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 ?
Results and photographs will be posted daily on :
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
Event organisers Wakeboard Australia
For those attending, we look forward to seeing you at the International Regatta Centre, for a great event.