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VIDEO: 2014 Wake Park Worlds Teaser

Posted: November 12, 2014 by Rob Corum in Media, Photo, Video

From November 5-7, 2014, the greatest wakeboarders on the planet ascended on Abu Dhabi, UAE for the 2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships, hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

The event brought wakeboarders from over 25 countries together to ride in a giant swimming pool and a chance to take home world titles in both amateur and professional divisions. (more…)

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Abu Dhabi, November 7th, 2014 – On the last day of the WWA Wake Park World Championships here at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, it’s Daniel Grant (THA) and Julia Rick (GER) who are taking home the Cable World Champion titles, after another action-packed day in Abu Dhabi.

The competition started early this morning to push through all the way until sundown. Today covered every single division, showing not only incredible riding level from all participants but also a great range of age from (more…)

2013 WWA Wake Park Worlds Teaser

Posted: October 17, 2013 by Rob Corum in Media

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:

2013 WWA Wake Park Worlds Teaser from Wake Park World Championships on Vimeo.

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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 (more…)

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. (more…)

The Limelight with Tom Fooshee

Posted: October 7, 2013 by Rob Corum in Media

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 8.10.55 PMTom 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 (more…)

The Limelight with Matty Hasler

Posted: October 3, 2013 by Rob Corum in Media

IMG_0404In 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 (more…)

The Limelight with Omeir Saeed

Posted: September 23, 2013 by Rob Corum in Media

image 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.this one (more…)

The Limelight with Ange Schriber

Posted: September 23, 2013 by Rob Corum in Media

DSC_0405The 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 (more…)

2012 Wake Park Worlds Trailer

Posted: December 21, 2012 by WPWC in Media, Video

2012 Wake Park Worlds Trailer from Wake Park World Championships on Vimeo.

Check out the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships trailer. Full episode coming soon, stay tuned. (more…)