Wakesurfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UAE. In some ways, it’s like surfing in the ocean. However, in addition to the use of a smaller board, this implies that the surfer is towed behind a specialized boat.
At first, the surfer uses a rope and the boat generates a “First Eterna”, So it can be practiced in lakes, rivers or at sea, unlike surfing in the ocean.
Dubai, the surfing paradise
In Dubai, more than seven companies offer sports in different locations.
Sea Riders, in Jumeirah, is one of the many places in the city where you can practice this sport.
Hassan Gad is the founder of Ragajah. He not only wants to help people improve their skills, but also to build a community of surfers and ocean surfers.
“Dubai offers a lot of sports, and that’s what you excel at. But specifically in surfing, what happens is that you have the best boats, you have the best spots, here at Sea Riders. There is not a single wave here. It is one of the best areas that can exercise”Hassan Gad explains to Euronews, noting that sports and society are growing.
“It attracts people who love this sport and who want you to learn these conditions and get better. And you take it to the next level. And now we have athletes competing all over the world who started in the UAE. It’s amazing. And I wish I could be someone. Day 1 of these people “, Dice_._
the sun all year round
Not only beginners and amateurs jump into the water in Dubai. Wakesurf professionals from all over the world come to town, in the winter or off-season, to train in the sun all year round.
The professionals at Wakesurf, Anthony and Jennifer Edwards, say Dubai provides excellent facilities and allows them to train and prepare for competitions when it is very cold in the UK.
“You have an incredible sense of freedom when surfing. You forget all your troubles. It’s so much fun. So we hooked up really fast.”Jennifer Edwards explica.
Something her husband Anthony Edwards has in common: “It’s the best feeling in the world. It’s a very frustrating sport, at times, because you can make the slightest change in your movement and fall. So when everything syncs up perfectly, it feels great.”.
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