The Philippines wasn’t only the host of the grandest wakeboarding competition featuring the best wakeboarders in the world, but the 2017 Wake Park World Championships also proved that Filipinos can shred with the best of them.

Two hundred wakeboarders from over 20 countries descended at the world-famous Camsur Watersports Complex from Sept 28 to Oct 1 to compete at the action-packed four-day Wake Park World Champions by the World Wake Association. 

Three Filipinos reigned supreme and showed they are indeed world-class riders. Stephen Vano was hailed as the Champion in the Amateur Men Category, Marvin Tucio bagged third place in the Master’s Men Category, and JP Canuto placed first in the Amateur Wakeskate Category.

Stephen Vano


In the middle stands overall champion Guenther Oka flanked by Sebastian Dunn and Liam Peacock


Master’s Men Category winners: (from left) Chad Forrest, Robin Leonard Jensen, Marvin Tucio and CamSur Governor Migz Villafuerte 


Amateur Men Category winners: (from left) Khaled Alawadhi, Stephen Vano, and Braz Guilherme


Amateur Wake Skate winners: (from left) Jadon Scures, JP Canuto, and Angus Singleton

The complete list of winners:

  • Amateur Women Category: Shaikha Al-Nouri (Kuwait)
  • Boys Category: Loic Deschaux (France)
  • Girls Category: Oleksandra Samoilenko (Ukraine)
  • Junior Boys Category: Danylo Kleschchar (Ukraine)
  • Junior Features Category: Jadon Scures (USA)
  • Junior Men’s Category: Connor Lawton (Australia)
  • Junior Women’s Category: Megan Nel (Russia)
  • Master’s Category: Robin Leonard Jensen (Denmark)
  • Master’s Features Category: Robin Leonard-Jensen (Denmark)
  • Master’s Men Category: Robin Leonard Jensen (Denmark)
  • Men’s Features Category: Stefan Hahn (Australia)
  • Men’s Professional Category: Guenther Oka (USA)
  • Open Women Features: Melanie Staaf (Sweden)
  • Pro Men’s Features Category: Gunther Oka (USA)
  • Pro Women’s Features Category:: Anna Nikstad (USA)
  • Professional WakeSkate: Andrew Pastura (USA)
  • Veteran’s Category: Dayle Cartwright (USA)
  • Winch Wakeboard: Victor Salmon (Belgium)
  • Winch Wakeskate: Andrew Pastura (USA)
  • Women’s Professional Category: Julia Rick (Germany)