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2021 IWWF Wakeboard Worlds To Be Held In Italy

By USA Water Ski & Wake Sports | Jan. 21, 2021, 12:01 p.m. (ET)

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2021 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held July 19-24 in Rieti, Italy.

The event will be organized by the Italian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, in collaboration with Club Nautico Varco Sabino Wave (CNVS WAVE).

Guenther Oka wakeboardingRiders will compete for IWWF World titles in 10 age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and Open) and team overall title. The event will offer a $50,000.00 (USD) cash purse to riders competing in the Open Men and Open Women categories.

The IWWF World Wakeboard Championships was last held in Italy in 2011 and Team Italy last won the team overall title in 2015. The event venue for the 2021 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships, CNVS WAVE, has hosted the IWWF European & African Wakeboard Championships in 2004 and 2018.

Jose Antonio Perez Priego, president of IWWF, said: “We are very excited the IWWF World Wakeboard Championships are returning to Italy. The venue at Lago del Salto will see the world’s best riders challenging each other at the highest level of competition.”

The official towboat brand of the 2021 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships is Centurion Boats. 

The IWWF will continue to monitor the world-wide coronavirus situation while the Italian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation advises on event and travel restrictions leading up to the event. Federations will be informed ahead of time if there will be a change.