International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation

International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation
Formation 1946 (1946)
Type Sports governing body
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
91 member federations
Jose Antonio Perez Priego

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for all towed water sports. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1946, it is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority governing all towed water sports and has 91 affiliated member federations worldwide. The IWWF is also an affiliate member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and is one of the seven founding sports of the World Games.

The IWWF’s competitive and recreational towed water sports divisions include the following: Tournament (3-Event Waterskiing), Wakeboard, Barefoot, Show Skiing, Cable Wakeboard, Cableski, Ski Racing, and Disabled Skiing.[1]

Functions of the IWWF:

• Promotes and develops towed water sports worldwide through National Federations
• Develops technical rules for all towed water sport disciplines
• Organizes educational and training programs for technical officials and coaches
• Provides resources for federations for athlete and technical official development and education
• Represents federations and athletes as and when needed
• Manages towed water sport disciplines at Multi-Sport Games recognized by the IOC and its Regional Olympic Councils (World Games, Pan Am Games, Mediterranean Games, South East Asian Games, Asian Beach Games, South American Games, etc.)
• Secures hosts for and manages IWWF World Titled events – a total of 11 events biennially
• Secures hosts for and manages IWWF World Cup stops – 46 stops held and a total of $5.7 million in cash prizes disbursed to athletes since 2004
• Lobbies for inclusion in regional Multi-Sport, Youth, and Olympic Games
• Complies with the World Anti-Doping Code and supports a clean sport
• Seeks sponsorships

The current President of the IWWF is Jose Antonio Perez Priego from Mexio.

National Federations

  • Federación Mexicana de Esqui Acuatico
  • Federaçao Portuguesa de Ski Náutico
  • Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation AWWF
  • Costa Rica WaterSki Association
  • Chinese Taipei Water-Ski Association
  • Federación Colombaina de Esqui Nautico
  • Turkish Underwater Sports Federation
  • Czech Waterski Federation
  • Waterski Federation of Belarus
  • Belgian Wakekeboard Association
  • Federation Francophone de ski nautique et de wakeboard
  • Federación Mexicana de Ski Acuático
  • Hungarian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation
  • Finnish Water Ski Sports
  • Victorian Water Ski Association
  • Polish Motorboat and Waterski Federation
  • Swedish Waterski Federation
  • Federació Catalana d'Esquí Nr'utic
  • French Wakeboard Association (Association Française de Wakeboard (AFW) AFW
  • Slovak Water Ski Federation SVSPN
  • Brazilian Water Ski Confederation CBEA
  • Dutch Waterski Federation (Nederlandse Waterski Bond, NWB) NWB
  • Norwegian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation
  • Queensland Tournament Waterski Association
  • French waterski federation (Fédération Française de Ski Nautique, FFSN) FFSN
  • Brazilian Water Ski Confederation
  • Singapore Water Ski Federation
  • Austrian Waterski Federation (Oesterreichischer Wasserskiverband, OEWSV) OEWSV
  • Danish Water Ski Federation
  • Finnish Water Ski Sports
  • Japan Water Ski Association JWSA
  • IWSF Region Europe, Africa and Middle East
  • Swiss Water Ski Federation
  • Korea Water Ski Association
  • National Collegiate Water Ski Association (USA, Div. of USAWS) NCWSA
  • Italian Waterski Federation
  • Hong Kong Water Ski Association
  • United Arab Emirates Water Ski Federation
  • Austrian Water Ski Federation
  • South African Water Ski Federation
  • British Water Ski
  • Finnish Water Ski Sports
  • Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada / Ski Nautique et Planche Canada
  • USA Water Ski
  • German Waterski Federation DWSV
  • Croatian Waterski Federation (Hrvatski Savez za skijanje na vodi)
  • Danish Water Ski
  • Bulgarian Water Ski Federation

See also


  1. Wheeler, Deborah (2017-11-22). "Jaquess, Pickos win gold at World". The Walton Sun. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
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