Wakesurfing competition comes to Koocanusa

The national qualifier for the World Series of WakeSurfing 2012 will be held at Lake Koocanusa, August 10 to 12.

  • Jul. 18, 2012 10:00 a.m.

The national qualifier for the World Series of WakeSurfing 2012, the first event of its kind in Canada, will be held at Lake Koocanusa, August 10 to 12.

The Koocanusa Wakesurfing Challenge will see the world’s best wakesurfers demonstrating their skills. Along with the competition there will be numerous events, demos and activities for competitors, their guests and the general public to get involved.

The Koocanusa Wakesurfing Challenge (event six in the international seven-stop competitive series) gives riders an opportunity to compete and qualify for the premier wakesurfing event in the world: the Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship in Parker, Arizona, September 27 – 29, 2012.

While top competitors from across North America are already signing up to take part, the Koocanusa competition was established to enable local western Canadian riders who would not normally have such an opportunity to compete and possibly win themselves a place at the Worlds. Along with a pro division there will be amateur, junior and master categories for both men and women.

As a fundraiser for the event, H2O School will be hosting camps with two highly-acclaimed pro-wakesurfing coaches immediately before and after the competition.

For those who have some skills on the water already, these pros can provide instruction on how to spin, do shuv-its, catch big air or put together a run for an upcoming contest.

If you are interested in taking part in a camp, checking out the action as a spectator or getting involved as a volunteer or sponsor, visit www.rmwa.ca for full event details or email info@rmwa.ca for more information. Spectators are welcome to come check out the action at Sunshine Houseboats (Gold Bay) throughout the weekend and especially for the finals taking place on Sunday, August 12. Food and retail vendors will be onsite, adding a festival atmosphere to the competition.

 

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