On July 31st, 2010 Stereo Wakeski Co. in cooperation with Turncable in Thannhausen, Germany, will host the first ever wakeski competition in Europe. The competition will gather the best athletes of the new sport of wakeskiing.

Bjorn Jokerud at the OWC (Orlando Watersports Complex) in Florida. Photo: Kristian Hvaara.

Stereo Wakeski Co. was founded in Norway in 2007 and is the only company in the world truly based on this new sport. The idea came from the fast-growing twin tip ski trend on snow, and Stereo Wakeski Co. mission is to transfer this culture to the water. "The Stereo European Wakeski Open is an important step in developing wakeskiing into a legit and independent sport" says Jens-Martin Johnsrud, CEO and owner of Stereo Wakeski Co.

Jens-Martin Johnsrud at the OWC in Florida. Photo: Kristian Hvaara.

"Wakeskiing is growing rapidly, and besides the US, Germany is one of our most important markets. It is also the heart of cable wakeboarding in Europe with approximateley 80 cable parks. Turncable in Thannhausen, which opened just last year, was our first choice when searching for a place to host this competition." says Kristian Hvaara, Sales and Marketing Manager and owner of Stereo Wakeski Co. "They really believe in the future of this sport and were stoked that we wanted to use their site."

Kristian Hvaara at Revolutions in Ft. Myers, Florida. Photo: Bjørn Jokerud.

The Stereo European Wakeski Open (SEWO) is a cable competition and will take place on Turncable’s counter clockwise cable. The athletes will be judged from their ability to utilize the whole setup, including rails, kickers and air tricks. Each trick will be scored by level of difficulty, height and style. The athlete who is able to combine this in the best way, will walk away with 500 Euro in prize money the 2010 (SEWO) Champion title.

Bjorn Jokerud at The Projects in Orlanda, Florida. Photo: Kristian Hvaara.

Schedule

Friday:

12:00 – 18:00 Practice

Saturday:

12:00 – 13:00 Warm Up

13:00 – 15:00 Qualifying Heat

16:00 – 17:30 Semifinal Heat

19:00 – 20:00 Finals

20:00 – Party

Sunday:

All day - Freeride session with photo/video shoots

Prizes:

1st place - 500 Euro

2nd place - 300 Euro

3rd place - 200 Euro

Signup fee:

25 Euro (includes Free riding from Friday – Sunday and a gift bag from Stereo Wakeski CO.

Location:

Turncable

Edelstetter Strasse 38

86470 Thannhausen

Germany

http://www.turncable.de

To register or for press and sponsorship information, contact Kristian Hvaara

Phone: +47 45 80 68 54

E-mail: kristian@stereoskis.com

For accommodation or info on the competition site, contact Bernard Scholz

Phone: +49 8281 7995 080

E-mail: bs@turncable.de


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