With seven worldwide Stops scheduled for 200
4, the opening event of the Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup took off with a perfect start in France. Over 20,000 spectators packed the Enghien-les-Bains lakefront site just 12 km from Paris. In the shadow of the famous Enghien Casino, Mayor Philippe Sueur warmly welcomed the 28 Wakeboard Riders who came from 12 Countries to compete for their share of the total series cash prize of US$ 650,000.
Wakeboarding is similar to Snowboarding – except that each Rider is towed on the water surface. Two passes are provided for each rider to complete complex gymnastic manoeuvres. Points are awarded for Execution, Intensity and Composition.
In near perfect conditions, Wakeboard Riders competed from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Sweden Switzerland,...