A TOTAL cash prize of P60,000 is up for grabs when the 1st Kadayawan Festival Cup (KFC) Wakeboarding Competition plunges into action on August 20 at the world-class Deca Wakeboard Park (DWP) in Barangay Tacunan, Mintal.

Carive Rodriguez, gracing the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn Thursday, said P30,000 worth of giveaways are also at stake for the participants.

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"The DWP had been around for eight months now and we have seen that it's about time to give local riders a chance to compete against themselves," Rodriguez said.

He said they expect some 60 adult and kid competitors in the one-day free admission event that will have varied categories for different age-groups.

"We are holding this event in celebration of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival and at the same time give awareness to Dabawenyos and Mindanaoans on the sport of wakeboarding," Rodriguez said.

He said participants will be judged according to their tricks and stunts and how they go about all the obstacles.

"We have top-notch riders from Manila who have placed in national and international competitions as our guest judges," Rodriguez said.

Jason Poblete said a photo competition for photographers will be a side event. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the winners of the photo contest.

Poblete said DWP is the third wakeboard park in the Philippines and the only one in Mindanao. The first one built was the Lago de Oro in Batangas and second was in Camarines Sur.

Entry fee for the wakeboard competition, which is presented by DWP with 8990 Housing Development Corporation, is P500 for all categories. (MLSA)