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Lake Alfred, FL (March 10, 2014) – Continuing to set the standard and preserve the vitality of competitive wakeboarding, the WWA announced the 2014 Malibu WWA Pro Card qualification events. Created as a recognition tool to clearly define competitive “pro wakeboarders” as elite riders, the program includes qualification and WWA World Rankings to set a clear path for riders to follow.
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To all aspiring pro riders: Get ready for Wake Games, US Pro Tour, WWA World Series and more by qualifying for your 2014 Malibu WWA Pro Card. All wakeboarders planning on riding in any Pro Men’s division including Wake Park (cable) or Wakeboard (boat) events will need to qualify for their 2014 Malibu WWA Pro Card to compete in the Pro Men’s division. The top 20 riders on the WWA Wakeboard World Rankings and the top 15 on the WWA Wake Park World Rankings lists automatically obtain their Pro Card for the 2014 season.

Freedom Wake Park in Orlando, FL will be hosting the 1st stop of the Pro Card Qualification events on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This qualification event is staged just in time for riders to get qualified for Wake Games only a few weeks later.

Renewed annually based on WWA World Rankings, the Pro Card legitimizes riders that are truly professional and encourages them to set a higher standard of riding and professionalism both on and off the water at events.

Once a rider has qualified to acquire their WWA Pro Card, they will be ranked on the WWA World Rankings list, a multi-year, cumulative ranking from all major WWA Pro events around the world. The WWA Wakeboard (boat) World Rankings and the WWA Wake Park (cable) World Rankings work hand-in-hand with the WWA Pro Card.DSC_0037-copy1

WWA Wakeboard World Rankings

WWA Wake Park World Rankings

Registration and additional information available at: WWAProCard.com

2014 Malibu WWA Pro Card Qualification Locations:

Pro Card Qualifier #1
April 12, 2014
Freedom Wake Park
Orlando, FL

Pro Card Qualifier #2
June 14, 2014
Singleton Marine Group
Buford, GA

Pro Card Qualifier #3
June 21, 2014
Mossdale Quarry Lakes
Lathrop, CA

Pro Card Qualifier #4
June 28, 2014
TSR
New Braunfels, TX

Pro Card Qualifier #5
July 12, 2014
Pleasant Prairie RecPlex
Pleasant Prairie, WI

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<http://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

Contact:
Rob Corum
Rob@thewwa.com

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