(December 21, 2017) – The 2017 Malibu Evolution Pro Series presented by Rockstar Energy will air on NBC Sports Network this Sunday, December 24th at 12:00 p.m. ET. Set your DVR, tune-in and join the journey that took the world’s best wakeboarders across the globe to compete at the highest level behind the world-class Malibu M235. Comprised of three stops on the WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS), each Malibu Evolution Pro Series event was action packed featuring the 2017 season’s most pivotal moments and epic performances.
Stop one took place in Loudon, TN at Malibu Boat’s world headquarters with the Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro presented by Rockstar Energy. Located along the Tennessee river, crowds gathered both on shore and on the water to watch as a highlight reel final kept everyone on their feet.
Stop two headed to Vienna, Austria on the historic Danube River for the Malibu Vienna Pro presented by Rockstar Energy. Featuring both Pro Wakeboard and Wakesurf divisions, this event plugged-in to Europe’s progressive wake scene and became a challenging test of will, experience, and strategy as athletes battled challenging conditions.
The third and final stop capped off both the Malibu Evolution Pro Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series in Shiga, Japan at the Malibu Lake Biwa Pro presented by Rockstar Energy. Japan’s top riders joined the mix on their home turf with incredibly talented athletes that put the pressure on the field throughout every round. The most intense moments of the year, riders once again rose to the occasion and combatted tough conditions that resulted in each round being treated as if it could be the deciding moment of the 2017 season.
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About Malibu: Founded in 1982 with headquarters in Loudon, Tenn., Malibu Boats, Inc., is the world’s #1 manufacturer of watersports towboats. Malibu also designs and manufactures Axis Wake Research—together, the two brands control 50% of the worldwide inboard boat market through a global dealer network. In 2017, Malibu acquired Cobalt Boats, the leader in stern drive boats and growing in other segments. Malibu Boats, Inc., has four locations worldwide, including facilities in Tennessee and California, Cobalt Boats in Kansas and Malibu Australia, employing more than 1,200 people in total. Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. [NASDAQ: MBUU] | @malibuboats | #thetruthisonthewater
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About The WWA: Developed for riders by riders, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of towed boardsports. Since 1989 our mission and values remain true to the core of our community. Our position as the authority on competitive standards has been earned through consistent development; sanctioning and producing more than 6,000 worldwide events and counting. We are the only organization solely focused on the best interests of the sport, spearheading a collective movement on the journey to discover where wake takes you. 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. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out www.thewwa.com.