Orlando, Florida (February 17, 2015) – The World Wakeboard Association has begun accepting registrations for the 2015 Nautique Wake Open via thewwa.com. Serving as the season opening event for the WWA Wakeboard World Series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and the second stop of the Nautique Wake Series, BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas will host the 2nd annual Nautique Wake Open from April 16-18.
“The Nautique Wake Open is a great event to kickoff our WWA Wakeboard World Series presented Rockstar and amateur season,” said WWA President Shannon Starling. “The Wake Open has all ages, all divisions from pro to amateur and just screams that summer is here and its time to ride.”
The contest features all male and female amateur divisions as well Jr. Pro, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men. All of the competitors will be towed exclusively by the award winning Super Air Nautique G21 and G23 allowing riders of all skill levels the opportunity to compete on the industry’s best wakes.
“I’m really looking forward to competing at the Nautique Wake Open,” said Team Nautique rider Josh Twelker. “The contest format is great because it brings everyone in the sport together and allows amateur riders the chance to compete on the same stage as the pros. Hands down, the Nautique Wake Series features the best contests in wakeboarding. I expect to see some great riding from all of the competitors because of the best wake in wakeboarding created by the Super Air Nautique G21 and G23.”
“Nautique is proud to once again pull the most elite wake series in the sport featuring a family atmosphere and the highest level of competition from amateur to pro,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Our vision for this competitive series not only highlights the world’s best athletes but grows the sport giving every rider the opportunity to compete on a world class stage,” added Yeargin.
The Nautique Wake Open is one of four Nautique Wake Series events that help comprise the 9-stop Wakeboard World Series. Besides the Nautique Wake Open, the Nautique Pro Am, the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships and Wakestock are all part of the Wakeboard World Series.
For more information and to register for the Nautique Wake Open please visit http://www.thewwa.com/wakeopen/
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About the WBWS
The Wakeboard World Series will offer the largest payout the sport has seen in its 26-year history with a total of $425,000 to be handed out to the men and women throughout the series. This increase is just one of many avenues that the WWA have stepped up to further legitimize wakeboarding along with an increased focus on attracting media, sponsors, and consumers. This year’s Wakeboard World Series is the largest World Series in recent years, making it the only true global wakeboard series. The 2015 Wakeboard World Series will travel to four rounds within the United States as well as Mexico, Brazil, Canada, a return to Japan, and for the first time, the WWA World Championships will be held in Portugal.
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
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