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Comments Off on 100 KM Wakeboarding Challenge – 200 laps of the wakepark….

One things I’ve wanted to accomplish for years, is to see how far I can wakeboard.

It sounds crazy as usually wakeboarding is about tricks but it’s always something I’ve been intrigued by. Challenge No.1 is to see if I can wakeboard 100 kilometres. It’s basically a wakeboard marathon!!

The wakepark runs at about 30km/h so on this basis I should be able to do it in less than 4 hours. I also work out that each lap is about 0.5km, so it adds up to over 200 laps!! Details

Comments Off on Biggest Wake Comp of 2023 – Red Bull Duel Layout – 313 Wake Park

I’m over here in Lithuania at 313 Cable Park for the biggest wakeboarding event of 2023. It’s called Red Bull Wake Duel and it’s going to be insane. The best part is that the livestream is going to be hosted here on my YouTube channel this Saturday – so make sure to join us from 11am-5.30pm (local time).

We have some of the greatest riders on hand including Dom Hernler, @dominikguhrs1383 , @ThePeacockBrothers , amongst many more. @DaveAv and @domliek will be flying the drone to give you that up close and personal angle. Details

Comments Off on How many flips are possible in 1 minute – Wakeboard challenge!

Today I set out to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the most wakeboarding flips in under one minute! It’s not an easy task as you need the perfect conditions, an averagely small wake (not too small though) and a serious amount of stamina! I shortened my rope to 55ft, Tim put the throttle down and I gave it a go. Unfortunately I came up short and failed on the first attempt, so I took 10 minutes to catch my breath and went again!! I hope you enjoy this video, and thanks so much for watching. David

Comments Off on Best place in the world to Wakeboard – my favourite location!

My home stomping ground in Cavan, Ireland. This is where I’ve learnt about 80% of the tricks I can do! I started skiing here at 5 years old and then took to wakeboarding at 10 years old. Fast forward over 15 years and it’s still my favourite place to ride.

The wake is small, however when the sun is out, and the water is flat, I can’t think of a better place to strap on a board and go for a shred.

I try and see how many tricks I can get on the small wake, including a tantrum to blind, whirly, tootsie, skeezer and even a slim chance! Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding in Ireland 2023 – cold, windy and small wake!


Well, the 2023 season has officially kick started and I’m absolutely delighted to be back on the water in Ireland.

The lesson we learn in today’s video is “A bad day wakeboarding is better than no day wakeboarding”.

It was choppy, quite cold and the boat barely started! However, we persevered and made it happen.

The highlight for me was watching my new videographer on the board – he was so surprisingly good!

I hope you enjoy the video, and thanks for watching. Details

Comments Off on Getting my tricks back! | Wakeboarding Dubai | Big Wake | Paradise


For my second big wake ride of the year, I decided to load up the ramfill on the Centurion Ri237 and go for it. I had a trickles on hand and I made my way through it one by one. These included

All the basic 540s
– HS FS540
– TS FS540
– Switch of both

All basic mobes
– Whirly
– Crowmobe/skeezer
– Tantrum to blind
– Tootsie
– Slim chance
– Backmobe

Toeside bs 540
Toe 7

Whirly 5

Most tricks came back pretty easily, however the backmobe, toeside 720 and whirly 5 were a little more tough work, but we got there! Details

Comments Off on Boat Wakeboarding in Dubai on the Centurion Ri237

It m wasy first ride on the boat in a long long time – so I decided to ease myself back into it.

Luckily the guys at Wake Dubai ( have a Centurion Ri237 which is one off my favourite wake boats of all time (after the Ri230).

For my first session back I took it easy, didn’t fill the ballast or any extra weight as it would make life too easy for me – and I wanted to get my technique and timing correct.

All in all it worked out really well, and whilst I wasn’t doing the world’s hardest tricks – I’m buzzing with what I was able to do. Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding in Abu Dhabi


After quite a while off the water, I was only delighted to be back in the sunshine wakeboarding.

First stop was Al Forsan Watersports in Abu Dhabi. It’s relatively close to Europe and an awesome Wake Park. It’s got some new obstacle, and most importantly, glassy calm conditions.

Thanks so much for watching.


Comments Off on Tricks you must learn | Wakeboarding | Tutorial

So as the Zero to Hero series comes to an end (for now), I noticed there were a couple of tricks I left out and so I decided the best thing to do would be to make a video about these intermediate level fundamentals.

The first is the Ollie, which I have done a full tutorial on before, the second is an ollie 180 (bunnyhop) and the last is riding cuffed/blind.

These are all essential for progress, whether it’s for more advanced tricks, competitions or anything else. Details

Comments Off on How to 360 on a Wakeboard | Top Tips to get the handlepass

I hope these tips help you to land that 360!

00:00 intro
00:30 the 360
01:15 explained
01:33 shorten rope
01:44 approach
02:05 take off
02:12 spin
02:23 handle pass
02:32 common mistakes
02:55 video explainer
03:30 top tips
04:17 toeside 360

Comments Off on How to Frontroll on a Wakeboard – the secret to not butt-checking!

So, this isn’t necessarily the 4th flip you should learn – it might be the 15th or the first, but hopefully this tutorial helps you learn the toeside front roll.

A big thing to pay attention to is the piece about looking at the far shore. So many people under flip these and so that should help massively!

00:00 intro
00:30 explanation
01:03 basics
01:25 approach
01:49 take off
02:20 landing
02:35 secret
03:30 video explanation

Comments Off on Wakeboarding – Tantrum Tutorial

Welcome back to another basic invert tutorial. Today we’re learning one of the most popular out there – the Tantrum!

The Tantrum is a heelside back summersault. It’s not easy, however, if you have learnt every step along the way so far, then this should be okay and safe to learn!

Unfortunately you can’t really learn it one wake, and so your best option is to maybe just slow the boat down a little and shorten your rope 5ft.

Hopefully this video helps, and good luck! Details

Comments Off on Wake to Wake 180 – Lesson 10 – Wakeboarding

In this video we take a look at a step by step way to doing a Wake To Wake 180. We discuss which of the following is the easiest: – Heelside 180 – Toeside 180 – Half Cab 180, or Switch Toeside 180 Here’s a breakdown of how to actually do any of the 180s.

1. Shorten your rope 5ft-10ft

2. Cut out 10ft from the wake Details

Comments Off on How to do Toeside Wake Jumps – Wakeboard Tutorial

Toeside is one of the hardest tricks/things to do on a wakeboard. Even pro wakeboaders sometimes find it difficult!

This tutorial is short and sweet but it includes all the necessary information for you to learn it fast.

1. Put shoulders parallel to wake.
2. Bring hip to handle.
3. Extra weight on front foot.
4. Lean on toes.
5. Push down on the handle, and stand tall at the wake.

I hope you learn from this tutorial, and thanks for watching.


00:00 intro
00:45 fundamentals
01:02 step 1
01:10 step 2
01:20 step 3
01:29 step 4
01:45 landing
01:55 top tip
02:22 visual display

Comments Off on Wakeboarding at OWC, Orlando, Florida

A wakeboarder can’t visit Florida without going to Orlando Watersports complex for a session. OWC is one of the most historical and important cable parks there has ever been. On any given day, there are tons of pro wakeboarders hanging out there. A big part of the reason for that is because Orlando is a hub for pro wakeboarding, but also because the park is pretty good too. In this video I go for a ride, get some GoPro and slo-mo shots going off the kickers. Hopefully you enjoy the video and thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on The Flip DockStart – The most difficult trick in wakeboarding

The front flip dock start on the wakeboard has always been challenging for me!!! I bumped into a guy at the cable here who has only been riding for three months and could do it, so naturally I had to crack into it and give them a go! I hope you enjoy the video. David Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding Trick Names Explained – Raley, Whirlybird, Tantrum & Scarecrow

One of the most difficult parts of wakeboarding is actually understanding the tricks. They all have funky names and can be confusing. In this video I take the time to break down some of the easier tricks and their terminology: – Heelside – Toeside – Switch – 180 – 360 – Frontside – Backside – Backroll – Frontroll – Tantrum – Whirly – Scarecrow – Raley – Batwing. Hopefully his video helps you to understand the tricks. Thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding – top tips for riding in the wind!

So if you’re like me, the chances are you don’t always have the best conditions to go for a wakeboard set. It can be windy and rainy. If so, here are a number of tips to help: Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding – Learning to Tantrum, mistakes everyone makes!

The Tantrum is one of the most basic and popular flips/inverts to learn in wakeboarding. It’s essentially a heel side backflip. There are some very common mistakes people make both on the boat and the cable. Details

Comments Off on My Number 1 Tip for Wakeboarding!

The biggest and most important thing when it comes to wakeboarding progress is……. THE BASICS. It’s the most overlooked thing, particularly when someone never gets any coaching. Naturally we want to learn cool flips, inverts and spins, however, you can never spend enough time working on the basics, never!! Darren was guilty of skipping the basics and he openly admits he learnt this lesson the hard way! So remember, number one wakeboarding tip, walk before you run! ` Thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Stoked to win the 1st European Pro Tour Stop

Yeeow! Buzzing to take the top spot at the 1st stop of the European Pro Tour today 😊🤘🏻. Also managed to win the Irish National Wakeboarding Championships for the 10th year in a row!

Comments Off on How to Fashion Air Wakeboarding

So, in this tutorial I am 100% joking. But the point is you can’t take wakeboarding too seriously and you’ve always gotta have fun when you’re out riding. Thanks to JB for filming. Thanks to you all for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Craziest System 2 Park in the World!

This Plaza is one of the most incredible System 2.0 parks in the world. It’s the equivalent of a 10 step skate park which is fairly massive to say the least! Hope you enjoy the GoPro and Drone footage from the Mavic. Thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Learning to Wheelie on a Wakeboard

Massive shoutout to JB for trying to teach me to wheelie. I have to say, a double flip is probably easier haha. Hope you enjoy the video and be sure to check out JB’s videos on his channel… Details

Comments Off on Wear your lifejacket wakeboarding

Water Safety is soooo important and I can’t stress that enough, so please be safe instead of sorry. Thanks to Massi, Nick, Harley, Mike, Shaun, Ryan and Liam for taking part in spreading the good vibes! Stay safe. David Details