Make sure you use the festival shuttle buses to get to Pwllheli Marina. Just go to the bus stop at the edge of the entrance to the main festival site to get the bus. A festival shuttle bus pass costs £8 per person in advance or £10 on the day and allows you to use the buses as much as you like over the weekend.
THURSDAY 11th JULY
8.45am – 12.45pm Boat Comp Practise Session – Pwllheli Marina
FRIDAY 12th JULY
9.20am – 1.20pm Pro Qualifier – Pwllheli Marina
4pm onwards Wakestock Rail European Heats – Festival Site
SATURDAY 13th JULY
10am – 2pm Pro Finals – Pwllheli Marina
4pm onwards Wakestock Rail Europeans Heats – Festival Site
SUNDAY 14th JULY
11am – 1pm Big Air Competition – Abersoch Beach
4– 7pm Wakestock Rail Europeans Finals – Festival Site
6.30pm Prize giving – Festival site
There are 3 venues for the wakeboarding and 4 days of action in total. The main contest takes place in Pwllhelli Marina, just under 2 miles from the festival site. 2 epic rails are built and riders will be towed behind the tow boat. In each run a rider can fit in over 10 wake style tricks and hit each rail.
The wake from the tow boat will be kicking up the perfect platform for riders to get booted into the air. You can expect to see some of the worlds best riders in action as they head over and all of the UK’s big names will be coming to compete including World Champion Nick Davies, past winners Dan Nott and Jonty Green and many others like Sam Carne, Ben Hitch, James Young and up and coming riders like Freddy Carter and Jorge Gill.
Thursday is practice day and all the riders get the opportunity to dial their skills on the purpose built rails and boat wake. Friday is the pro qualifier and it’s hot competition this year. With more entries than ever before the standard of riding has never been so hot! 20 pros will be fighting out for places in the final and the chance to hit the jackpot on Saturday. The highlight happens on Saturday with the pro men final! 20 of the world’s finest wakeboarders will battle out for thousands of pounds and the honour of being a Wakestock Champion. Last year saw all 3 spots on the podium being taken by foreign riders so you can expect the British contingent to be fighting for revenge and their honour.
The second venue for the wakeboarding is the Big Air competition on Abersoch Beach on Sunday morning. Starting at 11am it is a 2 hour jam and the winner is the guy or girl who goes biggest! Two jetskis will tow the riders around the course. They use a floating kicker to perform a trick of their choice. Best trick gets £500 for their troubles.
The third venue is the Pool Gap on the festival site and this allows the wake action to continue well into the night. With wakeskating jams and the Wakestock Rail Europeans all taking place there is money to be won! We will be opening the festival site from 2pm on Sunday so you can catch all the action in the Rail Europeans finals which will take place between 3pm and 6pm. All the wakeboard venues are linked together by shuttle buses so getting about couldn’t be easier. Make sure you check the timings and don’t miss out on the action.