Cancun, MEXICO (Oct. 3, 2014) – Wakeboarding’s most elite contest of 2014 kicked off today with a qualifying round at Puerto Cancun, Mexico hosted by the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) and Malibu Boats.
Qualifying riders battled for seeding to join the top riders in the world who are already qualified for Saturday’s competition. The Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV served up a massive wake and the venue delivered with great conditions.
Camaraderie was running high, as this event is also designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the WWA. Iconic wakeboarders and industry gurus all met up today as anticipation climbed for Sunday’s final round and awards party.
Riders are excited to throw down in this unique format, scoring their best six-trick run in each round. Each round will offer the riders two chances to better their score with no pickups allowed. In the finals, riders will be able to put a stamp on their run with a double up. This format encourages unique and diverse riding and judges will have a keen eye for legitimate grabs, clean landings and overall composition.
Malibu Boats and the WWA have a shared interest in evolving the look and feel of competitive wakeboarding, and the Cancun Pro is the first step towards wakeboarding’s next level. Stay tuned to thewwa.com and malibuboats.com/news for daily highlight videos throughout the weekend.
All photos by: Chris Garrison
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About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats (NASDAQ: MBUU) is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats. Malibu markets the RESPONSE, WAKESETTER, and RIDE models, as well as the Axis Wake Research brand, through a worldwide dealer network. With some 450 employees and manufacturing facilities in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #LifeWithoutLimits. For more, visit MalibuBoats.com.
About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com