Photo courtesy Martyn Willes
NOT YET OPEN! Follow this link to see images of the current status of the Wakeboarding Davao Deca Wakeboard Park.
ORIGINAL TEXT: Opening a the end of July is a new wakeboarding park in Davao City. The Deco Wakeboarding Park is the largest wakeboarding park in South East Asia, with reportedly seven hectares of wakeboarding lake.
Located in Barangay Mintal, Davao City, the Deca Wakeboarding Park is the latest project of Chris Tan’s Xtreme Wake Inc. Chris Tan and Sherilyn Reyes have been coincidentally promoting the sport of wakeboarding for some time now and their ability to attract sufficient investment for this wakeboarding park in Davao City (and a similar facility in Clark / Angeles City, Pampanga) indicates a resilient tourist based economy, founded on adventure sports and water sports . . . two things the Philippines as a whole is ideally placed to become the Asian leader in.
With the addition of this new wakeboarding park in Davao City, and the next one slated for completion in September 2009 (to open in October) in Clark / Angeles City, Pampanga, the Philippines will be able to offer no less than four, first class, year round, wakeboarding locations for water sports enthusiasts.
– Camarines Wakeboarding Center (Naga City, Camarines Sur)
– Lago de Oro Cable Park (Calatagan, Batangas)
– Deca Wakeboarding Park (Mintal, Davao)
– Clark Wakeboard Park (Clark / Angeles City, Pampanga)
If you add to this the mobile wakeboarding facility offered by Stoked Inc. of Calatagan, Batangas, and the fact that three quarters of the wakeboarding parks are within 30 minutes of an airport then there is no reason for anyone to say that it is too difficult to go wakeboarding in the Philippines.
The message is clear, 2009 is a great year to GetWet wakeboarding in the Philippines.