Wakeboarding

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Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing techniques.

The rider is usually towed behind a motorboat, typically at speeds of 20-25 miles per hour, depending on the water conditions, board size, rider's weight, and rider's comfort speed. But a wakeboarder can also be towed by other means, including closed-course cables, winches, PWCs, and ATVs.

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Basics and history

Wakeboarding is organized by the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). The IWSF (Renamed the IWWF in 2009) is founded in 1946. The IWSF was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as official partner since 1967. Wakeboarding is part of the World Games (Non Olympic Games patronized by IOC) since 2005. The IWWF has more than 90 Member Nations all over the World and is organizing the Nationals Championships together with this Federations all over the globe. IWWF is also organizing together with the Agencys and local Federations the IWWF World Championships, the IWWF World Cup, the IWWF World Trophy and hundreds of internationals Competitions all over the World. With worldwide more than 90 affiliate countries, hundreds of clubs and thousands of members the IWWF is the global leader in the sport of waterski and wakeboarding. The IWWF and its Cable Wakeboard World Council (CWWC) is a rider formed voluntary nonprofit working council and is organizing and promoting the wakeboard sport on a worldwide level. It is the leading group for organizing competitions, developing the Cable Wakeboard World Rules, formats, judging criteria’s, educating Judges and helping organizers to running the competitions. The CWWC is specialist in running the sport Parts of Events under fair conditions for all riders, fair and fast judging, perfect just in time timetables, live and online results and TV Production Results Interfaces for Live Streaming or Live TV Productions. For more Information and upcoming events please look at IWWF or Cablewakeboard.net

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