San Angelo, TX (July 15, 2019) – The Malibu WWA Rider Experience Central joined forces with Texas’ infamous Wake the Desert event bringing together the top amateurs and professional riders to celebrate Wake the Desert’s 20th Anniversary. Hosted by the crew at Family Powersports, riders felt like rockstars behind the Malibu 25LSV and M235 all weekend long. Focused on rider development, the event began with Freeride Friday, giving competitors, family
“We had a blast in Texas this weekend! It was great watching the next up and comers in wake interact with the Malibu Pro athletes and take inspiration from all of the talented riders who came to compete at the Malibu Rider Experience Central and Wake the Desert. We are so privileged to work with such great partners like Malibu Boats and Family Powersports, and we look forward to seeing everyone for the final U.S. stop in Virginia next weekend,” commented WWA Executive Director, Corrie Wilson.
Friday set the pace for the amount of talent Lake Nasworthy would see throughout the weekend with Reese Hunt III (TX) bringing a unique longboard style to the wakesurf community throwing deep bottom turns and walking up and down the board for a final score of 76.67. The Junior Wakesurf division showcased nine tremendously talented rippers of which Stella Tracy (OK) came out on top with a super steady body varial for a score of 68.33 in the final round.
The smiles were contagious during Saturday’s WWA Regional Championships as riders threw down in front of their hometown crowd for a chance to represent the Central region at the upcoming WWA Wakeboard National Championships. In the Jr. Boy’s Beginner division, local Texan Kyle Bendele (TX) threw a huge H/S wake to wake indy grab to earn his first
The Jr. Pro division brought some of the world’s best to Texas with Fynn Bullock-Womble (USA) taking home his first Jr Pro Series win. Laying down his unique style Fynn started off his run with
Still grinning from a weekend of accomplishments, riders and families took to the water behind the Malibu 25LSV for the Surf Gate Sunday wakesurf experience before packing the shoreline for the Outlaw and Pro division finals of Wake the Desert. San Angelo local, Gentry Slayden (USA) came out on top in the Outlaw Women’s Wakesurf division with a winning score of 70.00. In the Pro Men’s Wakeurf division, Keenan Flegel (USA) took the win with a backside big spin and
Malibu Athlete Tarah Mikacich (USA) annihilated the wake of the Malibu M235 to take the win in the Outlaw Women’s Wakeboard division throwing a wrapped KGB to secure her final score of 65.00.
The Malibu WWA Rider Experience heads north to Spotsylvania, Virginia July 19 – 21 for the next round of the world’s most popular rider development series and the final WWA Wakeboard National Championship qualifier. To find a Rider Experience event near you visit hhttps://www.thewwa.com/rider-experience-2019/.
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