May 2020 11:00:44 +0000

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) announced that the factory inspections regarding the new Formula Kite equipment will include 15 manufacturers.

IKA revealed that the technical checkups for the Formula Kite registered series production scheme will focus on 15 of the 17 received applications.

After completing the registration application process in September 2019, which featured an extensive list of technical equipment requirements and documentation, it is now time to assess the businesses' liability.

ISO 21853: the new standard for kite bar quick-release systems

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:03:02 +0000

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) announced that a new international standard ISO 21853 for quick-release systems has come into force.

The professional circuit which runs the wave kitesurfing and freestyle kiteboarding disciplines revealed that the safety standardization of all kite control bar quick-release systems is effective and valid since February 14, 2020.

The GKA worked with a team of engineers and experts alongside the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to set a new, internationally valid classification for this critical kite gear item.

The future of everything in a post-Covid-19 world

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:07:35 +0000

We woke up one morning not so long ago, and the world had changed.

By the long view, not much has happened. There's a viral pandemic underway, which is quite infectious but not very lethal.

Humankind will easily survive this and would have even if no action had been taken to limit its spread.

The 2020 Red Bull Megaloop lineup

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:38:04 +0000

The riders line-up for the 2020 Red Bull Megaloop has been unveiled.

Last month, the organization announced the first 12 invited athletes. Now, the Red Bull Megaloop committee and judges have selected the last four riders out of 47 video submissions.

Usually, the wind window runs from April 1 to November 1.

Access to Canada's premier kiteboarding destination under threat

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 21:25:32 +0000

Canada is on the brink of losing a world-class recreational amenity, which serves as a training ground for Olympians while attracting athletes and tourists from around the globe.

Two years ago, West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones stood on the southern tip of Squamish's training dike for a big announcement.

She handed over a $1.5 million cheque to the Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS).

Legendary windsurfing promoter Ceri Williams passes away

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:53:19 +0000

Ceri Williams, the legendary executive secretary of the International Windsurfing Association (IWA), passed away after a courageous battle against a sudden illness.

He was one of the most respected organizers and event directors in the world of windsurfing.

Despite his low profile, Williams was a key personality in the development of the sport in the past decades.

43.04 knots: Antoine Albeau sets new nautical mile speed world record

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:40:17 +0000

Antoine Albeau has broken windsurfing's nautical mile speed world record at Plage du Rouet, in La Palme, France.

The multiple-time world champion has done it again.

Albeau rode his windsurf board at 43.04 knots during the 2020 Prince of Speed, the speed sailing event organized by Principe Andrea Baldini.

NeilPryde transfers RS:X intellectual property to class

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:40:41 +0000

NeilPryde announced the transfer of the RS:X intellectual property (IP) rights to the RS:X Class Association.

During the worldwide Covid-19 lockdown, the RS:X Class Association continued to work in the background in supporting its sailors and member national authorities (MNA) with a range of issues and concerns.

The primary concern raised has been about the supply of equipment for those sailors looking to Tokyo 2020 - to be held on 2021 - who will need to train on fresh equipment as well as continuing their equipment selection processes.

A different way of being "in irons"

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:35:29 +0000

Most sailors understand the term and have experienced being "in irons" at one time or another.

"In irons" occurs when a sailboat gets "stuck" facing into the wind and can't turn left or right - the jib and main sails flutter, or "luff," when in irons.

Sailboats get into this position accidentally by tacking too slowly.

Why a 1987 windsurfer's rescue matters so much today

Thu, 07 May 2020 11:12:56 +0000

In October 1987, a lost windsurfer was rescued in San Francisco Bay, California. His name was John. Today, there's someone whose dying wish is to find him. His name is Chuck Dougherty.

San Francisco Bay is one of the most celebrated and iconic sailing venues in the world.

But it is also a tricky area, with powerful and shifty winds and currents that can quickly make things difficult for inexperienced water participants.

IWT Awards crown big wave windsurfers

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 16:15:25 +0000

The inaugural International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) Big Wave Awards awarded and celebrated the best riders in the history of the sport.

The event ceremony crowned the biggest and most radical big wave windsurfers, as well as the finest videographers and photographers from all around the world.

The international panel of judges received over 100 entries from Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, New Caledonia, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, France, Chile, Peru, and Africa.

Sailworks shifts production to medical face shields

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:30:49 +0000

The shields are on at Sailworks.

The windsurfing company from Hood River, Oregon, has re-tasked its sail loft and staff to start making medical face shields.

Sailworks aims to help mitigate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in its local healthcare community, as the novel coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the United States.

Squalls, sharks and scares: the story of the 2020 Everglades Challenge

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:14:11 +0000

Anthony Vandenberg, also known as "Bermuda Boy," has once again windsurfed through rough times at the 2020 WaterTribe Everglades Challenge.

This year, the 300-nautical mile sailing competition was marked by the tragic death of Jim Slauson, a 73-year-old sailor from St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Everglades Challenge is an unsupported, expedition-style competition for small sailboats, canoes, and kayaks.

Two-time Olympic champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe retires

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 13:48:26 +0000

Dorian van Rijsselberghe sailed his last race in the Olympic RS:X windsurfing class, last Saturday, at the 2020 RS:X World Championships.

Van Rijsselberghe, 31, went home with a win in the final medal race.

Training partner Kiran Badloe went into the medal race with a ten-point lead and finished fifth, which was enough to land him the world title for the second year in a row.

Legendary British windsurfer Danny Seales passes away

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:00:40 +0000

The British windsurfing community is mourning the loss of the talented wave sailor Danny Seales.

With an infectious smile and colorful personality, he made everyone feel the most special person on the planet. Danny was a positive and happy human being and an accomplished waterman.

He started windsurfing at the age of 12 in Shoreham-by-Sea, in England. Seales dreamed of becoming a professional windsurfer.

Alexandre Cousin claims 2020 Défi Wind Japan

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:21:14 +0000

Alexandre Cousin and Ayako Suzuki conquered the 2020 Défi Wind Japan, held at Miyako.

For the last day of the event before switching to Défi Wind Superstars on Thursday, an official round was validated in the morning before kicking off three funny races.

With a slightly more favorable wind forecast for this morning, the skipper's meeting had been brought forward to 8:00 am.

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.

Say "no" to low-cost, single-use bodyboards

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:58:52 +0000

Cheap single-use bodyboards are evolving into a silent environmental disaster, as they're continuously and increasingly being dumped along the coastlines during summertime.

Every summer, hundreds of thousands of low-cost bodyboards are discarded in the world's beaches.

They can be bought for around $10 and often end up smashed to pieces, floating out to sea or spread all over the sand strip.

Nomad Bodyboards celebrates 20th anniversary

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:20:01 +0000

Shane and Mark Britten are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Australian bodyboard company, Nomad. Here's what Shane has to say about the special occasion.

On the eve of releasing the 2020 Nomad 20th Anniversary range, I never dreamt of anything long term when my brother Mark and I started our hobby business in February 2000.

Bodyboarding had already been an integral part of our lives before 2000.

Sintra Pro 2020 canceled due to Covid-19

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 09:52:35 +0000

The organizers of the Sintra Pro have decided to pull the plug. The 2020 edition will not be run.

It is the longest-running bodyboarding event in the world and always one of the most critical stages in the world title run.

The 2020 Sintra Pro will not be held at Praia Grande, in Portugal.

"She is Home": a photo essay against marine pollution featuring Joana Schenker

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 11:48:27 +0000

A Portuguese photographer and a professional bodyboarder teamed up to raise awareness about ocean sustainability and marine pollution.

"She is Home" is a photographic project by Micael Veras dos Santos featuring multiple-time European and world bodyboarding champion, Joana Schenker.

"Generally speaking, photographic campaigns that raise awareness against ocean pollution tend to focus on marine animals living in their habitat," explains Veras dos Santos.

Joe Jordanoff claims 2020 Western Australia bodyboard title

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:51:25 +0000

The 2020 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles made a spectacular return to Claytons Beach in Mindarie, with seven State champions crowned in exciting high-performance bodyboard waves.

The SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles marked Surfing Western Australia's return to competition after Covid-19 temporarily suspended all operations back in March.

After a 117-day hiatus, the event attracted some of WA's most experienced riders, who went head-to-head with a new generation of bodyboarders, many of which were competing for the first time at State title level.

Tandem Boogie: it takes two to ride a bodyboard

Fri, 29 May 2020 10:22:22 +0000

Bodyboarding has officially become a team sport.

A company from San Clemente, California, announced the launch of Tandem Boogie, a bodyboard designed to allow two people to catch and surf waves together.

The Tandem Boogie Air inflatable bodyboard for two offers a new way for families, surf schools, and ocean enthusiasts to enjoy riding waves without the typical difficulty of modern surf crafts.

Two IBC World Tour events have been canceled

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:26:48 +0000

The Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of two IBC World Tour events.

The inaugural IBC World Tour season is at stake, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world and puts all sorts of events on-hold or at risk of cancellation.

In professional bodyboarding, the scenario is not looking good. Two Qualifying Series (QS) events have been canceled.

Hugo Pinheiro explores the origins and evolution of bodyboarding

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:55:45 +0000

When we think of modern wave riding, the image that comes to mind is of a surfer cutting the green face of a wave standing up.

But the truth is bodyboarding - or boogie boarding as Tom Morey labeled it in 1971 - is the closest interpretation of the ancient art of surfing.

Filmmaker Andy Burgess accompanied five-time European bodyboarding champ, Hugo Pinheiro, on a voyage to Hawaii, the birthplace of wave riding, to discover the origins and evolution of bodyboarding.

Inaugural 2020 IBC World Tour is under pressure

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:27:20 +0000

The inaugural edition of the International Bodyboarding Corporation (IBC) World Tour is under pressure due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The first events running under the IBC are being pushed forward in the calendar, as the novel coronavirus continues to put coastal communities and nations under lockdown.

The IBC World Tour issued a statement saying that "the latest update in regards to the 2020 World Tour remains largely unchanged."

The story of the Bodyboarder International Association

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 16:38:00 +0000

Among many other things, Patti Serrano helped shape the history of bodyboarding by founding the iconic Bodyboarder International Association (BIA).

She is one of the key personalities in the industry, and someone who pushed the sport forward in the early days.

The California entrepreneur created the Bodyboarder International Magazine (BIM) and BIA after what she calls her "Morey Boogie years" (1976-1981).

Gold Coast bodyboarder living in Spain: "Wake up and lock down!"

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:29:28 +0000

Simon Murphy is a Gold Coast bodyboarder living in Spain, one of the epicenters of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak.

His wife is a health care professional currently working in the battlefront at a hospital in the north of the country.

This is his heartbreaking testimony:

IBC World Tour events suspended due to Covid-19

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:55:46 +0000

The International Bodyboarding Corporation (IBC), along with all world tour event organizers and their local governments, has been monitoring the global COVID-19 situation on a day to day basis.

The impact of the pandemic is unprecedented, and whilst the IBC would like to see all the events run as planned, the safety of all involved, their families, fans, and local communities is paramount.

As of March 20, 2020, six of the upcoming 2020 IBC World Tour events have been suspended, with one being rescheduled.

The science and art of stone skipping

Wed, 20 May 2020 15:33:36 +0000

What is stone skipping? The art of throwing flat rocks across the water has become a semi-professional sport involving technique and science.

The goal of stone skipping, also known as stone skimming, is to see how many times a stone bounces off the surface of a pond before sinking.

Believe it or not, skipping stones is more than just a pastime and has become a highly competitive outdoor activity with thousands of participants and fans.

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.

Nic Rapa and Meagan Ethell win 2020 wakeboard world titles

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:55:50 +0000

Nic Rapa and Meagan Ethell have taken out the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships, held in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Rap put down a fantastic performance in the pro men's final, taking the overall title with a nearly flawless run of 95.00.

Nic threw down a mute mobe 5 and a double cab roll for the win.

Moxie Pro: the first ever female-only wakeboarding series

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 10:38:44 +0000

Moxie Pro is the first-ever standalone professional wakeboarding series for women.

The inaugural three-event series is open to female participants across the globe for both boat and cable disciplines.

"Sound of Wake": Dominik Hernler plays big in Salzburg

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:31:45 +0000

Sticking to the diktat "holiday at home," Austrian pro wakeboarder Dominik Hernler set out to explore Mozart's haunt of Salzburg, Austria, on a mission to play with the Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 28-year-old's instrument of choice is his well-tuned wakeboard and a pair of cymbals.

Confused? Just wait for the crescendo.

2020 Pro Wake Tour goes digital

Tue, 19 May 2020 12:08:22 +0000

The novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic forced the 2020 Supra Boats Pro Wake Tour (PWT) to go digital.

As a result, the organization designed an unorthodox competitive formula comprising of one digital qualifier, two PWT digital events, and two PWT audience-attended stages.

The digital qualifier offers wakeboarders and wakesurfers a chance to qualify for the PWT while riding at their home lake behind their own boat.

The day Brian Grubb combined wakeskating with snowboarding

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:57:33 +0000

In 2015, Brian Grubb traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina to pull off a magical project.

The wakeskating pioneer is constantly pursuing new challenges, so he embarked on a trip to a winter wonderland to try something new.

Grubb headed for Bjelasnica, a glorious Olympic mountain located just 25 kilometers from Sarajevo.

Wakeskaters ride the stunning opal lakes of Lençóis Maranhenses

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:25:02 +0000

Zuzana Vráblová and Brian Grubb traveled deep into the Brazilian wilderness to wakeskate the stunning opal lakes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park.

The Slovakian and American athletes, who both had the other-worldly location on their wakeskate bucket list for a long time, were based in a camp along the northeast coast of Brazil.

Then, the duo had to navigate a river and drive off-road for two hours to reach the opal lakes and lagoons.

The 2020 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour schedule

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:05:29 +0000

One of the most exciting water spectacles in the world is headed to four American cities this Summer.

The 2020 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), recognized as the number-one wakeboard series on the planet, will feature the world's top-ranked wakeboarders competing alongside up-and-coming athletes, just breaking into the elite level.

The tour, currently in its 28th year, will run May through August at prime water sports venues in Texas, Colorado, Oregon, and Indiana.

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.


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