International Pro Riders hit the water at Glasfryn Parc for 4* Event!
Glasfryn Wakeparc hosted the first ever International Water Ski and Wakeboard (IWWF) 4* World Tour Stop in Great Britain on 8th – 10th July 2016.
The competition was the first of its kind and proved to be a huge success with 31 entries from all over Europe.
Ariano Blanik from Germany was the star of the day and came first in the Open Men category. He was awarded a huge 600 World Ranking Point along with £460 and a very unique Welsh Slate Medal which was crafted locally at Inigo Jones, Penygroes.
The star of the competition didn’t get off to the best of starts after falling in his first run, but soon proved himself to the judges with an outstanding performance on his second run nailing a showstopping Peat Rose 540 and a collaboration of amazing rail hits which then put him a step above the rest.
Julia Rick from Germany took the first place ranking in the Ladies Open category and impressed the judges with her performance on the water with a flawless display of airtricks and techniques on the metal pipe incline, transfer box, two kickers and shot top. .
Following the Welsh Wakeboard Open the Grassroots Tour gave a chance for wakeboarders of all abilities to display their talent on the water, there was a combination of first time wakeboarders to seasoned pros which gave the competition a great scope of different styles and tricks. The wakeboarders that came out on top were Milo Mccafferty from the Netherlands in the mens group and Ruta Buracaitf from Ireland in the ladies group. The weekend finished off with a Big Air competition, and Glasfryn Parcs very own Alfie Lofthouse took the prize for getting the highest air trick off the kicker almost getting to the height of the cable pulling him.
For members of the local community, there is a chance to sign up for a introductory Wakeboarding lesson at half price with one of our professional coaches over the Summer period – the perfect opportunity to get involved for next years competition!
For the full list of the results visit www.cablewakeboard.net
The Welsh Wakeboard Open is around the corner! The very first ever International Water Ski and Wakeboard (IWWF) 4* World Tour Stop in Great Britain is only 5 weeks away!
As the only Cable Wakepark in North Wales, Glasfryn Parc decided to showcase the sport and host The Welsh Wakeboard Open; the first ever International Water Ski and Wakeboard (IWWF) 4* World Tour Stop in Great Britain. The Welsh Wakeboard Open is the first competition of the highest standard in the UK and we expect to see a range of international riders competing for the £2,800 prize and 600 World Ranking Points!
Along with setting a high standard wakeboarding competition, our aim is to raise the profile of water sports in the local area and get the community involved in the sport. There will be a chance for wakeboarders of any ability to compete in the Grassroots Tour Stop at the end of the weekend hosted by Industry Wake Parks. The tour is aimed at anyone from a first timer to a seasoned pro, it is all about having fun, progressing your riding and developing a community spirit at the wake park. If you don’t fancy competing in the wakeboarding competitions it is free to come and watch- so don’t miss out!
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We have some VERY exciting news!!!!
Glasfryn Wakeparc, Pwllheli will be hosting The Welsh Wakeboard Open- the first ever International Water Ski and Wakeboard (IWWF) 4* World Tour Stop in Great Britain on 8th – 10th July 2016.
As part of the Cable Wakeboard World Council (CWWC) there will be 600 World Ranking Points awarded to the successful riders, along with a prize pot of £2,800 up for grabs for the highest scoring competitors.
There will be 6 categories within the Welsh Wakeboard Open, including; Junior Men, Junior Ladies, Open Men, Open Ladies and Masters Men, Masters Ladies.
The weekend will kick off with a practice run on Friday 8th July where all riders will get the chance to warm up before the competition on Saturday 9th July where the riders will get to show off their tricks to the judges. Following the competition there will be an award ceremony and after party to celebrate and congratualte the riders! To finish off the weekend there will be a chance for wakeboarders of any ability to compete in the Grassroots Tour Stop on Sunday 10th July.
More details can be found on our Rider Letter.
To enter please fill out the Entry Form and join the competition on Cable Wakeboard
We have some VERY exciting news!! Our Wakepark has reopened for the 2016 season! Its now the perfect weather to be back on the water for some wakeboarding, kayaking and SUP!
We have two lakes with three wakeboarding cables (System 2.0), one of them being a special lake for beginners. On our more advanced lakes we have lots of obstacles to choose from, including the Leviathan, Flat Bar, Mystic Big Air kicker, Industry Transfer Box, Industry Slug Rail and two O’Shea wall rides for those a little more experienced.
We also have Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding available on the lake.
All wakeboarding equipment and buoyancy aid is provided; all you need to bring with you is a towel!
If you’d like to book a wakeboarding session with us or would like more information just give us a call on 01766 810 000 and we’ll be happy to help.