State rivalry makes waves

Wakeboard competitor Lauren Schwarz with wakeboarding State of Origin organiser and Wakeboard South Australia president Daniella Lambert and former world champion Bec Gange. Picture: Louise Donges

Wakeboard competitor Lauren Schwarz with wakeboarding State of Origin organiser and Wakeboard South Australia president Daniella Lambert and former world champion Bec Gange. Picture: Louise Donges

SOME of Victoria and South Australia’s best wakeboard riders take the water in Mildura in the spirit of friendly rivalry today.

The second wakeboard State of Origin event, which is based at the Mildura Rowing Club and free to attend, is an exhibition of the sport with only bragging rights on the line.

First held in 2014, it was the initiative of Mildura born and raised former world champion Bec Gange to bring her sport to her hometown, which hosted few wakeboarding contests in the past.

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