Mandurah World Cup: high speed flyer

The Mandurah World Cup will kick off the 2014 International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) season, between 15th-16th March, in Western Australia.

With floating obstacles and high altitude gymnastics in the air, wakeboarders will have a chance to prove that all pre-season training was worth it.

Over 100,000 spectators are expected on site, in Mandurah. This world cup stop will add waterski jump to the wakeboard program. There are skiers and riders from 24 countries already confirmed.

Jumpers will hit the floating ramp in excess of 100kph to fly over 65 meters, in an effort to win the first stop of the 2014 season. Six medals are up for grabs.

The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation World Cup is an annual global series with slalom, short board and jump combined with shortboard, barefoot jumping and waterskiing.

To date the event has been held in Russia, Qatar, China, South Korea, Singapore, France, Ireland, Egypt and Malaysia, and now Australia's first host city, Mandurah, is added to the impressive list.