The 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sport Resort took place in Abu Dhabi, October 9-11, 2013. Riders like Matty Hasler, Daniel Grant, Tom Fooshee, James Windsor and more take some laps at one of the most insane cable parks in the world. Full TV show will hit your living room soon, but for now, here’s a quick teaser from the Middle East:
From Abu Dhabi, UAE (October 17, 2013) — If you’re looking for more content from the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort, then look no further. Wake Journal is the only weekly digital magazine covering wakeboarding, wakeskating and wakesurfing, founded by award-winning photographer Joey Meddock. A new issue is published every Monday, March – November at WakeJournal.com
This week’s issue features a 6 page bonus section, solely dedicated to Wake Park Worlds, featuring Read the rest of this entry »
Wakeboarders from Around the World Step-up Their Riding at the Most Amazing Cable Park in the World
From Abu Dhabi, UAE (October 13, 2013) – Over 20 countries were represented for the final day of competition at the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Amateur and Professional divisions ranging from ages of 7 to well over 40 hit the water for an all-or-nothing opportunity to say that they are the absolute best wakeboarder in the world.
Al Forsan had the event redlining from start to finish with top of the line facilities, DJs pumping out the vibes, not to mention some of the best riding in the world. The international stage was stacked in all categories including pro riders like, with riders like Tom Fooshee (USA), Daniel Grant (Thailand), Matty Hasler (Australia). With so many pros pushing there riding multiple new tricks were landed in contest and unexpected podium placements were made. Read the rest of this entry »
Tom Fooshee is one of the most respected wakeboarders in the sport. Not only is one of the top cable riders that is dominating the world rankings, but he is also very current in the boat scene, as he just signed with Axis. Tom is extremely punctual, on and off the water, and is always professional humble… Long story short, he is a great sports man. The first time I met Tom was when he came to judge the first UAE Wakeboard Nationals. I was blown away when I first saw him ride because I never seen anyone so aggressive on the water yet so smooth. After he came to the UAE, not only did he motivate the riders in the UAE he also pushed them to progress their riding in a safe and positive way. – Omeir Saeed
After spending the summer with Tom Fooshee. I have admired Tom from the beginning of my Wakeboarding career. He is one of the most humble people in the sport in my eyes, on and off the water, from learning a trick to meeting him for the first time in person. Tom is always throwing himself out there no matter wheather it’s being the first person on site at a competition or pushing, not only his riding, but every single rider around him; creating progressive riding for every wakeboarder that encounters Tom Fooshee. – Matty Hasler Read the rest of this entry »
In the land of up-and-coming phonemes, Matty Hasler often gets overlooked as an Australian. There’s the James Windsor’s, Harley Clifford’s, Aaron Gunn’s, and Corey Teunissen’s that currently get more coverage than Matty, but, if Matty has anything to do about it, then it won’t be long before the media starts adding his name to that notorious list of astonishing young wakeboarders.
Matty is a twenty-year-old, fun-loving, always positive cable rider from Cairns, AUS. He currently lives with the King of Cable, Tom Fooshee in New Braunfels, USA and has been traveling around the US with fellow ripper and girlfriend, Ange Schriber all summer. They’ve been hitting up as many parks as possible, learning tons of new tricks and adding new grabs to tricks already on lock. It’s like a never-summer, never-ending adventure of progression. He’s definitely one of the favorites coming into Wake Park Worlds in his respected divisions and, oh yea, we forgot to mention that Matty is currently ranked 2nd on both the WWA Wake Park World Series – Pro Men’s and Pro Men’s Features rankings to top it off. All we’re saying is Read the rest of this entry »
From Abu Dhabi, UAE (September 29, 2013) — Two great hotel choices are now set for booking for the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Each hotel will offer international wakeboarders and wakeskaters two unique and diverse options of where to stay during the three day prestigious contest from October 9-11, 2013.
The IBIS, in proximity to the cable park at Al Forsan, close and inexpensive; while the Yas Viceroy is one of the most luxurious and unique hotels in the country of UAE.
Book your hotel for Wake Park Worlds now. Read the rest of this entry »
From Abu Dhabi, UAE (September 24, 2013) — When the WWA took Amber Wing, Dean Smith and Tom Fooshee over to Al Forsan International Sports Resort for the first ever demos and clinics back in October of 2011, there were few wakeboarders that could, without trouble, make their way around the cable. Fast forward to now and you’ll see riders such as Omeir Saeed, one of those original UAE riders, and you’ll see all sorts of high caliber riding from him.
Since those few days of clinics back in 2011, Omeir Saeed has probably progressed more than any other wakeboarder in the world. He’s now throwing down tricks like 313s, frontside 7s, and technical transfers. It’s going to be super fun at this year’s WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort to see how Omeir rides. He’s the local favorite and has definitely spent more time on the water at Al Forsan than any other wakeboarder.
We sat down with Omeir and got to know this rapidly progressing ripper. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2012 Pro Women’s and Pro Women’s Features Only world champion, Ange Schriber, has her eye set on a repeat as she enters the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Earlier in the year, Ange decided to make a carrier move and spend her 1st full summer in the US, and it shows in her riding as well.
In an era when women’s cable riders are throwing Frontside 720′s, pressing out rails, and boosting huge transfers, Ange Schriber hasn’t only maintained the high caliber of progression, but she’s pushed other female riders to join her on the progression super-highway.
Learn more about Ange here as we take a look into what makes Ange Schriber tick.
- Date of Birth: March 21, 1986
- Division(s): Pro Women, Pro Women’s Features Only
- Years Pro: 4 years
- Where are you from? Johannesburg South Africa, living in Cairns, Australia for 7 years.
- 2012 Wake Park World Championships Placement: Pro Women – 1st Place, Pro Women’s Features Only – 1st Place
- Home riding spot: Cable Ski Cairns, Thai Wake Park and BSR Read the rest of this entry »
From Abu Dhabi, UAE (September 19, 2013) — With $30,000 USD up for grabs at the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort, wakeboarders and wakeskaters from all over the globe will be making their venture to the mesmerizing city of Abu Dhabi for the third straight year. Al Forsan International Sports Resort brings not just awesome wakeboarding and wakeskating, but also great onsite food and insane karting, paintball, shooting & archery and tons more. Read the rest of this entry »