Riders hit the water yesterday at Albert Dyck Park in Abbostford, BC as a warm up for the Canadian Wakeboard and Straight-line championships. Many of Canada’s top riders have arrived including Sandbox’s Nick Dorsey, Dusty O’Ferrall and RipCurl’s Keaton Roper, and more will be streaming in over the next few days.

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Mackayla Petrie, Tail Poke

Valley Wake Park is one of Canada’s top wakeboard venues, and today really showcased how amazing this park is. It is a public park, perfect for spectating, with high shorelines that allow you to catch all the action on the water from wherever you are sitting. Glass calm water and sunny temperatures are in the forecast for this weekend, right in time for the event.

 

 

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Billy Allen behind the official 2016 G23 towboat

Today’s riding kicks off with qualification rounds pulled by the official towboat, a Nautique G23, followed by the largest division of the day; the Jr Men’s Semi-finals.

 

 

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Colden Thompson tweaking out a method 

Riders can also get warmed up today with practice riding at Valley Wake Park. Here is a sneak peak of Nick Dorsey warming up his sea legs on this year’s killer set up.

 

 

 

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Riding orders and results will be posted here all week long, stay tuned!

Thank you to our event sponsors: Nautique, Sandbox, Liquid Force, One Boardshop, O’Neill, Ronix, Premium label outlets, Cove Watersports, GVP, and tourism Abbotsford.