Last weekend wake park athletes from all across the globe descended upon the Orlando Watersports Complex to compete against one another in the 2021 Nautique WWA Wake Park World Championships. Countries represented in the international competition were the United States, Brazil, Canada, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, Iran, Hungary, England, Argentina, and Japan. Through three days of competition in both the Traditional and Features Only formats, wakeboarders and wakeskaters fought hard for their opportunity to become the best in the world among their division.
In the Traditional format, where each athlete gets one lap on the cable by themselves, Florida riders dominated the amateur podiums. For the Jr. Boys, Boys, and Jr. Men divisions Evan Cole (Elite Cable Park), Isaic Claudio (Nona Adventure Park) and Donny Graves (Shark Wake Park 561) took the wins in their respective divisions. For the women, Campbell Scarborough from OWC defeated the Texan, Lacy Carlton, in the Girls 10-14 division with her signature tail grabbed back roll off the kicker and her high flying air tricks, while her older OWC teammate Payton Gibney took the win in the Jr. Women's division with her technical rail riding on the pool gap and the Nessie rail. Similar results came to fruition in the amateur Features Only format with Evan Cole, Isaic Claudio, and Jaden Garcia (Nona Adventure Park) topping the podium in the Groms Features, Kids Features, and Juniors Features divisions respectively.