About Us

Welcome to British Water Ski & Wakeboard Online, the home of water skiing and wakeboarding in the UK . British Water Ski & Wakeboard (an operational brand of The British Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation Ltd, Company No: 913182), is a sport governing body and membership organisation funded by its members for the benefit of its members and its funding partner Sport England. Its main role is acting on behalf of the interests of water skiers and wakeboarders both behind the boat and via cable tow to develop and serve the sport - a non-profit making organisation with all of our income invested in developing and protecting the sport across the UK from the grassroots level through to our top athletes. The organisation consists of a diverse network of circa 110 unique facilities made up of affiliated members clubs, cable sites, commercial pay and play ski centres and multi-sport activity centres. The majority of our clubs are voluntary clubs and in a typical year the organisation has circa 6 - 7,000 members to include e-members. BWSW is a leanly resourced office with just 3 full time staff.  As such it is heavily dependent on volunteer support.  Its operational resources and expertise are constrained accordingly.  We are very pleased to include in BWSW's operation volunteers of whatever background to support our activities.  If you have the time and commitment please do not hesitate to contact us. Feel free to browse the site to find out more about the sport. If you are not a member you can still register for an online account which will provide you with access to further pages/information on the site.

Annual Report

You can view the activities of our most recent season in our Annual Report in the footer of this page.

A dynamic, destination sport we have a number of quite unique disciplines of the sport under our “umbrella” and provide an exhilarating outdoor, lifestyle sport which connects well with those who do not respond to more traditional school sport.
Recognised by the UK government as a national governing body, the organisation is in receipt of Exchequer and Lottery funding via Sport England and other funding streams which support its work in managing all aspects of the sport. As a Sport England funded partner, we have a very commendable track record of delivery for the public investment provided. 

International Links

British Water Ski & Wakeboard is affiliated to the International Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) through the Europe and Africa Region (E&A). Britain is a major player in the world of water skiing having individual skiers and riders as World and E&A Champions, as well as teams featuring in the medals at World and E&A Championships. As part of the IWWF we also have a good number of our members sitting on World and E&A Committees and therefore able to put forward a British perspective into the rules of the sport.

National Links

British Water Ski & Wakeboard is a member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance which is the umbrella organisation for national governing bodies and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK and represents more than 300 members organisations.  Its work takes in a wide range of activities, from campaigning on behalf of sport and recreation to providing its members with services like training and networking.

Related documents

  1. Annual Report 2023

    2 Jan 2024 / 8279kb

    Annual Report 2023