Wake the City!

Red Bull Harbour Festival

On Saturday 8th June, fourteen of the world’s best wakeboarders will descend on Liverpool for Red Bull Harbour Reach 2013. The Albert docks will play host to the most challenging setup yet using Liverpool’s industrial features to create a competition that pushes the rider’s agility and creative thinking to the limit.

New for 2013, Red Bull are offering emerging home-grown talent two wild card entries who will be selected on 2nd June at the first date of ‘The Road to Red Bull Harbour Reach’ – a 5 stop tour of British cable parks with the professionals, taking place between 2nd June & 6th June 2013.

Thirty lucky applicants will be invited to the ‘Road To’ qualifiers at Just Wake Cable Park in Tattershall on Sunday 2nd June. Here, the riders will be judged in an expression session format, which will determine the two successful wild cards. These standout riders will then hit the road with the athletes and crew to practice at the next four parks, en-route to the invitational contest in Liverpool on Saturday 8th June.

This opportunity provides amateur wakeboarders, with a platform to step up to professional competition, allowing them to extend their learning and develop their tricks and skillset, proving themselves within the scene. For more information on how to apply please visit www.redbull.co.uk/harbourreach.

Dominik Hernler, 2012 Red Bull Harbour Reach Champion

Dominik Hernler, 2012 Red Bull Harbour Reach Champion said; ‘I’m really pumped to be involved in this year’s Harbour Reach. Last year was a blast, can’t wait for this year. The new location in Liverpool is going to step it up for sure.’

Tim Woodhead from Industry Wake Parks says; ‘We have designed a course that mixes high end purpose built wakeboard obstacles with some heritage from the local area to build the most challenging Red Bull Harbour Reach. Liverpool is a historic dock and its history is embedded in the waterways and we wanted to mix that into the course design. Riders will be jumping over the famous Brocklebank Tug Boat and there will be a rail over a canal workboat!

Working in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Red Bull Harbour Reach will be a key attraction at the forthcoming River Mersey Festival, taking place across the city from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th June.

Liverpool City Council’s City Event Manager, Susan Lees says “We are pleased and excited to host Red Bull Harbour Reach this coming June 2013 at the Albert Dock in Liverpool as part of the Mersey River Festival event. This is in part not only due to its profile and prestige but also being a new and exciting addition to the established ‘On the Waterfront’ series”