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Comments Off on Wakeboarding video – Xtreme Gene

Check out this video made by Joe Skelly when we were all out in Xtreme Gene last month. From beginners to Pros – you can see what an awesome place this is!
David

Comments Off on Palembang – Wakeboard World Cup Results

Unfortunately I didn’t make it out of Semis but big congratulations to Harley Clifford (AUS), Tony Iacconi (AUS) and Andrew Adkison (USA) on coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the World Cup here in Indonesia and to Massi Piffaretti from Italy on taking 4th. The Final was awesome and everybody killed it! In the Women’s Finals Raimi Merritt (USA) took the Gold followed by Amber Wing (AUS) with Silver and Nicola Butler (UK) took the Bronze. Also, well done to Carro Djupso from Sweden who got back up on the water following an injury to make sure she got through to Finals! Details

Comments Off on Wakeboard World Cup Palembang, Day 2

So so happy! Made semi finals alongside Andrew Adkison (USA) from my heat. Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

David

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Comments Off on Wakeboard World Cup Palembang – Day 1

We arrived safely in Palembang after over 24 hours travelling. It’s been about 33 degrees here which is a big change from back home! The hotel is great and the people are friendly. I became a millionaire here today! I wasn’t able to change my Euro so I took out one million Rupiah from the ATM machine – about €85 haha!

We had a practice run earlier today and the boat being used is the Mastercraft X2. The Opening Ceremony was amazing with loads of TV crews and journalists and there were thousands of musicians, dancers and children who formed a big parade and all the athletes from 24 different countries were there. Qualifying rounds are tomorrow (timetable below the photos). If you happen to go to bed late or get up early you can watch the action on www.iwwf.tv Thanks, David

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Comments Off on Weekend before Wakeboard World Cup in Palembang

It was the last weekend to be able to ride before the World Cup. We had a few riders still brave enough to hit the cold water in Cavan on Saturday! David Coates was just back from Spain, Carro Djupso joined us all the way from Sweden en route to the World Cup. Ashley Murray came down from Northern Ireland and of course Sian and myself from Dublin. It was so cold that the first few feet of my rope was frozen solid – more like a bar than a rope!

Then yesterday we had the AGM of our Irish Wakeboard Federation where all kinds of issues get discussed and clubs book comps for next year.

Lough Sillan, Ireland


On Wednesday Sian and I fly out to Palembang in Indonesia. It’s a long long journey….. We fly Dublin to Dubai, then to Singapore and finally on to Palembang in South Sumatra. It’s 33 degrees there at the moment so that will be a nice change. Can’t wait for the last competition of the year and to see all the other riders again as everyone has been training in different countries – from Thailand to the USA.. Details

Comments Off on Cable Wakeboard World Championships, Philippines

The World Cable Wakeboard Championships are being held in the Philippines right now and there are over 32 countries competing. The very best of luck to Irish riders Jonny Crawford, Dan Kavanagh and Stephen McConnell from all your friends back home.

You can check out the Open Finals on Saturday on www.iwwf.tv The Philippines is 8 hours ahead of us so you’ll need to set your alarm clock early! Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding at Xtreme Gene – October

Hi everyone,

Just back from another amazing trip to Xtreme Gene in Spain. The weather was much better than in Ireland and there were about 20 riders and skiers there which is pretty good for this time of the year as they close down soon until March. I had a great time on the water and up in all the local restaurants and bars. It was good to see DC from the Irish Team and fellow World Cup rider Carro Djupso from Sweden. Also a big thanks to Jose from Venezolion Photography for all the filming. Hopefully we’ll get to finish it next time I’m out there. Details