The best wakeboarders in the world squared off this week in the 2019 world championships.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (November 23, 2019) – The 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships came to a close Saturday after an exciting competition that saw over a hundred of the world’s best wakeboarders compete for world championship titles. Since Tuesday riders have been competing in group rounds of competition leading to finals day on Saturday.
The Centurion team members competing at worlds this year found success as American wakeboarding legend and Centurion Team member Adam Fields won his semifinal heat and finished 4th in the Over 30 Master Men category while David O’Caoimh, Centurion’s only Irish team member, made it to finals finishing 4th in the Open Men category. David’s run was particularly impressive as he outperformed his own expectations and ended the tournament as the fourth best Open Men’s wakeboarder in the world. The young YouTube sensation certainly seems to have a bright future ahead of him.
When asked about the competition, David O’Caoimh commented, “Today was incredible, honestly I was just hoping to make it to semifinals, then to make it to finals was surreal. I decided to go all out in finals and it paid off. The conditions were perfect, the wake was incredible, and I had the support of a bunch of Irish on the shore. The whole day was a bit of a whirlwind but an incredible day none the less.”
The event was organized by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) who selected a tremendous venue for the competition at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade. The tournament’s official towboat was the best of both worlds 2020 Centurion Ri237, the two boats used in competition featured Fire Red Metal Flake and Pretty Penny Metal Flake gelcoat colors, needless to say the Centurion’s sparkled on the water throughout the competition.
Fire Red Metal Flake:
Pretty Penny Metal Flake:
Amy Mauzy, VP of Sales and Marketing for Centurion Boats, attended the event and had this to say, “This year’s 2019 IWWF World Wakeboarding Championship was one for the ages, two Centurion Team members made it to finals and finished fourth in their respective divisions. We’re so thankful for the opportunity to work with the IWWF at this event, their leadership in the watersports world is unparalleled and they take championship events to another level. This year the IWWF live stream was better than ever and so many fans were able to follow live from abroad.”
Key Links and Social Media
- Full Results
- Complete Live Stream for All Days of Competition
- IWWF Facebook: facebook.com/iwwfed
- IWWF Instagram: instagram.com/iwwfed
- David OC Instagram: instagram.com/davidoc
- David OC YouTube
- Adam Fields Instagram: instagram.com/afwake
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.