First full-size Latvian national Cable Wakeboarding championship is coming

For the first time, a Latvian National Open Championship in Cable Wakeboarding will take place in a Full-Size Cable (FSC), following international standards, organizers of the event have announced.

The first-ever FSC Latvian National Open Championship in Cable Wakeboarding will be held on August 28, 2021. The competition will take place in the modern Full-Size Cable Wakeboard park “HiWake 5.0”.

Atis Bogomazovs, the member of the board of Latvian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, said it would be an important landmark. 

“I’m pleased that Latvian cable wakeboarders will finally have the chance to participate in a national championship that adheres to the standards set by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). The Championship has been ranked as a 2 Star International Competition, enabling the winners to become full-fledged members of the international wakeboarding community. It’s possible that soon enough we’ll see equally high achievements as we’ve already seen in boat-towed wakeboarding”,  said Bogomazovs. 

It is planned that about 40 Latvian wakeboarders will participate in different qualifying rounds - open, junior, boys, and girls. The Open Group also welcomes several strong foreign riders. The prize fund for the championship is €2,500.

Marek Lojek from Poland will be the main referee of the Championship and represent IWWF as its board member. He recently led a training seminar for young referees. 

In a cable wakeboard championship, referees evaluate the intensity, execution, and composition of the tricks riders perform. Flips and complicated jumps make this competition exciting to spectators, we were told by A.Bogomazovs, one of the “HiWake 5.0” park ideators and owners.

Participants can apply via the website until August 26th. 

Official Practice rides will take place on August 27, but qualification runs, semi-finals, and finals will take place on August 28 for the duration of the day. Young participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 “HiWake 5.0” is the largest wake park in Latvia, located on the outskirts of Riga in Sunīši. 

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