What is cable wakeboarding?

Cable wakeboarding is an increasingly popular sport that is already well established internationally with more than 400 cable parks around the world. It has recently been short listed alongside seven other sports for the Olympic Games in 2020.

peter stewart, cable wakeboarding

How does cable wakeboarding work?

Essentially, the wakeboard cable replaces the boat and pulls the rider along a course. The System 2.0 that is installed in the Grand Canal Dock has two towers and one rider uses the cable on their own and can continuously ride along the course between the two towers.

Because there is only one person on the cable, it means that if they fall, the operator can drive the handle back to them and they can get up again right there. There is no need to swim to the quayside or back to the start platform. That means the rider gets maximum ride time on the cable!

The System 2.0 is perfect for beginners to learn wakeboarding and ideal for more advanced riders to practice their tricks and hit the obstacles.

Also check out this video that explains the System 2.0 and what cable wakeboarding is.