LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (June 8) – The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) announced that the Malibu Sparks Pro will host the first round of the 2016 Malibu Evolution Series at Sparks Marina in Sparks, Nevada on July 1-3. This year marks the second annual running of the popular series and is known for bringing riders to first-class venues across the globe behind its world-class boats, such as the M235. The marina contains one billion gallons of water spread across the 77-acre lake, ultimately making it a hotbed for watersports activities. The event will also serve as the third round of the Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) presented by Rockstar.
“It’s going to be an unreal weekend for the first WWA Fourth of July weekend event,” said Shannon Starling, WWA President. “The Malibu Sparks Pro is dedicated to providing a family-oriented environment for spectators of all ages, while wakeboarding and wakesurfing’s best athletes compete for a first big win in the 2016 Malibu Evolution Pro Series overall race.”
The performance driven wake behind the all-new revolutionary Malibu M235 towboat will provide the sports brightest stars the opportunity to continue raising the bar. The Malibu Sparks Pro will begin with wakeboard and wakesurf qualifying on Friday, followed by semifinal and quarterfinal elimination heats on Saturday, which will serve as a preview for the final rounds of competition on Sunday for both disciplines.
“I’m looking forward to spending Fourth of July weekend with family and friends at the Malibu Sparks Pro,” said Elite Malibu Athlete Oli Derome “The Evolution Pro Series stops are my favorite events of the year and it’s going to be rad competing against such a talented lineup of athletes and riding behind the awesome wake of Malibu’s M235.”
Malibu has added both Pro Men and Women Skim and Surf divisions to this stop of the Evolution Pro Series to showcase the world’s best men and women wakesurfers on Malibu’s world-class surf wake featuring Surf Gate. The Wakesurf portion of the event will also be a Platinum Level event on the World Series of Wakesurfing.
The city will also be hosting a firework show Sunday night that encourages riders, families, and spectators to attend in celebration of Fourth of July weekend.
Registration for all divisions riding will close at 8 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 30.
Athletes will not be able to register on the day of the event, so please take notice of the deadlines listed and Click Here to fill out the required athlete bio sheet before arriving on site.
$65K in prize money is up for grabs when the professional riders hit the water on July 1. To view the complete prize money breakdown Click Here
For FREE admission throughout the weekend, Click Here to print your ticket.
WHAT: 2016 WWA Malibu Sparks Pro, presented by Rockstar
WHEN: July 1-3, 2016
WHERE: Sparks Marina Park
300 Howard Dr.
Sparks, NV. 89434
ENTRY FEES: Pro Divisions – $150
A late fee will be added to registrations submitted after June 27th at 5 p.m. EST
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Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, known for leading the industry with major innovations, including the first onboard computer system in 1993, the ingenious Power Wedge hydrofoil in 2006 (completely redesigned in 2014), the industry’s first wake-maximizing hull in 2000, and Surf Gate, the innovation that changed the face of wakesurfing forever, in 2012. Malibu markets the Wakesetter and Response models – as well as the Axis Wake Research brand – through a worldwide dealer network. With some 450 employees and three manufacturing facilities, in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. (NASDAQ: MBUU) | @malibuboats | #evolutionproseries | #thetruthisonthewater
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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