Australia Turns The Heat On !!!

WWC World Wakeboard Championships 2003

By Colin Hart, Chairman World Wakeboard Council

Everyone is really stoked by the event in Sydney, Australia, which is just days away.

Since the first WWC World Championships in the South of France, we have taken the event to the heart of a big game reserve in South Africa, Sun City, the middle of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and this year is no exception in Australia. Each year seems to be getting bigger and better, it's tremendous to see the Cash Prize Pro Event and the sheer number of riders, teams and countries attending.

Tige the Official Towboat will sponsor the Cash Purse event following the conclusion of the WWC World Championships.

Wakeboarding has a great community and travelling to different venues and countries helps promote the sport internationally as well as making major impact on the local interest and media and, without a doubt, the riders enjoy the different cultures and party scene - it will be a blast.

Riders will also be invited to special events such as the Sydney Harbour Cruise Party, underneath Sydney Bridge and close to the Opera House, the very best way to see the site and party from a 300 person party boat, together with a wakeboard party with live music on the Sunday evening.

Australia has always been strong in the wakeboarding scene, producing some of the Worlds leading riders. Last year in Rio de Janeiro, Australia won 1st Place for the Team Championships - Can they repeat it ?

It is encouraging to see the industry in Australia behind this event, and the organisation is first class by Neil and Brenda Harris who have been involved with wakeboarding for over 10 years.

Interest in future World Championships keeps growing and in some very exciting and interesting venues, attracting large numbers of spectators.

        Results and photographs will be posted daily on :

 Rider Information

153 Riders Entered

Teams from 22 Countries

Tige Pro Cash Prize Event AUS $20,000

Fully International Judging Panel from 7 Countries

Included For ALL Riders - Collection from Sydney International Airport (small charge)

Free shuttle bus to/from hotel

One hotel for all

Great goodie bag for all riders, truckers cap, t-shirt, rash vest, shoulder pack

Lunch during competition days

Invitation to Sydney Harbour Boat Tour Wakeboard Party (small charge)
Wakeboard party at end of comp with live music

See the latest equipment at the Wakeboard Trade Village


 Special Thanks to Sponsors

Tige Boats                                                     Australian Sports Commission
Red Bull Energy Drinks                               Penrith City Council
Hyperlite                                                        Sydney International Regatta Centre
KGB Wakeboard Gear                                 O'Brien
Liquid force                                                  Moomba and Air Wetsuits
Jobe Sports                                                  Ron Marks Wakeboards
Water Skiers Warehouse "ROSEHILL"     Tige Boats NSW
CWB                                                                Intensity wetsuits
Boarder Magazine                                       Wake Magazine
SnoBlind (Productions)


Event organisers Wakeboard Australia


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For those attending, we look forward to seeing you at the International Regatta Centre, for a great event.