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Bittersweet finale at 2019 GKA Gran Canaria


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:53:49 +0000

The 2019 GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria did not crown a male champion due to the lack of wind at Vargas Beach.

The second stop of the 2019 GKA World Tour was cursed by adverse weather conditions, leaving more than thirty international elite riders waiting for a contestable breeze.

Although the wind conditions expected for Sunday were worse than the ones for Saturday, the organization's team woke up at dawn with the hope that the same miracle would occur in the early hours of the morning.




Rob Douglas sets new world record for the fastest mile on a kite


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:23:00 +0000

Rob Douglas has set a new nautical mile speed sailing world record at Plage du Rouet, in La Palme, France.

On June 10, the American kiteboarder rode his kite at 39.04 knots (44.93 miles per hour) during the 2019 Prince of Speed.

Douglas sailed to glory equipped with his seven and six-meter Flysurfer Soul production kites and his prototype Temavanto V55 kiteboard.




Scheid and Lammerts win 2019 Triple-S Invitational


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:10:47 +0000

Brandon Scheid and Annelous Lammerts claimed the 2019 Triple-S Invitational, in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The world's best progressive kiteboarders have once again hit the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for another highly successful wake-style event.

This year, the premier kite park was blessed with plenty of southwest and north wind, and judges carefully analyzed the riders' based on trick hierarchy, difficulty, risk, intensity, variation, and execution.




Ross-Dillon Player wins 2019 Red Bull Megaloop


Sat, 08 Jun 2019 14:13:00 +0000

Ross-Dillon Player has taken out the 2019 Red Bull Megaloop, at The Spot, in Zandvoort, Netherlands.

While the rest of the Dutch preferred to stay inside, 16 competitors battled it out in the choppy chocolate waters of the Dutch coast.

The event had howling winds which eventually peaked at 50 knots during the semifinals. Nearly 10,000 spectators witnessed the biggest megaloops performed under extreme weather conditions.




15 hilarious jokes about kites


Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:34:33 +0000

Here's a collection of short and funny jokes about kites and their use as an entertainment and sports object.

Kites were invented 2,500 years ago by the Chinese. They serve multiple purposes and, without them, the world would be less colorful.

And can they make us laugh? For sure. Take a look at a few clever riddles, hilarious one-liners, silly parodies, smart double entendres and spicy puns involving kites and kiteboarders:




Nick Jacobsen jumps off Necker Island's Great House


Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:55:11 +0000

Let's admit it: Nick Jacobsen is addicted to danger.

The Danish kiteboarder is not your average competitive sportsman. He goes beyond the limits of reasonability by performing death-defying stunts in improbable locations.

We've seen him jumping off a hotel roof into a pool, throwing himself off Burj al-Arab in Dubai and leaping off Richard Branson's house in Moskito Island.




Axel Mazella conquers 2019 Défi Kite


Mon, 27 May 2019 09:30:19 +0000

Axel Mazella claimed the 2019 Défi Kite, in Gruissan, France.

The kiteboarding marathon attracted 400 riders and was blessed by powerful Tramontane winds that gusted up to 50 knots.

The last day of the 140-kilometer kiteboard racing event kicked off with some advice from Philippe Bru, the organizer.




World Sailing confirms Formula Kite in Paris 2024


Tue, 21 May 2019 11:19:03 +0000

Formula Kite will be the official kiteboarding class at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The World Sailing Council agreed with the Board of Directors' recommendation to select Formula Kite for the sport's Olympic debut in France.

The class is managed by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and will participate in Paris 2024 with a mixed format that includes men and women.




An outdoor cryotherapy session in Lake Silvaplana


Wed, 15 May 2019 10:17:29 +0000

You'll probably need a drysuit to watch the following video clip. The authors call it "outdoor cryotherapy."

Lake Silvaplana is probably the best kitesurfing spot in Switzerland. It's a magical place where high temperatures range from 32°F (0°) to 59°F (15°).

The stunning 2.7 square kilometer body of water is surrounded by 3,000-meter high mountains and is blessed by predictable winds nearly all year round.




Julien Fillion goes kitesurfing on a standing wave


Fri, 10 May 2019 11:35:21 +0000

We've seen kites flying over giant waves, stunning flat lakes, snowy mountains, arid lands, and inner-city rivers.

Kites tend to propel riders and their boards forward, meaning that the whole equipment and controller are continuously on the move across liquid or solid surfaces.

However, stationary waves, also known as standing waves, may represent a unique challenge to kiteboarders and kite riders in general.




Meet the Mary Poppins of foiling


Thu, 09 May 2019 11:53:51 +0000

With the advent of wing surfing, everything seems to be changing in boardsports.

The equipment is evolving, the opportunities are around the corner, and the blend between traditional wave and wind sports is as creative and innovative as ever.

Dmitry Evseev runs Pryde Club Mauritius, a kitesurfing and surfing school located in La Gaulette and overlooking the Indian Ocean.




Parlier and Moroz win back-to-back Formula Kite world titles


Mon, 06 May 2019 13:54:14 +0000

Nicolas Parlier and Daniela Moroz have taken out the 2019 Formula Kite World Championships, in Lake Garda, Italy.

Despite the tricky wind conditions and the attacks from their closest opponents, the French and American kiteboarders were able to successfully defended their world titles.

"It's been an interesting week. I played it safe. I got two thirds, one first and one second in the finals. I felt fast, and had a lot of people getting really close to me," said Parlier.





Federico Infantino challenges Margaret River's Main Break


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:14:07 +0000

Margaret River's Main Break is a popular surf spot located in Western Australia.

Although it is mainly a surfers-only reef break, it can be windsurfed when it gets too windy for shortboards.

Federico Infantino is an Italian professional windsurfer. He moved to Australia's Wildflower State six years ago to chase waves and howling winds.




Founder of North Sails passes away


Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:27:03 +0000

Lowell North, the iconic founder of North Sails, passed away at 89 in San Diego, California.

North was born on December 2, 1929, in Springfield, Missouri.

He kicked off his sailmaking career when he was only 14, and his father bought a one-design racing keelboat Star with cotton sails.




French riders dominate 2019 Défi Wind


Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:39:26 +0000

With 1,176 entries, Défi Wind confirmed his status of is arguably the world's largest gathering of windsurfers.

Sailors from five continents and 45 countries returned to Gruissan to ride the infamous Tramontane wind.

This year, the youngest participant was only 14 years of age and the oldest windsurfer, Farouk Siamer, a 76-year-old veteran. Actually, 200 riders were over 50.




Yentel Caers storms the 2019 Costa Brava Pro


Tue, 28 May 2019 10:04:38 +0000

Yentel Caers has taken out the 2019 Costa Brava Pro, at Las Dunas, in San Pere Pescador, in Spain.

The second edition of the freestyle windsurfing event used two competitive formats.

In the first days, both categories - pro and junior - completed the early elimination rounds in the tow-in format, with riders being pulled by a jet sky and performing tricks in front of the beach and the crowd.




RS:X is "disappointed" with World Sailing regarding Paris 2024


Tue, 21 May 2019 10:17:37 +0000

The executive committee of the RS:X is "disappointed" with World Sailing's decision to retain the windsurfing class for Paris 2024.

On May 19, the World Sailing Council voted against the Board of Directors' recommendation to maintain RS:X as the Olympic windsurfing class for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

"The recommendation was pretty much aligned with the RS:X class desire for stability and growth, in a time of instability within the sport," notes the organization led by Carlo Dalla Vedova.




World Sailing Council rejects RS:X for Paris 2024


Mon, 20 May 2019 11:26:37 +0000

In an unexpected turn of events, the World Sailing Council rejected the Board of Directors' recommendation to select RS:X as the official windsurfing class for Paris 2024.

Last week, the Board made the recommendation to retain the RS:X as the equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The entity stated that the equipment proposed by NeilPryde fitted the equipment criteria set by the Council.




RS:X by NeilPryde en route to Paris 2024


Thu, 16 May 2019 15:22:41 +0000

In 2017, the World Sailing (WS) Council approved new procedures for re-evaluating the equipment used for Olympic events.

The process is separate from the existing review process for the selection of equipment for new events.

According to the regulation, the Board shall carry out re-evaluations of the equipment selected for Olympic events.




Techno 293 Plus world champions crowned in Portimao


Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:45:58 +0000

Alexandros Kalpogiannakis and Enora Tanne have taken out the 2019 Techno 293 Plus World Championships, in Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal.

The event got underway in the sunny and warm Algarve region where Atlantic winds and swells sweep in across breathtaking white sand beaches.

The men's competition was entirely dominated by a young Greek sailor. Kalpogiannakis stormed the regatta field by winning nearly all races.




Philip Soltysiak retires from PWA World Tour


Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:41:00 +0000

Philip Soltysiak announced the retirement from professional competitive windsurfing.

The 31-year-old windsurfer from Toronto, Canada, is dropping out of the 2019 PWA World Tour after 12 seasons and seven Top 10 finishes.

Phil Soltysiak started sailing on an Original Windsurfer in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in 1995. Since then, he never stopped training and polishing his skills.




Dutch windsurfers secure gold at 2019 RS:X European Championships


Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:57:46 +0000

The 2019 RS:X Windsurfing European and Youth European Championships & Open Trophy closed with four scintillating medal races held in near perfect conditions in Mallorca, Spain.

For the 333 competitors coming from 41 different nations and covering six continents taking part in the final race of the event, it was a short postponement ashore before a perfect 12-15 knots filled in for the medal races.

As the breeze built, the race officers decided to use the reaching start courses which allowed the competitors to blast off the start to the first mark - a spectacular sight to watch as the top ten sailors hit the line at full planing speed.




Amado Vrieswijk clinches 2019 Bonaire PWA World Cup


Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:37:57 +0000

Amado Vrieswijk and Sarah-Quita Offringa have conquered the 2019 Bonaire PWA World Cup, at Sorobon Beach.

There was no shortage of action in the first event of the professional windsurfing season. And to kick things off, nothing like a freestyle showdown in the southern Caribbean.

On the women's side, Offringa lost the first heat in 11 years to Maaike Huvermann. The Dutch wonder woman forced a super final.




Naish launches the Wing-Surfer for foil boards


Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:54:51 +0000

Naish announced the launch of the Wing-Surfer, a hand-held sail that can be paired with a foil board or stand-up paddleboard (SUP).

Robby Naish is the ultimate wind sports pioneer. He was at the heart of the windsurfing revolution and was able to transform his passion into a profitable business.

Later, Naish and his team entered the kiteboarding business and managed to deliver high-quality and durable products. The brand thrived.





Eight trialists secure spots on 2019 Itacoatiara Pro


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:39:20 +0000

Eight trialists have secured spots on the 2019 Itacoatiara Pro main event.

The finals got underway in Niterói's famous beach break with consistent and highly contestable wedge waves.

Five riders from Brazil, and single representatives from Easter Island, Australia, and Basque Country will have the chance to compete against their idols.




Lachlan Cramsie secures third consecutive ABA Tour title


Tue, 04 Jun 2019 10:36:42 +0000

Lachlan Cramsie has taken out the 2019 Australian Bodyboarding Association (ABA) Tour.

The bodyboarder from Queensland secured the national title for the third year in a row.

Cramsie, 24, won the first event held at Fingal Beach back in April in stylish fashion, ahead of other tour leaders, Japan's Hayato Enokido, Brazil's Silas Ganciar, and fellow Australian Michael Novy.




Isabela Sousa eyes second European bodyboarding title


Tue, 28 May 2019 10:42:31 +0000

For over a decade, ​Isabela Sousa has been pushing women's bodyboarding forward, either by winning world titles or taking the physical side and maneuvers to higher grounds.

At 29 years of age, the Brazilian has four world titles (2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016) and a gold medal for her win at the ISA World Bodyboarding Games (2011).

Last year, she added another one to her trophy room - the European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) title.




Alex Uranga experiences the raw power of the Cliffs of Moher


Mon, 20 May 2019 15:30:58 +0000

No matter what your plans are, Ireland is always an exciting traveling destination.

The land of U2, famous breweries, Guinness, Saint Patrick, rugby, Celtic music, and breathtaking landscapes is a must-visit nation.

In the past 20 years, the Irish waves have also popped up and entered the mainstream agenda of some of the finest big wave surfers on the planet.




Brazilian bodyboarder loses life at Puerto Escondido


Thu, 16 May 2019 14:20:38 +0000

A Brazilian bodyboarder lost his life while surfing Puerto Escondido, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Rafael Piccoli, a 38-year-old from Florianopolis, was riding big waves at the infamous Playa Zicatela, in Puerto Escondido.

According to local reports, the bodyboarder took off on a 10-foot left-hand wave, got barreled, but was unable to exit it and got pounded.




The most popular bodyboarding slang words


Wed, 08 May 2019 13:32:52 +0000

"Yew! I'm frothing for that sick pits!" If you have already heard these words, then you're probably a wave rider.

Just like with any group of people sharing the same interests, bodyboarders also have their own unique type of language with extremely informal expressions, phrases, and words.

Some of them are funny and amusing; others are aggressive and intimidating. But, generally speaking, they're all highly creative and witty.




How to avoid and treat fin rubs and cuts


Mon, 06 May 2019 15:57:13 +0000

Fin rubs can be painful and eventually force you to put an end to an unforgettable session or surf trip. Learn how to protect and treat your feet while wearing a pair of swim fins.

Symmetrical fins are less likely to rub. On the opposite side of the spectrum, asymmetrical fins will be more painful and require action and adequate protection.

If you're an active and regular bodyboarder or bodysurfer, you'll notice that fin rubs tend to appear on top of your foot, under the ankle, and the knuckles of your toes.




How to make a paipo board


Thu, 02 May 2019 15:27:06 +0000

Learn how to shape a simple paipo board using balsa wood or plywood.

A paipo, also known as papa li'ili'i, is a small board measuring between three and six feet tall, 16 inches wide, and half-inch thick that has been used by Polynesians to ride waves since the 18th century.

Later, in the early 1900s, tourists in Hawaii grabbed similar boards and rode paipos in the small rollers available at Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu, Hawaii.




Joana Schenker awarded the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Republic


Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:55:25 +0000

Joana Schenker was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Republic.

The 31-year-old professional bodyboarder received the Portuguese honorific order of civil merit from the hands of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

In 2017, Schenker became the first Portuguese athlete to win a world bodyboarding title since the inaugural 1982 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships.




eBodyboarding.com celebrates 20th anniversary


Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:06:29 +0000

eBodyboarding.com, the online bodyboard shop founded by Jay and Vicki Reale, has hit 20.

eBodyboarding.com went online for the first time in April 1999, one year after the most popular search engine of all time - Google - made its debut on the World Wide Web.

The blogging phenomenon had just exploded, Napster was changing the way music was consumed, and the dot-com bubble was about to burst.




Nazaré Pro removed from the 2019 APB World Tour calendar


Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:20:05 +0000

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) removed the Nazaré Pro from the official World Tour schedule.

The world's best bodyboarders will not have the chance to compete on the big waves of Portugal's Praia do Norte in the 2019 season.

The Nazaré Pro, which had been included in the provisional schedule for 2019, will not be run under the APB insignia.




Anas Haddar wins 2019 Caparica Bodyboard Pro


Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:42:28 +0000

Anas Haddar has taken out the first event of the 2019 European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) season.

The rider from Morocco claimed the Caparica Bodyboard Pro, in Almada, Portugal. Haddar defeated Carlos Suarez, from Spain, in the final.

"I am so happy to this event. Congratulations to the European Surfing Federation for the amazing organization. It showed a great image of the sport," expressed Anas Haddar.





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.




Dawid Pruski prevails at 2018 Red Bull Skim It


Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:07:58 +0000

Dawid Pruski claimed the 2018 Red Bull Skim It, in Lodz, Poland.

Skimboarders from all over Poland invaded the Manufaktura arts center and shopping mall to participate in the seventh edition of the iconic flatland skimming contest.

Despite the adverse weather forecast and morning rainfall, the day turned out to be sunny and full of exciting experiences. The rides on the track and the surrounding atmosphere kept the vibes hot throughout the event.




Red Bull Skim It returns with a skate-inspired format


Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:13:38 +0000

The best Polish skimboarders will once again compete in the 2018 Red Bull Skim It, in Lodz.

Will the seventh edition of Red Bull Skim It competition be lucky for the participants? We will see that on August 25, when athletes converge on the artificial beach installed in front of the Manufaktura shopping center.

In previous editions, the best riders from all over Europe traveled to the heart of Poland, and the cool vibes transformed Lodz into something similar to Miami.




Skimboarders get towed into the waves by lawn mower engine


Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:20:05 +0000

A group of skimboarders used a lawn mower engine to get towed into the surf.

The trick is not new, but it has made many people happy. Once and again, water sports enthusiasts adopt motor power to supply extra speed to their glides and, therefore, access new areas of the wave faster.

Surfers and windsurfers get towed into waves by jet skis; wakeboarders are generally pulled by the famous wake winch, a tool that has proved to be far better than many boats, especially in tricky natural environments.




Perry Pruitt wins the 2018 Outer Banks Skim Jam


Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:31:56 +0000

Perry Pruitt claimed the 2018 Outer Banks Skim Jam, at Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.

The event had all sorts of weather, including onshore winds, small and medium-sized waves, and sunny skies. As a result, athletes had to adapt their rides to the existing conditions.

The OBX Skim Jam already is an institution by itself and is one of the key contests in the Skim USA Tour and United Skim Tour (UST) schedules.




Austin Keen hits the Surf Ranch


Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:31:45 +0000

Austin Keen put on an epic display of skimboarding at the Surf Ranch, in Lemoore, California.

The intrepid rider from Savannah, Georgia, visited the artificial wave pool designed by Kelly Slater and showed the world why his skimming is such a versatile sport.

Keen, who is also an accomplished wakesurfer, was able to slide out to the wave on his first try, as he often does in other scenarios like rivers, lakes, and beaches.




Isaac Thomas will "Never Stop Skimming"


Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:47:34 +0000

Isaac Thomas owns an interesting collection of rare skimboarding DVDs. They document the evolution of the sport since the turn of the millennium.

Times have changed, and the DVDs have been replaced by an impalpable medium: YouTube. However, the spirit remains the same - Thomas is riding his board for life.

"Never Stop Skimming" is a retrospective of his long skimboarding career. The edit includes Isaac's creative flatland glides and performances in a series of well-known spots including Chambers Creek, Cypress Creek, Dash Point, Galveston, Port of Tacoma, Rollins Lake, Sacramento, Spanish Banks, and White Rock.




The 2018 Skim USA Tour schedule


Wed, 02 May 2018 11:32:26 +0000

The Skim USA Tour announced the full schedule for the 2018 season.

The largest competitive youth skimboarding organization in the world is setting up five events on the East Coast of the United States.

The 2018 Skim USA Tour kicks off on March 24, in Stuart Beach, Florida, and wraps up with the iconic Zap Pro/Am World Championships of Skimboarding in August.





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.




US Park Pro: the new cable wakeboarding series


Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:37:39 +0000

Liquid Force has announced the launch of the US Park Pro.

The three-stop event series will run in association with the World Wake Association (WWA) and will feature some of the best cable park wakeboarders in the United States.

All three stages will be run in June 2019 and held in Sacramento's Wake Island, Illinois' Quarry Cable Park, and Georgia's Terminus Wakepark.




Cory Teunissen wins 2019 Nautique Moomba Masters


Tue, 12 Mar 2019 18:17:56 +0000

The 2019 Nautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) kicked off at the 2019 Nautique Moomba Masters International Invitational.

Riding behind the Super Air Nautique G23, the world's best riders stole the show in front of over 400,000 cheering fans along Melbourne, Australia's Yarra River with unbelievable performances.

Proving that this generation of riders is the most committed and progressive in the history of the sport, every single run we saw was put down to not only win but make a statement for what's to come for the 2019 season.




The 2019 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour schedule


Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:13:54 +0000

The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), the industry's longest-running professional wakeboarding competition circuit, will visit three new water sports venues in 2019 as well as returning to another venue, after a one-year hiatus to comprise a four-event schedule.

The 27th year of the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour will open in May and run through August, with the world's top-16 professional wakeboarders competing for the coveted championship.

The season will open for the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour with a debut event at August Lakes in Katy, Texas, (outside of Houston) May 17-18. The PWT then returns to the Mantua Reservoir in Utah (outside of Salt Lake City) on June 22, following a solid debut at the venue in 2017.




31 spins in 60 seconds: Wakesurfer Stacia Bank sets new Guinness World Record


Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:33:44 +0000

Stacia Bank has set a new Guinness World Record for the most 360 spins in 60 seconds on a wakesurfing wave.

The 41-year-old from Minnesota is about to make you dizzy. Bank performed 31 spins on a wave in only a minute.

"The Guinness World Records counted 35, but I went with the Competitive Wake Surf Association [CWSA] guidelines, so it's 31," told Stacia Bank.




Brian Grubb goes drone wakeskating in Slovenia


Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:41:37 +0000

Brian Grubb is always looking to innovate in wakeskating.

The American took the sport to new territory with his drone tow ride down the Sava Bohinjka River, in Slovenia.

Grubb is famous for stunning projects such as wakeskating on the Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippines, along a volcanic valley in the Jordanian desert and at the historical Cleopatra Pool in Turkey.




Guenther Oka and Julia Rick claim dual world titles at the 2018 WWA Wake Park World Championships


Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:08:29 +0000

The Mayan Water Complex proved to be the absolute perfect destination for the 2018 Wake Park World Championships.

The final day of action showcased the use of every feature to its full potential, leaving no question that the Mexican wake venue remains host to some of the most amazing riding in the world.

Gorgeous weather of the tropics kept the action moving all day long as the world's best threw down in the most epic showdowns.




Dominik Hernler transforms disused quarry into ultimate wakeboarder's playground


Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:31:57 +0000

A steel filter, tonnes of rock, a digger and colossal track tires might not seem the ultimate plaything.

But three world-class wakeboarders turned such objects into the ultimate wakeboard experience inside a disused quarry in Carinthia, Austria.

"Falling Rocks" follows the new voyage of X Games medallists and wakeboarders Dominik Hernler, Felix Georgii, and Parks Bonifay.






 
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