First-ever cable wake park opens in Cambodia
- 22 October 2015 | Wakeboarding
Cambodia's first-ever wake park opened in Phnom Penh.
The Kam-Air Wake Park features a two-tower cable system that runs in a 155-meter (508 feet) water channel. The wakeboarding facility was designed and built by Alf Evans and John Phifer.
In the opening day, ten amateur riders competed in front of four stars of the sport: Shaun Murray, Bob Soven, Raimi Merritt and Emily Durham. The group shared their experience and knowledge with 50 local fans.
"We are sitting in, basically, a rice field in the middle of Cambodia, and we wouldn’t have dreamed of it before. What’s cool is this two-tower system has allowed us to wakeboard in places where it normally wouldn’t be possible," Murray told the Cambodia Daily.
Kam-Air Wake Park's motto is "creating liberty for the oppressed through action sports." The project aims to bring new people into the sport, to employ local workers, and to get bigger and better.