What does the growth curve of new full-size cables emerging worldwide look like? One thing is certain: it's in constant fluctuation. Nevertheless, over 200 new full-size cables have been built in the past 11 years.
Welcome to Inside Wake Issue No. 07! For this newsletter we’ve prepared something special, and have taken a close look at the growth of full-size wakeparks over the past 11 years with the data from our market analysis. Which country has grown the most in the last decade? Are more wakeparks being built right now than ever before? You can find the answers in our main article.
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To step boldly into the future, impress with technical innovations and inspire even more people for wakeboarding: these are just a few of the goals of the new cable manufacturer Wakeparx. They’ve already implemented several projects since their debut in 2016 with an ambitious location, Supieria (Germany) recently starting operations, and MarinaOzone in Gruissan (France) currently under construction. 👉🏽 View the Wakeparx catalog
The rumor mill is churning: with Red Bull Wake The City, Milan will host a new promising pro-level event on 04 September 2021. Although this and similar concepts have been heard before 🙄, the setup with System 2.0, UNIT features and, yes, the location all look great. The Starwake Cable Park in Ravenna will hold a qualifier event on June 26. More news will follow soon.
In Brazil, five stops will be made at different cables between May and November as part of a small contest series. What excites us about this news? That wakeboarding is being pushed locally all over the world, and more and more events are filling up the calendar after a long break.
56 % of all full-size wakeparks were built in the past 11 years 😍
When you compare the number of parks built before and after 2010, it's quite clear: the market has made immense strides forward in the past decade.
Since we in Germany haven’t had the same sharp growth curves as some other countries due to our already high starting levels, we might not have been quite as aware of this marked increase. What kind of growth will the next decade bring for wakeboarding?
Two wakeboard legends, one interesting conversation: Tom Fooshee and Daniel Grant recently joined forces on a podcast to reminisce about old times and share more recent news from Daniel’s life. Sit back and enjoy!
Together with filmmaker Dave AV, this exceptional Brazilian talent set off for Mexico. The video has a lot of random extras and funny piñata scenes, but the focus is on the riding at the Mayan Water Complex. These five minutes are terrific!
Alliance Wake has launched a brilliant video series called “Currently” that follows various pro riders for a day. This look into Raph’s everyday life will capture the attention of his fans. Besides a boat and jetski session with Guenther Oka and his brother Oli Derome, Raph also tells us he’s working on a new project – the kind of news we love to hear.
The name Dan Milstein might be new for some of our readers. Even if wakeskating isn’t your thing, this edit has vibes! Dan, who’s actually from Israel, is stranded in Australia due to corona, and has been commuting between Wakehouse Mackay, Bli Bli Watersports and Mitch Langfield’s Black Spot Compound for over a year. Mikayo Mundy has crafted a fantastic edit.
At Thai Wake Park in Lamlukka, Bangkok, a brand new skatepark was completed in the past few days. The new features include an 18-meter-long concrete wave bank for surf skating—which is currently very popular in Thailand—and a classic miniramp. By the end of 2021, an additional 700-square-meter skate plaza will be built – wow!