Urgent: Wake Park Worlds Rescheduled Due to Eid Al Adha

From Abu Dhabi, UAE (September 12, 2012) — Eid Al Adha is a religious holiday celebrated by UAE and the muslim world which effects the hosting country of the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

This rotating holiday’s date is set accordingly by another religious holiday known as Ramadan. In 2012, Eid Al Adha has recently been confirmed  for October 25-26, 2012; a date that had been previously set for the 2012 Wake Park World Championships. Out of respect to religious experience of Eid Al Adha and so as to not conflict with other major events, the Abu Dhabi 2012 Wake Park World Championships will be rescheduled for December 6-8, 2012. This reschedule of the 2012 Wake Park World Championships will ensure the local Emirates will have the opportunity to participate and spectate, as well as maintaining maximum international exposure.

From Al Forsan International Sports Resort:

It is our pleasure to host the 2nd WWA Worlds at Al Forsan International Sports Resort.  On the back of last years success the decision to move the date so as not to clash with Eid Al Adha as this would have undoubtedly resulted in lower local participants and spectators as well as made media coverage of the event difficult due to the strict media programming that is part of the Eid Celebrations. 

This year will see greater growth on last year as the investment has been made to provide a full set of new features that will add value to the event through greater competition and challenge:  The features have been developed with EXO after many meetings with riders and competition organizers to provide the best selection for the lakes. 

The new features that will be added for the 2012 championships are:

  • A Frame Box – 18m x 1.7m x 2.4m
  • Roof Top – 20m x 1.7 . 0.5m
  • Step Up – 20m x 1.7m x 0.5m
  • 2 x Kickers – 5m x 1.1m x 2m
  • The Tube – 20m x 0.75m x 0.75m

This year will see both lakes used for the competition with the Wakeskaters using the original Anti-clockwise cable and the Wakeboarders using the Clockwise larger lake for the best possible action and competition.

“The delay is not perceived as a problem. The WWA believes that our sport is global, and to be truly global we must be able to adapt our sport to embrace all cultures.” States Shannon Starling, President of the WWA “The move was a simple decision out of respect to Eid Al Adha.”

The WWA and Al Forsan are aware that it is possible that some travel arrangements have previously been booked. If you have already made travel accommodations, please email rob@thewwa.com by Thursday, September 13, 2012 to offset endured costs.

Wake Park Worlds registration has been updated at www.WakeParkWorlds.com/registration. The World Wakeboard Association and Al Forsan are finalizing hotel, travel, and rider and family packages now. Stay tuned for more information to be released.

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2012 WWA Wake Park World Series Schedule

TSR CableStock – Monster Triple Crown Stop #1
May 3-6, 2012
Texas Ski Ranch
New Braunfels, Texas, USA

Sooruz Wake and Country
June 22-24
TNG Cablepark
Toulouse, France

Monster Triple Crown Stop #2-Hexagon Wake Park
July 20-21, 2012
Hexagon Wake Park
Benson, North Carolina, USA

Protest Cable Call
August 25-26, 2012
Down Under Nieuwegein
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Monster Triple Crown Stop #3-OWC
September 14-15
Orlando Watersport Complex
Orlando, Florida, USA

2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships
December 6-8
Al Forsan International Sports Resort
Abu Dhabi, UAE

About Wake Park Worlds
The 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort (wakeparkworlds.com) is the final stop of the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Series season. Wake Park Worlds is open to all ages and abilities; for registration visit wakeparkworlds.com/registration. Make sure to stay up-to-date and interactive by following us on our Wake Park Worlds specific sites at:

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

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 events, setting new standards for international sports and leisure experiences. www.alforsan.com

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