(June 5, 2017) – The World Wake Association (WWA) heads to the home of Malibu Boats in Loudon, TN to kick off the Malibu Evolution Pro Series on July 7-8 with the WWA Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro presented by Rockstar Energy. The fourth stop of the WWA Wakeboard World Series, this first-class event brings premier pro wakeboard action to its roots at the Malibu Factory in the heart of Tennessee.
The WWA Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro is stop one of the three stop global Malibu Evolution Pro Series. Stop two will head to Vienna, Austria for the WWA Malibu Vienna Pro followed by stop three in Shigha, Japan with the WWA Malibu Lake Biwa Pro.
“Malibu is very excited and looking forward to hosting the WWA Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro right here at our world headquarters on the beautiful Tennessee River,” said Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer. “The opportunity to bring the top riders to our factory to compete behind Malibu’s M235 will be a truly amazing start to the Evolution Pro Series. It is also very exciting to be able to offer our hometown and all of the tremendous Malibu associates who build our great boats the opportunity to watch the Smoky Mountain Pro live and in person. We can’t wait to watch all of the action go down alongside our families, friends and fellow wakeboarding enthusiasts.”
This family-friendly event features the world’s elite professional Men and Women wakeboard athletes on the waters of Watts Bar Lake with the ability to watch the action by boat or on shore. The on-shore event venue at Malibu’s world headquarters will have free activities for all ages including autograph signings, inflatables, face painting, caricatures, and free ice cream for children under 12. The WWA Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro will be towed exclusively behind the Malibu’s world-class M235 towboat.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to take the Malibu Evolution Pro Series to the home of the entire Malibu Boats family. We look forward to showcasing wakeboarding’s elite athletes to the very people that work each day to build the product at the center of our incredible boating lifestyle,” said WWA President Shannon Starling.
The WWA Wakeboard World Series rankings currently stand at a 55 point spread among the top seven riders coming into stop number four. Going down in the early rounds at the WWA Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro could be a major season upset in the overall WBWS title race with just four events remaining on the schedule. Stay tuned on all WWA and Malibu Boats social media channels for updates and scores throughout the event.
WHEN: July 7-8, 2017
WHERE: Malibu Boats Factory
5075 Kimberly Way
Loudon, TN 37774
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About Malibu: Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, owning almost 50% of the worldwide market share. Malibu sells the Wakesetter, M235 and Response models — as well as the Axis Wake Research brand — through a global dealer network. With approximately 525 employees worldwide and three manufacturing facilities in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. [NASDAQ: MBUU] | @malibuboats | #thetruthisonthewater
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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 towed boardsports. 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 6,000 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 TheWWA.com.