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The wakeboarding planet is growing each year. There are now over 400 cableways spread out across the world, with 40 five-pylon and 180 two-pylon structures being built in the 20122013 season alone. This explosion of new playgrounds has motivated us here at Unleashed Wake Magazine to come up with “THE GUIDE” of all the cable parks in the world. “THE GUIDE” is dedicated to the man who invented cableways some 50 years ago, a visionary by the name of Bruno Rixen who will be celebrating his 83th birthday this year. Also, big thanks to Christian von Lerchenfeld, owner of Sesitec, who pushed the sport into the next level with the System 2.0 “THE GUIDE” will be like a bible for all riders keen to discover new spots on the planet, and it will allow them to ride their favorite spots all year round just by changing hemispheres. But first of all, here’s a little history lesson. The first cableway prototype was built in BORDESHOLM, Germany, in 1959. After several prototypes, the company “RIXEN CABLEWAYS” built the first 5 pylon structure, which was put into commercial operation in COLTON, USA, in 1965. Cableways were initially used only by water skiers, and the “wakeboard era” would come much later thanks to Tony Finns’ invention “The Skurfer”. Skurfing, which was wakeboarding’s ancestor, was one of the most highly progressive sports at the time and would remain that way for the next decade or so. It’s by building cableways in highly populated areas that water sport complex owners have been able to reach out to a larger amount of riders, and these riders can continue to practice their hobbies at a much lesser cost. From OWC (Orlando Watersport Complex, USA), the first cableway to be transformed into a real “wake park” with floating obstacles built in 1985, to CWC (Camsur Watersport Complex, Philippines), the first wake park to be built with a permanent pool gap in 2007, but also Turncable, the first «full and complete» wakepark and finally to Terhills Cablepark in Belgium which was built in July 2013, the evolution of our sport is only just beginning. Cableways have become a virus in the world of board sports, and “THE GUIDE” is here to help people discover all of the amazing spots our planet has to offer. Happy reading and happy travels to all of you! Unleashed Team

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How it works


The GUIDE wanna thank Victoria Collins and Marion Pinet...

Dieter Humpsch - Pic: Raynald Tanny


What’s that ?

What’s a «Cableway» A cableway has 4, 5 or 6 pylons. Pairs of deflecting pulleys are attached on the tower arms. The drive, including the coupling and decoupling mechanism is attached to one of these 13-15m long pylons. The skier’s tow ropes are coupled in carriers, which are fixed at the main cables. The start ramp is on a right angle to the running cables and the starting skier will be slowly accelerated. This is one of the patented solutions from Rixen Cableways. The skier will be pulled in perfect acceleration. He can carve turns under the running cable; ride slalom, ski, wakeboard, wakeskate, kneeboard, etc. And of course, wakeboarders can jump perfectly or perform tricks on funboxes, rails or kickers. The distance between the riders is 70 to 90m. The track is 45m wide. Suitable waters should have a minimum width of 90m and a minimum length of 170m to offer a profitable operation of the cableway. The minimum water depth is 1m and in the starting area 1,20m, demanded by the TÜV (Technical Control Board). Depending on the available water area, a cable length of 400m to 1500m is possible. The average cableway has a length of 600 to 900m.


Julian Cohen - Pic: Raynald Tanny


What’s that ?

What’s a «System 2 Towers» System two towers have been used in more professional level events around the world than any other. It can be used as a standalone solution, a great addition to a Full Size Cable, an additional revenue source for an existing business, or an attraction in other more traditional style venues. It has proven to be a rewarding investment and the simplest access to the sport of wakeboarding. The system two towers are by far the simplest and easiest way to learn to wakeboard. The upwards pull enables effortless starts and has proven to provide the steepest learning curve to beginners than any other tow device on the market. That system provides a continuous ride that not only provides the best learning platform for beginners, but also allows advanced riders to progress water tricks or improve their rail-riding skills more rapidly than traditional towing methods. It is simple to install, maintain and operate. Minimal operating costs and zero carbon emissions demonstrates that it is as sensible as is it innovative. With over 300 installations across the globe and a variety of different climates, the System two towers have emerged not only as the simplest but also the most reliable water sports tow device.


Who’s who

Bruno Rixen When I look back, there are many positive circumstances that contributed to my success, such as growing up in the country and in a family business environment that included a guest house, a colonial produce business and a small farm.

First I needed a 600 m long running cable with a diameter of at least 4 mm. A friend bought one for me. I obtained the deflection pulleys from a combine harvester belonging to my brother. I was allowed to use trees to suspend the cable at a height of 6 m, for which the forest ranger charged 3 DM.

When my father died in 1944, I had to take on responsibility at an early age and help my mother with the many To begin with, a borrowed Lanz Bulldog tractor was used additional tasks that needed to be taken care of. as the drive. I used a small trolley to travel down the 3 m long start ramp. The start worked immediately, and I traMy transition to professional life occurred as soon as I velled across Bordesholm Lake. Hurray, it had worked! At left secondary school (ìMittlere Reifeî). I managed to the 38∞ bend I suddenly had slack cable, and the accelerafind an apprenticeship as a vehicle mechanic in a small tion that immediately occurred threw me into the reeds. repair workshop with two master mechanics and two My first thought was: I’ll never manage to do a full lap! apprentices. I mainly worked on tractors and diesel engi- But where there’s a will, there’s a way. In my drawings nes, which gave me an extremely challenging education. I had discovered that the problem of changing direction I took the apprenticeship certification exam ahead of could be solved if the skier veered to the right several metime, and passed it with distinction. I gave advice to the tres before reaching the bend. farmers in my home village of Grofl Buchwald and the local area during the change from working with horses I soon discovered another much more serious problem. to the use of tractors, for which I was occasionally paid The running cable wraps around itself. If the skier did not commission. keep his towing rope taut, it wound around the running cable. The connecting hook between the tow rope and the In the second year of my apprenticeship I established a running cable levered it over the sharp edge of the next company for threshing flax for the farmers, for which I deflection pulley, it was nipped off and everything fell into purchased a machine and modified it until it was func- the water. tional. I financed my studies in Kiel from selling tractors I dread to think about the number of hours I spent splicing and threshing flax, and was even able to afford a brand the two pieces of cable together! new BMW «Isetta». In my second year, my voluntary helpers (and myself, of Following my studies, I invited a fellow student to go on course) did not want to have to stop after every lap, but a trip around Europe in the Isetta, and saw some young wanted to travel round continuously. In order to do this, people water-skiing behind a boat in Holland. This was the running cable had to be driven above water using anowhere I made a long-cherished wish come true. My tran- ther cable that led from the 2-groove cable wheel to the sition to 2 skis was seamless, and I was so impressed by drive on the hill. the experience that I paid for my friend to have a go and even had to persuade him. The narrow 176∞ angle of this freely suspended double cable wheel was not a problem for us. Since the Bulldog As an engineer at the Olympia typewriter factory (one was not always available, I attached my Isetta with the flax of 13,000 employees), I then spent a great deal of time thresher and used it as a drive. considering how I could continue to water-ski without the expensive motor boat. In order to multiply the capacity, additional runners had to be coupled and uncoupled at full cable speed. This was A cableway was an obvious choice as the pulling me- the biggest challenge yet, and was at the back of my mind chanism. I then started to draw and calculate. The fact whatever I was doing. Finally I came up with an idea that that I had never seen a cableway before was an advan- was too good to be true: not starting beneath the cable like tage. I therefore had no preconceptions in my technical all the other cableways, but from the side on an 18 m long decisions, but also had no idea of the many technical tow rope. difficulties that I would encounter. Otherwise it would have been more sensible to give up. However, I had read The first drawings and theoretical calculations of the acthe book by Oskar Schellbach entitled «Mein Erfolgs- celeration produced fantastic results. The practical proof Systemî - My Taste of Success, recognised the power of was provided by a model of the cableway on land. It also positive thinking and learned that you can only achieve confirmed that the invention of the 2-cable system for your goals if you believe it is possible. compensating for cable twisting was the only way to go. Manufacturing a pair of skis had already unexpectedly However, the decisive test could only be carried out on taken up several days of my holiday. the water.


Who’s who

Bruno Rixen Bredenbek Lake in Ahrensburg near Hamburg was a suitable lake, but unfortunately it was part of a landscape conservation area. However, this year there was no other alternative. I constructed my cableway with the help of my master mechanic and Ahrensburg assistants in order to operate it officially for money, since we also had to check the demand for the cableway and whether it could be operated profitably. The rectangular cableway was constructed using the minimum materials imaginable. The 3 deflection pulleys had a diameter of just 35 mm. The motor mast did not have a cantilever. It was therefore erected with a gradient of just 45∞. The diesel motor at the tip of the mast powered the two drive wheels, which now had a diameter of 70 cm. Each tow rope was brought back to the starting position individually using a small transport cableway. 4 carriers, each with 4 wedge clamps, were distributed around the 600 m long running cable. Each wedge clamp connected 2 cable ends together and ensured that the carriers would not slip. We were able to uncouple the tow ropes on the move, but were still unable to catch them. They fell into the water every time, and had to be brought back to the starting position by row boats. We managed to keep this temporary operation going in June and July, until a demolition order arrived because the cableway was not permitted inside the landscape conservation area. Another major problem therefore had to be solved. As I drove home one evening, I passed an old person’s home next to the lake, where I saw 20 chairs in 2 rows. I realised immediately that the old people had been watching us water skiing. I took a photograph and sent it to the head of the district authority with an explanation of the situation and the sporting value of water skiing. On the basis of this, we were granted retrospective permission with the condition that that we dismantled the cableway every winter.

However, it was no longer possible to obtain permission and carry out the construction work this summer. By way of compensation, the company owner provided funds of 30,000 DM for my own cableway in Niendorf on the Baltic Sea coast, where we had obtained permission for a 1200 m long square cableway. The two running cables were 7 mm thick, therefore three times thicker than in Bredenbek, and all of the cable pulleys now had a diameter of 700 mm. The Niendorf cableway represented the end of the prototype period. Although the main development of the water ski cableway was now complete, improvements are always being made on the basis of new experience. One example of this is the automatic tow rope system, in which a catch fork collects the ball cable. The small transport cableway transports it downwards to the operating stand, where the handle remains in the magazine and the ball cable is then deposited in the upper magazine. A total of 12 tow ropes can be kept here ready for starting, as is still the case. I erected the first cableway with automatic tow ropes and silent encapsulated diesel motor with my Spanish partner Humberto Armas in Benidorm on the Mediterranean in 1965. To date, 14 million kilometres have been travelled by water ski during the 68,000 hours of operation of this cableway. A few years later, I developed a pneumatic control unit for the automatic tow rope system. In order to make operation even easier, the cableways are now controlled using a frequency converter, which ensures that a speed of 0.5 km/h is adhered to exactly during championships. Our control unit also allows sales to be monitored remotely by owners who do not visit their cableways every day.

Another important development is our 2-mast cableway, which only requires 10 % of the water surface and the cost. Ideally it should be 150 m long, it only has to be 20 m wide, and is not just suitable for beginners but can also be used by experienced water skiers and wakeboarders. We often hire out these small cableways for short official events such as the Hamburg Alstervergn¸gen (Hamburg Alster Enjoyment), the Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) and the After the 2 years in Bordesholm and the 2 years in Bre- Bregenz City Festival. denbek it was clear that water-skiing with the cableway and also starting at full speed were possible, which had We are the global market leader, and were presented with been disbelieved for quite some time, particularly by the the Bavarian Export Award in 2010. T‹V (Technical Inspection Association). Our 294 cableways can be found in 45 different countries all over the world. They have travelled 1.3 billion water In the meantime, it had been established that sufficient ski kilometres during 4,224 years of operation - without a demand was available. This put us in a position to agree single accident caused by technical problems. to a licence contract with a Swiss cableway manufacturer to the tune of 55,000 DM. This company was well- The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation known for its special designs, and had a large construc- IWWF is attempting to have wakeboarding recognised as tion office with 60 engineers and technicians. The 1st an Olympic discipline for the year 2020. The high capacity cableway «Made in Switzerland» was to be erected at of the cableway and the rapid spread of the sport because Lake Neuenburg. of the 2-mast cableway are playing a decisive role in this. The next stumbling block followed soon afterwards. The two running cables stretched by differing amounts. This had to be compensated for every month to prevent cable damage, but with the 16 wedge clamps of the 4 carriers this was too time-consuming in the long run.


Who’s who

Pat Panakos You started a lot of things in the world of wakeboarding, did you imagine it would all turn out like this? Wakeparks popping up all over the place, big air contests in wakeboarding etc? When I started wakeboarding, the feature side of our sport was almost non-existent. My passion was rooted in this side of the sport and it needed the most help, so I decided to make an impact there. Tony Robbins said «The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment». Your imagination is a very powerful thing. In my imagination, we are a lot further along than where we are now. I think we are behind with where we could be because some people in our industry had difficulties accepting change, and I think this is what slowed us down. I feel that the industry is now accepting and welcoming this side of our sport that we have focused on growing for the last 18 years. You were one of the first person to come up with the concept of flexboards, did you think that one day you would see flexboards invading every product range of every brand? I was not the first person to come up with the concept of flexboards. I really do not know who was. I do know that I tried drilling holes in the tip and tales of my red Hyperlite primer with the Japanese guys face on it. I told Paul Obrien what I was doing and Im pretty sure he said “do not do that anymore” (I could get hurt). Paul Obrien and Jason Standley were the ones who sent the first all-wood Roam board to the projects to let us try it. It had 90 degree side walls. Parks and I cut the edges on the board and then a group of us went out and rode it. Ever since then I can not ride stiff boards. Back in those days, what did people think of your idea of making a flexible board made out of wood? Well, it was not my idea but I loved boards made out of wood. There’s no better feeling. I do not think the general public agreed with me back then. Now there are some really great hybrid boards which use blended wood/foam cores that provide flex in the board. When it comes down to it, if your ridding features and your not ridding a board that flex’s...... your missing out. Every year, it feels like we’ve reached the limits of what is possible when it comes to our sport. Do you think we’ve reached them or can we still go further? We’re not even close to our limits. Sesitec is constantly working on whats next with cable systems. Every year we see feature set ups evolve with shapes and different materials being used. New aspects of our sport are being developed, like big air. Rider’s ability levels are increasing. Board manufacturers are making rail specific boards with better flex patterns and materials. We are seeing better events and park locations. What does a typical day in the life of Pat Panakos look like? I do not really have a typical day because of my travel schedule, but if I am home during the week it could look something like this. -4:30am: Wake up. Convince myself why I should be waking up -4:50am: Henderson’s 7 minute Bible reading / usually turns into 30 min -5:20 - 5:45am Get to office (best time to get work done because no one is up) -8am: Bdhal comes in, spend some time going over things with him. -9am-5am: Save the planet -5:30pm: Get home hang with the girls. -6pm: Family Dinner -7:30pm: Read books to Ever before she goes to sleep. -9pm :Spend time with Courtney or get more work done Do you think that wakeboarding is headed in the right direction? I entered this sport like some of those before me and many after. Broke with no access to the sport, until I was offered the opportunity to take a ride. The first time I rode a board on water I was hooked. With the help of friends, family and our Lord I was able to stay in the sport.

I truly feel that what we are doing with cables in our sport is the reason why we are heading in the right direction. ACCESSIBILITY and EASE OF USE is how we are growing this sport. I am excited to be working with Sesitec to help grow wakeboarding in the right direction. What are your thoughts on wakeboarding events these days? In your opinion, what type of competition format best represents modern day wakeboarding? I think ever since the Carnival event in 1999 the contest scene has been evolving. If you took a look back to what events were like pre 1999, you would agree that wakeboard events have come a long way. I truly love to work on one-off events, because you have more freedom for creating something amazing. Anytime you try and multiply events in a tour format it becomes very difficult for many different reasons. I think the Wake Skate Tour is the one exception. The way Silas is setting up the event can really be something special. My favorites I was fortunate to work on are WakeStock, Wake the Line, Red Bull Depth Charge, Red Bull Wake Lab, Red Bull Wake of Fame and the Red Bull Wake Open. Any of these events I feel were really great events. Format wise the Red Bull Wake Open was unique in that it split the event into disciplines in the sport. I feel it was truly the best representation of the whole sport of wakeboarding. With that being said, I feel we need different types of contest and not just one format or event. Some people think that wakesurfing saved the boat industry and that cables saved the wakeboarding industry, what do you think about that? I think there is truth in this. I really do not know if wakesurfing saved the boat industry, it does look like it is helping it. Family, this is what I feel drives the boating industry and it seems wakeboard boat manufactures found a sport the whole family can do together. As far as cables saving the wakeboard industry…Well, it is crazy to think that Since 2008, Sesitec has installed over 300 cable systems world wide, over 80 of those were in North America. In 2013 Sesitec installed 6 more Full Size Cable systems in the USA, which is close to 1/3 of the total Full Size Cable parks in North America. Sounds like growth to me. It’s really cool to be able to interview someone who has such an impressive past in the wakeboarding industry, but do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all these new events? Some of the events we do are more than just a physical challenge. With Red Bull especially, they want the impossible, the never been done before. It’s what I love about that company. They push the limits. Of course I get overwhelmed sometimes with feelings of fear, doubt and fatigue. Those who know me, know that my grandfather was born of Spartan blood. I joke about this, but it is where I get me courage and strength. The truth is Philippians 4:13 «I can do all things through Him who strengthens me». What do you think of all these new kids trying to reinvent wakeboarding? Do you think «there just another bunch of mini mes» or on the contrary do you think «I’m sick of all these kids trying to reinvent things all the time»! I say «have at it». Wakeboarding is not mine or yours. Its everyones. If these «new kids» want to change something in our sport lets not hold them back, lets help them realize their goals. When do you think that our planet will have enough cableparks? NEVER Any last words? I will leave you and the rest of our industry with this.......... My daughter at the dinner table one night made me and my wife go «tips in» with her and this is what she said when we thru our hands up «ALL TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER».....think about it!


Pat Panakos - Pic: Chris Garrison

Photo: Chris Garrison


Who’s who

Christian Von Lerchenfeld Hi Christian, could you introduce yourself?

How do you explain the success of the System 2 towers?

Hey Raynald, well, I am wakeboard and cable enthusiast from the beautiful Bavarian Alps. I grew up at one of Germany’s first cable parks (opened in 1971) and spent all my days riding there (jumping and trick and slalom-ski back then, of course). When I got older I started to work at the park more and more until I managed the whole park at the age of 18. In an internship I had to do for my university I worked at Rixen Cableways and was hooked by the passion to build cable parks almost 10 years there. I had plenty of ideas of what to improve and do different, that’s why I started my own company Sesitec in 1992. From then, it was an incredible adventure to the company that we are today, with almost 30 employees and more than 350 clients all around the world.

The success comes from the possibilities it offered. Putting up a cable system that quickly, with two towers only, ready to ride the site within just one day. That offered such a big field of new locations and such a simplification compared to what it takes to get a Full Size Cable up and going, all this for just a little money but still much more capacity than a boat. And then we realized that this would mean something big for rail-riding too.

How did the idea to develop the System 2.0 come to you? We built a two-tower cable back in spring 1994, and another one in fall 94. Pretty much different from what it looks like today, although the principle of two towers was there. But back then there were no rails, almost no wakeboards in Germany, and nobody could imagine the potential this had. In 2007 we wanted to realize a great winch park at CWC, and realized that a winch is not the ideal solution. This is how we got back to the two-tower cable and engineered the System 2.0. How long did it take to finalize it? The development and testing process took about 8 months. I can still remember the first session we did at Wakepark Allgäu, with Patrick Viererbe, Benni Sühs, Pat Panakos, Matt Hickman and my sons. Nobody could believe that it is so easy to ride continuously and to get up on a board as a beginner.

What sized lake is good to run a System 2.0? This is what I meant, there is now so many different location it can be put up. On a beach front in the ocean, in that little pond behind your house, in a swimming pool, or simply in a little lake you can dig yourself. Obviously a good shape is when the lake offers enough space for easy and safe riding, and for many features! In numbers I would say: 120 to 170 meters long, 30 meters wide is quite ideal. The range goes from 40m till 270m. It looks like the System 2.0 helped the sport to grow with some contest like FISE, Wake the Line, Wake Open... When you created the system 2.0, was that something you thought of, or was it a surprise? Well, we realized this really quickly. Just a few months after the first tests, we did the first Wake Stock in Toronto, Canada. What Pat Panakos did there was just incredible. What’s your favorite System 2.0 park in the world?

How many System 2.0 have you sold since the beginning?

This is so hard to tell! I am happy about every System 2.0 that leaves our halls. I am really excited about the parks our team riders put up to push the sport (Shredtown, Reed Hansen, Kevin Henshaw). And then there are so many clients that are just running amazing businesses with a lot of passion and progression!

We have sold almost 300 now. Incredible if you think about that, this all started just a few years back.

Do many people buy a system just for themselves ? I mean «not for a business“?

Is the first System way different than a brand new one? What´s new?

Yes, this did start in 2009 already. Some did start private and later turned it into some small business, or even opened the door for a Full Size Cable later.

Yes it is! Everything has improved so much! The ladders, the construction for the motor head, for the deflection pulley, the carrier, the software. We are always working on big improvements, on simplifying. And this is why we have the most elaborate two-tower cable system from which all the other brands try to copy.

Any last words? Thanks a lot for the interview, I am really looking forward to the next years. We will continue to do everything we can to keep on growing wakeboarding.


Christian Lerchenfeld - Pic Sesitec


Who’s who

Tony Finn Hi Tony, I’m guessing that every wake boarder knows that you created wakeboarding. But for those who are only just starting out in the sport, could you explain to us who you are and how you got the idea to ride a surf behind a boat? I used to live in Mission Beach, which is a skinny strip of land in San Diego with waves on one side, and a bay that’s good for wakeboarding on the other. So, when I was in college and delivering pizza to make money, I somehow thought about creating a business for people who wanted to surf behind their boat. I want to make it clear though, that I did not create wakeboarding. There were a lot of people that stood sideways behind a boat way before me. I was just lucky enough to make it into something I could spend my life doing. We figured out some innovative ways to make boards, improve them, and sell them all around the world. It’s been an awesome ride and wakeboarding stokes out millions of people every year!!! So, it’s pretty cool… When did you realize that it could be a real sport and even a business? I think that I always thought it was a real sport and a cool business. “If you do what you love, you will never have to work a day in your life” - some famous person said that, (possibly Confucius), and that’s how I have always felt about Liquid Force and wakeboarding. Today wakeboards are way different than the first ones you created. Do you think brands have found the ultimate boards for wake boarding? There is no way in the world that the ultimate board has been created yet. We are working on boards right now that won’t come out until 2017 that are lighter, stronger, have more unique flex and rebound characteristics, etc. We are relentlessly working to make the most innovative boards and bindings we possibly can, that’s what makes it so FUN!! How have cableways change the industry? One of the bummers about wakeboarding was that you had to be rich (or at least know somebody rich), to wakeboard. My first boat cost $1000, and I owned it with two other people.

So we have always wanted wakeboarding to be as accessible to as many people as possible. That’s why Liquid Force has been so involved in cables around the world for so long. It is so awesome that you can grow up anywhere in the world and come from kind of background, and for about $20 you can learn to wakeboard. In the states, we actually have Free For All, where you can come to the cable and ride for free one day each year. It is such a fun sport that we want as many people as possible to experience wakeboarding… That’s what cables and innovators like Bruno and Christian have done for the sport! Did the increase in the number of cable riders make you adapt and develop new wakeboard models? More flex, less stiff? We have been leading the charge with wood, different types of foams, and different construction methods to make the best cable boards possible for years. We developed our own Grind base material to make the boards slide great and be way more durable on rails. We can control the stiffness, flex and rebound in the tips, under the bindings and all over the board. We create boards for riders of all levels and styles, and will continue to develop more moving forward. It’s super fun to be able to continually develop new options for riders to use! I know that you surf and also wake surf, so how do compare those two sports? Similar? Way different? A real Mix? I have to say, real surfing is more fun than wakesurfing. But, wakesurfing is totally fun and a great, great sport. If you don’t live by the beach, wakesurfing is the next best thing! For you, what the biggest revolution in the fabrication of boards? The biggest revolution in making boards has been our ability to use a wide variety of materials… We use a ton of different construction techniques and CNC based applications to make some freaking sick stuff!!! Thanks for your time Tony, any last words ? Have fun and see you on the water!!!


Tony Finn - Pic: Flo Suess

“Liquid Force Founder Tony Finn relaxes at the pool on a recent trip to Germany”


Interview - Wakeboarders Legends

Daniel Grant Country: Thailand Town: Bangkok Date of birth: November 23th 1997 What is a good wakepark ? A good cable for me is when the cable runs a bit fast and is full of fun rails and really good kickers. Haha like a lot of cables these days. Clockwise or anti-clockwise cable? Anti Clockwise all day! 4, 5 or 6 towers? 5 towers System 2 towers or full size cable park? Full size park. Why do you wakeboard instead of doing another sport? I don’t know... Maybe because I live close to the best wakepark of the world! Your best memory on your wakeboard: When I won worlds when I was about 12, because it was the first ever international pro contest I had ever entered and I won. One of the craziest experiences ever! Your best podium memory: The best podium memory I think I ever had was, I don’t know…probably the ones where I had to make a speech hahaha!


Daniel Grant - Pic: Raynald Tanny


Interview - Wakeboarders Legends

Tom Fooshee Country: Texas Town: New Braunfels Date of birth: Oct. 5th 1984 What is a good wakepark ?: One that has it all, great features, a beach, warm weather, good vibes, good food and plenty of other activities you can do at the park. Clockwise or anti-clockwise cable ?: Both 4, 5 or 6 towers ?: 5 or 6 please System 2 towers or full size cable park ?: Another both! They can each do things the other can’t and that’s what makes them both so great! Why do you wakeboard instead doing another sport ?: I participated in so many other sports that I really enjoyed, but nothing like the thrill of wake. Your best memory on your wakeboard: Anytime I overcome the fear of the high consequences that could happen when learning something very difficult. Best memories are still happening all the time when I ride. Your best podium memory : My first cablestock victory in 2005


Tom Fooshee - Pic: Raynald Tanny


Interview - Wakeboarders Legends

Bernhard Hinterberger Country: Germany Town: Oberaudorf Date of birth: 07.07.1982 What is a good wakepark ? A recipe for a good Wakepark is the perfect mix of a well built cable with good tower height and rope length. Plus a nice place to hang out with some good food and some games like pool or fooseball. For obstacles, I like cables with a good balance of kickers, rails and transfers. Clockwise or anti-clockwise cable ? I like both turning sides. I’m goofy footed and the counterclockwise cable has the good corners and comfortable feeling that I’m used to. The clockwise cable gives you a perfect opportunity to improve your switch inverts with less swimming and offers you some new angels to hit obstacles and different pull for regular footed hits. 4, 5 or 6 towers ? It can be fun to ride a 4 tower cable sometimes :) but 5 and 6 corners are more comfortable to ride and offer more straights to set up obstacles without the swinging cable caused by other riders. It’s easier for beginners too, with less 90 degree corners. System 2 towers or full size cable park ? Both offer different opportunities for riding and obstacles. The 2 Tower system opened new doors for Wakeboarding and showed it to a much bigger audience. I like to ride both and enjoy hanging out at parks that added a 2 tower cable to their full size cable. Why do you wakeboard instead doing another sport ? I also do other sports like snowboarding and I love table tennis but Wakeboarding got me hooked the most. I think everyone has a sport that they do besides Wakeboarding to get in balance. Your best memory on your wakeboard: The best memory is always when you are stoked about learning a new trick or doing good in a comp. But it’s also when you travel with your buddies and experience new countries and cable parks. For me personally it’s just recently I was wakeboarding behind an airplane on a river. Your best podium memory : It’s not always the biggest comp that has good memories, it really depends on how the vibe of the event was. I have a few in my mind and I will never forget them!


Bernhard Hinterberger - Pic: Glorify


Interview - Wakeboarders Legends

Nick Davies Country: United Kingdom. Town: Chertsey London. Date of birth: 20/06/1989 What is a good wakepark ? CWC, Liquid Leisure, Hip-Notics. Clockwise or anti-clockwise cable ? Anti-ClockWise. 4, 5 or 6 towers ? 5 or 6, perfect tension. System 2 towers or full size cable park ? Full size cable. You have more space to play around on. Why do you wakeboard instead doing another sport ? It’s a sick sport, get to travel and ride, learn new stuff have fun and get to do it as my job! Your best memory on your wakeboard: Riding for the 1st time after 11 months of from injury. Your best podium memory : Wakestock 2006 in front of the massive crowed just before Dizzie Rascal Played! Unreal!


Nick Davies - pic: Daniel Deak Bardos


Aaron Gunn - Pic: Raynald Tanny

Let’s start to discover the wakepark’s world


Summary What’s that

What is a cable way......................................................................................................P 36 What is a system two towers.......................................................................................P 38

Who’s Who Bruno Rixen................................................................................................................P 40 Pat Panakos.................................................................................................................P 44 Christian Von Lerchenfeld......................................................................................P 46 Tony FInn....................................................................................................................P 48 Interviews Daniel Grant..............................................................................................................P 50 Tom Fooshee...............................................................................................................P 52 Bernhard Hinterberger...........................................................................................P 54 Nick Davies.................................................................................................................P 56 Countries Australia....................................................................................................................P 60 Austria........................................................................................................................P 66 Belgium.......................................................................................................................P 72 Brazil..........................................................................................................................P 82 Croatia.......................................................................................................................P 86 France........................................................................................................................P 92 Germany...................................................................................................................P 144 Japan.........................................................................................................................P 160 Netherland.............................................................................................................P 164 Philippines...............................................................................................................P 170 Russia.......................................................................................................................P 176 Slovenia...................................................................................................................P 180 Singapore.................................................................................................................P 184 Spain.........................................................................................................................P 188 Sueden......................................................................................................................P 196 Taiwan......................................................................................................................P 202 Thailand..................................................................................................................P 206 Turkey......................................................................................................................P 216 United Kingdom......................................................................................................P 220 USA............................................................................................................................P 230 All other wakeparks List............................................................................................................................P258


About the Country

Australia Australia is a country full of extremely talented riders such as Daniel Pyne, Dean Smith, Mitch Langfield, Harley Clifford, James Windsor, Chris O’shea, Amber Wing, Angelika Schrieber, Sophie Hogben… and these athletes have given wakeboarding a great image in this immense country. Australia doesn’t have that many cableparks, with only roughly a dozen spots on the east coast, but its surfing and skating culture makes it a very influential country in terms of wakeboarding. The warm climate, beautiful beaches and multiple generations of talented riders have made Australia one of the best destinations for riders who love to travel. One thing is for sure, if you’re still hesitating whether or not to go to this incredible country, don’t think about it…just do it!


AUSTRALIA

LOGAN

5 Pylons Goofy

Cable Ski Logan

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The timeless real-estate saying couldn’t be more true for Cable Ski Logan. Nestled snugly between the iconic Gold Coast and Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, Cable Ski Logan is a must for any keen Wakeboarder venturing`to Australia’s beautiful south east Queensland region.

Cable Ski Logan 80 Ferry Road Carbook QLD 4130

Friendly staff and an entertaining crew of local regulars are sure to make any traveling Wakeboarder feel instantly at home.

www.cableski.com.au

Featuring a wide range of obstacles from Australia’s biggest ‘A frame’ to everyone’s favorite extra long flatbox, Cable Ski Logan will keep Wakeboarder’s of all levels challenged while they soak up the beautiful Queensland sun. Be sure to check out www.cableski.com.au for all prices, opening times and season specials. We look forward to seeing you on the water soon.

+61 7 3287 7777 info@cableski.com.au

$30 / Hour 10am - 6pm January - December


AUSTRALIA

MACKAY

5 Pylons Regular

Gowake Cablepark

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GoWake Cable Park Mackay is Australia’s newest wakepark, opening in late 2013.

Gowake Cablepark Beaconsfield Road East, Andergrove Mackay 4740

The Mackay region is home to some of Australia’s most pristine beaches and only a stones throw away from ancient reefs teeming with tropical marine life.

+61 1300 651 040

The city of Mackay is approximately 90 minutes south of tourist hot spot Airlie Beach with readily available transfers to the Mackay region. GoWake Mackay is the perfect location for beginners or pros wanting to kneeboard or wakeboard and hosts 2 kickers, 2 fun boxes and 3 rails which will keep even the most talented riders busy experimenting with multiple lines and options.

www.gowakemackay.com.au mackay@gowake.com.au

$32 / Hour 10am - 6pm January - January


About the Country

Austria Close to Germany, Austria has benefited from the growth and popularity of wakeboarding in neighboring countries to become one of the top destinations in Europe. With riders who have marked wakeboarding history such as Daniel Fetz and more recently Dominik Hernler, we’ve been hearing a lot about Austria in terms of key events such as the famous Wake of Steel for example. If you love beautiful mountain scenery and flamboyant nature, Austria is definitely for you and certain spots are really worth the detour. With 11 cableparks, we’re pretty sure that you will find your happy place.


AUSTRIA

ASTEN

4 Pylons Goofy

Aussee Wakepark - Asten

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The AU-SEE Asten near Linz is a lake surrounded by the beautiful Danube oodplains. The lake is known far and wide for its super water quality even in hot summers. We offer a wide range of attractive leisure and sporting activities, particularly our waterskiing and wakeboarding cables coupled with kiosks around the lake and a restaurant between the two cables. We have a 4-Point cable and 2-Point cable system - ideal for beginners to the professional wakeboarders and skiiers from all over the world. Just a few days fully relax on the AU-SEE! The new two-masted cable or on the fourmasted conditioning obstaclepark try our training - and right on the lake with views to live on the water!

Aussee Wakepark 4481 Asten Ipfdorfer Strasse Austria

+43 7223 81802 www.ausee.at shop@ausee.at

15â‚Ź / Hour 12am - 8pm May - October

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AUSTRIA

VIENNA

4 Pylons Goofy

Wakeboardlift

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Our cable is located on the New Danube in Vienna, Austria. The Underground Line U2 is only 200 steps away and is accessible from the city centre within 10 minutes. The 890-meter cable offers an amazing height of almost 10 meters, which brings any aerial trick to a whole other level. Our Wakeboard Shop always offers the most new and advanced hardware on the market. We are also well known for our wakeboard courses, which are available for all ages. However, what makes this cable more then unique is its accompanying beach bar and top class restaurant, The Wake Up. The Wakeboard Lift Vienna and Wake Up are with out a doubt the hot spot for Vienna’s water sport fans!

Am Wehr 1 (NAVI Adresse: Industriestrasse 200) 1220 Vienna

+43 676 5182711 www.wakeboardlift.at office@wakeboardlift.at

14€ / Hour 10am - 9pm May - October


About the Country

Belgium It took a long time for Belgium to get the authorizations necessary to build a cableway…nevertheless it didn’t take them long to build world-class parks! Due to their late arrival on the market, they benefited from the experiences of some of the best cables on earth, and that’s why Belgium now has some of the most incredible cableparks out there! David Vervenne, an emblematic rider from Belgium, has often spoken about his country as being a wakeboarding nation. These days, he is surrounded by fantastic cableparks that you should definitely go check out during your next wakeboarding trip. Could Belgium become the new capital of wakeboarding in Europe?


BELGIUM

BOUSSU LES WALCOURT

5 Pylons Goofy

The Spin

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The Spin Cablepark was opened in July 2011 by 2 passionated wakeboarders. Their aim is to share this passion with anyone who comes along and with other professionals. It has been expending every day since the opening : more and more obstacles on the 5.0 and a 2.0 on the water and a skate ramp on site.

61 rue Crossart 6440 Boussu-lez-Walcourt (Froidchapelle)

In 2013 a huge ecological building was built with a snackbar, a wakeshop and 24 beds inside The Spin is well known in Belgium for its kind and fun atmosphere wich warms you up on rainy days at the corner of the ďŹ re in the bar where you can taste some of the very famous Belgian beers. During the summer, days are very long and you can ride every day until sunset !!!

info@thespin.be

+32 (0)71 31 39 82 www.thespin.be

20â‚Ź / Hour 11am - 9pm April - October


BELGIUM

DILSEN STOKKEN

5 Pylons Goofy

Terhills Cablepark

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Terhills Cablepark is a new 9-carrier Rixen cable in the east of Belgium.

Terhills Cablepark Vilverstraat 3650 Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium

It is located in a green environment and offers great obstacles. Stand up paddle, downhill, mountainbike and other sports are also available in the stunning national park. A lot of holidayhouses are planned in the near future.

+32 471 70 15 54

A hottub for a private party in the middle of the lake, miniramp, sitting areas near/on the water, hammocks... The team consists of a super chef for delicious diners. It is the ultimate chill location in Belgium with great riders from all over Europe. Contact the owners if you are planning a longer stay for a super experience.

www.terhillscablepark.be info@terhillscablepark.be

12,50â‚Ź / Hour 10am - 10pm April - November


BELGIUM

KNOKKE HEIST

5 Pylons Regular

Lake Side Paradise

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Lakeside Paradise is a Cablepark in Belgium, KnokkeHeist with an “all inclusive” accommodation. After 25 years of experience in all surfing activities in ocean water, the founders of the surfclub “Surfers Paradise” widen their range of sports by building the first Cablepark in Flanders by the name of Lakeside Paradise! For 50 years the lake has been the city’s biggest secret. It was hidden by a thick wall of trees and few inhabitants new of it existence. Now the new location, situated at 1 km of the Northsea, is being transformed into a recreational venue. Next to the Cablepark Lakeside Paradise offers windsurfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding and kayakpolo. Next to the club there’s a huge swimming pool and fitness center. A golf course is also in the making. The club contains a youth hostel with 80 beds to provide lodging for backpackers, groups, schools, field trips and incentives who want to learn the sport in an all natural environment. AND, it has it’s own organic Restaurant ! There are endless possibilities for groups and incentives because of the big terras (1st and 2nd floor) and three meeting rooms that have everything you need to organize a professional seminar. There’s also a special room for Thai Massage and a Jacuzzi on the terras !

Lakeside Paradise Duinenwater 41, 8300 Knokke-Heist, Belgium

+3250606035 www.lakesideparadise.be info@lakesideparadise.be

20€ / Hour 12am - 9pm All year long


BELGIUM

TERTRE ST GHISLAIN

5 Pylons Goofy

BCP - Belgium Cable Park

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Belgium Cable Park is a unique spot set on a 21 hectares domaine. It is managed by Antoine Marquais (vice Champion of France) and Sébastien Dossou (Wakeboardmag. net) who went into partnership with the idea of creating a great park for wakeboarders as well as for their families. The spot has a wakepark with obstacles that are safe and accessible to everyone, a Sysyem 2.0 with plenty of obstacles, and a winch park. They have a wakeboarding school for kids and beginners and they also organize wake camps. You can enjoy the sunshine on the terrace or on the beach, and there are other activities such as soccer, beach volley ball, trampoline, pétanque, standup paddle boarding, and you can even go for a swim in one section of the lake. There is also a food truck that offers quick quality food such as cheese burgers, fries, paninis, ice creams etc…

BCP, rue de la Hamaide 79 7333 Tertre Saint Ghislain Belgium

+32 (0) 65 66 25 07 www.belgiumcablepark.be info@belgiumcablepark.be

17€ / Hour 9m - 22pm April - October


About the Country

Brazil Known especially for its carnival, soccer, Havaianas and thongs…Brazil has now become a great destination for wakeboarding. With only one cable park in the entire country, we’re betting that plenty more will be built in the next few years and that Brazil will become the new hot spot for wakeboarding. One thing we know for sure is that Brazil has a lot of potential. With its warm climate, splendid nature, and extraordinary culture, we can’t wait to see new spots being built over there. NAGA Cablepark is the first and only cablepark in Brazil and we certainly hope that it won’t be the last!


BRAZIL

NAGA

5 Pylons Regular

Naga Cable Park

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Ready and able to receive first timers to PRO riders, Naga, the only full size cable park in Latin America is located at Jaguariúna City, 150km from São Paulo International Airport.

Naga Cable Park - Jaguariuna Brazil - Rua Pacifico Moneda, 349 – GUEDES - 13820-000

Our 5-tower cable system from Rixen will pull you around a 650m course, allowing the option of hitting any of our 14 obstacles (including Step Up Transfer, Rainbow Transfer, a 30m flat bar, Roof Top, A-Frame, Incline, Box and 5 kickers of different sizes). Naga also counts with 3 two towers systems ideal for beginners. We are complete with a food kiosk, children’s playground, bleachers, locker rooms, space for events and prompt service. Fun and thrills for the whole family.

www.nagacp.com.br

+38553663281 contato@nagacp.com.fr

25$ / Hour 12am - 7pm December - December


About the Country

Croatia

Situated in Eastern Europe, Croatia is a country that offers perfect weather conditions and breath-taking scenery. For several years now, Croatia has been one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, and the icing on the cake is that there are 6 cables that are set on the shores of the Adriatic sea. So if you’re looking to mix riding with parties, tourism and sunshine, then you should deďŹ nitely book yourself a trip to Croatia!


CROATIA

NOVALJA

5 Pylons Goofy

Cable Pag

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Engulf yourself in the experience of a lifetime on the island of Pag, Croatia. Enjoy sandy beaches, perfect food and one of the most insane places to party on the Adriatic coast. Situated on Zrče beach Cable Pag offers crystal clear sea water, Unit obstacles, munchy food, sunny weather, good prices and party as far as an eye can see. For those of You looking for more action we offer beginner and intermediate wakeboarding Camping options and private lessons. Our staff would be happy to help You with travel options, accommodation assistance and everything else You could possibly need. Feel free to drop us a line if You have any questions and we will see You soon on Cable Pag, Zrče beach,Croatia.

Cable Park Pag Katarelac 1 23251 Kolan, Croatia

+38553663281 www.cable-pag.com info@cable-pag.com

15€ / Hour 10am - 8pm May - September

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CROATIA

ZAGREB

5 Pylons Goofy

Wake Park Jarun

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Wake Park Jarun is a geographical wonder. Our warm and clean lake is situated one hour of driving from the alps but offers a very different climate. It is situated in the city of Zagreb (capital of Croatia) so it offers tons of sleeping options for the lowest prices in Croatia. Our friendly staff can offer you help with anything you need in and out of water. We are packed up with UNIT obstacles and we order new ones every single year. On top of that our water is extremely at and super clean. So, come down to Zagreb, visit Croatia, ride, party, shop, have fun, learn new tricks, meet new people, sleep like a king, ride like a boss and have the best summer in your life...

Wake Park Jarun, Aleja Matije Ljubeka bb, Zagreb, Croatia

+385 95 234 5670 www.wake.hr tin@wake.hr

20â‚Ź / Hour 9m - 10pm May - November


About the Country

France France has never been great at producing wakeboarding champions, with the exception of Laurent Peyrichou who won the world championship title in the Open category in 2006. Neverthless every year, we see more and more charismatic riders climb to the top such as Léo Labadens, Clément De Premonville, who was recently names “Rider Of The Year”, or even the legendary François Roy… With that being said, the number of cable parks being built in France is quiet impressive. Over the last 5 years they’ve been growing like mushrooms and French riders, as well as European riders, couldn’t be happier! Let’s not forget that France has now become the number 1 tourist destination in Europe! So during your next vacation, if you’re not too busy visiting the Chateaux or the wineries, then go and check out some of France’s wakeparks, as well as some crazy events such as the FISE…you will not be disappointed! Oh and the food is pretty great too!


FRANCE

ARENTHON

5 Pylons Goofy

TNA Teleski d’Arenthon

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The Téléski Nautique d’Arenthon (TNA) is a 5 pylon RIXEN and it has one of France’s most UNIQUE corners. Only 27m seperate pylon 1 and 2, it’s the famous « P2 ». The TNA already has a Fun Box, a Rooftop, a Slide Box and 2 kickers, but 2014 will be full of surprises! They’ve installed a Little Bro of 100 meters long for wakeboarding initiations and beginner lessons, as well as for more advanced riders who wish to work on their tricks in a calmer environment. The TNA has a Snack/Bar with a terrace, a Pro Shop with a large range of products, as well as a lot of grassy areas for the whole family to enjoy. Situated on the Geneva / Chamonix motorway, TNA is 20mn from Geneva, 30mn from Annecy and 40mn from Chamonix. See you soon!!!

TNA 110 Chemin du Brachouet, 74800 Arenthon

+336 01 06 08 40 www.tna-arenthon.com teleskiarenthon@gmail.com

19€ / Hour 9am - 7pm April - October


FRANCE

BARCARES

5 Pylons Goofy

Téléski Nautique Port Barcarès

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Situated on the Mediterranean sea between Montpellier and Barcelona, Barcarès has a 950 metre cablepark, and it was the first cableway to be built in France. Due to the relaxed atmosphere, riders can use the park without restriction and if you fall, a boat will even bring you back to the dock. Barcarès has a beautiful panoramic restaurant which looks over the lake and has a stunning view of the Pyrénées Mountains. There are other activities available such as kite surfing, standup paddle boards, catamarans and flybording as well as Kum Wake Park.

Parc des Dosses Stade Nautique 66420 Port Barcarés

+334 68 86 23 45 www.teleskibarcares.com infos@teleskibarcares.com

17€ / Hour 8am - 7:30pm Avril - November


FRANCE

BAURECH

5 Pylons Goofy

EXO 33

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EXO 33 is situated 20kms south of Bordeaux.

Lac de Baurech, 259, Port Leyron 33880 Baurech

It is a 5 pylon RIXEN cable with 9 carriers, and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD.

+336 81 71 72 99

These obstacles are completly safe and are adapted to all levels. You can also enjoy a good glass of wine and a great meal at the snack, or even get a tan on one of their very comfortable deck chairs.

www.exoloisirs.com baurech33@exoloisirs.com

13,5â‚Ź / Hour 10am - 8pm April - November


FRANCE

CONDRIEU

5 Pylons Goofy

Teleski Nautique de Condrieu

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Since 2007, the Cable waterski of Condrieu welcomes you in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Ideally located in the heart of the Rhône Valley just South of Lyon, the roads are very easy. On a verdant site, you will find the on-site pleasures of nautical sports, catering and accommodation in chalets. Accessible from beginners to confirmed riders, the wakepark is equipped with a lot of obstacles for all levels, and amenities ensuring comfort. Nocturnal sessions are often organized.

2054, Route de Gerbey La Presqu’ile 38121 Chonas l’Amballan

+334 74 20 98 40 www.cableski-condrieu.com contact@nautic-concept.fr

20,5€ / Hour 10am - 8pm April - October


FRANCE

DAMAZAN

5 Pylons Goofy

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Damazan is situated half way between Toulouse and Bordeaux, and it is surronded by wineries and tobacco plantations. TND wakepark is a 5 pylon RIXEN cableway and it has 7 homemade obstacles including a big kicker, a steel rail and a wooden roof. With its RIXEN Little Bro, snack, beach and supervised swimming area, it’s a jib rider’s paradise and it’s only 1h from TNS and 1h30 from TNG!

Lac du Moulineau, 47160 Damazan France

+335 53 83 16 99 www.tnd47.com cedric@tnd47.com

10€ / Hour 10am - 8pm April - October


FRANCE

LA GRANDE PAROISSE

5 Pylons Goofy

EXO 77

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EXO 77 is located on the natural and peaceful nautical base of La Noue Notre Dame (1 hour south-est of Paris). This 50 hectare lake is equipped with a 5 pylon RIXEN goofy-footed cableway with 8 carriers and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD. These obstacles are completly safe and are adapted to all levels. The Nautical base also has a camping ground with bungalows, a restaurant and a navigation zone where you can go sailing, standup paddle boarding, and do many other activities (hire is available on site).

Base de loisirs La Noue Notre Dame, 77130, La Grande Paroisse

+331 64 24 51 67 www.exoloisirs.com lgp77@exoloisirs

13,5â‚Ź / Hour 10am - 8pm March - October


FRANCE

HOURTIN I wakepark Hourtin

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Since 2013, I Wakepark Hourtin has two system 2.0 located in the heart of the Medoc region, between the wineries and the ocean at Hourtin Port. The team at I Wakepark Hourtin offer individual wakeboarding sessions with certified coaches. Located on a beautiful lake protected from the wind, they have everything to satisfy your wakeboarding needs! Each year, the team build new wooden obstacles to stay in tune with the ecological side of the wakepark, and the system 2.O are taken down each winter in order to preserve the surrounding environment. Situated on l’Ile aux Enfants at Hourtin Port, thrill-seekers can even go kite surfing 500 meters down the road, and the lake can also be used for sailing. And the best part is that the Atlantic Ocean and its famous surfing spots are only 10km away! I Wake park Hourtin is a place to chill out with ice creams, snacks and cold drinks, and it also has a pro shop which sells Slingshot, Remote, Mystic all year round.

L’île aux enfants 33990 Hourtin, France

+336 36 72 87 45 https://www.facebook.com/pages/IWakepark/223456584460927 wakeparkhourtin@gmail.com

16€ / Hour 9am - 9pm May - October


FRANCE

L’ISLE JOURDAIN

6 Pylons Goofy

TNG - Teleski Nautique Du Gers

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The TNG is a water sports park located in the south west of France. It was designed by riders for riders. Welcomed and assisted by a team of professionals you’ll be able to practice your favorite water sport on a last generation cable provided by SESITEC and a full wake park designed for riders of any level. The concept of TNG is to regularly host some of the best riders in the world as well as world class events. The TNG is a six pylons SESITEC cable, a pro shop and a bar with WiFi. Come on Riders ! Do not wait longer and come ride with us. Also,TNG cablepark offers are real wakeboarding school, AWAKE. Sylvain Antoine, a state graduate and DUP pro-rider offers wakeboarding lessons with the aim of iniatiating and coaching kids and women. For these occasions, the cablepark is reserved and the speed is addapted.

Lac de L’isle Jourdain 32000 L’isle Jourdain, France

+335 62 58 38 21 www.tngcablepark.com tngcablepark@gmail.com

16€ / Hour 10am - 9pm March - October


FRANCE

IZON I Wakepark Izon

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Wake Park Izon it’s a beautifull lake, made by rider with ecostyle design and 100 % wood core obstacles… It’s a nice park around Bordeaux with sunny terrasses and shade, where you can chill with your friends and your family. Also, fishing is allowed… At only 20 min from bordeaux, come and enjoy our wakeprk!

96 rue du port, 33450 Izon France

+336 52 90 69 25 www. facebook.com/wakeparkizon wakeparkizon@gmail.com

16€ / Hour 10am - 9pm March - November


FRANCE

LAMOTTE DU RHONE

5 Pylons Goofy

EXO 84

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EXO 84 is located 30km south of Montélimar and 40km north of Avignon at the gates of the Provence region and close to exit n°19 on the A7. The 10 hectares lake has a 5 pylon RIXEN goofy-footed cableway with 10 carriers, and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD. These obstacles are completely safe and are adapted to all levels. You can also enjoy the show with a glass of wine and a meal from the snack, or even get a tan of the deck chairs.

Lac des Grèzes Hautes, N7, 84840 Lamotte du Rhône

+334 90 34 95 27 www. exoloisirs.com lamotte84@exoloisirs.com

13,5€ / Hour 10am - 8pm April - October


FRANCE

LENT

5 Pylons Goofy

EXO 01

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EXO 01 on La Rena lake is located in the heart of the Seillon forest, 10 minutes from Bourg en Bresse and less than an hour from Lyon. The cablepark has a 5 pylon RIXEN goofyfooted cableway with 8 carriers, and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD. These obstacles are completely safe and are adapted to all levels. You can ride the slalom course behind the ProStar 190, eat a meal at the snack, or even get a tan on the sun beds, and there are also little cottages on stilts available for hire.

Lac de La Rena, RD 23, 01240 Lent

+334 74 52 76 04 www. exoloisirs.com larena01@exoloisirs.com

13,5â‚Ź / Hour 10am - 8pm April - October


FRANCE

LE MUY

5 Pylons Goofy

EXO 83

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EXO 83 is situated in the commune du Muy at 65km from Toulon and 15km from Fréjus in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. This wakepark has a 5 pylon RIXEN goofyfooted cableway with 7 carriers, and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD. These obstacles are completely safe and are adapted to all levels. You can enjoy the show and the relaxed atmosphere from the heights of the snack’s terrace and you can even participate in a game of pétanque or get a tan on one of the many deck chairs.

Lac de La Rena, RD 23, 01240 Lent

+334 94 81 41 54 www. exoloisirs.com lemuy83@exoloisirs.com

13,5€ / Hour 10am - 8pm March - November


FRANCE

NANTES

5 Pylons Regular

TSN 44

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TSN44 is France’s great western cablepark, and it is located 30 minutes from Nantes and La Baule, and 10 minutes from the ocean. It has a unique wakepark with 8 Unit obstacles which are safe and accessible to all levels of riding…The only limit is your imagination! TSN44 is specifically designed for riders and their spectators with a semi-covered panoramic terrace, modern restaurant, showers and change rooms with private locker. It is a 5 pylon regular-footed cableway with quick and safe accesses to the edges of the lake (the furthest point from the dock is only a 5 minute walk). It also has a 2 pylon system for learning air tricks and a variety of different gear for hire such as: wakeboards, wakeskates, wakeskis, kneeboards, monoskis, bi-skis and helmets. “Come as you ride” is TSN44’s motto and everyone is welcome whether they are locals or foreigners, pro or beginners, families, compagnies, groups of friends, summer camps etc…And the other activities include, gyrostep, standup paddle, electric skate, slackline, and children’s activities. Local associations such as West Wake Nation (development of cable wakeboarding) and Ride’N Rose 44 (developement of female wakeboarding), work on the animations for the cablepark during the year.

Les chalets du lac - BP 2002 44320 Saint Viaud France

+ 332 40 39 15 92 www.tsn44.com contact@tsn44.com or gaetan@tsn44.com

20€ / Hour 11am - 8pm March - November


FRANCE

POSES

5 Pylons Goofy

Trois Lacs - Le téléski

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Note: 14/20 English French

Are you 12 years old or more? Do you know how to swim?

Lac des Deux Amants 27740 POSES France

Well you’ve already done the hardest part! Due to its easy take-off and adapted material, the cableway offers great sensations that are immediate and incomparable. The team will welcome you with open arms and share with you their passion for this fantastic sport in an incredible setting!

+ 332 40 39 15 92

You can try wakeboarding, wakeskating, skiing, knneboarding or even the slalom at only 1 hour from Paris and 20 minutes from Rouen: 3 Lacs Téléski-Nautique «’Etang des 2 Amants». Come and check out France’s biggest cableway, we’re sure that you will spend an unforgettable day!

15€ / Hour 10am - 7pm

www.tsn44.com contact@tsn44.com or gaetan@tsn44.com

March - November


FRANCE

PEYROLLES

5 Pylons Goofy

EXO 13

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Note: 12,5/20 English French

TNX 13 is located 20km north of Aix en Provence and 50km from Marseille. The lake has a 5 pylon RIXEN goofy-footed cableway with 10 carriers, and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD. These obstacles are completely safe and are adapted to all levels. You can also enjoy the show with a glass of wine and a meal from the snack, or even get a tan of the deck chairs.

Lac de Peyrolles, route de la Durance, 13860 Peyrolles en Provence

+336 75 26 67 95 www.exoloisirs.com peyrolles13@exoloisirs.com

13,5â‚Ź / Hour 11am - 8pm April - November


FRANCE

SAMES

5 Pylons Regular

TSN 64

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Note: 12,5/20 English Spainish French

TNSames 64 is situated at the gates of the pays Basques at 25km from Bayonne, 25km from Capbreton and 30km from Orthez. The first of its kind in the region, it has a 5 pylon RIXEN regular-footed cableway with 9 carriers, and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD. These obstacles are completely safe and are adapted to all levels. The nautical base « Domaine du Lac », on which it is located, also has a snack, a restaurant which serves traditional meals and plenty of bungalows with a fantastic vue of the lake.

R’wake, Lac de Sames, Quartier St Jean à Sames, 64520 Sames

+336 48 35 02 77 www.teleskinautique-sames.com tnsames@gmail.com

13,5€ / Hour 11am - 8pm March - November


FRANCE

ST JEAN

5 Pylons regular

TSJ Wakepark

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Note: 16/20 English Spainish French

Saint Jean Cablapark (TSJ) is the most southern wakepark in France, and is located only 5 minutes away from the Spanish border, 15 minutes from Perpignan, 15 minutes from Collioure and 15 minutes from Figueres. It has a 2 pylon cable for beginners and a 5 pylon wakepark which has 7 obstacles where riders can go wakeboarding, wakeskating, monoskiing or kneeboarding. Private coaching is available, as well as a variety of different sessions of 1h30, 3h, 6h, day passes and weekend passes. It has a restaurant and a beautiful terrace looking over the lake with fat boys and deck chairs for clients to enjoy. You can also buy boards, accessories, boardshorts etc from the TSJ pro shop.

Base de loisirs chemin du mas chambon 66490 Saint Jean Pla de Corts

+336 67 83 56 62 www.tsjwakepark.com contact@tsjwakepark.com

24â‚Ź / Hour 9am - 7:30pm May - October


FRANCE

ST RENAN ADR Advance Ride

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Note: 12,5/20 English Spainish

Advanced Ride cablepark was built in 2011 and is situated in the heart of the medieval city of St Renan, 10 kms from Brest. With its relaxed, family orientated atmosphere, we’re sure that you will have a great time there! A team of certified coaches are there to teach beginners, and the 2 pylon system with its controlled speed is used for initiation in a totally secure environment. Lessons are available to everyone, starting from 8 years old. Members of the club will also be there to give advice and exchange with newcomers, and riders from all over the world are welcome. See you soon at Advance Ride!

Advance Ride Lac de ty colo 29290 St Renan

+336 43 07 63 57 www.adr-cablepark.fr contact@adr-cablepark.fr

16€ / Hour 10am - 7pm March - November


FRANCE

SAVERDUN Projekt Wakepark Saverdun

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Note: 13,5/20 English Spainish French

Cable parks are flourishing one by one this year! Last April was the inauguration of the “Projekt Wake Park”, and believe me, it’s going to get widely known in the next couple of months. This spot isn’t just another system 2.0, it’s a park that is 100% dedicated to wake, and only to wake!

Lac de la Ginestiere ZI des Pignes 09270 Mazeres

Obviously there is a system 2.0, but there’s also 2 boats ( one of them being a Mastercarft X2), a winch with a pool gap for wakeskaters and jet skis to tow wakeskaters and wakeboarders through a brand new jib line.

www.tngcablepark.com

The inauguration was pretty incredible in terms of ridding intensity. There wasn’t a second where you didn’t see a rider evolving on the water. That the mission of the Projekt Wake Park, to become the Mecca of wakeboarding in France, and with the team that’s in charge of this project, you can be sure that this spot is defiantly going to be on everyone’s destination list for the summer.

+336 11 02 14 00 tngcablepark@gmail.com

16€ / Hour 10am - 9pm March - October


FRANCE

TENCIN

5 Pylons Regular

EXO 38

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Note: 13,5/20 English Spainish

EXO 38 is situated 25km from Grenoble and 25 km from ChambĂŠry in an beautiful setting situated between the massif de la Chartreuse and Belledone. The lake has a 5 pylon RIXEN regular-footed cableway with 9 carriers, and it has a wakepark full of the latest obstacles made out of Full PEHD. These obstacles are completely safe and are adapted to all levels. You can also enjoy the show with a glass of wine and a meal from the snack, or even get a tan of the deck chairs.

Lac des Martelles, chemin des Songes, 38570, Tencin

+334 76 45 28 21 www.exoloisirs.com tencin38@exoloisirs.com

13,5â‚Ź / Hour 10am - 9pm April - October


FRANCE

TOULOUSE

4 Pylons Regular

TNS Wakepark

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Note: 15,5/20 English Spainish

Are you a thrill seeker that loves water sports? Then look no further than the Téléski Nautique de Toulouse (TNS) for your next holidays in Toulouse! TNS is open from April to October and is one of the best cables dedicated to jibbing in Toulouse. Would you dare to defy the laws of gravity? New : Special Kids sessions (8 to 13 year olds) on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm in June and September, and sessions from 10am to 12pm in July and August. Spots are limited so don’t forget to book ahead! See you on the water!

Allées des foulques Base de loisirs de Sesquières, 31200 Toulouse

+335 61 70 92 88 www.teleskitoulouse.com info@teleskitoulouse.com

15€ / Hour 10am - 9pm April - October


FRANCE

VERBERIE

6 Pylons Goofy

Slide Nautic

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Note: 11,5/20 English Spainish

Verberie cablepark is a 6 pylon SESITEC cableway which is 740 meters long. The wakepark has 1 fun box, 1 flat bar, 1 slider and 3 kickers, and there is also a 158 meter-long system 2.0 for beginners, but it can also be used by more advanced riders to try air tricks. There is a take-away shop, a pro shop, a paint ball area, an 18-hole mini golf, standup paddle boards and bike hire so you can discover the 200 meter cycle path. Verberie is located in the Oise department, 40 minutes from Paris, 15 minutes from Park d’Asterix and 30 minutes from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.

Slide Nautic Route de rivercourt 60410 Verberie

+336 09 20 02 70 www.slidenautic.fr teleskiverberie@gmail.com

20,5€ / Hour 10am - 8pm March - November


FRANCE

VIRELADE Wake Lagoona

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Note: 16,5/20 English French German

Virelade is located 25 minutes from Bordeaux and is completely surrounded by nature. Since 2004, the team at Virelede have been transmitting their passion and their knowledge to riders on an individual basis. Regardless of your level, they will adapt to your every need and they will make sure that you have a great time on their island. They have two boats: one which is adapted for beginners or wakeskaters, and the other which is purely dedicated to wakeboarding. There is a wakepark with 6 obstacles, as well as a restaurant, a terrace with a great view of the lake, and other activities such as table tennis, trampoline, pĂŠtanque and bike hire.

Wake Lagoona Chemin de Moredis 33720 Virelade

+336 83 69 56 99 www.walelagoona.com laurent.delacroix@wanadoo.fr

16â‚Ź / Hour 9am - 8pm April - October


About the Country

Germany Germany is, as you may already know, the birthplace of cableways on planet earth. Rixen and Sesitec were both born there, as well as riders who have marked wakeboarding history such as Bernhard Hinterbeger, Patrick Viererbe, Nico Lerchenfeld, Domink Gührs or even Steffen Vollert. Germany is definitely a wakeboarder’s paradise with over 80 cable parks in a country that has always pushed wakeboarding towards the top. Cheers Germany! So in conclusion, if you’re a wakeboarding archeologist and you want to find out where it all started, then you should definitely go to Germany ! And if you decide to go there for a holiday, try and go over there during famous events such as “Wake the Line” or “Rising high”, you will not be disappointed! The country is beautiful, the people are very welcoming and the beer is excellent!


GERMANY

ALFSEE

5 Pylons Goofy

Alfsee Strand Arena

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Note: 17/20 English German The cablepark has two 5-Pylon Cableways of 760 und 470 meters. The 2-Pylon Cableway is 80 meters and very good for learning Inverrts (We do courses).

Alfsee Wasserski GmbH Zum Badesee 1 49597 Rieste, Germany

+49 8323 98 96 910

There are 14 Obstacles including funboxes or elephant.

www.strandarena.de/

A Wakeboard-Shop, Bistro, Beacharea, and a BeachBar with many events are on site.

info@strandarena.de

There are accomodations like camping site, hotel, youth hostel, or chalets. Kart racing and other attractions are nearby.

12â‚Ź / Hour 11am - 7pm March - October


GERMANY

BLAICHACH

6 Pylons Regular

Inselsee Allgäu

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Note: 17,5/20 English German

Welcome at Inselsee Allgäu Waterski and Wakeboard Complex. Our cablepark in the middle of the alps provides fun and action to all. With two bathing lakes, a big sunbathing lawn with a beach volleyball court, the Café Inselsee and three waterski- and wakeboardfacilities with a shop and the Bikini-Bar on the lift platform the Inselsee offers a variety of leisure activities for unforgettable days on and by the water. Pure fun and diversity. The cablepark consists of four kickers, two 25m sliders, two 15m flat boxes, a modular up-rail or rooftop respectively with an olliebox at its side as well as two 20m a-framefunboxes. With this setup the park offers kicks and challenges for riders of all skill levels.

Am Inselsee 4, 87544 Blaichach, Germany

+49 8323 9895509 www.inselsee-allgaeu.de info@inselsee-allgaeu.de

20€ / Hour 12am - 7pm May -September


GERMANY

DUISBURG

6 Pylons Goofy

The Bricks

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Note: 20/20 English German The Bricks – the name already shows our idea of a whole new fun park. It’s not conquering huge features, but giving your personal style a place to play. Our rails are made out of real concrete, a worldwide unique concept. No huge floating masses but solid, controllable streetstyle lines, that will challenge your creativity and style. The setup is completed by a bunch of UNIT features, constructed with no screws to protect you and your gear. They are repositioned or replaced every once in a while to keep you playin’. Short distances between the pulleys will give you a no swing pull as you approach your hit. Perfect shaped shoreline for a comfortable short swim and walk back. Affordable accommodation in a youth-hostel right next to the lake. Also, make sure to bring your skateboard and check our new miniramp!

The Bricks, Friedrich Alfred Strasse 10, 47055 Duisburg

+49 203 726457 www.wasserski-wedau.de hello@wasserski-wedau.de

11€ / Hour 1pm - 10pm March - November

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GERMANY

LANGENFELD

5 Pylons Goofy

Wasserski Langenfeld

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Note: 20/20 English German With 4 fullsize cables, two system 2.0s and over twenty features, Wasserski Langenfeld is the biggest Wakeboard facility to date. The main cable with 13 features and one System 2.0 with a quarter pipe, spine kicker and one additional feature is permanently open to public.

Baumberger Str. 88 40764 Langenfeld Germany

On weekends other cables are open additionally. Cables can be booked exclusively by groups in two hour slots. Camping is also possible with advance booking. The experience on the lakes is rounded up by a restaurant, beach bar and pro Shop.

www.wasserski-langenfeld.de

Situated in Germanys most populated area, right in between the two big cities cologne and Duesseldorf, there is plenty of nightlife and culture within a 20 minute train ride. Langenfeld’s most popular event is the WakeUp Camp. The weekend of riding on all cables, camping and party is the season highlight for hundreds of wakeboarders from around the globe.

+49 2173 39462222 kontakt@wasserski-langenfeld.de

24â‚Ź / 2 Hours 11am - 11pm March - December


GERMANY

MUNICH

5 Pylons Regular

Wasserskipark Aschheim

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Note: 15,5/20 English German

Wasserskipark Aschheim is the only cablepark in the Munich area. We offer a great variety of additional sports on our site- such as Volleyball, climbing, Party Area and an Event Location. The cable has 9 carriers and the wakepark offers plenty of brandnew obstacles to have fun on the lake. Come over and enjoy our beach atmosphere and if you are lucky ride together with Dominik GĂźhrs on his home spot. For beginners and advanced riders we offer also special courses on the Little Bro 2 pylon system. Have fresh drinks and delicious foods at our beach bar or have a look at the newest stuff in our Pro Shop. See you there !

Wasserskipark Aschheim Am Eventpark 30 85609 Aschheim

+49 89 90019600 www.wasserskipark-aschheim.de kontakt@wasserskipark-aschheim.de

18â‚Ź / Hour 8am - 9pm April - October


GERMANY

NEUBRANDENBURG

5 Pylons Goofy

Wasserski Seilbahn

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Wasserski Neubrandenburg is located in the heart of Neubrandenburg, aka the “land of a thousand lakes”. With easy access from downtown and major highways and one hour outside of Berlin. The park features a great riding experience for beginners and pro’s alike. The park is internationally known for the 2010 World Wakeboarding title events. The park is family oriented with an adventure playground, camping, beach volleyball, 5 star dinning, and the perfect spot to host summer events.

Wasserskiseilbahn Neubrandenburg Reitbahnweg 90 17034 Neubrandenburg

+49 395 4 21 61 61 www.wasserski-seilbahn.de info@wasserski-seilbahn.de

14€ / Hour 10am - 9pm March - November


GERMANY

THANNHAUSEN

6 Pylons Goofy & Regular

Turncable

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Note: 20/20 English German TURNCABLE offers exclusive entertainment for all your needs. Three courses with over 20 obstacles will challenge and excite you as you have fun levelling up.

Turncable Wakepark Edelstetterstr. 38 86470 Thannhausen ,Germany

+49 8281 7995080

Don’t want to get wet but still play sport? Then you will love our mini ramp and beach volleyball court. Or why not just relax and sunbath in the swimming bay and bbq area instead?

www.turncable.de

Also check out TURNCABLE bistro – it’s a mini land of milk and honey, and after dark we transform it into a beach bar with cocktails, music and have loads of fun.

17€ / Hour 12am - 9pm

The best part is, after an exciting day you don’t have to go home! We can offer you a range of accommodation from basic rooms and camping to luxurious modern wooden cubes with private bathrooms and an entertainment package.

info@turncable.de

April - October


StA y w i t h u s A n d M A k e WA t e r B u r n


About the Country

Japan

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan’s name mean «sun-origin», which is why the country is sometimes referred to as the «Land of the Rising Sun». Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands, the four largest being Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku and... one Cablepark !


JAPAN

NISHINOMIYA

5 Pylons Regular

Japan Watersports Conplex

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Note: 14,5/20 English japanese

Enjoy riding the only 5 mats cable (clockwise) in Japan ! Between Osaka and Kobe and only one hour from Kyoto ! Manage by an international team, JWC offer many other activity as boat riding ,sailing, cruising‌ Part of Nishinomya Beach Resort , you will ďŹ nd on site , restaurant , Bar, and accommodation. Open All Year long ! JWC he Yokoso !

JWC 1-2 Nishihatocho, Nishinomiya 662-0933 Hyogo, Japan

+81 798 33 9000 www.japanwatersports.com marine2@windward-oc.com

$35 / Hour 10am - 7pm January - January


About the Country

The Neitherland Holland, also known as « the other cheese country in Europe » now counts a total of 18 cableparks! It is a very dynamic country with legendary riders such as Mike Ketellapper , Maxime Sapulette, Antoni van der Wekken, Sjors van de Kerkhof and many more. These riders all have a unique style which has proven very beneficial during competitions. The “Cable call” contest, which was one of the stops on the world tour, was held at Downunder cablepark for 3 years and was sporsored by sportwear leader “Protest”.


NEITHERLAND

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN

5 Pylons Goofy

0172 Wake Park

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0172 Wake Park is one of the best wake parks in the Netherlands, centrally located and it’s easily accessible by public transport. 0172 Wake Park is located at the Wet ‘n Wild Social Club, where you can enjoy delicious food, lounge and relax on the terrace with a wonderful water view. 0172 Wake Park is known for it’s great atmosphere and unique progressive obstacles, for all levels. In the park are 3 Kickers, Rooftop, Box, Step-Up rail and a Up-rail. Some obstacles are floating and some are fixed in the ground providing safe and stable riding for everyone. Every morning we perform a maintenance check o n the whole park, so when we open, the park is in perfect shape! At the moment we have 7 obstacles in water but this number is growing every year! 0172 Wake Park keeps it fresh for you!

0172 Wake Park Sportlaan 5 2406 LD Alphen aan den Rijn

+31 172 472 412 www.wetnwild.nl info@wetnwild.nl

17,5€ / Hour 12am - 10pm April - October


NEITHERLAND

STRAND VAN LUNA

5 Pylons Regular

SKEEF

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SKEEF is a cable park with 5 pylons, 4 obstacles and one of the few parks in Holland that is ‘clock wise’. It is situated in Park van Luna, a urban park, only a stone throw away from Alkmaar. SKEEF lies in the middle of the province of North Holland, 35 kilometres from Amsterdam and very near the lovely beach towns of Bergen and Egmond. SKEEF has modern facilities with a outdoor (bbq area) and indoor restaurant, several terraces, including a smashing roof terrace and business facilities. You can even get married at SKEEF. Besides cable ski we offer stand up paddling, massage, outdoor activities and beach games. Prepare for fun, we make it worth your while, tot SKEEF!

Seef Wakepark strand van luna 3, 1704 zz Heerhugowaard

+31 72 572 6340 www.skeef.nl info@skeef.nl

16€ / Hour 12am - 9pm April - October


About the Country

The Philippines The Philippines….where it all started! I don’t know if many of you remember Chris Grüner’s video “STATEMENT”, but let me tell you that this video made a huge wave in the world of wakeboarding! Most of us were discovering this insane wakepark by the name of CWC for the first time! With crazy obstacles, and a lake that was specifiaclly made for wakeboarding, other cableparks were going to have to step it up a notch in order to stay in the game…or fade out as many did back in those days. These days, you couldn’t imagine seeing a cablepark without obstacles, and this is thanks the Philippines! The Philippines have become a standard destination for wakeboarders, but the great thing is that they always have new surprises in store each year! So if you’re planning your next wakeboarding trip, then don’t hesitate any longer! The country is magnificent, the people are adorable and it the nature is breath taking!


PHILIPPINES

PILI

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Camsur Water Sports Complex

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Dubbed as “The Best Wakepark in the World. CWC is the ultimate model for a wakepark. A wakeboarders paradise. The 1st park in the world to have 20 obstacles in a lake.

Provincial Capitol Complex Cadlan, Pili 4418 Camarines Sur, Philippines

The 1st and only park in the world to have six 2 Tower Systems with handrails, concrete pool gaps and a Quad Pool set up. It has hosted the biggest world wakeboarding competitions with the biggest prize money.

www.cwcwake.com

CWC pioneered the Ultimate Wakeboard and Wakeskate Championship by combining cable, boat and winch competitions. Onsite are 500 wood cabins, a clubhouse, a bar (Happy Ending), massage, and a motocross and bike park. Aside from wakeboarding, you can experience the hot springs, waterfalls, cliff diving, motor biking the backroads to the mountains and white sand beaches with crystal blue waters.

+63917 5033 401 villadelreyreservation@gmail.com

3,6$ / Hour 8am - 11:30pm January - January


PHILIPPINES

NUVALI

6 Pylons Goofy

Republic Wake Park

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From the creators of CWC, comes another innovative wakepark with one of a kind rails and obstacles only found at Republ1c Wakepark – metal transfer rails and round metal pipe rooftops are the best attractions. Rails and obstacles are constantly being updated by Republic Rails to offer riders a new experience everytime they visit. Coming soon is the most innovative 2 tower set up in the world, the Republic Instawake! It’s located 30 minutes away from Makati and Manila, the trade, shopping, tourism and party spot of the Philippines. Ride all day ‘til midnight 365 days a year, and chill out with the park’s party music while relaxing our special pizza and local beer by the bar and restaurant.

West Diversity Boulevard, Nuvali, 4027 Calamba, Laguna Philippines

+63947 8924 961 www.republicwakepark.com republiclodging@gmail.com

5,6$ / Hour 8am - 11pm January - January


About the Country

Russia Russia, known for its vodka and fun loving people, is now also known for the development of wakeboarding with 10 cableparks located in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Anapa and Kaluga. Russia’s strong point is the development of wakeboarding for the younger generations and it’s no longer surprising to see Russiann kids that are between 8 and 11 years old winning all the international competitions. Russian rider and international champion Nikita Martianov has been coaching this younger generation and you better watch out for them because at this rate, they’ll be taking over the wakeboarding planet in no time!


RUSSIA

ST PETERSBURG

5 Pylons Goofy

SUNPARK Wake Cable

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Note: 17/20 English Russian

Sunpark wakecable is the only full-size wakepark in Saint-Petersburg and whole North-West region of Russia. In 2013 Sunpark became the best park of the year in Russia according to Russian Wake Awards. It is located on the picturesque natural lake just 10 min walk from the Ozerki metro station and only 20 min by car from the city center. Sunpark offers 5-pylon full size wakecable 818 meters long and 12 meters height and 2-pylon wakecable 200 meters long. Sunpark is equipped with sauna on the starting dock, rental, pro-shop and very tasty restaurant with 2 open terraces located right on the water. Thanks to white nights the park works till 11 p.m. almost the all season. From June to August Sunpark has a wake school for children from 6 to 14 years old. Sunpark at social networks: http://www.facebook.com/sunparkspb http://vk.com/sunparkspb

SUNPARK wakecable St.Petersburg, Nikolskaya street 12

+7 981 754 93 68 www. sunparkspb.ru sunparkspb@mail.ru

$29 / Hour 12am - 11pm May - September


About the Country

Slovenia

Slovenia, ofďŹ cially the Republic of Slovenia, is a nation state in southern Central Europe at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and southeast, and Hungary to the northeast. But not only, Slovenia is also now a new nation of wakeboarding!


SLOVENIA

PTUJ Ptuj Wakepark

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Note: 10/20 English Slovan

Wakepark Ptuj (WPP) is the first Slovenian Wakepark located in such antic city (Ptuj) with mediterranean weather on Lake Ptuj. WPP offer a unique ride for beginers and proffesional wakeborders and skiers with the most modern Cable System 2.0 in the oldest City in Country.

Wakepark Ptuj K Jezeru, 2250 Ptuj, Slovenija

In WPP riders have all equipment (wakeboard, helmet, vest and gloves) free of charge. WPP has booking system which means NO QUEUES at the starting dock! For the time (15 minutes, half hour, hour, two hours….all day) you have reservation, you have park for your own - enjoyable »private session» with your friends or other riders in Park.

www.wakepark.si

Ptuj Lake or »Ptuj sea« like call it the locals offer also kiteboarding, sailing, canoeing, beach volleyball and others sport activities like water bike and water walking ball. After all, there is a beach bar Ranca with summer fun and cool coctails.

031 488 415 vpptuj@gmail.com

35€ / Hour 12am - 8pm

(this price is for one person or maximum 4 in hour session)

May - October


About the Country

Singapore

Situated in the heart of Asia, Singapour is a compulsary stop over point for all riders travelling between Australia and Europe and it now has several cableparks such as the famous « ski 360 ». With its warm climate, relaxed atmosphere and the kindness of its people, you will feel at home in no time and you will be able to enjoy the wakeparks and other activities such as the country’s many theme parks, which includes the famous “flow rider”».


SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE

5 Pylons Regular

SKI 360 degree

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Come down and witness some of our regulars catch some massive hangtime as they get boosted in the air throwing down some sick tricks around the corners. We have also a large variety of different obstacles such as kickers, funbox, tabletop, wallrides for riders to hit as well. Our full service Pro Shop can also serve up all your wakeboarding needs from top to toe. But don’t worry, if you are new to the sport, we’ll set you up with all the gear you need to start you riding on the water. All you need to bring is some sun block, boardshorts and a big smile! And don’t worry, our experienced instructors will be on hand to give you some pointers so you can be up and about on the water in no time! So whether you are young or old.... or you just wanna cruise around the lagoon on a kneeboard or catch some BIG AIR on a wakeboard... or maybe sit back, relax and have a cuppa or a cold one.... then come on over to SKI360! Afterall, we’re only 10 minutes from the city and we’re even open at night! Ride Hard But Ride Safely! Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

SKI 360 degree 1206a East Coast Pkwy, Singapour 449891

+65 6442 7318 www.ski360degree.com enquiry@ski360degree.com

$29 / Hour 9am - 10pm January - December


About the Country

Spain Spain is the perfect destination if you enjoy warm weather, delicious tapas and beautiful scenery…and the icing on the cake is that Spain now has several cableparks that are definitely worth the detour! From north to south, there are plenty of things to do and see in this extremely welcoming country. . Spain’s board sport culture is very present thanks to skateboarding, and they have some quality wakeparks for all of you shredders out there. So it’s time to set your watch to Spain’s rhythm and go discover this wonderful country!


SPAIN

BARCELONA

5 Pylons Goofy

OCP /// Olimpic Cablepark

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The OCP, Olimpic Cable Park, is a brand new 5-towers Rixen cableway together with his Little Bro. Inaugurated in june 2013. At about 15 km south Barcelona, in a city called Castelldefels, with a perfect situation on the coast offering beaches, hotels and campings and a perfect mediteranean weather . 10 min from Barcelona airport, good public transports network, easy access by car. Located on the Olimpic channel of Catalunya, the water is quiet and flat, offering perfect conditions for the practice of wakeboard, wakeskate, and more... Obstacles park designed and produced by the local brand Mosen Park. You will also find a pro-shop with the best specialized brands, a restaurant, terrasses with views, and kids activities. The cosmopolite OCP Team have got everything ready for pro-riders and new-riders.

OCP /// Olimpic Cablepark

Avenida del Canal Olimpic 08860 Castelldefels

+34 936 636 480 www.olimpic-cablepark.com info@olimpic-cablepark.com

20€ / Hour 10am - Sunset April - December


SPAIN

MALAMAR Malamar Wakepark

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We also offer surf and stand up paddle surf classes within other activities. Mediterranean restaurant, chill out zones, life music, beach volley, beach tennis and hammocks on the beach to sunbathe. Enjoy the Mediterranean sun, good gastronomy, the sea, wakeboard and Barcelona city! Malamar Wakepark, inaugurated in June 2013 is placed 15 minutes from the center of Barcelona, just in front of a good surf spot on Montgat’s beach. It has an artificial lake of 200 meter length with a Sesitec System 2.0 and 6 Unit Parktech obstacles (Quarter Pipe, Skate Box, Ollie Box, Pipe System, 2 Spine). The distribution of the obstacles turns thisspot into a high level technical and physically park. It also has a beginners cable.

Mallorca WakePark. Lago Menor, Alcudia, Mallorca

+346 6644 8922 www.mallorcawakepark.com info@mallorca-cableski.com

60€ / Hour 10am - 10pm April - December


SPAIN

MALLORCA

5 Pylons Regular

Mallorca Wakepark

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Mallorca Wakepark, the 220m long 2 towers system with 6 to 7 obstacles in its warm wáter makes you feel like riding in Paradise… Located in a lake on the north shore of Mallorca, near from the best beaches, discos, surf and kite spots of the island. Always extra flat waters and just in front Lagomonte hotel with all its facilities (swimming pools, restaurant, bars, showers etc... Just book through mallorca wakepark to get special deals in the park and hotel. The park set up is: 2kickers, 14m bilevel flat-bar, 14m rooftop, 16m A-frame, 14m box and a pipe. The park offers private couching, Spanish, German and English speaking. You can book the park by hours (60€/1hour) and enjoy it alone, with your family or friends. Equipment and couching are also available. Open from april to december. Perfect for preseason training, photoshootings and perfect for riding till november without wetsuit.

Mallorca WakePark. Lago Menor, Alcudia, Mallorca

+346 6644 8922 www.mallorcawakepark.com info@mallorca-cableski.com

60€ / Hour 10am - 10pm April - December

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About the Country

Sueden With its icy temperatures and its 6 month-long winter, Sweden isn’t exactly the first country that you think of when you’re booking your wakeboarding trip, except if you’re a snowboarder of course! But you know that old saying “cold on the outside but warm on the inside”? Well this definitely applies to Swedish people as they will welcome you better than anyone at one of the many feature-filled wakeparks during their short summer, which lasts from June til’ the end of September Wetsuits are recommended at the beginning of June, but the temperatures soon warm up as Sweden is known for having a short but hot summer. So with its 6 cableparks, Sweden has one of the highest numbers of wakeboarders in the European union. Who said the Swedish were only good at snowboarding?


SUEDEN

FAGERSTA

6 Pylons Regular

Fargesta Cable Park

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Fagersta Cable Park is located in the heart of Sweden, approximately 2 hours drive west of Stockholm. The park shape was designed to give a tighter and more consistent pull. This is achieved by only one long run 155 meters (510’), and five lengths between 80-110 meters (260’-360’). This 6 tower clockwise cable layout gives the park a more individual ride and more options for obstacles. It’s an excellent park for professionals but also for beginners due to the greater turn angles and clockwise turn. The site is adjacent to a restaurant and camping grounds providing cabins and RV spaces. On site you will also find a big beach, skateboard miniramp, water slides, volleyball courts, mini golf, trampoline, running trail, sauna and more. Fagersta Cable Park was the host of Wakeboard and Wakeskate Cable Europeans 2013.

Fagersta Cable Park Eskilns Camping, Köpingsvägen 737 92 Fagersta, Sweden

+467 025 71 997 www.fagerstacablepark.se info@fagerstacablepark.se

5€ / Hour 12am - 8pm May - September


SUEDEN

STOCKHOLM ARLANDA

5 Pylons Regular

The Cable Park Stockholm-Arlanda

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The Cable Park (TCP), Stockholm-Arlanda is a full size five pylon anticlockwise Rixen cable of 623 meters. TCP was built in 2011, by the lake «Halmsjon» at Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden. TCP has 10 obstacles in the course, kickers, sliders/rails and funboxes etc.

The Cable Park Smuttan 123, Halmsjön, 190 35 Sthlm-Arlanda.

Around TCP there are 650meters of floating jetties, so swimming is limited. At the park there´s a service house with locker rooms and warm showers, a café/restaurant and a wake shop. As this is Scandinavia, TCP of course has a sauna (for 12 people). If tired of shredding, there is also a beach volley course, a miniramp for skateboard and a large trampoline.

www.cablepark.se

The lake is only 3-5m deep, so its nice water temperature during summer. TCP is located 35km north of Stockholm and can be reached by aircraft, commuter train, bus or car some 30 minutes from the city. All are welcome, no membership etc. required.

+467 032 62 077 info@cablepark.se

19€ / Hour 12am - 8pm May - September


About the Country

Taiwan Known as the other land of the rising sun, Taiwan has only just built its very first cablepark, « LOTUS WAKEPARK » thanks to the editor of Unleashed Taiwan, Annelie Chang. Located on the outskirts of Taipei, you should definitely go and check out this incredible cablepark and its brand new obstacles during your next stay in Asia.


TAIWAN

TAIWAN

5 Pylons Regular

Lotus Wakepark

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Welcome to Lotus Wake Park – Wake Paradise in the Heart of Asia Lotus Wake Park is the ďŹ rst full size Cable Wake Park in Taiwan - brand new opened in May 2014. We are located in Kaohsiung a thriving international metropolis in the southern tip of Taiwan, just 5 min. away from Zuoying High Speed Rail Station and 15min. from Kaohsiung airport. Kaohsiung, the second biggest city in Taiwan is a sunny harbor city where you will enjoy pleasant weather the year-round. Lotus Wake Park offers you wakeboarding in a worldwide unique location. The natural fresh water lake is surrounded by various Taoist Dragon & Tiger, Buddhist and Confucian temples providing you the best wakeboarding shots ever. You will fall in love with the people and life in Taiwan. Kaohsiung offers you biggest night market experiences in South Asia, unique landscapes, features of mountain, sea, river and port and rich culture, an overall exotic and unforgettable wakeboarding holiday.

Lotus Pond, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan www.facebook.com/LotusWakePark www.lotuswakepark.com info@lotuswakepark.com

50$ / Day 9am - Sunset From

January - December


About the Country

Thailand If you’re a wakeboarder and you’re lucky enough to go travelling, then it’s impossible not to go to Thailand. The cableparks in Thailand are already world renown, but we’ve been hearing a lot more about them recently due to wakeboarding genius Daniel Grant. Daniel is the product of a country that has built some of the best wakeparks in the world. Not only is Thailand a picture perfect country, but it is also a country full of incredible people with a fascinating culture. Hoards of wakeboarders visit their shores each winter to enjoy their great cables and delicious Pad Thai!


THAILAND

BANGKOK

6 Pylons Goofy

Thai Wake Park

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THAI WAKE PARK opened in 2009, and always keeps improving better and better since then. TWP is located at Lumlukka Klong 6, northeast Bangkok, Thailand. We’re open every day! TWP is managed by a team of experienced riders who can help you with your riding and are also there to ensure your safety so you can enjoy your time. Also, if you want to party with your friends or even just chill out and relax, THAI WAKE PARK is the place to be. TWP is simply the wake park made BY RIDERS FOR RIDERS. Come join us at the THAI WAKE PARK!

18/4 Soi Sudsawas, Lieab Klong 6 Rd., Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani, Thailand 12150

+66 8 7829 8855 www.thaiwakepark.com info@thaiwakepark.com

$6 / Hour 10am - 5pm All year long


THAILAND

HUA HIN

6 Pylons Goofy

Black Mountain Wake Park

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Black Mountain Wake Park is the ultimate place for both the beginner and the seasoned rider. The lake is set with fun obstacles to create a floating skatepark for even the most experienced wakeboarders. Black Mountain’s top class facilities cater to those both on and off the water. So even if you don’t ride you can sit back on the clubhouse terrace overlooking the water and watch your mates throw down whilst enjoying a good meal and updating your status over the free WiFi. We also have a world class WATERPARK and a championship GOLF COURSE that was recently voted “Best in Thailand”. If you check-in to one of our elegant PRIVATE POOL VILLAS, you’ll be close to the water and the action. How about a game of tennis, volleyball, golf, or just indulge and pamper yourself in the chic surroundings of the Black Mountain Spa. Once a small fishing village, Hua Hin is now a popular, relaxed royal seaside resort town, just a 2 hr drive south of Bangkok. There is lots to do in Hua Hin, and there are litterally hundreds of restaurants serving great food from all round the world.

Black Mountain Waterpark, Hua Hin, Thailand

+66 (0) 32 618 445 www.bmwakepark.com info@bmwakepark.com

$9 / Hour 10am - 5pm All Year Long


THAILAND

PHUKET

6 Pylons Regular

Anthem Wakepark

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The Beat of Today’s Best Wakepark Lifestyle. Anthem Wakepark is the ďŹ rst CLOCKWISE wakepark in South Asia, located on the beautiful island of Phuket, Thailand. State-of-the-art 6 tower Sesitec CLOCKWISE cable way. 200 meter Extreme Obstacles System 2.0 and 160 meter beginner and training System 2.0 Accommodation, Pro-shop, Restaurant, Professional Training, Transport service and Excursion. There are so much more to do around Anthem Wakepark.. Take a day break from your riding to Phi Phi island or 7-island hopping trip !! Or simply take a short 10 min ride to the beach for your happy hour sunset beer after a long fun day of riding..

Anthem, 194/6 Moo7 Si Sunthon Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110

+66 (0) 76 620 034 www.anthemwakepark.com info@anthemwakepark.com

$15 / Hour 9am - 6:30pm January - January


About the Country

Turkey Being one of Europe’s top destinations, Turkey isn’t only known for its beautiful Mediterranean beaches and breath-taking landscape, it is also known for having some of the nicest cableparks! And all of this is only a 3 hour flight away from most European cities! With summer temperatures during 10 months of the year, Turkey has attracted some of the best European riders that come there for their winter season training. Their warm welcome and incredible variety of food makes Turkey one of the top destinations for riders who wish to travel, without going too far from home and without spending a huge budget. Antalya’s Hypnotic Cablepark remains the favorite destination for Europeans with its quality accomodation and perfect wakepark, and the other 5 cableparks in Turkey are open all year round.


TURKEY

ANTALYA

6 Pylons Goofy

Hip-Notics Cable Park

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Located on the southern coast of Turkey, Antalya, where summers last for eight months! Hip-Notics consists of three man made lakes, continually fed by mountain run-off water and shallow enough to keep warm most of the year. Hip-Notics hosted IWWF E&A Cable-Ski Championship 2011 (Lake 1) and WWA Wake Park Championships 2010 (Lake 2). Each year a new obstacle is added or replaced in Lake 2. You may also spend your day at your comfy room with the view of the lakes, party at the hot-tub or party pool, hang out at the bar, practice on tramboline, have a rest in sauna or experience a relaxing massage.

Burun Ucu Mevkii Çakış Köyü Manavgat Yolu Köprülü Kanyon Kavşağı / Antalya

+66 8 7829 8855 www.hip-notics.com info@hip-notics.com.tr

3,5€ / Hour 8am - 6pm January - December


Antoni Van Der Wekken - Pic: Antalaya


About the Country

United Kingdom When you think of the UK, you obviously think of Jelly, the Royals and fish and chips, but they’re not the only interesting things that come from England! There is also Nick Davies, Marc Rossiter, Lee Debuse, Matt Crowhurst, and the famous and fondly remembered Princess Cablepark…In other words, the UK is very well known on the world wakeboarding scene. With a list of extrodinary riders, the English definitely know how to build a world class wakepark! Don’t hesitate to go and check out England’s cableparks during your next trip!


NORTHERN IRELAND

BELFAST Titanic Wake

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In 2013 the first cablepark sites were opened in Ireland!!! The Cable & Wake project was a pilot set up with two specific plans: Plan 1, get the first team in Ireland trained up for installation and operation of cableparks. Plan 2, run the 1st Irish Cable Wakeboard Championships. Year one was meant to be a training and event pilot with a lifespan of 2-3 weeks on the Titanic site. We organically outgrew this in the first few weeks. The facility has stood the test and held under the pressure of demand for wakeboarding in Belfast and shown us that this ‘little shop of watersports’ needs more! We love the growing realisation that we have only scratched the surface of the potential for this site and urban watersports in Belfast!!! For 2014 we have more than a few plans and as they unfold. We will keep you updated. If anyone wants to know more or you wants to get involved, call in and join our community.

Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House, Belfast, United Kingdom

+44 7808 966163 www.cableandwake.com info@cableandwake.com

25€ / Hour 9am - 9pm January - January


UNITED KINGDOM

LIVERPOOL Industry Liverpool Wake Park

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Liverpool Wake Park is the fun way to enjoy the famous Liverpool Docks! We have two cable systems that tow wakeboarders over the water. The wakeboarders ride the systems continuously by turning round at each end. We have transformed the Queens Branch Dock into a waterspace that resembles a floating skate or snow park! There are 11 obstacles that the wakeboarders can use to perform tricks. It is a very easy sport to learn and has an amazing and quick progression ladder for developing and improving. Every time you come down for a ride you can learn new tricks or hit different obstacles. We have a 100% success rate with our beginners. If you don’t get up riding we will even give you your money back! Wakeboarding is a sport for a wide variety of ages and abilities. We run kids’ clubs, ladies only sessions, we are also an amazing venue for stag and hen parties and love teaching anyone from beginners to the British Team. Our youngest rider is 6 years old and our oldest is over 70! Wakeboarding is an active lifestyle sport, once you have tried it, you will be coming back for more. We offer yearly memberships and ride pack deals, a huge number of our local beginners are now regular riders and come to play every week.

Liverpool Wake Park Industry.1 L34DG Liverpool

+44 151 230 8247 www.liverpoolwakepark.co.uk ride@liverpoolwakepark.co.uk

19€ / Session 9am - 10pm January - January


UNITED KINGDOM

SOUTHAMPTON

5 Pylons Goofy

New Forest Wake Park

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Welcome to the New Forest Water Park and the South’s First Cable Wakeboard System... where your enjoyment is our pleasure!

New Forest Wake Park, Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2EY, England

Set in 50 acres of beautiful New Forest countryside and lakes, there’s something for everyone at the New Forest Water Park - whether you’re on holiday or just fancy a great day out. The New Forest Water Park has been a friendly, familyrun business for more than 20 years and has become the New Forest’s favourite venue to learn and enjoy a host of WaterSports - including WakeBoarding, Inflatable Aquarides, Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding.

+44 1425 656868

Whether you’re taking part in the watersports or not, we also offer a choice of our Lakeside Campsite or Woodland Campsite (Camping in the New Forest with open fires allowed!). Or just enjoy a drink and a game of pool whilst listening to a live band in our clubhouse with a large balcony over looking the watersports. We even have a unique, secluded Private Island for hire - perfect for a romantic weekend or private fishing. It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment, as we are very busy during the summer. Please also note that no dogs are allowed.

12€ / Hour 10am - 9pm

www.newforestwaterpark.co.uk info@newforestwaterpark.co.uk

April - November


Donatien Billaud - Pic: Raynald Tanny


UNITED KINGDOM

TATTERSHALL Just Wake

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System 2 Cable Wake Board Park within Tattershall Lakes Country Park. Designed for all levels of Wakeboarders. Just Wake Opened at the End of July 2012, We have 2 x System 2’s. With plenty of Obstacles to keep you occupied for hours. Cable B is perfect for anyone new to Obstacles, or anyone trying out 180’s/360’s for the first time on Obstacles. Manual Pad (Small Flat box, great first Obstacle) Small Kicker. Fantastic ramp, great for getting BIG AIR Box Rail - (Longer, Taller Version of the Manual Pad), Alot of fun, plenty of time for a 720! Incline Rail. A bit thinner & higher than the others, but a lot of fun! Cable A has the BIG RED BULL Obstacles. Pipe Rail (Used at Wakestock & Harbour Reach by the Pros) Unit Quarter Pipe, The only Unit Quarter Pipe in the UK! 2X Large Kickers A great transfer box & amazing rail riding. As you can see, we have something for everyone, and really look forward to seeing you on the water soon.

Tattershall Lakes Country Park, LN4 4LR Tattershall

+44 7812 712255 www.justwake.co.uk enquiries@justwake.co.uk

23€ / Session 10am - 6pm January - December


About the Country

The USA America has a long history of boat riding, but these days, it seems like cableparks are popping up all over the country! It’s not surprising that with riders such as Parks Bonifay and his brother Shane, the Soven brothers and Tom Fooshee, some world class wakeparks have been built in a really short time. Obviously there great wakeparks in sunny Florida, but more and more cables are being built accross the country, each better than the next! So just like the Philippines, Thailand or even Germany, the US has now become a top destination for all self-respecting riders.


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ALLEN

5 Pylons Goofy

Hydrous Wakeparks

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HYDROUS WAKE PARK at Allen Station shares 109 acres with a state of the art concrete skate park, BMX track and bike trails, and is located minutes from hundreds of restaurants and retail outlets, making it America’s premier destination cable park.

Hydrous Wakepark 580 North Cedar Drive, Allen 75002

Featuring three Sesitec System 2.0’s and a 6-tower full size cable system, Hydrous offers a massive selection of features to choose from, including; a quarter-pipe, UNIT rails and kickers, and our own professionally built unique features. You will find the best wakeboarding products in our no pressure pro shop from great brands like CWB Board Co., Slingshot, Hyperlite, and CTRL Wake.

www.hydrouswakeparks.com

Let Hydrous help you make your trip affordable by offering family, group, and extended stay rates, as well as discounts on area hotels. Be sure to visit our newest park located on Lewisville Lake.

+1 214 390 3088 info@hydrouswakeparks.com

$15 / Hour 1pm - 8pm January - January


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BENSON

6 Pylons Goofy

Hexagon Wake Park

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Whether you are a novice or expert, Hexagon Wake Park has all that your wakeboarder heart could desire. Hexagon Wake Park’s location on Tucker Lake, offers beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal blue water, water slides, rope swings and grill areas in addition to our amazing cable park. Hexagon Wake Park features a Sesitec full sized six tower cable system with just the right pull. The hexagon shape gives advanced riders and beginners the perfect riding experience. The adjacent System 2.0 two tower cable system is an effective learning tool for our beginners. There are no limits at Hexagon….anything a rider can image in is possible on our systems. Our park has eleven amazing Unit brand features including a transfer box, rooftop, flatbar, box, pipe, medium and large kickers, an up rail , wedge and a signature Pat Panakos feature. We offer a large variety of LIQUID FORCE gear and rentals and the latest pro models for even the most enthusiastic riders. Hexagon Wake Park welcomes you to come and enjoy our park for a day, a week or the season. Open March through early November of each year.

Hexagon Wake Park 3025 Allens Crossroads Rd Benson, North Carolina 27504

+1 919 207 1086 www.hexagoncablepark.com info@hexagoncablepark.com

$28 / Hour 9pm - 6pm March - November


James Windsor - Pic: Raynald Tanny


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CARTERSVILE

6 Pylons Goofy & regular

Terminus Wakepark

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From the very beginning, the team at Terminus set out to build one of the largest and most unique cable parks in the United States. In creating this facility, we’ve set out to build and operate one of the finest cable wakeboard parks in the world. With two full six-station Sesitec Cable Systems and System 2.0 lake, the park’s signature is an elaborate series of park features and sliders. Many of the features are not available anywhere else in the United States and the custom features are the first of their kind in the world. We’ve put together an incredible team and a unique design to create this park and our location at LakePoint Sporting Community and Town Center will give our riders, along with their family and friends, entertainment options you can’t find at any other park in the world!” In creating this facility, we’ve set out to build and operate one of the finest cable wakeboard parks in the world,” said the partners at Terminus.

Terminus Wakepark 130 Old Allatoona Rd Cartersville 30121

+1 470 315 01 55 www.terminuswakepark.com info@terminuswakepark.com

$17,5 / Hour 10am - 8pm March - December


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEERSFIELD BEACH

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Ski Rixen

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Located in sunny South Florida, Ski Rixen is the longest running cable park in the USA. Ski Rixen features something for everyone: beginner to professional. Our group lessons every weekend are a great way to experience the cable for the first time or improve your skills with our on-staff coaches. People of all ages can slalom, trick ski, kneeboard, kiteboard, wake board and even surf without a wave. Centrally located, Ski Rixen is only minutes away from the beach and inside of famous Quiet Waters Park. The park also features Splash Adventure water park, bicycle rentals, a marina with boats for rent, and several lakes for fishing. For recreation on dry land, the park features mountain bike trails, basketball courts, and a campground with platform tents and tepees.

Ski Rixen 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach 33442

+1 954 429 0215 www.skirixenusa.com skirixen@bellsouth.net

$25 / Hour 10am - 8pm January - January


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

LAFAYETTE

6 Pylon regular

Cajun X Cables

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Cajun X Cables is Louisiana’s only full size cable wake park. Operating with a Sesitec 6 tower system on 22 acres going clockwise with a full UNIT feature package that includes kickers, sliders, a pipe rail and The Henshaw Box. Cajun X Cables also has a Sesitec 2.0 system for beginners and little shredders! Cajun X Cables is located in the heart of Cajun country, just minutes off of Interstate 10.

Cajun X Cables 2211 Mills St. Lafayette, Louisiana 70507

The park is surrounded by a few of the South’s best restaurants that are sure to please your taste buds. Area attractions like airboat tours, America’s largest swamp and a short drive away from the Big Easy are just a few reasons to make a trip to Lafayette, Louisiana.

$15 / Hour 11am - 7pm

+1 337 565 6885 www.cajunxcables.com Info@cajunxcables.com

March - November


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

LITTLE ELM

6 Pylons Goofy & regular

Hydrous Little Elm

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Enjoy a tasty ice-cold beverage on the shores of Lewisville Lake after a hard shred around Hydrous Little Elm’s five-tower counterclockwise cable system. Dinner and live entertainment at Tower’s Tap House is the perfect way to spend an evening under the Texas stars. Free camping within walking distance is just one of the many ways to make this an affordable destination you will not forget. A quick 30 minutes from Downtown Dallas and Hydrous at Allen Station, good vibes are sure to flow like wine. Reserve your paddleboards, private cable time, and wake surf sessions at HydrousWakeParks.com , or when you arrive. Expierence Texas in 2014!

Hydrous Litlle Elm 280 East Eldorado Parkway Little Elm, Texas 75068

+1 214 310 1105 www. hydrouswakeparks.com info@hydrouswakeparks.com

$15 / Hour 1pm - 8pm January - January


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

NEW BRAUNFELS

5 Pylons Goofy

Texas Ski Ranch - TSR

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Texas Ski Ranch is a 70-acre action sports paradise located in the heart of Texas. As one of the top ranked facilities in the world, TSR prides itself on having something for everyone. What makes TSR unique is the culture and facilities surrounding our lakes. Riders can indulge almost every board sport under the sun including snowboarding, skateboarding & paddle boarding (SUP). Visitors can lounge on the beach, dine at Wahoo’s restaurant & bar or jump in Spring Loaded Trampoline Park. Each spring TSR hosts Cablestock Wake & Music Festival, the official kick off to summer. New Brunfels is also home to Schlitterbahn, America’s best water park, world-renowned river floating and is just 30 miles from San Antonio or Austin. The famous Texas Hospitality makes TSR a hot destination year round.

Texas Ski Ranch 6700 IH 35 North New Braunfels TX 78130

+1 830-627-2843 www.TexasSkiRanch.com info@texasskiranch.com

See website for current hours and pricing Changes seasonally, please check website for current hours.

January - December


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PAOLA

6 Pylons Goofy

Kansas Watersports

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Note: 13/20 Engl Embark on an epic experience in the middle of Kansas at KC Watersports! We have created a Cable Park for the entire family! Whether you’re a hardcore wakeboarder, beginner or spectator we have something for you! Our 5 tower cable system is fully equipped with some of the coolest kickers, rails and boxes! For beginners, we can get you on the water and riding in no time on our 2.0 System. Other park features include: Pro Shop, MasterCraft Dealership, indoor/outdoor Lounge, “Fun Lake” that features giant inflatable’s, sand volleyball court, stand up paddle boards, or relax on our beach! Come enjoy our hidden oasis that’s nestled in the middle of the in Kansas with the most fun and knowledgeable staff in the industry!

KC Watersports (KCW) 25825 Edgemore Road Paola, KS 66071

+639157020789 www.kcwatersports.com info@kcwatersports.com

$19 / Hour 12am - 8pm April - October


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ORLANDO

5 Pylons Goofy

Orlando Water Sports Complex

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The Orlando Watersports Complex is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding and waterskiing. OWC offers two full size cable systems, a two-tower system and a boat lake. Over 14 years old, OWC has established itself as the premiere location to get notice, improve your skills and make an impact on the wakeboard industry. With majority of the pro riders living in the Orlando area, OWC is a great place to build your career. OWC’s coaches are trained by some of best in the industry including Mike Ferraro, Ryan Jones, and four time world champion Shaun Murray. OWC is the home of the largest events in the industry including Pro Tour Stops, Wake Games, Monster Triple Crown and the National Points Chase Finals.

Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) 8615 Florida Rock Road, Orlando, Florida 32824

+1 407-251-3100 www.orlandowatersports.com info@orlandowatersports.com

$29 / Hour March – September 10am-8pm November – February 11am – 6pm

All year long


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SACRAMENTO

5 Pylons Goofy

Wake Island Watersports

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Wake Island is the largest watersports park on the West Coast of the United States.

Wake Island Watersports 7633 Locust Rd. Pleasant Grove, California 95668

With over 10 features in the cable lake at all times, the park has something for all riding levels.

+1 916 655 3900

New for the 2014 season are things like an aquaglide park, stage & live music, summer camps, redesigned beach area, large festivals & mud runs, a new food service provider, & much more!

www.wakeislandwatersports.com info@wakeislandwatersports.com

$35 / Hour 11am - 7pm April - December


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SEMORA

5 Pylons Goofy

Jibtopia Wake Park

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Note: 20/20 English

Jibtopia Wake Park is an exclusive park built for riders by riders in Semora, NC USA. We have three System 2.0’s, two elevated pools, sixteen features, and two kickers. Our park is specifically designed to accommodate all skill levels and for safe, easy progression. Our beginner cable is comprised of open water for learning and our easiest box. We also have an intermediate run, and one with slightly more advanced features. Whether you’ve never seen a wakeboard, or you’re a water expert, you’re guaranteed a fun time at our park! We are excited about offering all rental equipment, a sand/beach area, ATV trails, restaurant, bar, live music, pro shop, & camping accommodations such as, free WIFI, showers, toilets, & RV rentals/hookups. All of our rates, event/contest schedule, and other useful information can be found at our website www.jibtopiawakepark.com.

Jibtopia Wake Park 15748 Hwy 119 Semora NC 27343

+1 336 413 8415 www.jibtopiawakepark.com Clark@jibtopiawakepark.com

$18 / Hour 10am - 8pm April - November


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WACO

6 Pylons Regular

BSR Cable Park

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BSR is an award winning Cable Wake Park and water sports complex located on 450 beautiful acres in Waco, Texas. BSR opened in June of 2012 and quickly became known as the best cable park in the US, taking home the industry’s highest honor, “Best Wake Park” at the 2013 season ending Wake Awards. The park features a clockwise 6 Tower Rixen Cableway System, 5 lakeside rental cabins, gorgeous bar and grill, the country’s first Bi-Level Cable Lake for advanced Wakeboarding, two world class boat lakes equipped with Nautique G23 & G21, first ever Barefoot cable, kids fun lake, lazy river, outdoor pavillion and beach areas. With so many amenities, BSR is the perfect destination getaway for a day trip, corporate retreat or vacation. To learn more about BSR, visit www.bsrcablepark.com

BSR Cablepark 5347 Old Mexia Rd Waco 76705

+1 254-227-6388 www.bsrcablepark.com bsrcablepark@barefootskiranch.com

$6 / Hour 12am - 8pm January - January


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The Guide  

A selection of the Best Wakeparks in the World

The Guide  

A selection of the Best Wakeparks in the World