Buford, Georgia (May 6, 2015) – The 2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience returns to the water in the South region at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford, Georgia on May 29-30. The three day event is the leader in amateur competition as well as education for riders at any level. The Malibu WWA Rider Experience also serves as the South Regional Championship qualifying riders to the WWA Wakeboard National Championships in Miami, Florida on August 12-16.
Last year’s Rider Experience South saw more than 40 riders including Cory Teunissen from Australia who took the win in Jr. Pro Men’s and Ellery Hunt in Junior Women. Rider Experience is an action packed weekend for the whole family that includes Freeride Friday with the Malibu Pro Team, Judge’s Experience, and Surf Gate Sunday. In attendance this year will be Malibu Pro riders Phil Soven, Massi Piffaretti, Tarah Mikacich and Dallas Friday
“The Malibu Rider Experience is a fun and exciting event for everyone in the sport,” said Malibu Pro rider Soven. “Giving riders the opportunity to compete in a professional-type environment and also qualify them for other WWA events makes these regional events an amazing experience.”
Host dealer Singleton Marine will host the awards ceremony on Saturday night, May 30 with the dinner catered by local food trucks.
Location and Host Hotel:
Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518 | 770-945-8787
From $239/Night plus Taxes & Resort Fees
Holiday Inn Express
4951 Bristol Industrial Way
Buford, GA 30518 | 678-730-5050
Booking email: firstname.lastname@example.org requesting dates and mention Singleton Marine to receive our corporate rate of $89.99/Night + Tax.
10am-4pm: Sign in and Onsite Registration
10am-5pm: Freeride Friday
9pm-10am: Late Sign in and Registration
10am-4pm: WWA Regional Championships
4pm-5pm: Pro Card Qualifier (See WWAProCard.com for more information)
Awards & Social Function at SMG following the event
10am-2pm: Wakesurf Experience Sign in and Onsite Registration
10am-4pm: Wakesurf Experience
*Subject to Change based on number of entries
2015 WWA Wakeboard National Championships Qualification rules:
All riders must compete in their respective WWA Regional Championships to be invited to the 2015 WWA Wakeboard National Championships (Boat Only).
Boys ages 10-13 – Anything goes
Boys Beginner ages 10-13 – No inverts or spins over 180
Junior Boys ages 9 and under – Anything goes
Junior Boys Beginner ages 9 and under – No inverts or spins over 180
Junior Pro Men ages 14-18
Junior Men ages 14-18
Men’s I ages 19-24
Men’s II ages 25-29
Masters ages 30-39
Veterans ages 40 and over
Junior Girls ages 9 & under
Girls ages 10-13
Junior Women ages 14-18
Amateur Women ages 19-29
Masters Women ages 30- 39
Veterans Women ages 40 and over
Amateur Wakeskate any age
The top three (3) riders from each full field division (divisions with 3 or more riders) of each of the 2015 Nautique Wake Series events will automatically receive an invitation to the 2015 WWA Wakeboard National Championships. This does NOT release the rider from mandatory participation of their respective WWA Regional Championships.
The 2015 WWA Wakeboard National Championships will be capped and open by invitation only. The WWA reserves the right to open invitations to fill the field of any and all divisions not considered full as of July 10, 2015 5 pm EST
Seeding- For all amateur divisions the 2014 WWA Wakeboard National Champion will be the top seat in their respective division. Seating will then be based off the Regional Championships results.