Lake Alfred, FL — (Saturday, August 13, 2011) The World Wakeboard Association (WWA), the world’s premier provider of amateur and professional wakeboard events, judges and sanctioning, has signed a three-year agreement with the newest, most innovative cable facility ever built, located at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi.

“After a visit to Al Forsan, it was immediately evident that this was the place to hold the world’s largest cable event and its best riders,” said WWA president Shannon Starling. “Quite simply, it is the most amazing cable park and sports facility ever created. You have to see this place — and ride it — to believe it.”

The 15 million-square-foot sportsman’s paradise features two freshwater cable lakes (with clockwise and counterclockwise full cable systems, a two-tower unit and first-of-its-kind filtration system), and is located in the new heart of Abu Dhabi, in Khalifa City, adjacent to the famous Yas Island — home of Ferrari World and the Abu Dhabi F1 racetrack. As a membership and public based club, Al Forsan has created a combination of premier, sport-specific venues for equestrian, shooting, go-karting, paintball and wakeboarding designed to host elite global events.

The WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Al Forsan International Sports Resort is the pinnacle of the WWA Wake Park World Series, the longest-running professional and amateur cable tour in the world. Al Forsan will host the WWA Wake Park World Championships December 7-10, 2011. Registration will be open to all riders beginning September 1.

“The goal of Al Forsan is to be the world’s finest sports resort by hosting the premier events and athletes,” said Atef Nagib, the Managing Director of Al Forsan International Sports Resort. “Our partnership with the WWA will position Al Forsan as the destination for the world’s top cable wakeboard athletes, and we simply cannot wait to show the world’s best amateur and professional riders this facility.”

About the WWA
The WWA is the world’s premier provider of amateur and professional wakeboard events, sanctioning and rules, developed by riders, for riders. www.thewwa.com or contact rob@thewwa.com

About Al Forsan
The Al Forsan International Sports resort aspires to be an internationally-recognized and top-rated world-class resort by leisure professionals, as well as companies and families. By consistently providing first-rate service and state-of-the-art facilities, it will establish itself as the major sports hub for regional and global events, setting new standards for international sports and leisure experiences. www.alforsan.com

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