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The Wakestock Music Wakeboard Festival staged at the weekend in Abersoch in Wales is the biggest of its kind in Europe. The top Wakeboard Riders in the World compete at Wakestock and with the Wakeboard World Championships in Milan, Italy, just a week away, all eyes were on the major contenders.


Dublin's David O'Caoimh takes gold medal at Wakestock 2011 at Abersoch in Wales

The Irish Wakeboard Team for the World Championships has already been selected by the Irish Waterski & Wakeboard Federation. Included in this team are Riders David O'Caoimh and Sian Hurst. Both travelled to Wakestock this weekend to help prepare for the World Championships - and both have taken the Wakeboard world by storm in the past 24 hours.


Belfast's Sian Hurst takes bronze medal at Wakestock 2011 at Abersoch in Wales

Stepping off the Ferry at DunLaoghaire a few minutes ago, they were still celebrating their outstanding results. With over 25,000 spectators at Wakestock, O'Caoimh beat 24 international ProMen Wakeboard competitors and carried the Wakestock Trophy and gold medal back to Dublin. Beating Finalists from Thailand, USA and Great Britain, the Irish Rider caused a sensation with perfect performances of ten highly complicated tricks on the choppy Abersoch waters. Hurst added to their great weekend by taking the bronze medal in the ProWomen category with yet another outstanding performance. These are two of the best results ever achieved by Irish athletes on the international Wakeboard circuit.

President of the Irish Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, Des Burke-Kennedy, was at the DunLaoghaire Ferry Terminal to welcome them home this morning. "With the World Wakeboard Championships in Italy just a week away, the Irish Wakeboard Team will certainly be one to watch next week" he stated.

Published in Waterskiing

About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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