Punta Cana crowns new wakeboarding champions

Massi Piffaretti and Nicola Butler conquered the 2016 Malibu Punta Cana Pro, in the Dominican Republic.

The last event of the Malibu Evolution Pro Series and Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) determined the season champions in choppy, hurricane-affected waters.

There was a lot at stake in the Pro Men's final, but the Italian wakeboarder was too strong and won the first WBWS event of his career.

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Slingshot launches a new foil wakeboard

Slingshot Sports announced the launch of the Wakefoiler, a foil wakeboard.

The watersports company unveiled its new addition to the wake lineup at the 2016 Surf Expo. This new breed of behind-the-boat toy offers riders an entirely new sensation and challenge on the water.

One of the best parts of the Wakefoiler is that you can ride it behind just about anything, from a personal watercraft to a pontoon, to a crusty old fishing boat.

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The WWA announces name change to reflect all wake sports

The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) has announced it will change its name to World Wake Association.

The subtle modification aims to represent all wake sports better, and not just wakeboarding. The new World Wake Association designation will take effect for the 2017 season.

"Former board member of the WWA, Matt Hickman, suggested this name change a few years ago, but the timing did not seem right even though I always knew this would eventually take place," explained Shannon Starling, president of the WWA.

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Are you on a week-long beach holiday? Have you bought bodyboard for your kid? Smart move. Get ready to introduce your offspring to the waves easily and safely. It is going to be fun.

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Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

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Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

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