2018 Malibu Rider Experience North – Kicking Off Friday, July 13th!

The World Wake Association (WWA) and Malibu Boats have teamed up to bring Michigan and the northern region an incredible weekend on the water for the entire family! Amateur wakeboarders, wakesurfers, to first-timers and families are encouraged to ride with the best all weekend long, at the 2018 Malibu WWA Rider Experience North in Detroit, MI July 13th– 15th. Hang with Malibu Pro riders Brian Grubb, Chad Sharpe, Massi Piffaretti, Raph Derome, and Charli Shore for three days of fun and progression!

Kicking off with Freeride Friday, riders of all skill levels get an opportunity to try new gear, tweak their competition runs, and receive tips from Malibu’s Pro athletes. WWA staff also conducts a Judges Experience clinic available to all parents and riders providing insight on what WWA officials look for on the water during the upcoming competitions. Surfgate Saturday gets everyone back on the water for a relaxed day behind Malibu’s Wakesetter Series boats to experience the best wave and surf technology on the water with family and friends. The WWA Regional Championships and Pro Card Qualifiers are held on Sunday giving amateur riders the chance to compete with riders in their region and aspiring the pro’s the opportunity to earn professional status. Note that the Regional Championships and Pro Card Qualifier #4 will be held at Lyons Ski Club in Wixom, MI.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 13th – Freeride Friday at The White Lake Inn. Practice with the pros!
Saturday, July 14th – Surfgate Saturday at The White Lake Inn. Wakesurf with the pros!
Sunday, July 15th – Regional Championships North at Lyons Ski Club (note location change)

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The Malibu WWA Rider Experience is a series of regionally placed amateur events around the US for all WWA amateur divisions and Jr. Pro Men’s

Each Rider Experience event is open to all riders, however, all riders must compete in their respective WWA Regional Championships to be invited to the 2018 WWA Wakeboard National Championships (Boat Only).

All Amateur Competitors – Seeding for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships will be based on competing in the Malibu WWA Rider Experience Regional Championships. If you are competing in the 2018 WWA Wakeboard National Championships and were 1st in your division in 2017 then you will be top seed.  All other riders will be seeded from the WWA Regional Championships.

Any rider can compete at any and all Malibu WWA Rider Experience Events. Riders will only receive seeding when competing in their region.

Entry Fee

Amateur Regional Championships $75 USD
(INCLUDES registration for Freeride Friday, Surfgate Saturday, Regional Championships, and Judges Experience)
Amateur Wakesurf Competition $75 USD
(INCLUDES registration for Freeride Friday, Surfgate Saturday, Regional Championships, and Judges Experience)
Jr. Pro Men $100 USD ($150 after 6/25/18)
(INCLUDES registration for Freeride Friday, Surfgate Saturday, Regional Championships, and Judges Experience)
Pro Card Qualifier $100 USD ($150 after 6/25/18)
(INCLUDES registration for Freeride Friday, Surfgate Saturday, Regional Championships, and Judges Experience)

An additional $50 late fee for Jr. Pro Division & Pro Card Qualifier has been added starting, Monday, July 9 at 5PM EST

Wakesurf Experience $25.00 USD

Freeride Friday $25.00 USD

Judges Experience $25.00 USD

Location : Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14
The White Lake Inn
3955 Ormond Rd
White Lake Charter Township, MI 48383

Location : Sunday, July 15
Lyons Ski Club
53999 12 Mile Rd
Wixom, MI 48393