‘Media’

The Limelight with Dominik Gührs

Posted: November 25, 2012 by WPWC in Media

If you don’t know who Dominik Gührs is, you will soon. He’s the reigning 2011 WWA Wake Park World Champion and 2011 WWA Wake Park World Series Overall Champion. Oh yea, and he’s German, which makes perfect sense knowing how natural he is on the cable. Niki, as he’s known, can use the cable like no other. He can figure out the angles and leverage of the cable within the first couple of laps around. This is the precise reason that Niki won the Pro Men World Championship last year at Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi. The right-footed cable at Al Forsan is a 6-tower shorter cable, while many riders were having trouble adapting to a smaller cable, Niki was busy linking Raley 540s and Back Mobe 540s together with no problem. Check out what Niki has been up to on his journey to Wake Park Worlds. (more…)

The Limelight with Daniel Grant

Posted: November 2, 2012 by WPWC in Media

Daniel Grant might just be the most entertaining rider on the planet. This duel-sport wakeboarder and wakeskater is viewed as a competition threat, no matter if he’s strapped in or not. Known as the Candy Man or Turtle (Tao), Daniel is a 14-year-old globetrotter; this Thai rider started traveling the world alone in 2011 and expanded on his travel in 2012. Daniel set the record for youngest professional world champion in WWA history by taking the 2010 WWA Wake Park World Championship; and he’s won multiple WWA Wake Park World Series stops in Pro Men, Pro Features, and Pro Wakeskate as well. Tom Fooshee, James Windsor, and Nick Davies have their eyes set on Daniel, in fact all three believe that he’s going to podium in at least one division at the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

Daniel Grant @republ1cwakepark from 21Rope.com kimyongil.net on Vimeo.

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The Limelight with James Windsor

Posted: October 24, 2012 by WPWC in Media

Hands down the best rookie in all of wakeboarding this year is James Windsor. He’s a 17-year-old Australian rider that has taken the world of wakeboarding by storm. Windsor has been jet-setting all over the place this year, riding in all 6 stops of the WWA Wake Park World Series including the Monster Energy Triple Crown stops, Wake the Line in Germany, and the Grand Opening at Repub1c Wake Park in Manila, Philippines.

James’ mindset is that he’s got long hair and doesn’t care, if he needs a massive backside 900 1st trick off the dock… no problem. Every rider in the field will try to put the pressure on Windsor, but what they don’t know is that Windsor will step up to the challenge and knock them down every time. Windsor won two WWA Wake Park World Series stops back-to-back in Features only and had several other podium finishes in 2012, and the biggest contest of the year is still to come. (more…)

The Limelight with Angelika Schriber

Posted: October 19, 2012 by WPWC in Media

Angelika Schriber is one of the most respected and revered riders on and off the water. At the 2011 Wake Park World Championships Ange rode in the Features Only division against all guys, to no one’s surprise, she won. A few minutes later she was pulled off the dock and took 2nd place in the Pro Women’s division. To say the least Ange doesn’t just sit around and wait for the next big thing, she makes it happen; constantly producing videos, photos, and interviews for digital publication, magazines, local media, or just for fun.

2012 has been Ange’s best year yet. She won “Female Trick of the Year” at the 2012 Transworld Wakeboarding Magazine Wake Awards, and “Best Female Ambassador for Wakeboarding” by Unleashed International Wake Mag, Ange has traveled to almost every stop WWA Wake Park World Series, including two stops of the Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown presented by AllianceWake.com.

• Date of Birth: March 21, 1986
• Division(s): Pro Women, Features only
• Years Pro: 3 years
• Where are you from? Johannesburg South Africa
• 2011 Wake Park World Championships Placement: Pro Women’s 2nd Place
• Home riding spot: Cable Ski Cairns and Cables Wake Park Penrith 

WWA: Tell us about yourself.
Angelika Schriber: I am originally from South Africa and moved with my parents to Cairns, Australia in 2005. I have an Australian Bachelor Degree in International Business and Tourism. This is my 3rd season competing on the International pro circuit. 6 months of the year I travel the globe competing, filming and promoting my sponsors on the cable wakeboard international scene. I am a person that loves the water; I’m positive and I enjoy meeting new people around the world. (more…)

The World Wakeboard Association crowned 16 World Champions last year at the 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort. The top amateur and professional wakeboarders and wakeskaters from over 22 countries competed from December 5-8, 2011 at the state-of-the-art facility in Abu Dhabi.

Riders from eleven different countries won championships in 2011. With no surprise, Germany’s strong cable background pulled through with the most victories. France, UAE, and Australia followed with two wins each. (more…)

The Limelight with Nick Davies

Posted: October 15, 2012 by WPWC in Media, Wake Park World Series

In this second installment of The Limelight, we’ll take a look into the technical riding of Nick Davies. This insane English rider is a past World Champion in the Pro Men’s division at the 2009 WWA Wake Park World Championships. Sitting in the judge’s booth in 2009 at CWC, I’ll never forget NickyD starting with his first trick as a heelside backside 900, hitting the rails solid, and tossing an array of super techy flats tricks including back mobe 5, raley 5, and a double-S-to-Blind. This pass at the time was simply unbeatable. You could of put three or four of the other top rider’s passes together and it still wouldn’t have held up to Nick’s 2009 World Championship pass.

Nick has been a little under the radar the past couple of years due to an almost career ending knee injury which he incurred while trying a double tantrum off the wake. But fortunately for us, he’s back on top of the game, winning the forth stop of the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Series at Protest Cable Call. Nick is on fire right now, and his momentum is taking stride at just the right time. (more…)

The Limelight with Tom Fooshee

Posted: October 12, 2012 by WPWC in Media

As the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort nears, riders from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East will be preparing for the championship in Abu Dhabi, UAE December 6-8, 2012. In this multi-part series, we’ll take a look into several riders with their eye set on a World Championship.

Tom Fooshee has become known as not only a polished contest rider, but also lively and unique when free-riding behind the boat or at a wake park. Tom is coming into this year’s world championships as the top ranked rider on the WWA Wake Park World Series and is heavily favored to win his 5th World Series Overall Title. The “King of Cable” is the most decorated wake park rider in the business; he has been an Alliance Wakeboard Magazine Rider of the Year, 2-time Transworld Wakeboarding Magazine Wake Park Rider of the Year, 3-time Monster Energy WWA Triple Crown Overall Champion, and 4-time WWA Wake Park World Series Overall Champion. Here’s an in depth look at Tom Fooshee. (more…)

Al Forsan International Sports Resort in conjunction with the WWA have now made the 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort available to watch online. The 24-minute TV show, which aired in 153 countries with an estimated 2.1 billion viewers worldwide, captures amateur and professional wakeboarding and wakeskating from the 2011 Wake Park Worlds in Abu Dhabi.

The show features Dominik Gührs, Freddy von Osten, Daniel Grant, Tom Fooshee, Andy Kolb, Maxine Sapulette and tons more riders from around the globe ripping it up not only at the wake park, but also at the Grand Prix style karting track and themed paintball facilities from December 7-10, 2011.

Bruce Robson hosts as highlights from the pro Wakeskate, Pro Women, Pro Features, and Pro Men divisions showcase the breakdown of the contest. So pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy the 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort from Wake Park World Championships on Vimeo. (more…)

From Benson, North Carolina, USA (June 27, 2012) – The Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown Presented by alliancewake.com will make its 2nd stop of the 2012 season at a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Benson, North Carolina on July 20-21, 2012. This professional and amateur contest will be sure to turn heads as it includes six divisions including Open Features, Open Mens, Open Women, Pro Features, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men. Hexagon Wake Park, the Wake Park Project’s latest creation, will play host to the nationally televised event.

At Stop #1 the Pro Features division offered some of the most advanced riding in wakeboarding history. Four riders stuck double flips during the intense jam format; Raphael Derome (CDN), Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER), Oli Derome (CDN), and Shane Bonifay (USA) proved that cable wake parks are here to stay by sending progressive tricks into the stratosphere. In Benson, several Unit signature features will be in place to make sure that the bar is raised to an even higher level. Hexagon’s features will include a Pat Panakos’ signature rail, XL kickers, other signature rails and other unique features all waiting to ripped by the top athletes in the sport. (more…)

From New Braunfels, Texas (May 8, 2012) — Stop 1 of the Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown and the WWA Wake Park World Series is in the record books. Texas Ski Ranch (TSR) played host to the 10th annual Cablestock, a three day down right fun wakeboard and music festival… Texas Style. And if you’ve ever been to Texas before, you know just how big things are.

Riders from all over the globe traveled to TSR for the 10th anniversary of Cablestock to ride against the toughest competition around. Monster Energy supplied the beverages and the riders brought the high flying and rail pressing action. (more…)