Wahooo! waterpark, the Middle East's first ever
temperature controlled, indoor/outdoor waterpark, will begin lessons on March 20
at the Wahooo! Surf School - Middle East's first training academy which will
teach enthusiasts in Bahrain and the region how to ride a wave.
To launch this unique academy, the world champion flow riding team was flown in
especially from South Africa and these highly qualified surfers coached all of
Wahooo's trainers who will impart surf lessons at the academy. The team
comprised Wesley Fischer, winner of the first International Flowboarding
Championships (IFC) held in 2009; Billy Tennant who dominates the South African
competitive bodyboard scene and is a member of the South African IFC team; Matt
Lammers, who has been on a board since he was 13 with his roots in wakeboarding
and Marta Jekot.
Wahooo! now specialises in teaching all levels of surfing from first timers to
advanced surfers; and offers private or group surf lessons. Wahooo! instructors
are experienced surfers, trained in first-aid and CPR, and offer expertise on
all aspects of surfing.
At the Wahooo! Surf School, students will learn basic surfing fundamentals and
master the water wave riding skills through a five week program. The 7.5 hours
of training will include ways to ride the flowrider - different body boarding
techniques, executing 360 degree spins, wave rolls and many more tricks.
After concluding the Surf School training, participants will qualify for a for
the "Big Barrel Bash", a weekly event where the flowrider runs at a higher
speed, thus offering a bigger wave and consequently a bigger challenge. Only
Wahooo! Surf School pass holders will be able to ride the wave on the day of the
event making it "the exclusive wave event in town".
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