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Malibu WWA Rider Experience East is Coming to Worcester with Wootown Wakefest

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (June 22, 2016) – The 2016 Malibu WWA Rider Experience East, working in partnership with the Wootown Wakefest, is set to take place in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 15-17 at Lake Quinsigamond. Located just outside of historic downtown Boston, one of the United States most popular cities, the stunning lake covers more than 772-acres. The three-day event will serve as the industry leader in hosting elite athletes in amateur competition, as well as an educational opportunity for riders competing at any level to learn from the best in the sport. Malibu’s WWA Rider Experience will coincide as the East Regional Championship to qualify riders for the 2016 WWA Wakeboard National Championship.

The Rider Experience is a family oriented event that provides plenty of excitement throughout the weekend for all ages and abilities, such as Freeride Friday, Judge’s Experience, and the chance to surf behind Malibu’s Wakesetter on Surf Gate Sunday. In 2015, the Rider Experience East was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the Mississippi River and was filled with stellar performances throughout the weekend. Australian Nic Rapa came out on top of the Jr. Pro division with a heel side nose grab 720, followed by Mac Schramm (USA) and Lewy Watt (AUS).

For 2016, Malibu WWA Rider Experience East will host the fifth Malibu WWA Pro Card Qualifier, which qualifies riders for the WWA World Rankings and the right to compete at all WWA professional contests for the 2016 season. Malibu will have a handful of professional athletes in attendance, including Chad Sharpe, Massi Piffaretti, Tarah Mikacich, Amber Smith, and Parker Siegele.

When riders hit the water on July 16, an additional $5,000 in prize money will be up for grabs, as the Wootown Wakefest will host the Wootown Open Division, encouraging the participation of professional and amateur riders.

Location:
July 15-17, 2016
Lake Quinsigamond
Worcester, Massachusetts

Host Hotel:
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester
35 Major Taylor Blvd.
Worcester, MA. 01608
(508) 753-5700
Click Here to book now

Holiday Inn & Suites (12 Miles From Event)
265 Lakeside Ave.
Marlborough, MA. 01752
(508) 481-3000
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Nearest Airport:
Worcester Regional (ORH) – 6 Miles to Event Site
Boston Logan (BOS) – 25 Miles to Event Site

Daily Schedule

Friday, July 15
9am – 3pm: Sign in and Onsite Registration
9:30am – 4:30pm: Freeride Friday
12pm – 1pm: Judge’s Experience & Lunch Break
6pm: Registration Closes for the Regional Championships

Saturday, July 16
8am – 8:30am: Late Sign in and Registration
8:45am: Riders Meeting
9am: WWA Regional Championships & Social Function to Follow

Sunday, July 17
10am – 2pm: Wakesurf Experience Sign in and Onsite Registration
10am – 4pm: Wakesurf Experience

*Subject to change based on number of entries

Registration for the 2016 WWA Rider Experience East & Pro Card Qualifier at Lake Quinsigamond is now open and you can Click Here to sign up.

Entry Fee:
Amateur Regional Champinship: $75.00 (includes Freeride Friday, Regional Championships and Wakesurf Experience)
Amateur Wakesurf Competition: $75.00 (includes Freeride Friday, Regional Championships and Wakesurf Experience)
Freeride Friday: $25.00
Jr. Pro Men: $100.00 (includes Freeride Friday, Jr Pro Entry and Wakesurf Experience)
Wootown Open -Pro Card Qualifier: $100.00 (includes Freeride Friday, Pro Card Quallifier and Wakesurf Experience)
Wakesurf Experience: $25.00

2016 Malibu WWA Pro Card Qualifiers & Rider Experience Dates

Rider Experience – East
Held in conjunction with Wootown Wakefest
Host Dealer: East Coast Flight Craft
Lake Quinsigamond
Worcester, Massachusetts
July 15-17

Rider Experience – Canada
Host Dealer: Aqua Sport Marine
Wow Lake
St. Zotique, QC, Canada
August 12-14

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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 primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com