7th April 2021
It is with great sadness that we share with you that Chris West, official photographer for many international IWWF wakeboard , cable wakeboard and waterski events, passed on 27th November 2020.
Chris was involved with our sport for many years starting with the IWWF European Wakeboard Pro Tour, touring the world from start of the IWWF Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Series, IWWF World titled events, World Games and ANOC World Beach Games. The 2019 IWWF Wakeboard World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE was Chris’ final assignment with the IWWF.
After taking retirement early from Glaxo Smith Kline, Chris pursued his passion for photography and love of wakeboarding and waterskiing, his interest started on Lake Windermere in the United Kingdom, in the mid 1990’s.
“The wakeboard and waterski community has lost a great contributor to the sport, From behind the scenes his work has brought our sport to the forefront working with the IWWF. His images have touched thousands, capturing single moments in time, May Chris rest in peace and his legacy forever live on through his photographs.” said IWWF President, Jose Antonio Perez Priego
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing
Social Media & Other Important Links:
IWWF’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iwwfed/
IWWF’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IWWFED
IWWF’s Website: iwwf.sport