Byline: Wakeboarding skills awoken

Published on Penrith City Star Online

Rider: Courtney Angus

By Emma Makepeace

The Olympics might be over for another year, but Olympic fever has just begun at Cables Wake Park Penrith. Cable wakeboarding has been short listed as a feature sport for the 2020 Olympics Games. From October 1-5 the park will hold a Grom Camp, an intensive coaching clinic for children aged 10-18 years to progress their cable wakeboard skills.

The International Wakeboard and Waterski Federation (IWWF) have launched a campaign world-wide to have cable wakeboarding succeed in becoming an event at the Olympics.

Cable wakeboarding is not only an environmentally friendly sport, reducing the impact and fuel consumptions used by wake boats, it’s a youth orientated and affordable sport. The appeal of wakeboarding is definitely in the adrenalin rush. With rails and kickers (obstacles) to use for tricks, as well as flat-water tricks, progression in the sport is limited only by the imagination of the rider.

Cables Wake Park is providing Australian kids with the best start, through their pre season Grom Camp. Coaches include Australian Junior Women’s National Champion, Courtney Angus; Gimmie Pop Wakeboarding School founder and former Pro Wakeboarder, Daniel Pyne; and Liquid Force Pro Team riders. For information on the camp or to book a place contact Cables Wake Park on (02) 4722 2537 or at www.cableswakepark.com.au

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