IWWF Announces Inaugural World Wakesurf Championships

by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

The IWWF is pleased to announce that its inaugural IWWF World Wakesurf Championships will be held in Hong Kong, China, at Tai Po Waterfront Park, Nov. 3-10, 2024. The event will be organized by the Hong Kong, China Waterski Association (HKCWA), and will include individual age-group categories and a team overall category. A U.S. $30,000 cash purse will be offered to riders competing in the Open Men's & Women’s skim and surf categories.

Wakesurf events have been organized in Hong Kong by the HKCWSA since 2017 such as the annual IWWF Wakefest Hong Kong which has an average participation of 160 athletes annually.

“Hong Kong is the ideal host for our very first IWWF World Wakesurf Championships, with this sports discipline being so popular there with good support from the industry and commercial sponsors, not to mention the rest of Asia and other parts of the world. The athletes will enjoy the experience of competing in this inaugural event wearing their respective country’s colors and also visiting Hong Kong,” said Jose Antonio Perez Priego, President IWWF.

“We are very excited to welcome wakesurf athletes and supporters from all over the world and we will do our utmost best to be the very best host during their stay in Hong Kong,” said Michael Chow, President of HKCWA.

The International World Games Association (IWGA) has announced that wakesurfing will be included in The 2025 World Games to be held in Chengdu, China, and the 2024 IWWF World Wakesurf Championships will be a classification event to select the athletes.