2014 Wake Canada Development CampPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Wake Canada ran the 2014 Wake Development camp in the Orlando area March 18-23. We had a record breaking 15 athletes from across the country in attendance. It was a really fun experience filled with tons of riding, fitness and seminars not only to improve their riding ability but also to expand the over all athleticism of every rider in attendance teaching each and every one about body mechanics, nutrition, air awareness, and fitness.
The camp took place over four days and we were hosted by the world famous World Wakeboard Centre in Groveland where we were given incredible service and we can’t thank the Hansen’s and Ryan “Cowboy” Anderson, enough for their knowledge and hospitality that really put this trip over the top. I highly recommend their facility if you are looking for a way to get an edge on your season they are the people to see.
All of the riders favourite stops were at the National Training Centre where each participant went through a rigorous fitness test helping each athlete to learn valuable information about how their body performs and what they can do to improve it by having measurable tests we can compare athletes and understand how fitness effects riding. The NTC then had us back to create a custom built fitness program that is designed to strengthen and improve explosive performance specifically for wakeboarders. Look for an instructional video on that one in the weeks to come on Wake Canada’s youtube account.
We spent two mentally and physically challenging afternoons with Ryan Jones at the Tramp Place in Orlando. Ryan taught us about air awareness and used his incredible acrobatic knowledge to teach us how to spin and flip more effectively and helped us to break down our tricks slow them down and perfect them off the water before taking it big behind the boat. Of course no trip to Orlando is complete without a bunch of hot laps at OWC where the features were dialled in perhaps the best I have ever seen them. It was super fun to see the development athletes boosting off kickers, and progressing on the more technical rails. We can rest assured that the future of Canada’s Wake athletes is exciting to say the least.
We want to extend a huge shout out to all the Donations that helped to keep this camp accessible. Blake Rowsell from Wake Canada who kept us all organized, National team rider and coach Jess Polly who helped with coaching and was a huge asset to the camp. The Hansen’s at WWC, Ryan Jones at the Tramp Place, All the wonderful staff at OWC and Aktion parks for hooking us up to the cable, and last but not least Correct Craft for hooking us up with a brand new bright purple Nautique G23 that we were able to have the use of to help our athletes ride to their full potential.
Wakeboard Nationals and Wake Park Nationals AnnouncementPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Click on the links below for details about both events this summer!
2015 and 2016 Wakeboard Nationals Site AnnouncedPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Wake Canada is pleased to announce that the 2015 and 2016 Wakeboard National Championships will be held at Valley Wake Park at Albert Dyck Park, in Abbotsford, BC. More information and dates to come early in 2015!
Wake Canada’s VisionPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
The Wake Canada Committee met in Toronto in January. From the meeting, the group updated Wake Canada’s mission moving forward.
Vision Statement: To be the leader of wake sports in Canada.
Values: A fun focused, family friendly community that promotes a lifestyle of individuality and creativity, recreationally and competitively.
Purpose Statement: To grow wake sports and to develop and support its participants from beginner to pro through organization, standardization and innovation while remaining true to our culture.
2014 Wake Canada Development CampPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
The 2014 Development Camp March 19-23, 2014 has a few spots left. For more information click here
The camp is open to national team riders and provincial team riders. Many provinces do not have a provincial wakeboard team. If your province doesn’t have a team and you would like to attend the camp please contact your provincial wakeboard association. Riders with support from their province may be able to attend the camp.
2014 Nationals Dates Announced!Posted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Wake Canada is excited to announce the dates for 2014 National Championships
Wakeboard Nationals: August 14-17 at Bush’s Sports Centre, Bala ON
Features ONLY Straight Line Nationals: August 14-17 at Bush’s Sports Centre, Bala ON
Wake Park Nationals: August 22 and 23 at Adrenaline Adventures, Winnipeg MB
2014 IWWF Cable Worlds Team CanadaPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events
Details about the 2014 IWWF cable worlds in Norway have been released. The dates are: August 10th – August 16th 2014. Click here for more information
Wake Canada will have limited funding to send riders to the event. We are now in the process of accepting letters of interest from current National Team members and other Canadian riders interested in attending the event. Please send results from traditional cable events in the last two years and a list of air tricks you are landing consistently to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday April 4th at 4pm.
Wake Canada InvasionsPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Wake Canada has teamed up with film maker Vince Whiteman to create a series of webisodes about the Canadian Invasion of the US wake scene. In the first edit they followed Canada’s wakeboard and wakeskate team riders down to Florida this spring and caught up with them as they, along with some more of Canada’s top riders trained for the upcoming contest season.
2014 Wake Canada National Teams AnnouncedPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Congratulations to the following riders for being named to the Wake Canada National teams! Riders receive many benefits, including coaching, funding, cell phone contracts, and insurance among other perks like getting to represent this amazing country!
Full Results from Wake Park Nationals and Boat NationalsPosted by: dpatterson Posted in:
The full results from Wakeboard Nationals are available right here!
The full results from Wake Park Nationals are available here
Canadian Wakeboard VideosPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
In case you missed it, there are lots of amazing event edits that have been produced in the last month.
If you want more videos check out the Rip Curl Judgement Edits
“Erika was Ripping it Up”Posted by: dpatterson Posted in: Videos
“Erika was ripping it up” – from the HBC #projectadventure video featuring Erika Langman teaching these boys how it’s done:
#monsterwakenats Video is UpPosted by: dpatterson Posted in: Events, Nationals, Videos
Check out the post event edit from #monsterwakenats right here:
Wake Nats Results are Here!Posted by: dpatterson Posted in: Events, Nationals, News
Keep checking back here as we update the results all day long at the 2013 Wakeboard Nationals, presented by Monster Energy. Click on each division to get the full overview for that category:
Boys and Men
Girls and Women
Wake Nats Presented by Monster Energy Featured in WakeWorld MagPosted by: dpatterson Posted in: Events, Nationals
Wake Nats are getting all kinds of attention, and WakeWorld has a full preview:
Canadian Wake Championships presented by Monster Energy and Nautique Got Questions? We have answersPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Canadian Wake Championships presented by Monster Energy and Nautique Got Questions? We have answers!
We have been getting quite a few questions from riders and parents about Canadian Wake Championships so we thought it would be a good idea to help clarify a few things!
Do I have to register Online ahead of time? YES!
The answer to this is YES! You do if you want to avoid the late registration fee of $25. Online registration is open until 8PM On Wednesday Aug 21st. Visit Karleo http://www.karelo.com/register.php?Ev=13423 you will have to create a login and password, then fill out the athlete bio. Payment can be made by visa, mastercard or cheque online.
If I’m not sure about competing can I still register on-site and pay the late-entry?
The answer to that is YES as well, however you must register before the following times: On-site late registration for all boat divisions running Friday will be Thursday from 10am – 6pm at Bushs Sports Centre. Features on-site late registration will be Friday at noon. All boat registration will close Friday night at 7PM.
What is Athlete Check in and do I have to go?
YES! If you are registered online you will still need to come to athlete check-in to complete your registration. Here you will pick up your athlete wristband, New Era Wake Championships Cap, schedule and any other information you will need to compete at the 2013 Canadian Wake Championships. Athlete check-in times are the following:
- Thursday 10am – 6pm
- Friday 8am – 6pm
- Saturday 8am – 9am
Note: If you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian with you to sign the event waiver.
Do I have to buy a Waterski-Wakeboard Canada Membership?
NO you do not need a competitive license, you just need your provincial membership. Please bring your membership card or number with you to the event.
What do I get with my Entry Fee?
You get the full kit & caboodle for the event! Athlete’s will receive a limited edition Wake Championships New Era snapback, unlimited riding at What Wake Park Thursday – Sunday, Unlimited riding in the Wake Championships Skate Park, (Yes! Bring your skateboard & helmet) Free entry to Rip Curl’s The Judgment Premier Patio Party @ The Kee to Bala (athletes under age must have a parent with them at the premier party) and Dinner included Saturday night at 6pm for the Awards BBQ.
If I’m not riding do I have to pay to get in?
NO! The event is free for all spectators, friends and family.
What is the ‘Features Only’ Event?
The Features-Only event is a straight-line cable Wake Park Jam that will take place at What Wake Park. Riders will compete on the obstacles only including Kickers and rails, no loaded air tricks will be allowed in this division.
Divisions Include: Amateur Features Only, Open Wakeskate Features Only, Open Women’s Features Only and Open Mens Wakeboard Features only.
Cash prizing will be given out for the following features only divisions: Open Men’s Wakeskate, Open Men’s Wakeboard, Open Women’s Wakeboard
When is the Features-Only Event?
The Features-Only event will take place Friday afternoon starting at 3PM – 7:30pm.
Do I have to compete in the Boat division to Compete in Features only?
NO! You can register just for the features-only division if you like. Entry fee is $60 if you are not competing in the Boat division.
How do I sign up for Familiarization?
Familiarization is on a first-come first-serve basis. The Monster Energy Nautique G23 will be running starting at 10AM – 5PM on Thursday Aug 22nd and What Wake Park will be open for familiarization from 10am – 5pm on Thursday Aug 22nd, and 10AM – 2:30PM on Friday Aug 23rd for the Features Only division.
Boat familiarization is $20, payment on-site only.
Where Do I Find the Event Schedule??
The event Schedule is posted on www.wakecanada.ca the direct link to the event schedule is below. Event Schedule is tentative based on entries so make sure you check for any schedule updates as we move closer to the event:
Have anymore questions? Feel free to ask! Email Erika.email@example.com and we will do our best to respond quickly.
Wake Nationals Kickoff Patio Party presented by Rip Curl and Monster EnergyPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - The Kee to Bala will be the host of the Wake Nationals Kickoff Patio Party presented by Rip Curl and Monster Energy. The highlight of the event will be the film premiere of Rip Curl’s The Judgment video contest presented by Sony Action Cam. In its second season, The Judgment is Canada’s largest wakeboarding video competition with more $4000 in prize money. Riders will battle head-to-head for the best video of the summer, all to be seen for the very first time Thursday night at The Kee.
Doors open at 8:30pm, premiere starts at 9:30pm.
Athletes competing in wake nationals: Free entry
Non-athletes/parents $5 donation going towards Canadian Wake Championships
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Cable Nationals ResultsPosted by: dpatterson Posted in: Events, Nationals
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Nationals InformationPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Cable Wakeboard Nationals #cablenats13
Click HERE for information on Cable Nats
Please click here to register!
Wakeboard Nationals Presented by Monster #monsterwakenats
The Bulletin for Wake Nationals is available HERE.
Please click here to register! – you will be redirected to Karelo.com for registration.
Cable Nationals UpdatePosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Cable Nationals #cdncablenats prize money has been set!
Open Men 1st: $600, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200
Open Men Features Only: 1st: $600, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100
Open Women: 1st: $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100
Open Women Features Only: 1st: $250, 2nd:$150, 3rd:$100
Open Men Wakeskate: 1st: $500, 2nd: $200, 3rd:$100
Also top 2 Open Men from and top Open Woman will be granted spots on the National Senior Wakeboard Team!
Other national team and development team spots will use nationals results as part of the criteria for team selection.