Herb O'Brien: full throttle

Wakeboarding pioneer Herb O'Brien has passed away at the age of 68, after suffering kidney complications for several years.


Herb O'Brien has dedicated his life to boardsports, watersports and wakeboarding, in particular. As an entrepreneur, O'Brien founded three companies: Radar/Ronix, HO/Hyperlite and O'Brien.

"Herb O'Brien is so much more than the sports biggest visionary. He was a dear friend to so many of us, willing to give the shirt off his back to those around him", Ronix wrote.

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Al Forsan International Sports Resort: sunset wakeboarding

The 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships will hit the Al Forsan International Sports Resort, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from December 6th-8th.


Wakeboarders and wakeskaters from all over the world will be traveling to this fascinating city that seamlessly blends tradition with modern marvels.

"As the second year back to Al Forsan International Sports Resort, the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships is going to be one amazing event", underlines Shannon Starling, the WWA President.

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Cable wakeboarding parks: cableways are fun, cheap and eco-friendly

Cable wakeboarding parks are spreading throughout the entire world. The overhead cableski systems are constantly being upgraded and turning wakeboarding into a cheap and accessible extreme boardsport.


The popularity of cable wakeboarding parks and camps is undeniable. There are more than 200 wakeboard cableways since the first project built in 1962, as the sport gains an Olympic boost.

The best cable wake parks are designed by architects alongside with wakeboard enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. The overall investment in a cable wakeboard system is quite low.

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