PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (September 16, 2021) – A field of wakesurfing’s top athletes arrived to Callaway Gardens to officially kick off the 2021 Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by YANMAR. Pulled by the award-winning Nautique G23 Paragon this highly anticipated stop to the Nautique Wakesurf Series witnessed amateur athletes debut flawless runs securing their spots into Saturday’s final rounds.
“It’s great to see wakesurfers from all over the world here at Callaway Gardens looking for Masters Wakesurf titles!” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “The G23 Paragon will be serving up the perfect waves for surfers of all ages and abilities this weekend and I’m looking forward to watching all of the progression during this fun-filled weekend.”
The Adaptive divisions got things going bright and early with Stefan Leroy coming away with the win in the Sitboarding division, landing multiple 360s for a final score of 92.33 and securing him his 2nd World Championship title. The Adaptive Standing division saw blind surfer, Mike Nelson execute a super stylish 2 passes for a winning score of 89.67. Carlos Figueroa took home second place with a 79.33 ahead of AJ Johnston in third scoring 73.67.
IIn two brand new divisions for 2021, the Suring Moms and Surfing Dads stepped off the shore and onto the water as their families watched proudly from the beach. CT Allen showed off her signature style with an impressive two passes that scored a 87.67 to take the win for the Mom’s division followed by Tee Cherry in second place. An intense Dad’s division saw David “Twinkle Toes” Williams from Tampa, Florida take the win making full use of the Nautique G23 Paragon’s perfect wave for a score of 92.67. The Masters divisions saw Chip Sanders dominate the rest of the women throwing epic skim style tricks for a winning score of 86.33 ahead of Tinsley Short in second with 79.33 points.
For full results and live content from day one of the 2021 Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by Yanmar be sure to check out the all-new WWA Rideline app available for FREE in the App and Google Play stores. Don’t miss a beat this season, dig in and get involved with this new app developed specifically for us, our global wake community. thewwa.com/rideline.
Day two of the 2021 Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by Yanmar begins at 7:30 AM ET on Friday, September 17th featuring several amateur final rounds. Click Here to tune in LIVE.
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The Nautique Wakesurf Series, will provide the pinnacle of wakesurf competition, creating a global platform for athletes to come to define themselves as the sport’s elite with seven stops spanning across the globe.
For more information visit: thewwa.com/nautiquesurfseries
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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 wakesports. 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 12,500 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.