August 30th – September 2nd
Miyoshi City, Tokushima, Japan
For the first time in history, just under forty countries from around the globe will participate at the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships, kicking off the 30th year celebration of the World Wake Association.
The 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships will be held on August 30th – September 2nd in Miyoshi City, Japan and is open to competitors of all ages and skill levels! Register now to represent your country and avoid late fees! You will not be able to register the day of the event.
All riders representing countries outside of the U.S. are NOT required to qualify to compete at the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships. U.S. riders must have competed at the U.S. National Championships to qualify. Podium finishes are not required.
2018 Annual WWA Membership is required for all competitors.
Additional $50 Late Fee Begins on Monday, August 27th at 5PM EST
CLICK HERE to register!
Wednesday, August 29th
Check-In*: Miyoshi Ikeda General Gymnasium
Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM Local Time
Address: 2551-1 Ikedachō Machi, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima-ken 778-0002, Japan
Thursday, August 30th
Amateur Semifinals – 9:00AM local time
Friday, August 31st
Amateur Semifinals & Finals – 9:00AM local time
Opening Ceremony @ Event Site – 6:00PM local time
Saturday, September 1st
Amateur Semifinals & Finals – 8:00AM local time
Awards Ceremony – for all completed amateur divisions
City Night Festival @ Awa Ikeda Gymnasium – 6:00PM local time
Sunday, September 2nd
Amateur Finals – 9:00AM local time
Awards Ceremony – 4:15PM local time
All hotel rooms have been released to the public and availability is limited! Our event organizers have secured a travel agency specifically for riders and their families. Use the link below to contact the travel agency and secure your reservations for the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships.
Buses will be provided to and from the event site, and each of the host hotels during the event. The buses are courtesy of the event and do not require a ticket or reservation.
Map of where people will be waiting at airports to show riders and families to buses: CLICK HERE
There are two local airports near Miyoshi City, Tokushima Airport and Takamatsu Airport that you can connect to from Tokyo area airports.
If you choose to not connect to Miyoshi City through the local airports, another option is to take the trains to the station nearest your airport. If you plan to visit other areas of Japan a Rail Pass could be a money saving option. Find more info HERE.
August 30 – September 2, 2018
All WWA Pro and Amateur Divisions
2 passes through the course
Wakeboard: 2 falls (1 pickup)
Wakeskate: 3 falls (2 pickups)
There will be no practice rides
Pro Divisions $200 USD
Amateur Divisions $175 USD
Registration for all divisions riding on Thursday, August 30th closes at 5PM local time on Wednesday, August 29th.
Registration for all divisions riding on Friday, August 31st closes at 5PM local time on Thursday, August 30th.
There is a possibility the water may be chilly. We recommend bringing a wetsuit or heater top.Don’t forget your passport
Japanese outlets take two-prong plugs only. We recommend bringing an adapter for all other types of plugs.
It is very hard to exchange currency in Miyoshi City. We recommend exchanging your dollar to Yen at the airports prior to arrival.
Japanese Etiquette Tips: CLICK HERE