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Wakeboarding is a towed surface water sport or leisure activity where a participant is towed on a small board behind a motorboat over a body of water. The participant rides wake produced by the towing boat, and attempts to do tricks. A very thin board allows for a very smooth glide over the surface of the water. With boots connected to the board you have the ability to go airborne without the board leaving your feet. Faster speeds make for a thrill seekers dream. The IWWF is been recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an official partner since 1967.
Wakeboarding has been part of the World Games since 2001. Events are organized by the World Wakeboarding Association (WWA), founded in 1989. wakeboarding boat has wakeboard tower, which places the "pull point" about 2 metres (7 ft) off the water's surface. The high tow point makes it easier to jump and get air as the rope is not pulling downward as when it is attached to the low tow point used for skiing.
Most modern wakeboarding boats also have a variable ballast system, which allows for water to be pumped into and out of ballast tanks from the surrounding water. Adding ballast increases displacement, and enlarges the wake. Riders ride over the surface of the water using a flat and long wakeboard that is towed behind a specialised motor boat moving at a speed of 30 to 40km/hr.
The rider will execute jumps and tricks to score points.
The UAE Championship has three categories, which are; Novice, Junior and Freeride.