Korat, Thailand (November 24, 2017) – Thailand’s newest wake park, Thai Wake Park Korat plays host to the final event of the greatest WWA Wake Park World Series (WPWS) season in history. With athletes from every inhabitable continent and one of the largest fields of Pro riders ever at a wake park event along with a new cable stacked with technical features, this may prove to be the best wake park event ever.
Not only does the Korat Pro crown event winners, it also determines the overall WWA Wake Park World Series podium in both Pro Men’s Features Only and Traditional cable divisions. With the largest amount of overall prize money up for grabs to date, riders from all over the planet will have the chance to compete for overall titles and more than $55,000. The 2017 WWA Wake Park World Series brought riders to two different and unique events in the United States with both the Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy at BSR cable park and the California Wake Park Open with its unique “hack” park layout and progressive format. Following those two events, the WPWS headed to Europe at Lago de Azul for the Portugal Pro and then moved on to the Philippines for the WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Nautique Boats before concluding here in Thailand for the Korat Pro.
Guenther Oka (USA) has firm lead coming into the final event for the overall title in the Features Only race and is currently tied for first with Busty Dunn (AUS) in the Traditional category. The two-time double category Wake Park World Champion will have to bring everything he’s got and remain flawless in every round to take home the overall titles this weekend.
“Stoked to be in the lead right now for both categories, but with the amount of insanely good riders here, it can be anybody’s game to take the lead at this point,” said Guenther Oka. “The feature layout at TWP Korat is exactly what the riders want at a park, so it will definitely provide an amazing show for the finale.”
Along with the Professional Men’s categories, the Korat Open will feature the top riders in the world for the Professional Women’s Traditional competition. Germany’s Julia Rick is riding very strong here in Korat looking to cap off her season on the podium with a win. She will have to make it through a field of very strong Pro Women’s riders including Holland’s Maxine Sapulette, Sweden’s Caro Djupsjo and several very talented Russian riders. The level is sure to be at an all-time high here in Korat.
Along with the professional divisions, this event will feature top amateur wakeboard and wakeskate competitors from around the world. Men and Women from over twenty countries will be represented on the water tomorrow for an amazing finale to the 2017 WWA Wake Park World Series here at the Korat Open. A heated day of riding will see the world’s best battle through the qualification rounds with hopes of making it through to Sunday’s final. Check-in with the WWA on social media for updates throughout the event!
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