(May 23, 2018) – The World Wake Association (WWA) and Malibu Boats are proud to announce the return of the Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro presented by Rockstar Energy on July 1st. For the second consecutive season, top Pro Men and Pro Women riders will hit the Tennessee River behind the world-class Malibu M235 for the hometown crowd at Malibu’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Loudon, TN. With fans packing the shoreline and coming by boat for a front row seat on the water, the energy is sure to be high as champions are made once again at the birthplace of Malibu’s legendary innovation.
We are beyond excited to continue our partnership with WWA for the Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro. I believe there is no better way to share this lifestyle than experiencing it firsthand with engaging activities for the entire family. Not to mention the opportunity to watch talented men and women take on the legendary M235 wake and show exactly what we mean by The Truth is On the Water!” said Jack Springer, CEO of Malibu Boats
The Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro will serve as the fourth stop of the WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS), attracting an international field of elite riders making their mark on the sport and chasing the overall 2018 WBWS title. Fans will enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with activities for all-ages and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Pros during autograph signings, product giveaways and more. Stay up-to-date with scores, event news, and highlights from the action on all WWA and Malibu Boats social media channels.
“We couldn’t be more excited to join the Malibu family once again on Watts Bar Lake for the Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro. Having so many passionate people about the sport who work every day to create these amazing boats makes this stop of the WWA Wakeboard World Series extra special,” said WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson.
WHAT: WWA Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro
WHEN: July 1st, 2017
WHERE: Malibu Boats Factory
5075 Kimberly Way
Loudon, TN 37774
About Malibu: Founded in 1982 with headquarters in Loudon, Tenn., Malibu Boats, Inc., is the world’s #1 manufacturer of watersports towboats. Malibu also designs and manufactures Axis Wake Research—together, the two brands control 50% of the worldwide inboard boat market through a global dealer network. In 2017, Malibu acquired Cobalt Boats, the leader in stern drive boats and growing in other segments. Malibu Boats, Inc., has four locations worldwide, including facilities in Tennessee and California, Cobalt Boats in Kansas and Malibu Australia, employing more than 1,200 people in total. 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 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.