With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) currently reviewing all eight new sports contending for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games, these 2012 World Cable Wakeboard Championships will have a greater significance than ever before for the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF).
Wakeboard fans around the world will be able to enjoy the live Webcast on the YouTube Sports Hub link for the first time in full HD.
The FREE live Webcast is scheduled to cover both the Junior and Open Men and Women Finals on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th. For those who wish to set their alarm clocks, here are some guides: Philippine PST is London +8hrs, Istanbul +6hrs, Los Angeles +9hrs, New York +11hrs, Singapore +0hrs, Brisbane -2hrs.
The growth of Cable Wakeboard Parks around the world has caught many by surprise. The unique combination of low cost, environmentally friendly and high return on investment features have given cities around the world a whole new lifestyle attraction for active young sports lovers of all ages – including their parents ! In recent months alone, additional new Parks have opened in Belgium, Turkey, USA, Russia, France, Great Britain, Germany, and Egypt is also now joining the global trend !
As expected, the very best Cable Wakeboard Riders in the world today have all signed up for this one. They include both the male and female gold medal Open winners of the recent very successful Tokyo World Cup Stop – Austria’s Angelika Shriber and Germany’s Frederic von Osten. Entered also are the current World Champions, both from Great Britain, Nick Davies and Kirsteen Mitchell. 
However, as the previous World Championships were held in Germany, many Riders from the other side of the planet were unable to travel that far. This time around, it is a totally different scenario. The number of countries represented has actually doubled to 32 – reflecting the high growth rate of the sport. Having missed the last Cable World Championships, seventeen additional countries will now also join the battle for titles in the arena – including Brazil, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Malaysia. The current World Champions certainly will have a very tough battle on this occasion in defending their titles at the magnificent Deca Clark Wakeboard Park. This Park will be the focal point of a major new residential Deca Homes complex, surrounded by villas and entertainment facilities – and all within easy reach of Manilla. The general Metro Manila area has a population of 12 million people.
Start lists and results of these Cable Wakeboard World Championships will be available at :
Reports and photos will also be uploaded at the IWWF Facebook Page and also at :


CONTACT : Des Burke-Kennedy, Media Chairman, International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation