Wakeboarding: jumping for glory

The final stop of the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Series is hitting Palembang, in Indonesia.

The competition governed by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) will have five world champions on site battling for the titles and the World Cup cash prize.

Wakeboard, Waterski Jump and Slalom are the events scheduled for contest. The excellent flat water conditions, 32C temperatures and wonderful festival atmosphere will produce very impressive performances from both the waterskiers and wakeboard riders.

The Palembang venue in South Sumatra is one of Indonesia’s oldest cities in this Tropical Rainforest climate region.

The Musi River, spanned by the spectacular Ampera Bridge, flows through the city centre and so water based activities are nothing new to Palembang. Twenty four countries will be represented at the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Series finals.

In the Jump division, at the top of the table are world champion Freddy Krueger, Scott Ellis and Felipe Miranda. All will fight that final duel in Palembang.

In Wakeboard Pro Men category, Harley Clifford has won all recent World Cup stops and still looks unbeatable, but hot on his heels will be Steel Lafferty, Shota Tezuka, the young 15-year-old sensation Tony Iacconi and others.