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    Wakeboarding in Bali


    Bali Wake Park broke grounds with a splashing wakeboarding festival in mid April 2015, as Bali’s one and only water sports arena of its kind. The park is hard to miss, located near the entry into the Bali Mandara toll road and Benoa Marina in Pesanggaran, and features five hectares of artificial lakes and verges sculpted and landscaped out of a marshy plot.

    The guys at Maxout Hydrosports, a Singapore-based water sports company, went on a mission of hyping up wakeboarding on the island and eventually brought the arena to life. Now Bali residents and adrenaline junkies can enjoy the excitement of wakeboarding that these guys first started in Raffles Marina, Singapore.

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  • Instead of boats pulling the boarders, a looming crane-like tower structure has been constructed above these manmade lagoons to provide the essential rigging for its specialised cable-towing system. The unique system makes possible for up to eight boarders to enjoy their rides at the same time, and riders can continue riding even if one of them completes a course and decides to finish earlier. Pros can hone their tricks on a series of slides and obstacles throughout, while it is also great even if you haven’t tried wakeboarding before, but interested in trying out a whole new sport.

    Bali Wake Park is a whole lot more convenient compared to the conventional boat-pulled action. Well-thought out and carefully designed, the park even features manned golf buggies around the lagoon perimeter, readily picking up fallen riders, and piggy-backing them back to the starting point for another go. The cable system also enables you to not only wakeboard – you can try out all the other ‘towed’ water sports known to man, such as wake surfing, water-skiing and knee-boarding. Budding riders aged 6 to 14 can join the exciting kids club program.

    You can bring your own board and gear, or come as you are and use their equipment available onsite. Riding passes start from a two-hour lap at USD 48, four hours for USD 68, or hog the park for a full-day for only USD 88. Memberships and annual passes are also available. After some laps, gruelling sliding and well accomplished aerials, or just anywhere in between, you can time-out with an ice cold Bintang or enjoy a light bite and a hearty nasi goreng at the Made’s Warung onsite. There’s even a retail shop and a spa to knead those tired muscles.

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