A wakeboard is a water sports apparatus in the form of a board that is strapped to the feet in order to glide on the water. The driver is at the side to the traveling direction on the board. It is pulled by a boat or a cable car. The name of the wakeboard can be generated by the motor boats artificial wave, the so-called Wake (English: bow wave ) derive that use the wakeboarders as a launching ramp. For this purpose, a redoubt, which uses so-called kicker at the cable car. The sport called wakeboarding or Germanized or wakeboarding wakeboarding. A motorboat or jet ski pulling a wakeboarder usually with 35 to 39 km / h and the cable cars with 28 to 32 km / h Competitions will be carried out both on boats and on cable cars.


The wakeboarding was developed in the 80s as a mixture of water skiing and surfing. If the surfers waited for a lull in fitting shafts and boredom came up, they sometimes could be drawn on a surfboard by a motorboat. This sport is now called wakesurfing, wakeboarding while being closer to the water skiing. Since 2005 wakeboarding is represented at the World Games. Nominations for the World Games take place through the national associations the IWWF associated.

On July 4, 2011 put the International Olympic Committee (IOC ) wakeboarding as one of seven sports on the so-called " short list " for the 2020 Olympics, of which then possible new disciplines will be selected. Ultimately, it was not included.



In Germany, the German Waterskiing and Wakeboarding Association eV ( DWWV ) is recognized by the German Sports Confederation leading association of all the waterskiing and wakeboarding operated clubs. International, the International Association for waterskiing and wakeboarding world ( IWWF ) was founded in 1967 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized. The IWWF is responsible among other things for the rules and the referee training.

Wakeboard ( sports equipment )

Among the most important properties of a wakeboard of / Rocker ( bends ), the channels ( ducts ), the shape include (the shape of the board ) and the types of fins. Wakeboards are buoyant by their foam, honeycomb or wood core and 111-147 cm long and 38-50 cm wide.

The "Rocker" describes the shape or bend a wakeboard. So-called " 3 -stage rocker " wakeboards are angled upwards at the front and rear end.

In addition to 3 -stage rockers there are boards that have a continuous bend. This is called " continuous rocker ". Wakeboards with continuous rocker promise a fast and smooth rides and a good pop. Wakeboards with continuous rocker are well suited for carving, especially for soft, smooth water.

In addition, varying the configuration and arrangement of the fins and bindings depending on what the surfers, or, depending on the nature of the various tricks. For example, shallow fins (which do not protrude far into the water ) for surface tricks suitable, ie, those tricks are carried out on the water surface without a jump.

The boards are often set so that it allow the driver fakie or switch to drive. Such setups are usually symmetrical in layout.


The Boarder reached the height of his jumps through targeted pressure build-up and train the plant up, catapulting him into the air and it time for rotations ( Rolls ) and Grabs are. This pressure build-up is called " Cut", a trick with board on his head is a " Invert". Different plants are equipped with artificial obstacles ( obstacles: funbox, box, kicker, rail, slider ) provided for tricks.