Champions to be Crowned at Malibu Boats Houston Pro in October
Lake Alfred, Fla. (September 3, 2015) – The final stop of the Malibu Evolution Pro Series will take place at Bel-Ray Action Sports Park Lake and Hangar 9 Wake Park in Houston, Texas as the Malibu Boats Houston Pro Presented by Rockstar is ready to begin on Friday, October 2nd. With both Wakeboard World Series and Wake Park World Series comprising the Houston Pro event, the weekend is sure to thrill everyone on the shore.
“We have had a tremendous season and to finish it off in Houston at Pat Panakos’ newest wakepark facility, is a fitting end,” said WWA President Shannon Starling. “Malibu continues to help bring innovation to the sport and with the new facility in Houston we are looking forward to a great event. As we all know, everything is bigger in Texas and there is no doubt that this event will continue in that tradition”
The Malibu Houston Pro marks the final round of the 2015 Wakeboard World Series featuring the best riders in the world competing on the best wake as they are towed behind the Malibu Wakesetter 25 LSV. There will be action over at the cable park as well, as the Houston event marks the midpoint of the season.
There will be more than $125,000 on the line in Houston as the Wakeboard Pro Men and Women will be competing on the boat, in addition there will be Pro Men and Women also competing in Traditional and Features Only Cable events.
“The Malibu Houston Pro will be one of the best events of the year,” says Malibu CEO Jack Springer. “Malibu does events just as we manufacture our boats; in a premium, high quality manner and this will be in full view with this event. We are excited to crown our Malibu Evolution Pro Series champions as well as be a part of the Wakeboard World Series finale. We want to create high class events that showcase the athletes at great venues like SMG Houston and Hangar 9 Action Park so we can propel the sport to ever higher levels.”
About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, owning over a third of the worldwide market share. Malibu sells the Wakesetter and Response models—as well as the Axis Wake Research brand—through a global dealer network. With some 450 employees and three manufacturing facilities, in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. [NASDAQ: MBUU] | @malibuboats | #evolutionproseries
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About Bel-Ray Action Sports Park, A Three Palms Facility
Bel-Ray Action Sports Park is a 255 acre park with various activities and venues available to the public. With the help of ESE We Make Tracks Inc., Bel-Ray Action Sports Park has been established as a premiere facility in the greater Houston area. Open 7 days a week, Bel-Ray Action Sports Park continuously develops its property to benefit the customer. With 5 premiere motocross tracks, 2 peewee tracks, and a Pit Bike Track Motocross is one of the main focuses of the park. 2015 also brought several exciting additions to the park including the development of our new BMX track, an on-site boat dealership (SMG) and Hangar 9 Wake Cable Park. Bel-Ray action wants to welcome Austin Singleton and SMG Wake and congratulate them on making Conroe, TX their new home. Bel-Ray Action Sports Park also offers other activities such as Camping, Jet Skiing, Fishing, an open venue available for rent, and adventure racing ready areas.
About the WBWS
The Wakeboard World Series will offer the largest payout the sport has seen in its 26-year history with a total of $425,000 to be handed out to the men and women throughout the series. This increase is just one of many avenues that the WWA have stepped up to further legitimize wakeboarding along with an increased focus on attracting media, sponsors, and consumers. This year’s Wakeboard World Series is the largest World Series in recent years, making it the only true global wakeboard series. The 2015 Wakeboard World Series will travel to four rounds within the United States as well as Mexico, Brazil, Canada, a return to Japan, and for the first time, the WWA World Championships will be held in Portugal.
About the WWA
The World Wakeboard 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