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Gravity Games H2O 2004, Perth 14-17 October 2004 - a taste!
October 2004 marks when Gravity Games H2O, presented by Vodafone, incorporating the worlds top action sports athletes, will be converging on Perth, West Australia.

Two kilometres from downtown Perth at McCullan Park, floating sliders will transform the Swan River into the equivalent of a floating skate park for the Wakeboarding event featuring the worlds top male and female riders. The field will consist of pre-qualified invitees along side riders progressing through a trials round held on the first day of the event. Entry to the trials is open to all wakeboarders, however the number of entries will be limited.

If the right to be crowned the 2004 Gravity H2O Wakeboard Champion is not enough, the total prize purse for Wakeboarding is AUD $115,000. With the Gravity Games H20 title and substantial prize money up for grabs, riders will be heading to Perth form all over the world to put it all on the line.

Supra will be the exclusive towboat for the Wakeboarding events in Gravity Games H2O as it has been since the Gravity Games Wakeboarding events began in 2000. GM Vortec engines marinised by Indmar will provide the power for Supras line of wakeboard towboats.

Male and Female Wakeboarders who have qualified through the event selection criteria as of 12th June 2004 include:


1) Parks Bonifay (USA)
2) Shane Bonifay (USA)
3) Brett Eisenhauer (Aus)
4) Shaun Murray (USA)
5) Darin Shapiro (USA)
6) Danny Harf (USA)
7) Daniel Watkins (Aus)
8) Jeff Weatherall (NZ)
9) Josh Sanders (Aus)
10) Phillip Soven ( USA)
11) Andrew Adkison (USA)
12) Chad Sharpe ( Can)
13) Tino Santori (USA)
14) JD Webb (USA)
15) Shawn Watson (USA)


1) Emily Copeland - Durham (USA)
2) Tara Hamilton (USA)
3) Leslie Kent (USA)
4) Dallas Friday (USA)
5) Meaghan Major (USA)
6) Melissa Marquardt (USA)

Gravity Games, organised by Octagon, is owned by the US Outdoor Life Network which reaches in the region of 60 million homes in the USA. Gravity Games H2O will also be broadcast in more than 60 countries, including China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, France, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, Scandinavia and the Middle East, with a reach of over 300 million people.

Gravity Games H20 is the only event in the Gravity Series, which includes Gravity Games Summer and Gravity Games Winter, to be held outside the USA in 2004.

For further information:

Matt Stockwell
t: (61) 07 3365 5943
m: (61) 0419 743 527

Further Media Information:

John Alwyn-Jones
t: (61) 02 9994 4385
m: (61) 0402 891 674

Further information on Gravity Games also available from

Gravity Games H20, supported by the Western Australian Government through EventsCorp WA and the Western Australian Tourist Commission is owned by the Outdoor Life Network and produced by Octagon.

Octagon is the global marketing-led sports and event marketing company, offering worldwide expertise across all eight major sports and event marketing disciplines: athlete representation, consultancy, event management, property representation and sales, TV rights sales and distribution, TV production and archive, new media and licensing and merchandising.

Octagon is part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), the world's largest advertising and marketing communications group. The Interpublic Group is the only marketing communications and services group with a global sports marketing capability. Octagon employs over 1,500 people in 24 countries on all major continents. For further information please visit:

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