Wakeboarding is an increasingly popular sport with new wakeparks opening all over the globe. The concept initially began with skiers being pulled behind a motorboat, which then evolved to riding and performing tricks off the ‘wake‘ that was created. The sport combines the aspect of fun with an active and heathly lifestyle.

The first waterski cable was built at Bordesholmer Lake, Germany, in the late 1950‘s. Further prototype
ropeways opened in Hamburg and the Baltic Sea, and in the 1960s the first watercourse was built in Benidorm, Spain.

In the 1990‘s, the first wakeboard brand Hyperlite was introduced to the market by an American called Herb O‘Brien.

The sport began to grow rapidly and became even more mainstream with the introduction of cableways as these made the sport more accessable, and more economical to the user.

In 2001 the first official Wakeboarding World Championships were hosted in Dusiburg and has been included in the World Games since 2005. Wakeboarding is now shortlisted for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Almost all existing full-size wake parks are based on the very first engine frame from 1976.
Originally the height of a wakepark was 8m, and now they are 10-13m high. As wakeboarding has evolved, in result, the mechanics also need to be adjusted to suit these conditions.
WakeparX is your solution to these ongoing changes.