2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships Kicks Off Tomorrow in Abu Dhabi

The best wakeboard teams in the world square off at the world championships. 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (November 19, 2019) – The 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships kick off tomorrow, November 19th, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade, towed by the best of both worlds 2020 Centurion Ri237.  From November 19th to November 23rd 146 riders from 31 countries will compete for IWWF World titles in ten age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and Open) and a team overall title. Riders competing in the Open Men’s & Women’s category will compete for a $50,000 cash purse.

The event is organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), the Middle East’s leading organizer of marine sports events at local, national, regional and international levels, having hosted rounds of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship, the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat World Championship and the XCAT World Series.

Australia placed first in the team overall event during the 2017 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships followed by Italy (2nd) and Argentina (3rd).

If you’re not at the event in person, the event will be live streamed here during all 5 days of competition.

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 Tentative Schedule of Events


Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

8:00 AM Boys Qualifications

10:30 AM Veteran Men Qualifications

12:00 PM Masters Men Qualifications

2:00 PM Junior Men Qualifications

4:00 PM End of Day 1

4:30 PM Opening Ceremony at Event Venue

6:00 PM End of Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

8:00 AM Junior Women Qualifications

9:00 AM Girls Qualifications

9:45 AM Veteran Women Qualifications

10:15 AM Masters Women Qualifications

11:00 AM Open Women Qualifications

2:30 PM Open Men Qualifications

5:00 PM End of Day 2

Thursday, 21 November, 2019

8:00 AM Boys Last Chance Qualifiers

9:15 AM Veteran Men Last Chance Qualifiers

9:45 AM Masters Men Last Chance Qualifiers

11:00 AM Junior Women Last Chance Qualifiers

11:45 AM Junior Men Last Chance Qualifiers

1:15 PM Open Women Last Chance Qualifiers

2:30 PM Open Men Last Chance Qualifiers

3:30 PM End of Day 3 

Friday, 22 November, 2019

8:00 AM Veteran Men Semi-Finals

9:00 AM Master Men Semi-Finals

10:15 AM Open Women Semi-Finals

11:30 AM Boys Semi-Finals

12:45 PM Junior Men Semi-Finals

2:00 PM Open Men Quarter-Finals

4:00 PM Girls Final

4:30 PM Masters Women Final

5:00 PM End of Day 4

Saturday, 23 November, 2019

9:00 AM Veteran Women Final

9:30 AM Veteran Men Final

10:15 AM Masters Men Final

11:00 AM Boys Final

11:30 AM Open Men Semi-Finals

12:45 PM Medal Ceremony for Boys/Girls, Masters & Veterans

1:30 PM Junior Women Final

2:00 PM Junior Men Final

2:45 PM Open Women Final

3:30 PM Open Men Final

4:00 PM Medal Ceremony for Junior & Open

4:30 PM End of Event

7:00 PM Closing Ceremony / Final Awards Dinner at Al Khatim


About the International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC): ADIMSC offers a superb venue for spectacular marine sport action between its base on the Breakwater and the Corniche in the UAE capital. Since 1993 the club has provided a strong organizational base for a wide range of marine sports events and activities which have added to Abu Dhabi’s status as a world-class sporting destination. The club is one of the Middle East’s leading venues for marine sports events at local, national, regional and international level, having hosted rounds of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship, the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat World Championship, the XCAT World Series, and of course the IWWF World Wakeboard Championships. For more information please visit https://adimsc.ae/.

About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Kneeboarding, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing. For more information please visit http://iwwf.sport/IWWFWakeboardWorlds2019/.

About Centurion Boats: Creating the World’s best waves, wakes and ride since 1976, Centurion is a towed water sports boat manufacturer built on innovation and commitment to excellence. As a Correct Craft Company, we are charged with “Making Lives Better”. We embody this phrase with the boats we build along with the lives we live on and off the water. Centurion Boats is the perfect ride every time. To learn more about Centurion Boats, visit www.centurionboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 94 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.