Chris Parrish: wake style

William Asher, Harley Clifford and Freddy Krueger have tasted gold at the 35th Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup, held at Palembang City, Indonesia.


The finals produced some of the most competitive performances ever seen in Slalom, Jump and Wakeboard. Seven out of 24 countries captured the coveted World Cup titles to bring this season to a successful conclusion.

The Men's Slalom finals were unique. Britain's William Asher was third into the arena and his score of five buoys on 11.25m line took an early lead. The World Record Holder, Chris Parrish, was last to compete.

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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.

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Raph Derome: wake charger

Raph Derome has been named Alliance's 2012 Rider Of The Year. The wakeboarder born in Coteau-Du-Lac, Quebec, has been shredding in the world's best wake spots.


Derome started wakeboarding at 9, when his brother, 7 years his senior, introduced him to it. In a few months, Raph was already going for inverts and full rotations.

By 19, he had already claimed a Jr. Pro Men Tour stop, a Jr. Pro Wake Games Championship, a Wake the Line Title and was named the Transworld Rail Rider of the Year in 2010 and Wakeworld Rider of the Year in 2011.

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