Story: Powered water sports

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding

Brad Smeele is wakeboarding on the Waikato River near Hamilton, in February 2008. Smeele, from Auckland, took up wakeboarding at the age of 12. He became a professional wakeboarder, gaining a number of national and junior world titles. In wakeboarding the skier uses the wake created by the power boat as a ramp for jumps and tricks.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Powered water sports - Water skiing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40452/wakeboarding (accessed 3 December 2020)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013