Wakestock Abu Dhabi, 4th – 6th March
The WWA Wake World Series is just around the corner and this year it
is the Middle East, in the form of Abu Dhabi, that will be kicking off
the season as part of this globe trotting world tour of wakeboarding.
Wakestock Abu Dhabi is set to be an immense weekend, combining the
ethos and vibe of the biggest Wake and Music festival out there with
the absolute best in world wakeboarding. The top ranking WWA riders
from 2009 and ‘all-comers’ will be battling it out alongside the Pro
Women for one of the few big ladies events this year, all hungry for a
chunk of the biggest cash purse of any contest on the 2010 event
calendar at $50 000.
Abu Dhabi have a truly visionary concept in their city with some of
the most incredible landmarks on the planet including the brand new
Yas Marina Racing circuit and the Ferrari theme park, and now
Wakestock will sit alongside some of the incredible sporting events
that the city is now hosting such as the Formula One, to become a
regular feature on their event calendar and the wakeboard circuit.
To help the city’s locals further embrace a love of wakeboarding and
the unrivalled beach side facilities in situ, Abu Dhabi Beaches, the
Municipality of Abu Dhabi and Flash Entertainment have been working
closely with the Wakestock UK team to promote all that comes with the
sport and lifestyle of this unique and pioneering event. Having
installed a System 2.0 a few weeks ago for a press trip promoting the
festival weekend, Aaron Rathy, Dan Nott, Nick Davies and Amber Wing
showcased wakeboarding for the public and press in all its glory
allowing them not only to see what the sport is all about but also
giving them the chance to take to the water for a proper taste of why
wakeboarding is so addictive. The System 2.0 has been in place since
offering free lessons to the public and will continue to introduce new
people to the sport right up until and through the Wakestock weekend.
The event venue could not be more perfect, sitting on the Al-Sahil
Beach at East Plaza on the stunning Corniche strip, the site offers
all the protection needed for butter calm bath water, close proximity
viewing of boat contest, Rococo Pool Gap event, the System 2.0 and of
course, the main stage. The free weekend event will have locals and
internationals alike bouncing to the beats of headliners Maximo Park,
De La Soul and more on the beach and in the water for a full three
days of festivities.
With Wakestock Abu Dhabi setting the temp for the season ahead, the
series will move on to Brazil and then return to Wakestock UK, where
it all began and where a few internationals have already had the
pleasure of joining us for the party!
Check out www.wakestock.ae for all the info needed to come join in
with all the fun or to get your competition entry form.