Wake Park champions crowned in Abu Dhabi

November 11, 2014 | Wakeboarding
Daniel Grant: title collector | Photo: Joey Meddock

Aaron Gunn, Daniel Grant and Julia Rick have taken out the 2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships, in Abu Dhabi.

Wake riders from 26 countries competed for world titles at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. The lake attracted those wanting to push the limits of wakeboarding.

The Pro Women's final had five of the best riders in the world battling hard for top honors. Julia Rick showed her 720s to claim the highest trophy.

The Pro Men's and Pro Men's Features finals delivered gigantic triple rotations off the kickers, complicated air tricks and stylish rail hits. Aaron Gunn landed a mute to stalefish heelside 900 while traveling over 25 meters and 5 meters high, to steal the hearts of the spectators and judges.

Local UAE star Omeir Saeed won the Amateur Wakeskate title, and made it to the finals in the Pro Men division.

"I am glad to have taken part and finished fourth in the Pro Men's division. On top of all that, I am also very happy with the added bonus of winning the Wakeskate Championship. This is the fruit of training and commitment over the past few months," expressed Saeed.

2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships | Abu Dhabi Final

Pro Men
1. Grant, Daniel (THA)
2. Fooshee, Tom (USA)
3. Powell, Chandler (USA)
4. Saeed, Omeir (UAE)

Pro Women
1. Rick, Julia (GER)
2. Angus, Courtney
3. Sapulette, Maxine (NED)
4. Schriber, Ange (RSA)
5. Dolininia, Varvara (UKR)

Pro Wakeskate
1. Grant, Daniel (THA)
2. Kolb, Andy (GER)
3. Windsor, James (AUS)
4. Grubb, Brian (USA)
5. Salmon, Victor (BEL)
6. Dell, Taylor (GBR)