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28th SEA Games 13th June 2015

There was much excitement on the banks of Bedok Reservoir  as the women slalom finalists prepared for their final showdown. Second off the dock Kalya Kee (SIN) was keen to make amends for her slip up yesterday and put in a credible score of 5 buoys at 55kph on the 14.25m […]

28th SEA Games Singapore 5-16th June 2015

After one and a half’s day familiarisation the waterski and wakeboard competition kicked off on Thursday afternoon, the 11th June 2015, with the wakeboard semi-finals for men and women. After a one hour interruption due to a thunderstorm warning the competition continued with the waterski tricks preliminary rounds, concluding with the wakeboard last […]

NAUTIQUE 2013 Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championships & U17 Waterski Championship 25-29 Sept 2013

The NAUTIQUE Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championships 2013 continued on Sunday the 29th of September with the Open finals in the tournament disciplines of slalom, jump and tricks, followed by the wakeboard finals.
Although pushed by Korea’s Han Ah-Reum who improved considerably over her first round score with one buoy at 55kph on a 13-metre line, […]

NAUTIQUE 2013 Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championships & U17 Waterski Championship 25-29 Sept 2013

content/uploads/2013/09/img_4092_1-mark-leong.thumbnail.jpg” />The Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championships have again returned to Lake Sunter, Jakarta, where the Indonesia Waterski & Wakeboard Association (IWWA) last hosted the event in 2010 when it was combined with the Asian & Australasian championships.
Originally scheduled for Palembang the event was switched at the last minute to Jakarta where the IWWA are […]

Lotus Wake Park

A brief stopover in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, allowed AO Secretary General, Chris Howarth, to reminisce about his and IWWF President Kuno Ritschard’s involvement in the waterski and wakeboarding competitions held at Lotus Pond during the 2009 World Games.

At that time the local government invested heavily in draining and dredging the pond, sloping the banks […]

Yanjing 2013 Shunyi Olympic Cable Park Opening World Cup

41 cable wakeboard riders from 19 countries converged on the Shun Yi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park over the weekend of the 8-9th June 2013 for the grand opening of the new Shunyi Olympic Cable Park and a share in the US50,000 prize-money.

Under-utilised since the 2008 Beijing Olympics the operators of the park, the Beijing Shunyi […]

2013 Asian Wakeboard Cup (Linyi Stop)

The city of Linyi, Shandong province, China, on the banks of the Yi River, in 2011 hosted a highly successful IWWF World Waterski & Wakeboard Cup and between 5th and 6th of June 2013 invited riders returned for the 2013 Asian Wakeboard Cup (Linyi Stop).
10 women and 13 men riders from Asia and Australia were […]

Sad passing of legend Frank Bonney

It is with much sadness that Frank Bonney from Australia passed away on 4th October 2012. Frank will be remembered for his commitment to waterskiing and the development of a world class waterski site, Bonney’s Waterski Park. Frank will be missed but his legacy will live on. Sincere condolences to Heather Lynette Bonney

Neville May passed away 17 September 2012

As one of the sports outstanding international officials, Neville May, of Australia, served as Chief Judge of the World Championships in 1977 in Milan, twice as Assistant Chief Judge, and once each as Assistant Homologator and Appointed Judge. But he is likely to be best remembered as an official for his service as Chief Judge […]

AAO & Asian Championships Chuncheon Korea

Conditions first thing for the start of the competition finals on Monday 27th August 2012 were ideal. The approaching typhoon was giving rise for concern and an emergency programme was put in place to complete the championships within the day. This involved maintaining the two separate ski and wakeboard sites.
The tournament waterskiing competition resumed with […]