LAKE ALFRED, Fla. March 29, 2016 – The 2016 Malibu WWA Rider Experience Launches on the West Coast at Lake Las Vegas, where the glitz and glamour from the Vegas strip transforms to the water in Henderson, Nevada on May 13-15. The three-day event will serve as the industry leader in hosting elite athletes in amateur competition, as well as an educational opportunity for riders competing at any level to learn from the best in the sport. Malibu’s WWA Rider Experience will coincide as the West Regional Championship to qualify riders for the 2016 WWA Wakeboard National Championship.



The Rider Experience is a family oriented event that provides plenty of excitement throughout the weekend, such as Freeride Friday, Judge’s Experience, and the chance to surf behind Malibu’s Wakesetter on Surf Gate Sunday. Last year’s Rider Experience West in Canyon Lake, Arizona witnessed more than 50 riders on hand to showcase their skills throughout the weekend, which included Australia’s Nic Rapa claiming the win in Jr. Pro Men and USA’s Alyssa Williams in the Junior Women’s division.


For 2016, Malibu WWA Rider Experience West will host the second Malibu WWA Pro Card Qualifier, which qualifies riders for the WWA World Rankings and the right to compete at all WWA professional contests for the 2016 season.


May 13-15, 2016
Lake Las Vegas
Henderson, Nevada

Host Hotel:
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway
Henderson, Nevada. 89011
(702) 567-4700

Daily Schedule

Friday, May 13
9am – 3pm: Sign in and Onsite Registration
9:30am – 4:30pm: Freeride Friday
12pm – 1pm: Judge’s Experience

Saturday, May 14
9am – 9:30am: Late Sign in and Registration
9:45am: Riders Meeting
10am: WWA Regional Championships & Social Function to Follow

Sunday, May 15
10am – 2pm: Wakesurf Experience Sign in and Onsite Registration
10am – 4pm: Wakesurf Experience

*Subject to change based on number of entries

Registration for the 2016 WWA Rider Experience & Pro Card Qualifier at Lake Las Vegas is now open for riders to sign up.

Entry Fee:
Amateur Regional Champinship: $75.00
Amateur Wakesurf Competition: $75.00
Freeride Friday: $25.00
Jr. Pro Men: $100.00
Pro Card Qualifier: $100.00
Wakesurf Experience: $25.002016 Malibu WWA Pro Card Qualifiers & Rider Experience Dates

Rider Experience – West
Host Dealer: Boulder Boats
Lake Las Vegas
Henderson, NV
May 13-15

Rider Experience – South
Host Dealer: Promarine
Hyco Lake
Roxboro, North Carolina
June 3-5

Rider Experience – Central
Host Dealer: SMG Houston
3 Palms Action Sports Park
Conroe, TX
July 8-10

Rider Experience – East
Held in conjunction with Wootown Wakefest
Host Dealer: East Coast Flight Craft
Lake Quinsigamond
Worcester, Massachusetts
July 15-17

Rider Experience – Canada
Host Dealer: Aqua Sport Marine
Wow Lake
St. Zotique, QC, Canada
August 12-14

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About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, known for leading the industry with major innovations, including the first onboard computer system in 1993, the ingenious Power Wedge hydrofoil in 2006 (completely redesigned in 2014), the industry’s first wake-maximizing hull in 2000, and Surf Gate, the innovation that changed the face of wakesurfing forever, in 2012. Malibu markets the Wakesetter and Response models – as well as the Axis Wake Research brand – through a worldwide 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  |  #evolutionproseriesAbout 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

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