LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (December 22, 2016) – The World Wake Association (WWA) and Nautique Boat Company are proud to announce the return of the Nautique Wake Series for 2017 with four action-packed events worldwide. Exclusively towed behind the industry-leading Super Air Nautique G23, each Nautique Wake Series event represents the pinnacle of wakeboarding competition in conjunction with the WWA Wakeboard World Series.
Each year, the Nautique Wake Series attracts an international field of top pro athletes and competitors in all WWA amateur divisions in a family friendly environment that puts riders first. The competitive bar is raised at every event as riders continue to push the progression of wakeboarding behind 4X Wakeboard and 3X Wakesurf Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23.
Pro Men, Pro Women, Jr. Pro Men and Pro Wakeskate athletes compete throughout the season with over $30,000 (USD) in additional overall prize money on the line for the overall Nautique Wake Series title. It all comes down to the final stop with overall and world champions crowned at the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships.
“Competitive wakeboarding doesn’t get any better than the Nautique Wake Series. The best riding of the season goes down behind the Super Air Nautique G23 and the entire wakeboarding community comes together at each stop around the world. It’s an awesome experience for everyone and I’m looking forward to another year of amazing crowds and big wakes in 2017,” said Team Nautique athlete Mike Dowdy.
The 2017 Nautique Wake Series kicks off on the largest international stage in watersports with stop number one at the Nautique Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia. Stop two will take place in the heart of wakeboarding for the Nautique Wake Open in Orlando, Florida. The Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships returns to Acworth, Georgia for stop number three and the fourth and final stop will take place in Toronto, Canada for the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships during the Canadian National Exhibition.
“Nautique is thrilled to kick off the third season of the Nautique Wake Series. Recognized as the premier series in wake, the family-oriented format is dedicated to growing the sport including Amateur, Junior and Pro divisions pulled by our industry-leading G23,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon. “As the global market continues to grow, we’re excited to put the G23 on the biggest stages in wakeboarding.”
2017 Nautique Wake Series Schedule:
Stop #1: Nautique Moomba Masters
March 8-13 in Melbourne, Australia (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #2: Nautique Wake Open
April 27-30 in Orlando, FL (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #3: Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships
August 3-6 in Acworth, GA (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #4: Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships
August 24-27 in Toronto, Canada (WWA-WBWS)
Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level.
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About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed water skiing with 22 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.
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About The WWA: The World Wake 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