Another game changer is born - Waboba Lacrosse, thanks to our partnership with STX.
The Waboba World, Hero, Extreme Brights make their debut.
The Moon ball hits earth and becomes an instant hit.
We go big... with the Big Kahuna - the largest and most versatile Waboba ball.
All Waboba balls become available in assorted colors.
International Waboba Day takes place on July 27th.
The Waboba Extreme grows a mustache, and becomes the 2013 limited edition Waboba ball.
International Waboba Day is moved to always be held the last Saturday in July, which this year was July 28th.
We begin testing loads of materials to create a super high bouncing, extremely durable land ball, now known as the Moon.
A limited edition Waboba Pro in green/red colors is released for the holiday season.
We realized younger kids and families needed a beginner type ball that’s squishy and easy to bounce on the water. So, the Waboba Surf makes its debut.
Another land item idea becomes a reality. The Street ball.
The first International Waboba Day is held August 12th.
The Waboba sport begins to grow with teams competing professionally in Portugal thanks to introduction of the new Waboba Catch glove and Pro ball.
Dogs begin to get jealous, so we create the Waboba Dogball, which has a firmer core for extra durability.
With all the action in the water, we felt we needed a land item as well. Later, the Flyer is released.
After 4 years of loneliness, the Extreme finally gets two siblings. The Waboba Pro and Blast are born. The Pro was created for advanced players, and the Blast was designed specifically for pool play.
Waboba starts to take over the world and enters countries all over the globe. KAPOW!
Waboba bounces down under and enters the Australian market. The success helps Waboba land in the USA and UK.
Waboba expands to Austria and Denmark, and the whole family (Jan’s wife and 4 sons) begins to get involved in the company.
The first Waboba World Cup is played. The rain and cold temperature did not stop the only two teams in the competition to play. Two of Jan’s son played in the Cup. Although they were the losing team, they still brag about being the second best team in the world.
The Waboba Ball is updated, and becomes the Waboba Extreme.
The Waboba Ball is born. Hip, hip, hooray! Time to change the world.
The first Waboba balls are sold on Öland, an island in the southern parts of Sweden.
Waboba is an abbreviation of WAter BOuncing BAll. The name Waboba is picked as an easy thing to say in most languages, and because it has no previous meaning in any language.
Jan finally has the formula for creating a ball that bounces on water and begins to produce samples to test in various water conditions.
Jan discovers that a ball could indeed bounce on water really well... if made of the proper materials.
Jan von Heland gets the idea of creating something that bounces on water. Over the years, the concept is nourished every summer and he tests lots of shapes and materials.