Yas Flow League sessions in Capital

Local boardsports enthusiasts looking to up their skills can get ready to ride a huge wave of interest in the sport with the launch of the Yas Flow League at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, according to a Press release.

Home to the world’s biggest FlowBarrel 10, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is launching its Yas Flow League sessions on March 20, with training provided by World Flowboarding Champion Clayton Barker. Members of the league will receive expert training at all levels, from basic flowboarding skills to advanced wave riding, within a fun programme designed to motivate and inspire enthusiasts to further their abilities.

A flowboarder in action. — Supplied photo

“We’re breeding a community of like-minded individuals who will push each other to progress their skill levels in the sport of flowboarding. The Yas Flow League will offer professional coaching in a comfortable learning environment and will be available to both guys and girls. Members will receive hands-on training to progress in a number of different riding categories. Our pros will work on all aspects from FlowRider/barrel to strapped or strapless moves, stand-up and bodyboarding,” said Ryan Watkins, marketing manager, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

“We’re looking to create a future World Champion in the sport of flowboarding!” he added.

To monitor the progress of riders and to inspire them to scale new heights, the Yas Flow League will incorporate a number of recognition driven initiatives, including certification on completing different skill levels and a “yellow rashie” concept inspired by the Tour de France’s “yellow jacket”, awarded to the best rider in each session.

We will also run a League contest every two months which we hope will reveal more than a few hometown heroes. The idea is to get local boardsports enthusiasts to up their game,” said Barker.

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