Wakestock, the world’s largest wakeboarding event and Canada’s largest summer action sports festival is pleased to announce its new location at Long Pond, Toronto Islands, August 11-14, 2005.
Featuring the WWA World Series of Wakeboarding; the Wakestock Amateur Championship, Canada’s largest recreational wakeboarding event; and four days of non-stop, action sports lifestyle and music.
Wakestock heads to Toronto Islands for its 8th annual festival. Wakestock has grown every
year since its inception in 1998 to become the leading wakeboarding and action sports festival of its kind.
“We considered several new, larger locations to keep up with Wakestock’s growth as a world leading event, and with Toronto Islands we’ve found the ideal match”, states Steve Jarrett, Wakestock spokesperson.
“Long Pond, Toronto Islands offers one of the best wakeboarding competition courses in the world with phenomenal spectating from end to end. When you combine Toronto Islands’ extensive park and beach layout with its premiere wakeboarding course, it really delivers an unparalleled event site. And to top it off, Toronto is a renown international tourist destination with abundant accommodation, transportation and entertainment options. Wakestock is a world class event that has been seven years in the making. It’s only fitting to have a world class city like Toronto as the host location.”
WAKESTOCK Festival Highlights include:
World Series Pro Wakeboarding
One of only five stops comprising the WWA World Tour, featuring the best wakeboarders from around the globe. The World Series is sanctioned by the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) and includes the Gravity Games and the World Championships. Wakestock will feature four separate pro wakeboarding events: Expression Session, Railslide, Wakeskate, and Wakesk8 Jam.
Day time concerts featuring over 15 bands. Past year’s events featured a multi-day roster of bands including Andrew WK, The Ataris, Goldfinger, Gob, Swollen Members, Alexis On Fire. Lifestyle Entertainment Wakeboard film premieres, Miss Reef bikini contest, and evening entertainment in Toronto’s best clubs.
Pro Skateboarding & Freestyle Motox.
Showcase performances by some of world’s top professional skateboarders and freestyle motox-ers Action Sports Expo North America’s largest consumer exhibition of wakeboard, skateboard, surf and action sports lifestyle apparel, gear and accessories.
Amateur Wakeboarding & Skateboarding
Wakeboarding, Skateboarding, BMX biking featuring Canada’s largest Amateur Wakeboard Championship and Canada’s largest portable skateboard park.
“The new site on Toronto Islands looks amazing”, says Canadian pro wakeboarder Rusty Malinoski. “The water is going to be perfectly flat and Pat (Panakos) is going to be there building crazy rails again so I think it’s going to go off. All the riders look forward to Wakestock every year because it’s the best contest around in terms of flat water, huge rails and crowds. Being in Toronto, it will be nice to have an even larger crowd to keep all the riders stoked. I think people are going to be stoked that it’s right in Toronto because they won’t have to drive hours to get to Wakestock...Also it will be really cool to be in downtown Toronto, with some good places to eat and great nightclubs. I’m looking forward
to staying right downtown.”
Wakestock has pioneered a unique wakeboarding multiday festival showcasing pro and amateur events in conjunction with action sports lifestyle & music features. Wakestock is expected to attract up to 20,000 enthusiasts during a single day and worldwide media.
Wakestock is supported by The Extreme Music Series, Coors Light, Malibu Boats / Sun & Ski
Marine, Billabong Clothing, Reef Footwear and SBC Wakeboard Magazine.
Wakestock™ is owned and produced by SBC Events Inc, an independent Canadian production
company specializing in action sport & youth lifestyle marketing, in conjunction with SBC Media Inc., publisher of leading action sports magazines SBC Skateboard, SBC Wakeboard, Snowboard Canada, SBC Skier, Windsport, SBC Kiteboard, and SBC Business magazines. “Wakestock™” and “Wakestock Sports Festival™” are trademarks of SBC Media Inc. in Canada, the United States and/or other countries.