Wakeboarding Stars to Debut in Dominican Republic for the Malibu Punta Cana Pro

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (September 26, 2016) – The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) will bring wakeboarding’s brightest stars to the Dominican Republic for the 2016 Malibu Punta Cana Pro on October 7-9. The event will mark the final round for both, the Malibu Evolution Pro Series and Wakeboard World Series, while also serving as the second stop on the widely popular Wakepark World Series. Punta Cana is one of the most sought-after vacation spots in the world thanks to its white-sand beaches and crystal clear water, ultimately providing wakeboard and wakepark athletes the opportunity to compete at one of the most amazing venues in existence today. In order to match the athletes’ credentials, more than $60,000 is up for grabs when the star-studded field hits the water to showcase their incredible talent behind Malibu’s all-new revolutionary M235 towboat.

“I can’t think of a better way to close out an epic 2016 season than in a wakeboarder’s paradise in the Dominican Republic,” said WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson. “It’s a close battle for the championship heading into the final stop of both, the Wakeboard World Series and the Malibu Evolution Pro Series, forcing rider’s to perform at their absolute best in this last event to find out who will take home each of the overall prize purses.”

Malibu’s Evolution Pro Series and the Wakeboard World Series will watch all pro men and women rider’s in attendance compete exclusively behind the M235 and use its performance wake to go bigger than any competition has witnessed before. The boat division will compete at Cap Cana with qualifying beginning on Friday, quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday and wrapping up with finals on Sunday.

“It’s going to be unbelievable having the best rider’s in the world at the Malibu Punta Cana Pro for the final round of the 2016 Malibu Evolution Pro Series and Wakeboard World Series,” said Malibu Rider Raph Derome. “The riding has been insane this year competing behind the M235, which has allowed all athletes to really elevate their riding. I’m looking forward to visiting one of the most beautiful countries in the world and embracing their culture with all of my friends and competitors.”

Real Action Daily (RAD) Park will be hosting all wakepark riders for its grand opening and uniquely designed course that has obstacles technical enough to challenge the sports elite rider’s. Open practice will kick off for participants on Friday, along with traditional and features quarterfinals. Semifinals and finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday for both, traditional and features divisions.

The Malibu Evolution Pro Series is designed to showcase the highest level of performance, unifying the men and women of the professional wakeboarding circuit at some of the world’s most elite facilities in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to the $60,000 that is on the line for the Malibu Punta Cana Pro, there will be an additional $52,500 in prize money for the Wakeboard World Series overall and $20,000 for the Malibu Evolution Pro Series overall. The prize money will be split between the top three finishing rider’s in each series overall.

To view the complete prize money breakdown Click Here

View The Athlete Incentives Here

Athletes will not be able to register on the day of the event, so please take notice that registration will close on October 6th at 8 p.m. CST and Click Here to fill out the required athlete bio sheet before arriving on site.

View The Daily Schedule Here

WHAT:                    2016 Punta Cana Pro, presented by Rockstar

WHEN:                    October 7-9, 2016

WHERE:               Cap Cana/RAD Park
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

ENTRY FEES:        Pro Divisions – $150
A late fee will be added to registrations submitted after October 3rd at 5 p.m. EST

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)

Host Hotel
AlSol Luxury Village
Deluxe 1 Bedroom – $96/per person (all inclusive)

AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
Marina Suite – $102/per person (all inclusive)
Marina Swim Out Suite – $111 /per person (all inclusive)
Ocean Suite – $117/per person (all inclusive)

To book email Hector Torres: ecarrasco@alsoldr.com or call (809) 562-9191 ext. 5167
Group Code: wakeboard competition (WWA)

The host hotel is approximately 10-minutes from the airport. The hotel offers airport transfers through Triple Tree Tours for around $40 for a party up to six people. To book email g.diaz@tripletree.com.do

**The WWA will provide transportation between the host hotel and RAD Park**

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About Malibu Boats
Based in Loudon, TN, Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, selling one out of every two worldwide through a global dealer network. Malibu also designs and manufactures as the Axis Wake Research brand. With more than 500 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

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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