Wing Starts Season With Win


The ‘08 Australian Pro Tour of Wakeboarding kicked off this weekend in South Bank on the Brisbane River. Oakley’s Amber Wing won the stop that kicked off the Australian wakeboard season.

“Water conditions were less than ideal,” said Wing. “Last off the dock in finals meant I know what I had to do. I fell in my first trick because the rough water was making the wake inconsistent.”

Determined to take the win, Wing nailed the trick the second time around.

Now in its sixth year, APTW is the premier contest series for wakeboarding in the Southern Hemisphere. Professional riders will battle it, accumulating points across four legs of the tour, in the hope of being crowned APTW Champion.

Gaining steady momentum every season, 2006 saw the addition of a women’s division to the tour and the 2007 series saw two major metropolitan locations added in Sydney and Brisbane. This year will see the program extended even further with Hamilton (NZ) hosting stop number three, and the inclusion of a junior division open to all wakeboarders aged 10-16.

The next stop is in Wing’s hometown of Sydney on January 26th.


Staff Writer


November 19, 2007