World's Wakeboarders Descend on the Albert Dock

Share Article

City welcomes Red Bull Harbour Reach 2013 for the first time.

“Red Bull Harbour Reach 2013 is set to be the biggest event yet, with a high profile list of world class riders on the invite list. Liverpool's Albert Docks will be a whole new challenge and the course design looks really big and complex."

Liverpool’s Albert Dock is set to be transformed on Saturday 8th June as the world’s best wakeboarders descend on the city for the first time, to compete in Red Bull Harbour Reach 2013.

Spectators will get the chance to watch 14 of the sport’s most elite athletes, alongside two British wildcard entries, perform a series of spectacular tricks in what is set to be the contest’s biggest year yet.

The purpose-built wake course, designed especially for Red Bull Harbour Reach by Liverpool Wake Park’s Tim Woodhead, will test the riders’ agility and technical abilities to the max, as they fly across jumps and platforms inspired by Liverpool’s industrial heritage.

Wakeboarding is one of the world’s fastest growing water sports. Derived from surfing and waterskiing, the wakeboard is towed along at speed by a fixed cable or motorboat enabling the rider to skim along the water launching in to a series of jumps and stunts.

Riders ready for the challenge include 2012 Red Bull Harbour Reach champion, Dominik Hernler and British professional Marc Rossiter. This year also see’s the introduction of two wildcard entries selected from thirty up-and-coming wakeboarders who were invited to take part in “The Road To Harbour Reach”, which includes a five-stop tour of wake parks across the UK.

Dominik Hernler comments: “Red Bull Harbour Reach 2013 is set to be the biggest event yet, with a high profile list of world class riders on the invite list. Liverpool's Albert Docks will be a whole new challenge and the course design looks really big and complex. It's also great that young talent are being offered the chance to step up and compete alongside the world's best and hopefully demonstrate just what they have to offer here in the UK.”

Red Bull Harbour Reach 2013 begins at 2pm at the Albert Dock, Liverpool on Saturday 8th June. Heats start at 2pm and the final will take place at 4pm. Entry is free to spectators.
Further information can be found at http://www.redbull.co.uk/harbourreach.

Red Bull Harbour Reach 2013 takes place at Albert Dock, Liverpool on Saturday 8th June 2013.

Entry is free to spectators.

Event Schedule:
09:00: Practice session
14:00 - 15:30: Heat Stages
16.00: Final
17.00: Finish
17:15: Media interviews

“The Road To”

The Road To Harbour Reach tour will visit the following Wake Parks:

Day 1 Qualifier @ Just Wake Park - Sunday 2nd June: justwake.co.uk
Day 2 Festival Wake Park - Monday 3rd June: festwake.com
Day 3 Salford Quay Wake - Tuesday 4th June: salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk
Day 4 Club Wake Park - Wednesday 5th June: clubwakepark.co.uk

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Ben Ormsby
Smoking Gun PR
0161 839 1986
Email >
Visit website