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How to make universal kite pigtails

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:21:51 +0000

Pigtails are one of the most underrated kiteboarding accessories. They're extremely useful but also expensive. Learn how to make a kite pigtail.

Colored kite pigtails serve multiple purposes.

These small bendable items always come in handy if you're using and controlling a single kite bar with multiple brands you own or use regularly.

A's Youth Foil Class: the pathway to Olympic Formula Kite

Tue, 05 Apr 2022 16:06:20 +0000

Formula Kite is the new fast and furious Olympic class, and the acrobatic skills of the riders while moving at breathtaking speed may look out of this world, but there is a simple and fun way to get there.

It's called the A's Youth Foil Class, and since 2021, it has been the pathway to Olympic kite foiling.

The introduction of a class that will upskill young athletes aspiring to compete in the Formula Kite class has been a long-standing idea.

Nuno "Stru" Figueiredo towed up 80 meters above Nazaré

Tue, 01 Mar 2022 11:39:34 +0000

Nuno "Stru" Figueiredo is taking his kite stunt adventures seriously. This time, the Portuguese got towed up in the skies of Praia do Norte.

Who said Nazaré is a surfers-only arena?

Nuno "Stru" is a well-known face at the world's most famous beach break.

On November 8, 2017, the 44-year-old daredevil from Porto wrote his name on the Guinness World Records for riding the largest ever kitesurfing wave.

After carefully analyzing the wave, the officials set Nuno's Nazaré wave at 62-feet (19 meters).

But this time, the Portuguese had a new (and dangerous) challenge.

The goal was to perform a tow-up session using his kite as a parachute and reach for the sky at 80 meters (262 feet) with the support of a jet ski.

The death-defying kitesurfing antic would get Nuno "Stru" Figueiredo level with the iconic Fort of São Miguel Arcanjo and its legendary lighthouse.

A Risky Flight

Could he do it without falling flat on the choppy waters of Praia do Norte?

"It's a risky idea, but I've been thinking about it for some time. The conditions are all set up, and I think I'm ready," explained the stuntman.

The sun was out, and the wind was blowing strong, so it was time to get airborne.

Slowly but steadily, Nuno started climbing the skies until his kite got more or less level with the beautiful red lighthouse.

The experience was like nothing he had ever gone through. After landing the big air, loops and rotations, "Stru" was ecstatic.

"The last one was amazing. The northern wind kicked in at around 20 knots, and then I had to release it. I couldn't hold it anymore," explained the kiteboarder.

"And there's that second when after releasing it, you're left hovering, and you don't hear anything - zero."

Mission accomplished.

Nuno "Stru" Figueiredo spent 50 seconds floating in the blue skies of Nazaré's Praia do Norte. What will he do next?

How to find the area of a kite

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 16:55:54 +0000

In theory and geometrically speaking, the original kite is a quadrilateral with two pairs of congruent sides that are adjacent to one another.

Kites are an old human invention.

The earliest depiction of a kite dates from 9,500-9,000 years B.C. It was found in a mesolithic period cave painting in Muna Island, Indonesia.

SeaWing: the giant kite that propels vessels across the ocean

Tue, 28 Dec 2021 16:16:21 +0000

AirSeas announced the installation of the first automated kite propulsion system on a commercial vessel.

The cargo ship named "Ville de Bordeaux" was built in 2004, sails under the French flag, and is owned and operated by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.

The ro-ro ship, the designation given to vessels designed to transport wheeled cargo such as cars, buses, trucks, and railroad vehicles, is expected to deploy the 1,000-square-meter SeaWing kite in January 2022.

Francisco Lufinha crosses the Atlantic on a kite-powered boat

Tue, 21 Dec 2021 11:14:11 +0000

Francisco Lufinha has successfully completed the 6,700-kilometer (4,160 miles) crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a kite-powered multi-hull boat.

The kitesurfer kicked off the sailing challenge on November 3, 2021, in Cascais, Portugal.

Five days later, Lufinha was forced to make a technical stop in La Palma, in the Canary Islands, where he fixed malfunctions in his kite and made some minor adjustments to the boat.

Syroco's Moonshot #1 wants the world sailing speed record

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:09:36 +0000

Alex Caizergues is the fastest sailboarder on the planet. But the French kiteboarder wants more.

The answer is Syroco's Moonshot #1, a high-tech speed sailing craft.

In 2017, during the Salt and Speed, a speed sailing event held in Salin-de-Giraud, France, Caizergues smashed his own sailboarding record.

Marc Jacobs conquers 2021 Red Bull King of the Air

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 10:04:57 +0000

Marc Jacobs has taken out the 2021 Red Bull King of the Air (RBKOTA) in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Kiwi kitesurfer celebrated his 32nd birthday in grand fashion after beating three-time champion RBKOTA Kevin Langeree and rookie Stig Hoefnagel in an action-packed final.

Traditionally run in a weather window from late January to early February, the big air kiteboarding event took place at Kite Beach conditions in the new waiting period from late November to early December.

The best kitesurfing spots in Tarifa

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:54:52 +0000

Tarifa is a huge bay that features six miles (ten kilometers) of long sandy beaches. Discover the best kitesurfing spots in Europe's capital of wind.

You will rarely meet a wind sports enthusiast that has never heard of Tarifa, the coastal community located near Cádiz, in the southernmost tip of Spain.

Tarifa owes its name to Tarif ibn Malik, the 8th-century Muslim/Berber commander responsible for exploring the southernmost shores of the Iberian Peninsula.

Kitesurfer Carlos Aldaravi flies over Tarifa for over a minute

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 14:00:26 +0000

Carlos Aldaravi has flown over the waters of Valdevaqueros Beach, in Tarifa, Spain, for more than a minute.

The kiteboarder from Santa Pola set a new world record after pulling off a big air that lasted over 60 seconds.

People at the legendary wind sports beach cheered the Spaniard's accomplishment, which also included 20 kite loops. The previous world record was 37 seconds.

The physics of kiteboarding

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:53:21 +0000

Kiteboarding is like wakeboarding with a paraglider; or windsurfing with a short board and a detached sail.

The kite redirects a mass of air each second (m/dt) from the apparent wind-assisted by the Coanda effect at a velocity (dv) relative to the kite, which creates a backward force (Force BACK = ma = m/dt x dv).

This redirected airflow pushes against undisturbed wind behind it, creating turbulence and providing something for the redirected airflow to push against.

Francisco Lufinha will cross the Atlantic solo on a kiteboat

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 12:08:38 +0000

Francisco Lufinha aims to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a trimaran powered by a kite.

The experienced Portuguese kitesurfer adapted a multi-hull boat that is able to sail the rough sea using a towing kite propulsion system.

Lufinha hopes to leave Portugal and arrive in the Caribbean three to four weeks later, depending on the weather and ocean conditions.

What is a wind shadow?

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 11:31:28 +0000

Wind shadows are a common phenomenon observed in all types of water bodies and inland.

A wind shadow, also known as dirty air and wind wash, is a place or zone where the wind is not blowing or doesn't reach.

It is frequently spotted in oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, lagoons, estuaries, basins, harbors, and even outdoor swimming pools and puddles.

First-ever foiling tack on windsurfing's iQFoil equipment

Mon, 09 May 2022 10:46:43 +0000

Australian windsurfer Harry Joyner completed the first-ever foiling tack on an iQFoil windsurfing kit.

The 15-year-old sailor from Fremantle wrote history for the 21st-century Olympic windsurfing class after performing the first foiling tack on iQFoil equipment in competition.

The move is expected to change the way athletes will plan and execute their tactical upwind racing strategies.

How to do a 360 on a wing foil

Thu, 07 Apr 2022 06:59:09 +0000

For many top pros, the 360 is just that gateway move. Not only does it look and feel exciting, but it sets you up for a lot of progression moving forward.

The 360 is one of the current heat-winning maneuvers and often the first air rotation trick that most pro riders learn.

As the first person to land a double backflip on a wing, it was only appropriate that we sit down with one of the masters of the sport to learn the first steps for really advanced wing-foiling progression.

Why do we call a windsurf board a windsurfer?

Fri, 25 Mar 2022 10:58:33 +0000

It is one of the classic questions that has been asked consecutively since the dawn of time. So, why is the windsurf board often called windsurfer?

"I'm rigging my windsurfer."

The sentence above sounds weird to native and non-native English speakers, but it's common among windsurfers and sailors.

Antoine Albeau: the life and career of a windsurfing legend

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 15:42:10 +0000

He is arguably one of the most successful competitive windsurfers on the planet. Meet Antoine Albeau, the man who breathes trophies and records.

There is a small yet prestigious room for sportspeople with over 20 world titles, and the most successful French sportsman in history has a seat in that reserved space.

He hates missing and losing races but is a huge fan of obstacles and beach starts in slalom windsurfing.

The Windsurfing Hall of Fame Inductees

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 16:15:51 +0000

As the first attempt at a Windsurfing Hall of Fame (WHoF) by the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) crashed out in 2007, the need for someone to pick the ball up and get it rolling again was calling.

Having been involved in the sport as both a windsurfer and creative journalist for 50 years, I decided to pick it up as a side project.

How much work could it be? Certainly not as much as writing my book, "Maui Glory Days."

The controversy around the first Windsurfer Class world champion

Wed, 15 Dec 2021 13:07:41 +0000

The Windsurfer Class held US National Championships in 1972 and 1973.

The first World Championship, a combined US Nationals and Worlds event, was held in August 1974 at the North American Sailing Center at Association Island, New York.

Bruce Matlack, the sailor who won the 1973 US Nationals in Mission Bay, has created a controversy by claiming that because two Europeans and a Tahitian participated, the 1973 event was really the first Worlds and that he is the first world champion.

Windsurfer Björn Dunkerbeck hits top speed of 103.67 km/h

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 12:41:36 +0000

Björn Dunkerbeck added another accolade to his legendary windsurfing career by posting the fastest ever time on the water.

The Dutch windsurfer reached a top speed of 103.67 kilometers per hour (55.97 knots) during the 2021 Lüderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia.

Ever since French windsurfer Antoine Albeau broke the 50-knot barrier, Dunkerbeck has been on the hunt for the 100-kilometer-per-hour mark.

A tragically beautiful windsurfing wipeout at Teahupoo

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 17:51:42 +0000

2020 has been a disastrous windsurfing year for me. The plan was to embark on a full-season mission on the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT), a long-time dream.

The season pass was signed, the board bags were packed, and flights were booked. Everything was set up.

By the end of February, I was getting ready to fly to Japan for the first stop and then straight after that to Chile.

Robby Naish: the ultimate windsurfer and water sports icon

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:11:39 +0000

Robby Naish is probably the greatest windsurfer in the history of the sport. His career stats are absolutely impressive.

But the legendary waterman is also someone who pioneered kiteboarding and modern stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

Naish was always ahead of his time, and the nearly obsessive search for perfection only added layers of success to his longtime competitive career.

How to body drag in windsurfing

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 15:55:55 +0000

Body dragging is a classic old-school move and one of the first techniques beginners learn when getting into freestyle windsurfing.

It's a stylish and feel-good maneuver that involves dragging your legs in the water next to the windsurf board before effortlessly jumping back onto it, still planing.

"It is easier to body drag on cambered sails," explains Michael Rossmeier, competitive windsurfer and author of the "Trickionary Windsurfing Bible."

Kiran Badloe and Yunxiu Lu win RS:X gold medals at Tokyo 2020

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 11:59:18 +0000

Kiran Badloe and Yunxiu Lu claimed the RS:X gold medals at Tokyo 2020, in Japan.

It's the end of an era for the legendary RS:X windsurfing.

The historic sailboarding class concludes its fourth and last participation in the Olympic Games since it made a grand debut in Beijing 2008.

Maui bans disposable polystyrene bodyboards

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:22:26 +0000

Maui County passed an ordinance banning the sale, rental, and distribution of disposable polystyrene bodyboards.

It's one of the first laws to put an end to a several-decade-old environmental catastrophe.

Low-cost, single-use bodyboards will no longer be available in Maui's local seaside shops, big retailers, and supermarkets.

How to pull out of a wave on a bodyboard

Mon, 25 Jul 2022 10:53:40 +0000

It happens to everyone riding a bodyboard. You've caught a wave, it closed out, and you want to pull out without getting dragged to the shore. Here's how to exit a wave wisely and safely.

Knowing when to press the eject button is part of wave-riding knowledge and something every bodyboarder should master.

The technique can avoid painful wipeouts and/or losing time and positioning in the lineup.

Maldives National Bodyboarding League kicks off in Malé

Mon, 28 Mar 2022 10:31:58 +0000

The Maldives National Bodyboarding League (MBBL) kicked off in Malé.

The Maldives Bodyboarding Association (MBBA) announced the creation of a national circuit featuring the country's best riders.

The first event of the newly launched tour got underway at the locally renowned surf break of Raalhugandu.

How to make history and empower women's bodyboarding

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 09:42:48 +0000

March is Women's History month, so I took a minute to myself to sit down and think about why women are given a month out of the year to pay respect to.

I, myself, don't often reflect and consider myself to be oppressed, probably due to white privilege.

So I decided to do a little research and better understand the history of women's oppression and where it currently is today.

Shark Island: the queen of all Australian bodyboarding waves

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 15:35:29 +0000

Shark Island is an exposed rocky outcrop located 150 meters off the coast of Cronulla, New South Wales. Welcome to one of the world's most feared waves.

Australia is the home of contemporary bodyboarding and some of the planet's finest and most dangerous slab waves.

With 22,292 miles of coastline, the Southern Hemisphere yields a large number of outstanding bodyboarding spots.

Lilly Pollard wins 2022 Women's Pipeline Bodyboarding Championship

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 12:47:48 +0000

Australian veteran bodyboarder Lilly Pollard has taken out the 2022 Women's Pipeline Bodyboarding Championship in the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

The Women's Pipeline Bodyboarding Championship started in 1990 and was the first female surf competition held at Pipeline.

The shortboarders began five years later when they were ready to challenge the challenging wave.

IBC unveils 2022 World Bodyboarding Tour

Mon, 31 Jan 2022 15:52:05 +0000

Fifteen contest ten different countries. The world's first International Bodyboarding Corporation (IBC) season plans an ambitious schedule.

The 2022 IBC World Tour expects to crown new champions across six divisions. They are as follows:

Lionel Medina and Natxo Gonzalez win 2021 Quemao Class

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:16:08 +0000

Lionel Medina and Natxo Gonzalez have taken out the 2021 Quemao Class in La Santa, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

The Spanish slab has once again delivered the goods to produce one of the most exciting wave-riding invitational events on the planet.

This year's edition was a tribute to the late David Infante "El Fula," the surfer who lost his life on January 1, 2009, riding El Quemao.

Pierre-Louis Costes clinches 2021 Annaëlle Challenge

Tue, 14 Dec 2021 16:09:34 +0000

Pierre-Louis Costes has conquered the 2021 Annaëlle Challenge in France.

The prestigious invitational bodyboarding competition made a fresh comeback off the coast of Lampaul-Ploudalmézeau in Brittany.

The last time the event got underway was in 2015, with Costes coming out on top and raising the coveted trophy.

"One Vast Ocean": a bodyboarding movie with heart and soul

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 15:48:56 +0000

Joshua Ellard Garner is a visual artist, musician, and entrepreneur. He is the heart and soul behind "One Vast Ocean," a bodyboarding movie that sets a new standard.

Garner was born on January 20, 1989, in Perth, Western Australia.

He is not the stereotypical wave rider, and his shooting angles reveal connotative angles of life and the relationship between humans and Nature.

Morey Boogie: the original 1970s bodyboard user manual

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 16:46:48 +0000

The original Morey Boogie was launched by Morey Boogie & Company in the 1970s from its original and iconic headquarters in Carlsbad, California.

In its early days, the water sports company founded by Tom Morey produced a series of instructions, manuals, and assembly tutorials on how to get the world's first bodyboard in the waves.

The world was analog. It was the time of the print era.

Pierre-Louis Costes wins 2021 Frontón King

Sun, 31 Oct 2021 11:20:58 +0000

Pierre-Louis Costes has taken out the 2021 World Cup Gran Canaria Frontón King, at Gáldar in Gran Canaria, Spain.

The last day of competition got underway in firing conditions, with plenty of ramps and barreling opportunities.

In an exciting final, Costes beat Dailos Rodriguez, Miguel Rodríguez, and Tristan Roberts.

Lucas Fink wins 2022 TAC Skimblast

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:46:21 +0000

The eighth annual TAC Skimblast skimboarding competition took place on June 25, 2022, at Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz, California.

The professional men's division of the TAC Skimblast counts as one of six events on the United Skim Tour (UST), the world's only international skimboarding tour.

Lucas Fink, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, took the top spot in one of the most competitive competitions in UST history.

Lucas Fink eyes record-breaking skimboarding wave in Nazaré

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 15:16:36 +0000

Brazilian skimboarder Lucas Fink chose Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal, to try and ride the world's biggest wave on a finless board.

The infamous beach break is home to several Guinness World Records.

The Portuguese big wave venue has already witnessed the largest wave ever ridden, the biggest wave surfed by a woman, and the largest wave sailed by a kiteboarder.

SkimsGiving: skimboarding with a purpose

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 12:28:55 +0000

Have you ever pondered the identity of your community?

It would be fair to think if you have, you would like to believe it was growing, lead with positivity, and pack to the gunnels with hope.

With an obvious bias, I believe this describes my local beach community.

Manasota Beach: a unique Floridian skimboarding spot

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:15:31 +0000

As a skimboarder, I have recently visited Manasota Beach, a small beach located in Englewood, Florida.

The way I, and most visitors, arrive at this spot is via Manasota Beach Road, which ends with a small drawbridge spanning the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).

The main structure of the road features well-maintained restrooms, showers, and vending machines.

Foam vs. wood skimboards: what's the difference?

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:32:35 +0000

Skimboarding is a highly versatile sport that can be practiced and enjoyed both in and out of the water.

A skimboard is a finless, solid, and smooth plank that can be ridden in shore break waves and also inland, wherever there's a thin layer of water.

The sport has two main disciplines - wave and flatland skimboarding - with different requirements when it comes to equipment.

How to wax a skimboard

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:13:07 +0000

Wax is often used to help you stick to your skimboard while flatland or wave skimming.

There are specific techniques for waxing a skimboard so that it sticks to your board, and so do you.

The surface of a skimboard is slippery, which is great for the side in contact with the water but not good for under your feet.

The different types of skimboarding rails

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:43:40 +0000

Rails are a very important technical feature in flatland skimboarding.

However, when discussing a skimboarding rail, there are two meanings.

One refers to the edges of the skimboard that run from nose to tail, and the other is a type of ramp or obstacle that a skimmer uses to launch off or do tricks.

The most common skimboarding injuries

Mon, 31 May 2021 14:36:14 +0000

Wounds and injuries are just part of any sport. Let's take a look at the particular injuries affecting skimboarders.

There are the basic abrasions, bruises, sprains, and strains that often plague frequent skimmers and the more nasty deep cuts and broken bones.

Most injuries from skimboarding are recurring pains caused by intense, repetitive actions, which are - eventually - unavoidable, although treatable.

The anatomy and characteristics of a skimboard

Wed, 26 May 2021 14:16:40 +0000

Skimboards are board-riding vehicles specifically and technically designed for a particular form of skimming.

Therefore, there isn't really a one-size-fits-all board.

One might be great for some styles of skimboarding, but it may not be optimal for another.

What is flatland skimboarding?

Fri, 14 May 2021 14:43:26 +0000

Skimboarding has been around for a long time. It all started in the 1920s when beach lifeguards used long, flat wooden boards to ride the shoreline.

In the 1960s, skimboards made another comeback, with riders using completely round planks.

The sport has evolved yet again but, this time, people are noticing.

The glossary of skimboarding terms and slang

Mon, 10 May 2021 13:48:46 +0000

Skimboarders have their own breed of language. The vocabulary of skimming has been growing since the sport was created in 1920s California.

Skim lingo and jargon evolved, like the sport itself, from a mix of surfing language and skateboarding terms.

So, if you hear someone say something like, "dude, you killed it last sesh with that no-comply before grindin' the railside! Steezy!" you will understand what they are saying by checking the following glossary of skim terms.

How to skimboard

Wed, 05 May 2021 13:49:03 +0000

Learn how to skimboard with a step-by-step tutorial that will quickly help you master wave and flatland skimming.

"I don't need to learn how to skimboard - it's easy, just run and jump right..." I hear lots of people say this before they even try skimming.

"Ok, go ahead and do it then," I say as I pass them my board.

Nikolas Plytas goes extreme wakeboarding in Milos

Tue, 31 May 2022 12:57:24 +0000

Nikolas Plytas traveled to the stunning island of Milos for his latest breathtaking project.

The Greek watersports star weaved his way around the turquoise coast and lunar-like landscape on a Prada Luna Rossa Team board and his bare feet.

The 26-year-old from Athens started out in 2006 and, aged 19, he conquered the famous shipwreck at Elefsina, where he performed tricks over the rusty hull.

Glacier wakeboarding photo awarded at 2021 Red Bull Illume

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:37:00 +0000

Markus Berger won the "Playground by Whitewall" category at the 2021 Red Bull Illume.

The Austrian photographer took the prestigious trophy for his shot of wakeboarder Dominik Hernler riding a meltwater stream inside a glacier.

The "Playground by WhiteWall" category is all about celebrating the incredible locations and environments where athletes get to play.

The physics of wakeboarding and water skiing

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:14:35 +0000

Newtonian mechanics explains the forces involved in wakeboarding and water skiing across water when pulled forward by a motorboat.

The physics is the same for both.

As the board moves through the water, it accelerates a mass of water each second (m/dt) to a velocity (dv) diagonally down and forwards to create a force (Force DOWN = ma = m/dt x dv).

Timo Kapl storms the 2021 Red Bull Wake Capital

Sun, 08 Aug 2021 12:52:55 +0000

Timo Kapl was the surprise winner of Red Bull Wake Capital.

The world's best wakeboarders descended on Hamburg, Germany, to tackle a hugely challenging course in the shadow of the iconic Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Held in Hamburg's Sandtorhafen harbor, Red Bull Wake Capital saw 16 competitors take on a spectacular course.

Waterskier Nikolas Plytas unveils slick tricks on snow

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:11:11 +0000

Nikolas Plytas has made a name for himself with a series of challenging stunts, such as conquering the famous shipwreck at Elefsina.

The Greek waterskier's latest project saw him take to his board on snow as well as his beloved water.

The 25-year-old from Athens started in 2006 with a bullish ambition to not only break his own personal records but also smash longstanding records laid down by other athletes on the water.

Dakar Rally race truck tows wakeboarder Russian wakeboarder

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:34:07 +0000

Russian wakeboarding star Nikita Martyanov and Kamaz-Master team driver Anton Shibalov broke down the borders between their two sports.

The duo put on a wakeboarding session powered by the rally-raid truck, which has dominated its Dakar Rally class in recent years.

The idea formed when Martyanov saw a photo of a Kamaz truck ripping down a levee across an artificial lake and thought to himself: "What if that mad truck towed me? I could do some sweet tricks."

Omeir Saeed breaks two Guinness World Records

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:21:05 +0000

Omeir Saeed has broken two new Guinness World Records (GWR) for farthest wakeboard ramp jump and most wakeboard rail airs in 30 seconds.

The 23-year-old wakeboarder from Abu Dhabi eclipsed the long-standing mark by Jérôme Macquart.

In 2011, at the Al Forsan Club, a 15-year-old Saeed got into the water to "mess around" with his friends.

Wakeboarder rides Philadelphia's pink-lit Boathouse Row

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:22:04 +0000

Meagan Ethell marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by lighting up her backdrop in pink in a stunning series of wakeboarding photographs.

The 22-year-old has long worked to raise awareness for and funds against the threat of breast cancer and lit Boathouse Row, in Philadelphia, for the occasion.

Boathouse Row is a strip of 19th-century homes along the Schuylkill River, and Ethell chose the location having seen the marina lit in pink in previous years.

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.


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