The 6th annual Wake and Beach will take place May 25-27, 2012 at the rider owned and operated Kum Wake Park (KWP) in the seaside Mediterranean town of Le Barcarès, France. The Wake and Beach has long been a favorite for riders and locals with its laid back atmosphere and vibe. Kum Wake Park will once again set the stage for tons of action as the best riders from across the globe converge in Southern France to battle for 10,000 EURO in total cash prizes in Pro Wakeboard and Wakeskate.
This event is open to all riders. It’s an obstacles only format held on a 2 Tower Rixen Bro System. There will be 5 obstacles in the course: UNIT Double Kicker, UNIT Roof, UNIT Flat Bar (19m), UNIT Box (19m) and UNIT Pipe.
Entry Fee: 60€ per category or 70€ for both wakeboard and wakeskate. This is inclusive of the event T-Shirt and all meals onsite Saturday and Sunday. Amateur Categories will be opened for 5 or more riders in Boys, Open Men, Women, Masters and Wakeskate. Click HERE to register.
All riders will need a current WWA Membership to compete. You can get your membership onsite during registration on Friday May 25th (payable in CASH ONLY) or online, click WWA EUROPE (payable through Paypal). French riders can get their membership by clicking WWA FRANCE
The closest major airports are Montpellier (MPL) or Toulouse (TLS) which are each about an hour and a half by car. The nearest airport and train station is in Perpignan. Free accommodations in nearby apartments are available with a security deposit. For all inquiries and to book your spot, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RELAX’OTEL is also located about 5 minutes by car from the event site.
Prize Money: 10,000 EURO
Tentative Event Schedule:
Friday May 25th:
14:00 -20:00 Practice for competitors
16:30 -19:00 Registration / Rider Check-In (all riders must check in onsite)
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 19:00 FRIDAY MAY 25TH.
Saturday May 26th
10:30 AM: RIDER’S MEETING
11:00 -15:00 Qualifications Amateur Categories
15:00-16:30 Qualifications Pro Wakeskate (no age limit)
16:30-18:30 Qualifications Pro Men (no age limit)
19:00 Dinner and Demo Onsite
Sunday May 27th
12:00: 14:00 Finals Amateur Categories
14:00-15:30 Semi-Finals: Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men
16:00-17:00 Finals: Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men
18:00 Awards Ceremony
20:00 Closing Party, BBQ, DJ & BAR Onsite
Please note: This is a tentative schedule only and all times are subject to change.
About the WWA
The WWA solely owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series. The WWA Wakeboard US National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Wake Park National Championships, and WWA Wake Park World Championships are also the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com.
TSR Cablestock is set to be the first stop of the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Series, hosted by the Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels May 3rd-6th. Stay tuned to www.thewwa.com for more info and the rest of the 2012 Wake Park schedule coming soon.
Unleashed Magazine and the World Wakeboard Association Europe (WWA-E), in cooperation with WWA France (WWA-F) invite you to take part in the 2012 Sooruz Wake and Country to be held from June 21st – 24th at L’isle Jourdain TNG cable park, close to Toulouse, France.
The Sooruz Wake and Country competition is open to all international riders with 2 different categories: Cable Wakeboard and Cable Wakeskate.
Pre-registration is now open for all competitions and divisions. Please complete the Registration Form and send to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org A confirmation will be sent to the email address provided to ensure that your pre-registration form was received.
The Entry Fee will be $150 USD ( 110 €) for the Pro Divisions and $100 USD (80 €) for Open division (AM). Entry fee is inclusive of free riding on the cable, including the pre event day of June 21st, free meals and drinks, as well as access to all parties, concerts and events being held throughout the weekend…
All riders must be current WWA members to compete. Membership entitles you to compete in all WWA events anywhere in the world for the calendar year. European athletes can download the membership form HERE and send to email@example.com
French competitors can download the membership form from www.wwa-France.fr You can also obtain membership onsite during registration and rider check in on Thursday, June 21st .
2012 SOORUZ WAKE AND COUNTRY WWA-E and WWA French Cup Divisions:
1. Pro Men (no age limit)
2. Pro Men Wakeskate (no age limit)
3. Pro Women Wakeboard (no age limit)
4. Open Men Wakeboard (ages 17-29)
5.Open Women Wakeboard (no age Limit)
6. Master Men Wakeboard (30 and over)
7. Kids Wakeboard (12 to 16)
8.Obstacles Only ( no age Limit)
SOORUZ WAKE AND COUNTRY 2012 Time Schedule
Thursday, June 21st
Practice for all Competitors
Onsite Registration & Rider Check In 10:00 – 20:00
Exhibitor Set up: 10:00- 20:00
Friday, June 22nd
Exhibitors EXPO Open 10:00 AM
Trainings 10:00 -13:00
Qualifications All categories: 14:00
Air Tricks Contest: 18:00
Dinner + Video highlights of the day: 20:00 – 21:00
Award Air tricks Contest: 21:00
DJ’s / Live Music: 22:00
Site closes at midnight
Saturday, June 23rd
Exhibitors EXPO Open 10:00
Trainings 10:00- 13:00
Semi finals All Categories : 14:00
Tag Team Contest: 18:00
Wakeboard and Wakeskate Open category (no age limit )
Dinner + video highlights of the day: 20:00 – 21:00
Award TAG Team Contest: 21:00
DJ’s / Live Music: 22:00
Site closes at midnight
Sunday, June 24th
Exhibitors EXPO Open 10:00
Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00
Finals All Categories : 14:00
Kicker Contest (only open to the 6 fnalist): 18:00
Last drink ! 20:00
Site closes at 22:00
* This schedule is tentative only and subject to change.
*More news coming soon. Stay tuned!
For Registration Click HERE
The 2012 FISE course set-up is out, designed by French rider Hugo Charbit! Rendez-vous in Montpellier, France May 16-20 for one of the best rail contests of the year!
The new issue of Unleashed Wake Magazine is now online at Zinio with news from the Telekom Extreme Playgrounds, Cash for Tricks, the WWA Wake Park World Championships, Dustin O’Ferral Interview, the Canvassed Apparel Wake Team Trip and more!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Unleashed Wake Magazine
Thanks to WakeMag.cz and Fullface Productions for the video edit!
December 21, 2011
From Abu Dhabi, UAE — The 21-year-old phenomenon from Germany, Dominik Guehrs, has accomplished the impossible. He has won the 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships and the 2011 WWA Wake Park World Series overall championship; something that only American, Tom Fooshee, has previously achieved. Guehrs’ incredible triumph could not have happened in a more Cinderella fashion. Guehrs and fellow German, Freddy von Osten were tied just 15 points behind Fooshee coming into the 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort, December 7-10 in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
It was an intense battle on the right-foot-forward cable (counter-clockwise) at Al Forsan, but riders were able to adapt to the cable and squeeze in some serious maneuvers. The new two pass format enabled riders to concentrate on quality of tricks, not quantity. Fooshee needed to finish in at least 2nd place to defend the WWA World Series title; however, in compelling form, Fooshee had two unfortunate falls on a switch Pete Rose 540 followed by an S-Mobe 540, which kept him off of the podium. The battle was left to Guehrs, von Osten, and Thai sensation, Daniel Grant; anyone could have taken the victory.
In an interview just days before claiming his championships, Guehrs stated “I have to win Worlds to win both (Wake Park Worlds & Wake Park World Series). (Winning Worlds) is what I will focus on.
“We have a changing of the guard.” States WWA President, Shannon Starling, “Each rider gave it 100%, and to see the young German win is something spectacular.”
Click here for 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships final results
Click here for complete 2011 WWA Wake Park World Series Rankings
About Wake Park Worlds
The 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort (wakeparkworlds.com) is the final stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series 2011 season and the 1st “cable” wakeboard contest in the Middle-east. Wake Park Worlds is open to all ages and abilities; 17 divisions in all. $50,000 USD is up for grabs, with $30,000 USD cash paid onsite allocated to this single contest and an additional $20,000 USD allocated to the World Series overall champions. Click Here to see the Prize Money Breakdown. Make sure to stay up-to-date and interactive by following us on our Wake Park Worlds specific sites at:
About Al Forsan
The Al Forsan International Sports resort aspires to be an internationally-recognized and top-rated world-class resort by leisure professionals, as well as companies and families. By consistently providing first-rate service and state-of-the-art facilities, it will establish itself as the major sports hub for regional and global events, setting new standards for international sports and leisure experiences. www.alforsan.com
Amber Wing, Dean Smith, and Tom Fooshee at Al Forsan International Sports Resort for the 1st ever UAE Wake Park National Championships. The crew goes karting, paintballing, and wakeboarding at Al Forsan, and also tours the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.
Once again it was a fantastic day at the “Wasserskiarena Pinneberg” just outside of Hamburg, Germany, for it was the day of champions. Tom Fooshee, Mark Weeb and Reed Hansen proved that they are playing in a class of their own. Fooshee won the wakeboard contest for the fourth time and Webb completed his third win in a row, dominating the BMX miniramp. Reed Hansen, even though in his first contest on European soil made it very clear to whom the wakeskate title belongs.
The 2011 Telekom Extreme Playgrounds came to a close on Sunday August, 28th in Hamburg, Germany. It was an action packed weekend of top level riding in Wakeboard, Wakeskate and BMX. With live performances from punk rock bands Yellowcard, NOFX and Rise Against, and some epic pre event and after parties, this was one of the best TEP to date.
Tom Fooshee of the USA was unstoppable this weekend! It was the fourth time that the Wake Park rider finished on top of the podium at the Telekom Extreme Playgrounds. His competitors Rocco von Straten of the Netherlands and Lior Sofer of Israel were left behind after his first run. Only the German rider, Dominik Gührs could keep up with him, but had to tip his hat to Fooshee after a second run of 82.33 points by the American. Dominik Gührs, Rocco van Straten and Lior Sofer finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectfully.
“Best wakeskater of all time” – that´s the title for the USA’s Reed Hansen! Nobody can beat this guy at the moment. It was his first appearance at the Telekom Playgrounds – actually, it was his first contest on European soil. Moritz Thiele of Germany was close behind, but had to be satisfied with 2nd place in the end as Hansen laid down several tech flip tricks. Last year’s winner Tarik Ghoniem from Germany finished up in 3rd, with Jan Kissman also of Germany in 4th.
The BMX final was nothing but spectacular! UK top rider Mark Webb showed once again that there´s no one better at the mini ramp right now. He earned 95.00 points with his first run, leaving everybody else behind and taking the title home for the third time in a row. The surprise of the weekend was Daniel Tünte of Germany. This youngster was the winner of the Telekom Local Support Miniramp Challenge which brought him in the company of the pros. He showed absolutely no fear for the big names and was rewarded with second place, leaving even Italian pro Alessandro Barbero behind in 3rd.
The WWA Wake Park World Championships Hosted by Al Forsan in Abu Dhabi December 7-10 will be the final stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series. As the Rankings stand now, Tom Fooshee is back on top, but don’t rule out German riders Dominik Gührs and Fredy von Osten nipping at Fooshee’s heels. Click Here for the full WWA Wake Park World Series Rankings.
Wake Photos by DDB (Daniel Deak Bardos) and BMX by Martin Donat
Check out all the video replays and top 3 runs from the event HERE
About the WWA
The WWA Wake Park World Series is the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). The WWA also owns and operates the WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park Nationals, and WWA Wake Park World Championships. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com
The final stop of the Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown and the WWA Wake Park US National Championships are set to take place September 16-18 at Dallas’ brand new Hydrous-Allen Wake Park. The full size Sesitec system is up and running with UNIT Parktech obstacles to be set just in time for the event. The Wake Park US Nationals is an open registration competition hosting 13 different professional and amateur divisions, including divisions for 13 and under girls up to a masters division.
USA’s Tom Fooshee sits comfortably atop the Rankings after the first two stops, but Germany’s Fredy von Osten has just jumped ahead in the WWA Wake Park World Series Rankings, giving him a huge boost of momentum coming into the final stop of the Triple Crown. The 2011 finale is sure to be a Wake Park contest not be forgotten. Keep your eyes peeled to www.thewwa.com for more information to follow.
Location of Event
Allen, Texas 75002
- Open Wakeskate
- Girls (13 and under)
- Boys (13 and under)
- Jr. Men (14-18)
- Mens (19-29)
- Masters Men (30 and up)
- Open Men
- Open Obstacles Only
- Open Women
- Pro Women
- Professional Wakeskate
- Professional Obstacles Only
- Professional Men
- Pro Divisions $150 (First Division) + $100 (Each additional division)
- Open Divisions $100 (First Division) + $50 (Each additional division)
Click Here for registration form in PDF version.
Click Here for registration form in Word version.
*Please complete registration form in full and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*$50 Late fee deadline is 5pm (EST) September 9th, 2011
Onsite Rider Check-in and Late Registration
- Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 4:00pm-7:00pm
- Friday, September 16, 2011 from 10:00am-12:00pm
For questions regarding registration contact email@example.com
Schedule of Events
- Friday, September 16: Amateur Preliminary Rounds
- Saturday, September 17: Amateur Final Rounds and Pro Preliminary Rounds
- Sunday, September 18: Pro Final Rounds
*Detailed schedule will be available at rider check-in.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
1220 N Central Expressway
Allen, TX 75013
Courtyard by Marriott
210 East Stacy Road
Allen, TX 75002
Dallas/Ft.worth International (DFW)
*Prize money will be released 14 days prior to event
Contact for additional questions: Rob Corum: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the WWA
The WWA Wake Park Triple Crown and the WWA Wake Park US National Championships are the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). The WWA also owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Series, and WWA Wake Park World Championships. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com
Pinneberg is ready to rumble!
• On August 28th, Hamburg is the place to be for the 5th edition of the Telekom Extreme Playgrounds
• Waterski- and Wakeboard location turns into live music arena: After a sold-out tour Rise Against celebrate their 2011 open air final together with NOFX and Yellowcard
• Action sports on a world class level: riders fight for $ 45.000 prize money at the official stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series and the international BMX Miniramp contest
• The entire event is broadcasted live on www.telekom-playgrounds.de/live
Finally! In a few days doors will open for the Telekom Playgrounds. On August 28th the almost sold out Waterski Arena Pinneberg will turn into an international Mecca for action sports. This year’s headliner Rise Aginst will be supported by NOFX and Yellowcard. At the official tour-stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series top wakeboarders like Fredy von Osten and Tom Foshee have to face heavy competition from around the world and the international BMX miniramp contest features a class of its own.
One event, three action sports categories and three first-class live bands: That’s the Telekom Extreme Playgrounds. The international wakeboard and wakeskate cable contest on August 28th in Pinneberg is also an official tour stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series 2011. Riders from around the world have to go through a qualification on Saturday. Only the 14 best wakeboarders will start on Sunday. The BMX miniramp contest shows an extreme high level with 14 international pro riders. On top of that Rise Against, NOFX and Yellowcard will rock the stage by the lake.
Please welcome at the Telekom Playgrounds – Rise Against: Their current album “Endgame” was released in March and made it straight to #1 in the German album charts and was followed by a sold-out tour across Germany. Now, they are returning as one of the anniversary highlights of the Telekom Playgrounds. Their fellow countrymen of NOFX can look back at more than 6 Million albums sold and are one of the most successful independent bands of the world. Yellowcard is a member of the international Punk-Rock circus since 1997 with a Top 5 US Album position on their tab.
Odds-on favorite in Wakeboard cable are the German titleholder and current WWA #1 Fredy von Osten, three-times Telekom Playgrounds Winner Tom Foshee (USA) and dreaded shooting star Daniel Grant (THA). Next to them, we have Steffen Vollert, who won this year ́s German championship for the 4th time, junior world vice champion Rocco van Straten (NL) and Hungarian champion 2011 Szebasztian Szolath.
The wake skaters show a heavy competition as well. Starting with US superstar Reed Hansen, who has to fight junior world champion and titleholder 2010 Tarik Ghoniem as well as 13 year old Daniel Grant (THA),who ́s the only rider starting in both categories. Of course, current German and Europe champion 2010 Jan Kissmann won ́t want to miss this opportunity to show us what he ́s got.
They most heaviest competition can be expected at the BMX miniramp with UK ́s finest, Ben Wallace, Mark Webb and Harry Main. Their style and trick repertoire define the European top and every one of them has at least won one title at the Telekom Playgrounds. Next to them we expect German miniramp champion Tobias Wicke, the currently best dutch rider Daniel Wedemeijer and the Spanish pro Daniel Penafiel.
The event is almost sold out and only a few tickets are left. Most likely there will be no box office tickets available, but everybody has the chance to watch the entire event live via webcast. Starting at 12:00 a.m. Freecaster.tv will stream live at www.telekom-playgrounds.de/live and all results can be followed in realtime on our website as well: www.telekom-playgrounds.de/results
Mark Webb (UK), Ben Wallace (UK), Michael Beran (CZE), Felix Kirch (GER), Harry Main (UK), Alex Coleborn (UK), Alessandro Barbero (ITA), Daniel Wedemeijer (NED), Tobias Wicke (GER), Daniel Penafiel (ESP), Daniel Tünte (GER), Markus Reuss (GER), Adrian Warnken (GER) and Maarten Knipp (GER).
Fredy von Osten (GER), Tom Fooshee (USA), Dominik Gührs (GER), Lior Sofer (ISR), Daniel Grant (THA), Mike Ketellapper (NED), Matty Hassler (AUS), Steffen Vollert (GER), Rocco van Straten (NED), James Young (UK), Szebasztian Szolath (HUN), Ethan Agius (AUS), Declan Clifford (UK), Felix Georgii (GER), Miles Töller (GER), David Bittner (GER), Bence Bodnar (HUN), Felix Schneider (GER), Julian Cohen (USA), Freddie Carter (UK), Daniel Bagrowski (GER), Tom Richter (GER) and Rene Konrad (GER).
Tarik Ghoniem (GER), Reed Hansen (USA), Moritz Thiele (GER), Jan Kissmann (GER), Daniel Grant (THA), Andy Kolb (GER), Jan Grabski (GER), Kevin Cobb (AUT), Sandro Reinhardt (GER), Janik von Lerchenfeld (GER), Jasper Sibbers (GER), Martin Scambora (SKV), Marcel Tilwitz (GER), Franz Lacherbauer (GER), Elias Erkan (GER) and Marius Klauenberg (GER).