Malibu Virtual Wake Open

05 Sep 2020 - 05 Sep 2020

The Malibu Virtual Wake Open is the UK's first virtual wake competition, organised by Wakeboard UK with the support of Malibu Boats UK. The event is open to all riders, with numerous divisions from Groms thru to Veteran Mens. Film and submit your entry by 05/Sep/2020 to claim your chance to become the first Malibu Virtual Wake Open Champion in your division. See below for full rules and details.

Malibu Virtual Wake Open


Results have been published with accompanying run videos as follows:

Open Men Results

Open Women Results

Juniors, Masters, Vets and Intermediates Results

Boys, Girls and Groms Results


Entry Details

How to Compete - Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 - Read this page fully - ALL information regarding the comp is located on this page
  • Step 2 - Complete the free online entry form - see below for details
  • Step 3 - Go ride and record your best run!
  • Step 4 - Submit your video before the deadline - see Video Submission below for instructions

Online Entry Form

All competitors must complete the following form.
Note: social media tags are optional if you want us to fully tag your profile and social posts. If you are entering for your children please don't forget to put a parent's name in the form!

Entry is Now Closed

Video Submission

Video submission is online only via the simple web page linked below.
Submission of videos will close automatically at 8pm 04/Sep/2020 ready for judging on the weekend of 05/Sep/2020.
Please read all the rules and information below prior to submitting your video.

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To maximise participation this competition is free of charge to all entrants.
Note: We reserve the right to charge for future virtual events if necessary.


Divisions will mirror the Wakeboard UK and IWWF divisions:




12 years old and under on December 31st 2020.


14 years old and under on December 31st 2020.


14 years old and under on December 31st 2020.

Junior Men

18 years and under on December 31st 2020.

Junior Women

18 years and under on December 31st 2020.

Open Men

No age restriction.

Open Women

No age restriction.

Master Men

30 years or older on December 31st 2020.

Master Women

30 years or older on December 31st 2020.

Veteran Men

40 years or older on December 31st 2020.

Veteran Women

40 years or older on December 31st 2020.

Intermediate Men

Any age.

Intermediate Women

Any age.

Run Format

Each rider shall undertake the following run:

  • Maximum of 5 tricks
  • There shall be no falls in the run
  • Riders shall start their run when the rider cuts out from the middle of the wake to start their tricks or when they pass the start buoy of the course.
  • IWWF wakeboard rules apply
    • We reserve the right to use a heat system using the single submitted video if entry numbers dictate it.
  • Groms will not be limited to a number of tricks and will instead perform a run that has a maximum of 60 seconds
    • The time of the Grom pass will start when the Grom waves to the cameraman

Filming Rules

Each submitted run should be filmed as follows:

  • Filming should be started when the rider cuts out from the middle of the wake to start their tricks or when they pass the start buoy of the course
  • Filming should finish a minimum of 2 seconds after the rider lands their final trick
  • Filming should be from within the boat or from the tower
  • There should be no breaks in the film footage
  • The rider should be fully within the frame for the entire video
  • The water should be fully within the frame for the entire video so you can clearly see the height of tricks
  • Filming should be taken on a modern smartphone
    • e.g. iPhone/Android 3 years old or newer
  • Filming should be in landscape mode
    • e.g. hold the phone so it is wider than it is tall
  • Filming should be at the highest resolution possible
    • e.g. 4k if your phone supports it
  • No music shall be added to the video
  • No editing of the video shall be undertaken
Film Example

Here is an example film clip from a wake and iphone filming test with Luca in Abu Dhabi. This clip meets the filming guidelines and would be acceptable for judging.

  • Note the lighting is also good (sun towards the rider instead of behind them) so grabs and such can be easily be seen and judged fairly.
  • The footage was taken from the boat on an iphone 11 plus at 4k with 2x optical zoom and no editing other than trimming. The iphone was held in landscape mode, e.g. wider than tall.
  • Note there were 5 tricks which were filmed correctly with the rider in the frame at all times.

Covid-19 Rules

  • Your safety, and the safety of your friends and families is of utmost importance.

  • Please do not take any additional risk over and above that of participating in wakeboarding.

  • You must follow strict social distancing guidance and covid-19 recommendations from the Government and NHS.

  • Anyone not following guidance on covid-19 will be disqualified from the competition.

Competitions Footage Useage

  • Your competition footage will be utilised for judging, on our website, and on social media.

  • Not all footage will be released but be prepared to be on the website and on Insta if you do well!

  • If you do not want your footage used publicly please let us know directly upon submission of the video.

BWSW Membership

  • This competition is provided for UK Citizens including people from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This competition is organised with the backing of British Water Ski Federation Ltd and therefore competitors are required to be current members of BWSW or an IWWF affiliated federation which contains UK citizens.


To increase participation and reduce travel during the current situation riders can film where they wish, at their closest wake venue if possible.
You can use your own lake, driver, boat to maximise your chances.

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