Cadlan Pili, Camarines Sur – The biggest wakeboarding event in the world was a landslide success at CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) last Oct. 29-31, 2016! For its 10th year, CWC Philippines gathered over 200 riders from across the globe for the 2016 Wake Park World Championships. Everyone was stoked to see an elevated drive from all the pros, amateurs and spectators!
Awesome weather conditions and the craziest stunts hyped up the crowd, as professional women and men took their talents to the best cable park in the world. We are proud to say that this 3-day event delivered the best spectacle of wakeboarding and wakeskating. Riders were the best of the best, competing for the biggest wakeboard titles.
Grabbing the Ultimate World Titles
The mind-blowing WWA Wakepark World Series finish off the ninth year crowning the highlighted rider of the season as champion, that being Guenther Oka.
This season definitely took its toll to the highest level of riding per division, proving it to be the most thrilling yet. With over 400 hundred entries, the event awarded over 20 WWA Wakepark World National Championship titles. Within both Professional Men’s Features and Professional Men’s Traditional, an approximate of 80 riders made this one of the largest professional events in the history of wakeboarding.
In the traditional cable format, Joe Battleday (GBR) took the 3rd place, following Tom Fooshe (USA) in second and Guenther Oka winning through a flawless run with a switch mute Pete Rose.
In the pro features only division, Oka slid on the 3rd spot, Fooshe rounding out the nationals podium on the second and Yonel Cohen (USA) grabbing his victory.
Our Filipino riders were able to go head to head with the international riders as Ralph Trinidad, Marvin Tucio, Sean Marquez and Sydney Bush compete at their best stance, winning on their corresponding divisions.
3 Consecutive Revel Nights in Camsur
Camsur sure knows how to arrange the best parties! It was a throwback party on the first night, as CWC took a trip down memory lane for their 10th year anniversary in part with the 2016 WWA Wake Park World Championships. The launching of Zeach Bar added fire to the celebration with all the awesome people partying.
Camsur Watersports Complex has been a primer in the development to wake park riding since the father of wakeboarding in the Philippines, Congressman LRay Villafuerte, built the park. Imagine celebrating 10 years of wake history in a span of 3 days. It’s definitely not enough, so the energy was always up for 3 consecutive nights!
The 2nd night was a Sunset Party, which took place at the CWC Lake, where guests assembled on their floaters while watching a movie.
The night capped the week off with a grand Awarding night back to back a Hallo-Wake Party at the stretch of CWC. People were on their craziest and boldest costumes, vying for the best titles of the night.
The 2016 Wake Park World Championships is one for the books, and CWC is absolutely thrilled to host more of these in 2017 and the years to come!