On the 15 and 16 of March, Mandurah will see over 100 world-class Action Sports athletes take to the pristine waters under clear blue skies at the 2014 Action Sports Games.
The world’s best water sports athletes will be competing at the first stop on the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) 2014 World Cup Tour whilst on land spectators will see some of Australia’s best Freestyle Moto X riders, skateboarders and BMX riders take action sports performances to another level.
Over 100,000 people packed the foreshore for the Action Sports Games and Mandurah Crab Fest event in 2013 to experience one of Western Australia’s top sporting events and the only IWWF World Cup stop in Australia.
World Champions in Waterski such as Freddy Krueger (USA) and Clementine Lucine (FRA), plus Wakeboarders Shota Tezuka (JPN) and Andrew Adkison (USA), will again compete at the games in WA as the warm weather, excellent water conditions and state-of-the-art platforms make the course one of the best in the world.
World Cup Wakeboard Champion, Harley Clifford, from Queensland, is looking forward to competing in his home country again and defending his two-year IWWF World Cup Wakeboard title.
“I’ve just come home from a really good season in the States where I won every contest so I’m feeling really confident for the Mandurah Tournament in March,” he said.
“Mandurah is one of my favourite spots, it’s always lots of fun because the crowd is big, everyone treats us really well and I get to catch-up with a lot of friends I’ve made through the sport.”
“It’s great to be able to compete in my own country because it is the only chance I get in Australia,” the 20-year-old said.
Des Burke-Kennedy, IWWF World Media Chairman stated “In hosting this 39th World Cup Stop and first of the new-year, Mandurah will set the standard for the entire 2014 season. All eyes will be on this one to see who will capture these first gold medals. With our live Webcast on www.IWWF.TV we are really looking forward to sharing these World Cup thrills with our worldwide global audience”
The IWWF hosts events throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, China and South East Asia before arriving in Australia.
The Action Sports Games also coincide with the annual Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest making it one of the biggest events in Western Australia.
The Mandurah Action Sports Games are proudly supported by the State Government through Eventscorp’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions, the City of Mandurah, Murdoch University, Mambo, 97.3 Coast FM, GWN and MasterCraft