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Portugal to Host Nautique European Pro Am Presented by Rockstar

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (May 10, 2016) – Today, the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) announced the second stop of the 2016 Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) presented by Rockstar will make its highly anticipated stop in Ferreira do Zezere, Portugal on June 10-12 for the Nautique European Pro Am. The event will coincide as the third round of the Nautique Wake Series and is set to take place on the popular waters of Castelo do Bode. The WBWS is compromised of seven world-class events that host wakeboarding’s elite athletes competing at the sport’s highest level.

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Ferreira do Zezere will once again host one of the most prestigious wakeboarding events in the world, which will showcase this region of Portugal as one of the best tourist destinations for those who seek outstanding conditions to practice wakeboarding. The WWA Nautique European Pro Am, aligned with the soon to be open Wakeboard Resort, will undoubtedly enrich what the Castelo do Bode Lake has to offer tourists said Jacinto Lopes, Mayor of Ferreira do Zezere.

“It’s going to be awesome having Portugal as the host of this years Nautique European Pro Am,” said Shannon Starling, WWA President. “The facility is located in one of the most beautiful settings in the world and our goal is to provide riders and fans of all ages the experience of a lifetime in a family oriented environment and continue our strategic plan to develop Portugal as a premier destination for the sport in Europe.”
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The award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 continues to push wakeboarding’s progression and will provide riders in every division the platform to perform at their absolute best at each stop of the Nautique Wake Series. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series in 2016 that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level. Each event will feature all amateur divisions in addition to Jr. Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men. Amateur preliminary rounds will take place on Friday, while Saturday will feature Amateur Finals and preliminary Professional rounds with the final rounds of action taking place on Sunday.

“I’m looking forward to the Nautique European Pro Am making its upcoming stop in Portugal,” said Team Nautique Rider Meagan Ethell. “The event is one of my favorite stops on the tour and presents riders of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to compete in similar conditions to the pro’s. There will be no shortage of action riding behind the incredible wake of the Super Air Nautique G23.”

Registration for all divisions riding on Friday, June 10 will close at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 9.

Registration for all divisions riding on Saturday, June 11 will close at 8 p.m. EST on Friday, June 10.

Athletes will not be able to register on the day of the event, so please take notice of the deadlines listed.

View The Daily Schedule Here

View Transportation, Hotel and Special Packages HERE or visit wakeboardportugal.com

$40,000 in prize money is up for grabs when the professional riders hit the water on June 11th. To view the complete prize money breakdown Click Here 

WHAT:                    2016 WWA Nautique European Pro Am, presented by Rockstar

WHEN:                    June 10-12, 2016

WHERE:                Castelo do Bode, Ferreira do Zezere Portugal

ENTRY FEES:    Amateur Divisions – $125
Pro Divisions – $150

A late fee will be added to registrations submitted after June 6 at 5 p.m. EST
About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 19 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 25 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information, visit: www.RockstarEnergy.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 primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com