The FISE (International Extreme Sport Festival) is pleased to announce its 14th edition in 2010, giving you rendez-vous from May 12-16 in downtown Montpellier on “Les Rives du Lez,” in the South of France.
FISE is one of the biggest European Freestyle Contests and will play host to the world’s best professional athletes in BMX, wakeboard, mountain bike, inline skate and the anticipated return of street skateboarding for this year.
The FISE has once again partnered with WWA to bring you the very best in wakeboarding action. For the Wake Competition, two Sesitec System 2.0’s will be set up side by side in a prime spot along the river. Each pull on the System allows for a continuous ride, back and forth through the wake park course.
Already confirmed are:
Keith Lidberg (USA)
Kevin Henshaw (USA)
Marc Rossiter (UK)
Nico Von Lerchenfeld (Germany)
Hugo Charbit (France)
Dan Nott (UK)
Olivier Derome (Canada)
Raphael Derome (Canada)
Yann Thibault (Canada)
Nate Perry (USA)
Andrew Adams (USA)
Brian Reeder (USA)
Davis Griffin (USA)
Chris Abadie (USA)
James Young (UK)
CK Koester (UK)
Matt Crowhurst (UK)
Freddy Von Osten (Germany)
Jimmy Martinez (Spain)
Yann Calvez (France)
Bertrand Oustrieres (France)
Sjors Van de Kerkhof (Netherlands)
+ Special MC: Shane Bonifay (USA)
Tentative Wake Schedule:
Wednesday May 12th:
Onsite Registration and Rider Check in 1:00 -5:00 PM / Practice All Day
Thursday May 13th:
Open Qualifications 1:30-6:30 PM
Unleashed Party: Total Moustache 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Friday May 14th:
Semi-Finals 2:00-4:00 PM
Saturday May 15th:
Finals 5:30-7:00 PM
Sunday May 16th:
Best Trick Contests 1:00-3:00 PM
Prize Giving: 5:15-5:45 PM
For the full event schedule, please check: http://www.fise-events.net/index.php?p=programme_fise
Invitational: Top 5 from 2009 + 3 Wildcards are pre-qualified.
Qualifications: 6 Riders from the open FISE qualifications on Thursday, May 13th and the top 2 Riders from the Wake-N-Beach Qualifier event May 7-9 will go to the Semis on Friday.
Semi-Finals: 16 Riders, 4 heats of 4 – 2 riders advance
Finals: top 8 head to head – 1 rider advances
Top 4: 30 minute Jam Session
1st – $3,500
2nd – $2,500
Best Trick Contests – $1,500 total
To register, go to: http://www.fise-events.net/inscription_fise.php?lang=fr
All riders must have a valid WWA Membership. To obtain membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re an amateur rider or like to wakeskate, don’t worry! There will be a special rider zone open with a System 2.0 for you to session throughout the 5 days.
For those who won’t be able to attend and see the action in person, the finals will be broadcast live on www.fise.tv the 15th and 16th of May.
Special thanks to the following sponsors:
Région Languedoc Roussillon, Mairie de Montpellier, Agglomeration de Montpellier, Fiat, Orange, Dsp, Monster Energy Drink, NRJ, Oakley, Flick Tricks, Tech Deck,Earth Water and Ecocup