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. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort, December 6-8, 2012 is approaching quickly. If you haven’t booked your travel, accommodation, and registration, now is the time!
Wakeboarders and wakeskaters from all over the world will embark on Abu Dhabi, UAE for a chance to win a world championship in their respected division. Obviously, wakeboarding and wakeskating will be the most anticipated event at Al Forsan over the weekend; however, there will also be a karting, paintball, and archery/shooting, after parties and plenty of fun during the 3-day contest.
Make sure to act fast to avoid the $50 late fee; re-registration is open now at the official WWA Wake Park World Championships website; late fee in affect November 22, 2012. Visit www.WakeParkWorlds.com today. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re going to Al Forsan International Sports Resort for the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships, then you will want to get in on some of the other sporting activities at the world-class facility. Al Forsan has put together a Grand Prix competition for riders, family, and fans at the World Championships that will be a fun and exciting way to bring people from all over the world together for a little off-the-water competition.
Karting, Paintball, and Archery/Shooting will be the three feature events over December 5-7, 2012 that will crown a different kind of champion than the Wake Park World Championships. Each night will feature a different event all strictly for fun. Event registration will be onsite at rider check-in. So make sure to bring your game face in not only wakeboarding or wakeskating, but karting, paintball, and archery/shooting. Read the rest of this entry »
From Abu Dhabi, UAE (November 7, 2012) – Al Forsan International Sports Resort and Dubai Taste, a tourism organizer, partner to bring accommodation options to fit every budget and lifestyle. The 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort, December 6-8, 2012 will bring wakeboarders and wakeskaters from all over the globe together for a fun and exciting three-day contest.
The three and four-star hotels named as host hotels for Wake Park Worlds range in price, location, and style depending on what fits each competitor’s budget and personality. Riders will have the option to stay at Yas Island, downtown Abu Dhabi, or near Al Forsan and stay within each budget as well. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
The first few things that come to mind when thinking about Abu Dhabi are state-of-the-art and luxury. And Al Forsan International Sports Resort holds true to each of these expectations. From the moment of arrival to the gate at the world-class sports resort, you are greeted with complete service.
Once inside the facility gates, you’ll start your experience off at the main registration building, this is the epicenter of Al Forsan. At this center you’ll find two impeccable restaurants, Karting Registration, and Paintball Registration. If you’re looking for paintball, wakeboarding, equestrian, or shooting, then just stop by their specific registration buildings. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort are coming up fast and that means it’s time to start booking your trip to Abu Dhabi over December 6-8, 2012. Wakeboarders and wakeskaters from all over the world will be traveling to this fascinating city that seamlessly blends tradition with modern marvels.
Planning any trip can be a daunting process, especially with your mind already focused on the upcoming contest. From flight information, local transportation, to things to see and do in the area, we’ve compiled a bit of information to make your trip to Abu Dhabi one you’ll remember and look fondly on for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »