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.
12:00 – 18:00 Practice
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
All day - Freeride session with photo/video shoots
1st place - 500 Euro
2nd place - 300 Euro
3rd place - 200 Euro
25 Euro (includes Free riding from Friday – Sunday and a gift bag from Stereo Wakeski CO.
Edelstetter Strasse 38
To register or for press and sponsorship information, contact Kristian Hvaara
Phone: +47 45 80 68 54
For accommodation or info on the competition site, contact Bernard Scholz
Phone: +49 8281 7995 080