At just 12 years old and having only started wakeboarding one year ago, Luke Pearson is on the fast track to becoming a future big-name in the sport.
The Cambridgeshire rider trains at Hannams Wake Hub, a cable wakeboard park just outside of Stretham with two cable systems and a host of obstacles. In this his second summer on the water, Luke has so far won the first stop of the National AOD Tour behind the boat, and competed in the British Boat Championships, coming 6th in his division. Also Luke is currently placed 4th in the standings for the Toe-To-Tow cable wakeboard series, which takes place all summer at Hannams Wake Hub, with the next stop on August 11th.
“What I love about wakeboarding, is that there’s nothing you can’t do. You can always be the person to step it up and try a new trick to take it to the next level” said the Wentworth local about his favourite pastime.
While many of the customers at Hannams Wake Hub are older than Luke, with the summer holidays just around the corner owners and head coaches Ben and Terry Hannam hope to have more youngsters coming to the park to learn how to wakeboard and hopefully catch the bug that Luke caught!
Having recently taken on Luke as a fully sponsored rider, Ben Hannam is excited to discover more local talent and said “We are trying to encourage more youngsters to come down, and want to work with local schools in Ely and the surrounding villages to help get kids to experience wakeboarding, as it’s a great social sport that keeps you fit and enjoying the outdoors while the sun is shinning!”
Wakeboarding is the fastest growing watersport in the world, and with the recent boom of 2-tower cable parks opening all over the world, more and more people are taking up this fun, active and social sport than ever before. The benefits of learning on a 2-tower cable include 1-to-1 coaching from an operator with complete control of your speed. This means they can limit how often you fall, which has led to 100% of new-comers picking up wakeboarding in the first 15-minutes of being on the water at Hannams Wake Hub!
Talking about his fast track learning experience, Luke owes it all to great coaching; “Ben and Terry Hannam are both really good coaches, they’ve helped me progress so much and always tell me what tricks I can do”.
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