Since 2004, Waterski is part of the programme of the World University Championships. After a first edition held in Balakovo (RUS), this WUC has already travelled to Europe, Asia and the Americas. In 2020 Wakeboard has been added to the Championship sports programme for the first time.
FISU Technical Committee Chairs
The History of Waterski and Wakeboard in FISU
After the first edition in Balakovo (RUS), the top student waterskier had to wait until 2008 for the second edition, held in the city of Tianjin (CHN) which gathered 65 competitors from 15 countries. In January 2012, the third edition of the World University Waterskiing Championship was held in Santiago de Chile (CHI). In 2016, it happened in Akita (JPN).