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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.

"Kiteboarding Pro": the kitesurfing game for everyone

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:10:17 +0000

My name is André Klein Martins. I have developed a PC kitesurfing game called "Kiteboarding Pro."

I am a sworn translator, a former IKO kitesurf instructor, and game development has been a hobby for many years.

When I started kiteboarding, I wanted to play a kite game, but there were no titles available. So, I decided to create one myself.

New kiteboarder identification sticker helps rescue teams

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:03:09 +0000

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) announced the launch of an identification sticker program for kiteboarders.

Every year, hundreds of kiteboarders experience an equipment failure, sudden loss of wind power, and get stranded or lost out at sea.

As a result, national and regional lifeguard teams and ocean rescue services are activated for hours - if not days - in search of potentially lost riders.

The essential guide to kite pumps

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 17:25:30 +0000

How do you choose a good kite pump? What are the general care and maintenance steps you need to follow to make it last longer?

Rigging up a kite is a fundamental skill every kiteboarder should master.

The entire process could take a few minutes and involves several pieces of equipment and gear. There's no room for error.

31 kiteboarders rescued from cold waters in the Netherlands

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:11:46 +0000

Thirty-one kiteboarders were rescued from the water at Rockanje, near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

On February 20, 2021, an unusual number of wind sports participants had to be taken out of the water by local lifeguard teams due to an unexpected disappearance of wind.

The lack of wind combined with strong currents kept 31 kites and riders floating in cold 39°F (4°C) waters.

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.

A new theory on sailing downwind faster than the wind

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:45:18 +0000

Sailing is an ancient skill and art. It involves a complex balance between wind, boat, sail, and several laws of physics and motion.

"Downwind Faster than the Wind: Sailing Explained by Newtonian Physics and Galilean Relativity" is an exciting - and controversial - book by Nicholas Landell-Mills that promises to shake up the scientific community.

The author is not your average academic or physicist.

Robby Naish rides "The Longest Wave"

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:27:05 +0000

Over the course of 40 years, professional waterman, Robby Naish, won over 150 tournament victories and became a 24-time world champion.

His purpose in life every day was about competing and being an exceptional athlete.

So now in his 50s, as he figures out what to accomplish next in his life, "The Longest Wave" documentary sheds light on his career during the transition from competing to life after professional sport, a perspective rarely documented.

The qualified RS:X windsurfers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:35:10 +0000

Twenty-five male windsurfers and 27 female windsurfers will compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Sailors from 31 nations will race for gold, silver, and bronze medals at the small island of Enoshima in Sagami Bay, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

The Olympic sailing venue is located 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Tokyo, and it is home to the Enoshima Yacht Club and Odakyu Yacht Club.

Neubauer ramps it up for Lennart's Wind Park in Naxos

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:18:02 +0000

The Greek windsurfing phenomenon returned to his sporting roots for a wild and innovative project.

Lennart Neubauer made his first steps in windsurfing at the Laguna Beach Park in the Greek resort of Naxos in 2014.

In 2021, he returned to his roots for his latest sailing project.

Zane Schweitzer claims 2020/2021 IWT Big Wave Awards

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 10:22:16 +0000

Zane Schweitzer is the grand winner of the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) Big Wave Awards.

The event's ceremony was held on Maui's north shore on Saturday night to announce the big wave champions.

Covid-19 restrictions on outdoor gatherings were opened June 1, 2021, on Maui, and so the organizers immediately planned the big night for the first Saturday, June, so that everyone could finally come together for this special night.

The physics of windsurfing

Tue, 04 May 2021 11:08:22 +0000

How does wind help propel a windsurf board and sail?

Mark, the founder of 3D Enlightenment, created a simple and straightforward video on the physics of windsurfing.

In the clip, he explains the physics of the wind's force on the sail, why the board doesn't just go downwind, how you can sail faster than the wind, why the shape of the sail provides lift, and how to steer the board.

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.

"The Birthplace of the Boogie:" a tribute sign to Tom Morey

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:05:59 +0000

The "Birthplace of the Boogie" plaque, a tribute to Tom Morey's revolutionary invention, has been erected at Honl's Beach Park in Hawaii.

The official sign installation and ceremony take place on November 6, 2021, at Honl's Beach, in Kailua-Kona, Big Island.

Tom Morey was aware of the panel and edited every word of the interview conducted for the historic commemoration.

Tom Morey (1935-2021): the funeral and burial wishes

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:15:05 +0000

Tom Morey, who passed away peacefully on October 14, 2021, carefully prepared his funeral.

In 2015, the surfer and inventor of the modern boogie board left a comprehensive note with all the details surrounding his burial wishes.

The message features all the elements about how he wanted his remains dealt with.

Tom Morey, the inventor of the bodyboard, passes away at 86

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:37:50 +0000

Surfer, engineer, inventor, musician, and philosopher Tom Morey passed away on October 14, at 5 pm, in California, aged 86.

The man who invented the modern bodyboard and created one of the most popular and accessible water sports in the world left us.

Morey was one of the last true American sports icons.

Jeff Hubbard's tribute to bodyboarding legend Hauoli Reeves

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:06:27 +0000

The year was 1994, and I was bodyboarding for the first time at Rocky Point, on the North Shore of Oahu.

The conditions were pretty solid. A few of the pros were out the back, and I was having so a lot of fun, stoked to boogie and watch them all.

I was feeling inspired and flying around like I do.

Tom Morey honored by the City of Oceanside

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 14:14:23 +0000

Tom Morey received a proclamation from the city of Oceanside for the invention of the bodyboard.

On October 6, 2021, at 5 pm, the Mayor of Oceanside, Esther Sanchez, and city council members welcomed Morey at Oceanside City Hall.

The ceremony and proclamation honored the surfer, engineer, musician, inventor, and philosopher's work in developing and creating a water sport.

Uri Valadão wins 2021 Sintra Portugal Pro

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:32:12 +0000

Uri Valadão has taken out the 2021 Sintra Pro in Portugal.

The 25th anniversary of the Portuguese bodyboarding competition gathered riders from several continents.

For the first time in two years, professional and semi-professional bodyboarders competed at the highest level in a historical wave.

Annaëlle: the notorious French bodyboarding slab

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:37:31 +0000

Meet Annaëlle, a French bodyboarding wave that provides as many horrendous wipeouts as glorious rides.

How would you describe this beast? To put it simply, if Western Australia has The Box, France has Annaëlle. Got it?

Annaëlle is a slab wave that breaks on an island located north off the coast of Finistère in Brittany, France.

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 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.

The complete list of wave and flatland skimboarding tricks

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:30:31 +0000

The list of skimboarding tricks is quite long and rich. Explore the sport's fundamental maneuvers.

Skimboarding is an exciting sport that can be practiced in the waves and on a flat surface with a thin layer of water.

Throughout its evolution, skimming took inspiration from surfing and skateboarding to adopt and create its collection of tricks and maneuvers.

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.

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.


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