WakeUp Docklands and the London Cable Car have been locked in a battle for months to be the first to open in time for London 2012. WakeUp Docklands opened its two cable tows to the public over the Jubilee Weekend beating the cable car by a month!
WakeUp Docklands is London’s first urban wake park making wakeboarding accessible and affordable to all Londoners and is the first of a number of exciting new developments set to bring the Royal Victoria back to life in time for the Olympics.
WakeUp Docklands is based on a man-made “urban beach” from which run two Sesitec System 2.0 cable tows stretching over 160 metres to the “Black Box”, a unique structure created specifically for the venue. One is ideal for first time riders and perfecting air tricks; the other has a variety of innovative obstacles in place, providing a playground for progression.
The beach is also home to WakeUp Docklands’ Wud Shack, the first port of call on arrival but also a cool place to wind down and watch the action.

Tens of thousands of spectators heading for Olympics events held at the ExCeL Centre will be able to view wakeboarders riding at WakeUp Docklands as the pedestrian route goes directly past the cable tows.

WakeUp Docklands is already attracting some of the best riders as well as introducing beginners to the excitement of wakeboarding. Matt Crowhurst, Relentless team athlete, team manager and one of Europe’s premiere wakeboarding coaches said that; “To have Wakeboarding at the centre of one of the world’s biggest cities is unreal. It’s incredible for all those ‘big smoke’ bound riders and amazing for the sport in general. The WakeUp Docklands’ crew have put together a beach vibe in the city with the best facilities for not only first timers but also for the many world-class riders we have here in the UK.”
WakeUp Docklands is joining in with the cable car’s opening celebrations by holding an all-day ‘jam session’ on Thursday 28th June with riding for just £15. To join the fun, go to www.wakeupdocklands.com and book on-line.