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- 28 March 2016 | Wakeboarding
The world's first wakeboarding resort will open in Castelo de Bode, Portugal, in June 2016.
The 600,000 euros investment will translate into six cable systems spread through the Castelo de Bode, the largest freshwater lake in Portugal. The cable systems will be connected by boat transfers, just like in ski resorts.
The 30-kilometer wakeboarding experience will allow riders to perform different tricks and maneuvers in multiple natural amphitheatres. The number of Portuguese wakeboarding enthusiasts is expected to double in less than a year.
- 01 March 2016 | Wakeboarding
The world's first indoor wakesurfing championship will hit Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 2nd.
The 2016 Tropical Wave Shred Competition will get underway at Surf's Up New Hampshire, the first indoor surfing venue in the USA. The event will feature three classes: Pro, Outlaw and Amateur.
All wakesurfers will ride man-made waves pumped by SurfStream, American Wave Machines' (AWM) largest standing wave system. The company has already installed their surf pool concepts in several contest sites across Europe and North America.
- 24 February 2016 | Wakeboarding
Corrie Wilson is the new executive director of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA).
The world governing body for the sport of wakeboarding has announced that pro athlete Corrie Dyer Wilson was promoted to the top of the organization. She is the first woman in the modern history of wakeboarding to become executive director of the WWA.
Wilson was born on the 23rd July 1990, in Orlando, Florida. She was raised in a family of water skiers and started wakeboarding at 12 years of age.