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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.




Red Bull Tarifa 2 will pit kitesurfers against windsurfers


Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:37:57 +0000

From September 19-22, 2019, Tarifa will be the center stage of the first epic battle between two rival wind sports.

Up to 300 kitesurfers and windsurfers will travel to the European capital of wind to compete in the Red Bull Tarifa 2.

The event will challenge both sports in a massive naval battle to crown the fastest athlete.




Naish kite designer resigns after 15 years


Thu, 08 Aug 2019 19:24:42 +0000

After 15 years of working at Naish as kite designer and brand manager, Damien Girardin has decided to resign from his position to pursue new projects.

Girardin played a pivotal role in the action sports brand's success over the years.

Through his seemingly effortless innovation, Girardin has reshaped the industry and allowed clients to view kite design and material through an unseen, new perspective.




Riding a kite at Puerto Escondido in double overhead surf


Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:27:54 +0000

Gusty winds and kitesurfers are rare in Puerto Escondido.

I asked Godofredo Vasquez, captain of the lifeguards for over two decades: "Have you ever see anyone do it?"

"No."




When and how to use the kite hook knife


Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:14:41 +0000

A kite knife could be the perfect emergency tool for dealing with a complicated tangle or an unexpected death loop.

When it comes to kiteboarding, safety is a top priority.

And if you're enjoying a 30-knot plus wind riding session, you've got to be ready to act quickly in case anything goes wrong.




How to survive and recover from a death looping kite


Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:50:58 +0000

Death loop accidents are occasional events in which a kiteboarder gets seriously hurt or even dies after not being able to stop an uncontrolled kite loop.

Whenever a kite enters a death loop, riders have two choices: to regain control of their kite or to use the quick release system.

The death loop occurs when riders don't release their kite or simply don't have a chance to activate the safety mechanism.




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.





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:




Windsurfer Class crowns first champions of the modern era


Mon, 29 Jul 2019 15:44:35 +0000

The first Windsurfer World Championships of the new era have come to an end at Lake di Garda, in Torbole, Italy.

In 2018, World Sailing (WS) finally confirmed the International Windsurfer Class Association (IWCA) as an official sailing class.

Now, the Windsurfer crowned its first slalom, course, long-distance and freestyle world champions.




Andrea Ferin makes history at 2019 One Hour Classic


Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:57:33 +0000

One hundred windsurfers participated in the 2019 One Hour Classic, held in Lake Garda, Trentino, Italy.

The legendary one-hour race organized every year by Circolo Surf Torbole debuted an official foil division and honored the memory of Alberto Menegatti.

For the first time since it began 30 years ago, the event had three days of splendid wind conditions.




Taty Frans storms 2019 Défi Wind Caribbean


Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:01:41 +0000

The 2019 Défi Wind Caribbean, Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge and Sorobon Masters and wrapped up in Bonaire, in the Dutch Caribbean.

The event was organized by the Défi Wind founder, Philippe Bru, and windsurf legend, Bjorn Dunkerbeck, with the help of Sorobon Beach Resort and Dunkerbeck Pro Center.

The combined events had 36 competitors from 16 countries. Bonaire triumphed in all categories.




How is freestyle windsurfing judged?


Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:43:54 +0000

Freestyle windsurfing is one of the seven disciplines of the sport of sailboarding.

It blends acrobatics, highly technical sailing skills, speed and knowledge of the wind and the ocean surface conditions.

Today, freestyle windsurfing attracts, not only a large number of amateur and professional athletes but also huge crowds and online followers.




Shackleford Challenge 2019: exotic tales of an unfinished adventure


Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:47:22 +0000

The Shackleford Challenge is a 100-mile sailing marathon that kicks off in Cedar Island, North Carolina, rounds Shackleford Banks, and finishes again in Cedar Island.

It's an unsupported race with no committee boat or rescue team. You're on your own with the elements and need to find spots to rest, sleep, and cook.

Last year, veteran windsurfing marathoner Tony Vandenberg, had a close encounter with a shark. This year, "Bermuda Boy" was unlucky and snapped his mast midway through the two-day journey.




The portrait of life on the PWA Slalom World Tour


Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:51:26 +0000

Nicolas Prien started a new windsurfing video series on life in the PWA World Tour.

The German professional slalom racer is one of the 64 athletes competing in the six events that will crown a world champion at the end of the year.

Prien wanted to share with the fans the details, the stories, the drama, the emotions, and the personalities that participate in this high-performance windsurfing discipline.




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.





Ben Player rides Surf Lakes' biggest wave so far


Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:19:19 +0000

Surf Lakes announced they have successfully created their first artificial eight-foot wave.

The Australian wave pool company says that the maximum target wave-face height of eight feet has been achieved at the testing facility in Yeppoon, Central Queensland.

The first wave rider to test the wave's potential was Ben Player. The three-time world bodyboarding champion got barreled at "The Island," and was ecstatic with the experience.




Isabela Sousa wins 2019 Miss Activo Cup


Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:50:41 +0000

Isabela Sousa has taken out the 2019 Miss Activo Cup, in Ílhavo, Costa Nova, Portugal.

Europe's longest-running women's bodyboarding contest saw history repeating itself, with Sousa and Teresa Padilla fighting for the coveted trophy.

In the final, the Brazilian bodyboarder took an early lead and secured a comfortable margin after earning 7.50 points for a wave, the best of the event’s final heat.




Tom Morey attends inaugural Tandem Boogie Board Competition


Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:32:22 +0000

Tom Morey was the honorary judge of the first-ever tandem boogie board competition, held in San Clemente, California.

It was a special day for everyone attending the 43rd Annual San Clemente Ocean Festival.

The classic water sports event ran the inaugural tandem boogie board contest, a competition that highlights the creativity and the coolness factor.




John Cruickshank prevails at 2019 Jeff Wilcox Memorial


Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:06:08 +0000

Johnny Cruickshank, Lilly Pollard, and Gary Thatcher have taken out the 2019 Jeff Wilcox Memorial, in Pacific Palms, Australia.

The first leg of the 2019 Memorial Triple Crown was held in spectacular conditions at New South Wales' Blueys Beach.

Eighty-five riders enjoyed two days of four-foot barreling waves peeling down the line at the famous beach break.




Veteran riders announce inaugural Vintage Bodyboard World Championships


Sat, 27 Jul 2019 10:24:59 +0000

A group of veteran bodyboarders is planning to hold the inaugural Vintage Bodyboard World Championships at Sandy Beach, in Hawaii.

Ben Severson is one of the legendary boogie riders that will be setting up the classic bodyboarding event.

The Vintage Bodyboard World Championships run its first edition in August 2020, at the iconic shore break located on the South Shore of Oahu.




Pierre-Louis Costes wins 2019 Arica Cultura Bodyboard


Fri, 26 Jul 2019 17:40:23 +0000

Pierre-Louis Costes has taken out the 2019 Arica Cultura Bodyboard, at Flopos, in Chile.

The finals day got underway in perfect conditions for high-performance competitive bodyboarding.

The French rider defeated Tanner McDaniel by a very narrow margin - 0.25 points - in pristine six-foot waves, at the iconic Chilean surf break.




Reflections on a big wave surf contest


Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:18:22 +0000

It's the day of the Puerto Escondido Cup 2019. A big wave competition in Playa Zicatela, Mexico, with pros, and corporate sponsors and what looked to be 1,000 photographers.

The beach was packed like it only gets packed on surf competition days.

The first person I saw this morning before the competition was Cesar Lujan. He's a local bodyboarder.




Why is Port Macquarie the bodyboarding capital of Australia?


Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:38:17 +0000

Port Macquarie is a small, laid-back coastal town located in New South Wales, Australia.

It is home of the Port Macquarie Bodyboarding Association (PMBA), one of the longest-running bodyboarding clubs in the world.

The organization was established in 1987 by John "Eppo" Eppelstun, PMBA's inaugural president. In its long history, PMBA secured dozens of regional, state, and national titles.




The Move Map: the perpendicular theory of wave riding


Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:12:16 +0000

The science of the surf helps us become better wave riders, but also to increase our understanding of how the ocean and swells behave.

And, if there's one person that knows that knowledge is associated with performance, it's definitely Mike Stewart.

The most successful bodyboarder of all time has always taken notes of his experiences in the water. Why? Because he wanted to understand how his body and board behave while riding a wave.




Sammy Morretino dominates 2019 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival


Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:39:04 +0000

Sammy Morretino and Ayaka Suzuki have taken out the 2019 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival, at La Cupula, in Chile.

The event will remain in the memory of many Chileans as the best bodyboarding competition ever run in the country.

The last day got underway with perfect six-to-eight waves peeling across the reef.




Alan Muñoz and Anais Velis make history for Chile


Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:18:44 +0000

Alan Muñoz and Anais Velis have taken out the 2019 Bellavista Iquique Pro, in Chile.

The last day of competition got underway in playful six-foot waves at Punta Dos. The conditions allowed riders to choose both left and right-handers.

The 5-Star Qualifying Series event also had its share of controversy.




Roxel Perez: mom, wife and big wave bodyboarder


Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:28:15 +0000

She's a 40 something big wave mom and a big wave wife and a bodyboarder for life, as a lifestyle. A beach lifestyle.

And she's now a team rider for Kpaloa Fins in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

The first time I ever saw Roxel, we were at a beachfront restaurant, and seven meter bombs dropped on Playa Zicatela.





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.




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.





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.




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.






 
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