Filipino wakeboarding prodigy and Red Bull athlete Raph Trinidad showed off his arsenal of skills on some of the most stunning Palawan islands of the season Waking up in Paradise. Red Bull’s latest project aims to promote the sport in the country and shed light on Trinidad’s rapid rise to the top of the wakeboarding world.
Hailing from the island of Liloan in Cebu, Raph Trinidad began his wakeboarding journey at the ripe young age of 14. With such an early starting point to get his foot in the game, Trinidad quickly got what it took skills to compete at a high level and be established. himself as a household name in the wakeboarding scene.
In his previous international competitions, Trinidad earned silver at the 2019 World Cable Wakeboard Championship Men’s Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the 2022 IWWF World Championship in Pathum Thani, Thailand. Trinidad’s remarkable achievements during this run cemented him as the number two wakeboarder in the world.
“Wakeboarding in Palawan really gave me the opportunity to enjoy what I love to do and take in the beautiful scenery of the islands all over the Philippines. Having the opportunity to wakeboard in such a beautiful destination was a surreal experience and I’m sure all my fellow wakeboarders would love to ride in a place I like to call Wake Paradise,” Trinidad said.
Trinidad left the audience in awe of his wide variety of wakeboarding stunts with a twist. Moving away from the usual method of pulling ropes connected to systems and winches, Trinidad pushed the limits of his skills in the open waters of Palawan. Propelled forward by the speed and power of the engine of a wall, Wake Paradise redefines the boundaries of the wakeboarding field while showcasing Trinidad’s love and passion for the sport.
The success of Wake Paradise demonstrates Red Bull’s dedication to giving wings and empowering athletes to break barriers and aim to inspire them to pursue their dreams. In the process, Trinidad also cemented his position as a sports icon, setting the bar even higher for the next generation of wakeboarders and water sports enthusiasts across the country.
Tune in to Red Bull’s official Facebook page for the official release of Raph Trinidad’s Palawan showcase!
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