Naga, Philippines (October 30th 2016) Perfect conditions and epic riding set the tone as professional men and women take to the water here in paradise. The second day of the world’s greatest wake park contest delivered nothing short of the best show we have ever seen in wakeboarding and wakeskating. Amateur Features Only riders took to the water for the first time today along with Professional Men and Women Wakeboarding and also Professional Wakeskating.
CWC took a trip down memory lane last night as they premiered “throwback” videos from their first events as the park is celebrating their 10 year anniversary in part with the 2016 WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Nautique Boats. Camsur Watersports Complex has been a staple in the progression to wake park riding since the park was built by Congressman LRay Villafuerte. For the past decade CWC has played host to some of the most monumental moments in wakeboarding and hence why the 2016 WWA Wake Park World Championships was destined to be hosted by CWC.
Today’s action had the equivalent to the same feeling as it being a final as the riding was that mind-blowing. Pro Wakeskate saw Belgium’s Victor Salmon ride solid to advance to the final tomorrow along with Denmark’s Kasper Laugesen, USA’s Andrew Pastura and Germany’s Andy Kolb. Highlights from wakeskating included Pastura’s effortless frontside flip and technical rail hits while Andy Kolb destroyed the kickers.
Professional Women hit the water in the traditional cable division and put on quite the show. The women showcased perfection in their ability to hit Pro Men caliber rails, different 720 variations and all sorts of mobes in the flats. To no surprise reigning World Champion Julia Rick from Germany scored a perfect score of 100 as she aced the entire course. “I was so stoked to land both my 313 off the flats along with my backside 720 which is so easy off of the perfect kicker they have here at CWC” says Rick. Julia was not the only one to feel that way about the facility and vibe here at CWC. The energy and positivity down on the dock from all the riders, parents and fans was all time. Having 200 plus riders staying here on site, riding together, eating together and mingling in between brings all these nations of the world together in peace. Executive director of the WWA Corrie Wilson was extremely impressed with the comradely between all the riders. “The Wake Park World Championships are always such a fun event to be a part” says Wilson, “I love seeing new talented riders from all over the world show up to compete among the best.
The Professional Men closed out the event for the day and what a banger division to do so. The first ever toeside backside 1260 in an event went down in the Features Only division by Australia’s Sebastian “Busty” Dunn. Busty also won his Traditional Cable heat with another perfect posted score of 100. But Dunn wasn’t the only one showing perfection on the water, Guenther Oka from the USA also found himself a score of 100 after he performed a flawless run of rail hits, big kicker tricks and mega flats moves. Oka also qualified through to the Features Only semi final tomorrow morning that will only guarantee to see the heat get turned up when it comes to wild tricks going down.
The 2016 WWA Wake Park World Championships comes to a close tomorrow evening as we will be crowing world champions from all over the globe here at CWC. Titles will be given out in over 20 different individual divisions along with country titles and lastly Professional Men’s WWA Wake Park World Series overall titles. The 2016 wakeboard and wakeskate year will be finished out tomorrow night with a World Championships celebration with a Halloween theme. What an event this has been so far and its about to get even better!
Be sure to tune into the live feed as the event goes live at 7:30 AM local time and 7:30 PM EST.
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About The WWA: The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com