I had a chance to check out one of the regions newest wake park – Batam Wake Park last weekend. This is the second wake park in Batam, with the difference that it runs in a clockwise direction. Its only an hour ferry ride from Habourfront in Singapore and within 30 minutes of arriving in Indonesia, we’re ready to shred the Sesitec full cable system. Its also loaded with several quality obstacles (features) made by Unit in Germany and the water is fresh and clear.
They also have a restaurant and bar is available on site and even on-site massage can be arranged. For sure, dining is inexpensive and beers go for only S$3 a can.
The service you get is great and they even provide pick-ups if you fall, so you don’t have to take a long walk back to the starting dock. For beginners, they have a separate 2-tower System 2 cable system which allows beginners to get up in a much quicker on wakeboard than on the full system.
Currently, they are running a promotion rate of only S$88 until the end of the year and it includes the ferry, land transfers, lunch and all day riding at the park.
For more information, check out their website at www.batamwakepark.com
Filipino Wakeboarder and Cable Operator Edwin Tipones was recently killed in a freak accident at CWC while setting up the park for the Worlds. He is survived by his wife and 3 young children. If you can spare a couple of dollars or more, that will go a long way for his family. Please click the link below to make a donation and help a wake brother out.
Exciting times ahead for Asian Wakeboarding! Check out the series that’s hitting Japan, Taiwan & Korea from July – September 2017!
World Wake Association Announces 2017 Asian Wake Series
Mark your calendar for 5 & 6 August 2017 for the Asian Wake Series in Taipei! Categories include Novice, Intermediate, Advance & Open Wakeboard categories as well as Wakesurf!
REGISTER BY 12 JUNE! For more info, goto http://www.twwa.com.tw/
Wakeboard & Waksurf Contest Open to All Nationalities
Open Men & Women
Men & Women
For more info, CLICK HERE
WAKE.SG is throwing party to end off an awesome year! Its going to be happening at The Beacon located at Marina Square on Tuesday 20 December 2016 from 8pm!
There will also be the global premiere of Daniel Grant’s ECLIPSE mini-movie edited by the talented Andy Kolb. This screening is part of an effort by Daniel Grant to raise funds for Thai Pro-rider Mac Rosen who lost a leg from a freak wakeboard accident earlier this year. So we will be raising funds at the party by selling cable rides, flowboard rides & other goodies, most of them at 50% off to help Mackie get back on the wakeboard!
Anyway, see you at The Beacon, all are welcome! There are no cover charge, age restrictions and dress codes… plus its 1-for-1 on all draught & housepours till 9pm! Party on!
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT UPDATES!
WakeTips 2.5 update is now out! Here’s what’s new:
– Added new Trick Videos :
> 313 (JB Oneill)*
> HS Method Grab (Gunner Daft)*
> HS Shifty Stalefish (Gunner Daft)*
> TS FS Mute 720 (Gunner Daft)*
> HS BS 720 (Gunner Daft)*
> HS BS Method 180 (Gunner Daft)*
> HS Stalefish Backroll to Blind (Gunner Daft)*
> HS Slob Backroll Mobius (Gunner Daft)*
> Crow Mobe 540 (Gunner Daft)*
> Stalefish Tantrum BS 540 (Massi Piffaretti)*
> Wrapped KGB 540 (Massi Piffaretti)*
> HS FS 360 Rewind BS 180 (Massi Piffaretti)*
> HS BS Mute 540 (Massi Piffaretti)*
> HS FS Tuck Knee 720 (Massi Piffaretti)*
> HS FS Mute 900 (Massi Piffaretti)*
> HS Slob Backroll Mobius (Massi Piffaretti)*
> Frontroll Roastbeef BS 180 (Massi Piffaretti)*
> TS BS Cuffed 540 (Mark Griffin)
> TS FS 720 (Mark Griffin)
> Whirlybird 540 (Mark Griffin)
> Hoochie to Blind (Mark Griffin)
> Bee Sting (Mark Griffin)
* Videos courtesy of JB Oneill
– Added New Sequences :
> Kicker 360 HS FS Melan (Daniel Grant)
> Whirlybird 540 (Mark Griffin)
– Added new Wake Visuals
For an app that costs less than your Starbucks Coffee, get it now!
French Canadian wakeboard professional, Ben Leclair, has suffered a severe injury to his spinal cord. At Road 2 Recovery we know this fight all to well. We understand the challenges and we have set up this fundraising page to assist him and his family with their journey ahead. Already Ben has shown his strength and the doctors are looking to get his oxygen levels up so they can remove the breathing tube from his mouth.
Road 2 Recovery has forwarded medication information and will be giving the family ammo they need to be a step ahead of this injury. His close friends are at his side as well as his parents and sister. Any support can make a difference. Thank you for your consideration. More updates to follow.
When showing your support for Ben please use the hashtag #BenSquad
To make a donation, go to https://road2recovery.com/cause-view/ben-leclair/
Saturday, 16 July 2016 | 5pm – 8pm
Sunday, 17 July 2016 | 1pm – 4pm
*Stay till late if you wanna!
SWP is launching our Early Bird Membership drive before the Park opens to the public. We will like to invite you to join us during the weekend of 16 & 17 July for a first preview of the Park. There will be plenty of scrumptious food and drinks served as we catch-up and say a big Thank You to all who have supported us and patiently waited for this moment.
As this is a membership drive for those who are interested in purchasing an annual membership, there will be limited slots that weekend. Please indicate your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which date you will be joining us, and if you are bringing a partner along.
We will also like to inform you that there will be no test runs during the event until the Park is officially opened. However, there will be demos conducted by riders appointed by us during both days.
Early Bird Annual Membership Price @ $3,000 nett.
Attractive goodie bag available for those who purchase their Membership during the event. Full list of perks and benefits will be unveiled at the event.
12-month interest-free instalment plan available for UOB card holders.
Please indicate your RSVP by Monday, 11 July by emailing email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you! For updates. go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1223574527666628/