Orlando, Fla. — The King of Wake — the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series — announced today the dates and locations for its 2013 season, with three new venues in North Carolina, California and Michigan, highlighting its upcoming schedule. The series will make eight stops throughout the United States, beginning in Orlando, Fla. and wrapping up in Grand Rapids, Mi.
The 2013 season will open with the Wake Games on April 25-28 at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Wake Games have become a kickoff tradition for the series, opening every King of Wake season since 2007.
The series will then continue the season with five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour, including Acworth, Ga., on May 18; Mooresville, NC. (near Charlotte), June 1; Mossdale, CA (near Sacramento)., June 29; in the greater Seattle area of Monroe, Wash., on July 13; and in Grand Rapids, MI on August 24. Grand Rapids will mark the first time the King of Wake series has ever been held in this city.
The King of Wake will also visit at two more venues, with WWA National Championships making a return appearance in West Chester, OH., on July 25-28. followed by the WWA World Championships return to Pleasant Prairie, WI., on Aug. 15-18.
The King of Wake season will end with the Pro Tour finale at Grand Rapids where both a Pro Tour and a King of Wake champion will be crowned.
The Chase for the Crown, which limits the King of Wake crown to the top 10 riders in the standings midway through the season makes this series one of the most watched races in the sport.
Last year, Harley Clifford took home both the Pro Tour and King of Wake crowns after defeating Phil Soven who placed second in the standings.
2013 King of Wake Schedule
DATES CITY EVENT VENUE
April 25-28 Orlando, Fla. Nautique Wake Games Orlando Watersports Complex
May 18 Acworth, Ga. MasterCraft PWT Stop #1 Dallas LandingPark
June 1 Mooresville, NC. MasterCraft PWT Stop #2 Lake Norman
June 29 Mossdale, Ca. MasterCraft PWT Stop #3 Mossdale Quarry Lakes
July 13 Monroe, Wash. MasterCraft PWT Stop #4 Lake Tye
July 25-28 West Chester, Oh. Nautique WWA Nationals Voice of America Park
Aug. 15-18 Pleasant Prairie, Wi. Rockstar WWA Worlds Prairie Springs Park Presented by Supra
Aug. 24 Grand Rapids, Mi. MasterCraft PWT Stop #5 Millennium Park
For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit www.transworldwake.com.
About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) is the global leader in wake sport sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Wake Park National Championships, and WWA Wake Park World Championships. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to the advancement and progression of 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.