WWA & Malibu Boats Announce Evolution Pro Series


Malibu Boats joins forces with wakeboarding’s governing body for the world’s premier pro invitational series, conceived to drive the evolution of the sport though elite competition. 

Malibu Boats and the World Wakeboard Association have announced the creation of an elite contest series for 2015—including three stops for the world’s top pro riders—to push competitive wakeboarding to the next level.

Malibu CEO Jack Springer spoke Sunday during the WWA’s 25th-anniversary celebration, which wrapped up the unforgettable Cancun Pro contest. “At Malibu, we’re always looking to progress the sport of wakeboarding in all aspects,” said Springer. “From building innovative towboats to hosting first-class events to producing high-quality media for the world to see, we have combined interests with the WWA to support wakeboarding and inspire participants long into the future. The Cancun Pro by Malibu was a first step and calling it an ‘evolution’ series is no mistake. As details come out, this series will be classy, special and provide much to not only the athletes, but also the citizens who attend the events at each venue.”

Shannon Starling, president of the WWA, is incredibly excited to be launching a new event series for the sport’s top athletes, as well as the fans who love to watch them compete. “The last 25 years of the WWA have been incredible,” said Starling. “And now, with the Evolution Pro Series and a partner like Malibu Boats that shares our vision, I’m confident that competitive wakeboarding will be alive and well for the next 25 years and beyond.”

The Malibu Evolution Pro Series will focus on quality over quantity, bringing the men and women of the professional wakeboarding circuit together at some of the world’s best venues, in the U.S. and abroad. Prize money and media exposure will match the quality of this new, world-class series. For the latest updates, stay tuned to TheWWA.com andMalibuBoats.com.

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ABOUT MALIBU: Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats. 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]. Contact: Kevin Michael, kevinmichael@malibuboats.com

ABOUT THE WWA: The WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing competitive wake sports around the world. It is the leading source for riders, events, and competitive standards and the undisputed sanctioning and governing body for the sport. For 25 years, the WWA—“developed by riders, for riders”—has been the world’s premier provider of amateur and professional wakeboard events, sanctioning, and rules. Contact: Rob Corum, rob@thewwa.com