(March 13, 2018) – The Nautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) kicked off in the way we knew it would at the 2018 Moomba Masters International Invitational presented by Nautique Boats. Riding behind the 4X Wakesurf and 5X Wakeboard Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23, the world’s best riders stole the show in front of over 400,000 screaming fans along Melbourne, Australia’s Yarra River with unimaginable performances. Proving that this generation of riders is the most committed, talented, and progressive in the history of the sport, every single run we saw during a heavy final under the lights was put down to not only win but make a statement.
When the pressure is on Harley Clifford shows unshaken confidence and the heart of a champion. Up against a gauntlet of highlight-reel performances, Harley maintained his now legendary composure to put down a flawless run for the Pro Men’s win including two double flips and his signature selection of mobe 540’s. Cory Teunissen’s massive T/S 1080 would prove to be his moneymaker, earning him second in the final along with a Rockstar Best Trick Contest win the previous night. Coming in third, Nautique rider Mike Dowdy hit a KGB 540 and double back roll, just edging out Nautique teammate Tony Iacconi, who returned to action looking absolutely amazing after a long layoff due to injury last year. In his first Pro WBWS event, Guenther Oka continues to march along his path to the top of the sport making the final and putting down the rarely seen B/S 900 with style behind the legendary Super Air Nautique G23.
Pro Men Results:
1. Harley Clifford (AUS) – 90.00
2. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 88.67
3. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 84.00
Pro Women’s Results:
1. Nicola Butler (USA) – 84.33
2. Zahra Kell (AUS) – 61.67
3. Dallas Friday (USA) – 60.00
Men’s Rockstar Best Trick Winner:
Cory Teunissen – T/S 1080
Women’sRockstar Best Trick Winner:
Jamie Lopina – Tantrum to Blind
For Full Results from the Moomba Master Pro Wakeboard Final CLICK HERE
In the Jr. Women’s division, standout Hollie Waldrop brought a new level of riding with her to Australia, taking home a big win, landing a clean wrapped KGB. Mackenzie McCarthy placed second with style on every trick followed by Haylee Bowman in third going huge to round out the podium. In the Jr. Pro Men’s division Luca Kidd has the doubles on lock and brought some amazing technical riding into his runs for the win. Sam Brown finished a close second with incredibly clean riding followed by the stylish Bryce Grey in third.
Jr. Pro Men Results:
1. Luca Kidd (GBR) – 96.67
2. Sam Brown (AUS) – 91.67
3. Bryce Grey (AUS) – 81.67
Jr. Women Results:
1. Hollie Waldrop (USA) – 90.67
2. Mackenzie McCarthy (AUS) – 80.67
3. Haylee Bowman (AUS) – 61.00
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 93 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 waterskiing with 25 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 GS 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: 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.