Archive by Month September, 2011

  • Limited Edition +H2O Ball Coming Soon

    Post by Jordan on September 30th, 2011

    Our balls love water. So we created one to help our friends at +H2O protect it. 20% of each limited-edition +H2O Waboba ball sold will be donated to support clean water and environmental initiatives.

    It’ll look even better in your hand. Will be available online. 

  • Waboba Sponsors Junior Kayak Team

    Post by Jordan on September 30th, 2011

    For the 2011 World Championship of Surf Kayaking, we are the sponsor of the Junior Division–the hottest young athletes who are the future of surf kayaking. Here are some of them. Good luck, boys!

    Aiden Brackenbury, also a second generation competitor from England, and with his father, Glynn will represent the English team in the international competition.

    Andy McClelland, 17, of Northern Ireland is also anticipated to be a serious competitor. He currently holds the 2nd place title in the world and is a 3-time European Champion.

    Eden Bason from Australia–a second generation surf kayaker who, at the age of 9 is the youngest competitor. Eden has been paddling for a bit over a year. His dad, Darren manufactures kayaks for Random Surf, so he was able to modify Eden’s kayak with extra padding to suit his size and weight. Eden has proven his effectiveness and will be one to watch!

    Jeffery “Junior Mint” Steehler, from Longview, Washington at 13 years old has not only competed, but organized a successful surf event in Oregon. He’s a true athlete who plays basketball, races downhill mountain bikes and plays the saxophone in his spare time.

    Troy Wilson, 11, is from Idaho and also comes from a lineage of surf kayaking. He started in the sport at 8 and has been competing for three years. In addition, Troy volunteers with D.A.R.E. to encourage kids to choose an active lifestyle over drugs.

  • Waboba Asia Video Contest Closing Date Moved to December 31

    Post by The Bounceologist on September 25th, 2011

    Waboba Asia Video ContestWe have decided to push back the final entry date for the Waboba Asia Video Contest 2011. If you haven’t entered the competition yet, you now have three extra months to come up with something. Entries must be in by December 31, 2011.

    Moving the date makes it easier for contestants from Australia and Thailand to make their entries. Waboba season is just getting started there. If you are from Europe or the Americas and you’ll be traveling in Asia over the winter, make sure you bring your video camera, because you are also eligible to enter the Waboba Asia Video Contest 2011, as long as you make your video while you are in Asia.

    The competition winner will receive an amazing holiday for two in Phuket, including flights for two to Phuket from anywhere in Asia, plus two nights in a five-star hotel, plus 700USD in cash.

    Get filming. The competition rules are shown here.

  • To Do: Find a Banksy wall to play with the Street

    Post by Jordan on September 20th, 2011

    Want the ultimate street feel? Play wall ball with the Waboba Street on one of Banksy’s creations. If you don’t know Banksy, get familiar. He is a well-known British street artist with eye-catching, jaw-dropping, stop-you-in-your-tracks art in high and low places all over the world. Do you live near a Banksy creation? Be the first one to play Waboba Street on the wall and prove it by sending us a picture/video and we’ll send you a prize. Pinky swear.

    To view more Banksy art, visit http://www.banksy.co.uk

     

  • Carla’s Portuguese Water Dogs Love Waboba!

    Post by Guest Author on September 9th, 2011

    Carla, a Portuguese Water Dog trainer for Aguas Algarvias in Portugal, often taked her dogs to compete in various competitions around the country. She is a big fan of the Waboba Dogball and uses it to help train her dogs for their trials. Not to mention, the dogs love it too!

    On September 4, I had a Water Trial in Lagos with my Portuguese Water Dogs, where they show their natural abilities, such as swimming, diving, and obedience, which is not always very easy, because sometimes they like to tease me to show how smart they are. I had my Luz and Flor do Mar of Águas Algarvias Association in Level 1 and Grisby of Ria Formosa to compete in the championship. All of them had excellent results in this Water Trial.

    The judges examine different things in the Water Trials. In level 1, we need to swim with the dog and the dog that swims faster receives more points. Then they have to retrieve an object and dive in the water for level 2. The dog and the owner swim for 2 minutes, similar to level 1, only it’s more far away for the dog to retrieve the object.

    At the end of the competition, as a reward and to relax, my dogs play with the Waboba Dogball. They love this moment with their eyes fixed on my hand, waiting for me to throw the ball. They try to catch it, yet it bounces on the water, so it outsmarts them. Since the ball reaches good distance, it is amazing for training for Level 2 in the trials.

    I try to use every moment as a possibility for training my dogs and you should too. I never lose a chance to put my dogs at their best and now with the Waboba Dogball, it becomes even easier!

    Visit Carla on Aguas Algarvias’s Facebook page for more tips and to keep up with how her dogs are performing!