|ORLANDO, FL (July 23, 2020) – Out of an abundance of caution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The World Wake Association (WWA) and Nautique Boats will bring together the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine and the Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by Yanmar Marine for an epic season finale on August 28th – 30th at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. The WWA Wakeboard World Championships plans to return to the Mayan Water Complex in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2021. |
“While this year has been unlike anything we’ve previously experienced or could have predicted, we are so thankful for everyone’s continued patience and flexibility. We’d especially like to thank Nautique Boats for not only continuing to stand behind us, but for the opportunity to bring the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships to Callaway Gardens this August,” commented WWA President Shannon Starling. “I’d also like to thank the Mayan Water Complex for always providing tremendous support to the WWA. We appreciate their willingness to continue hosting our events, athletes, staff, and fans at their beautiful park and look forward to returning back in 2021.”
Due to the current restrictions in place as a result of COVID-19, the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine and the Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by Yanmar Marine will have capped entries and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no priority of entry into the event based on previous placement or WWA competition history.
U.S. riders competing at the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championship will need to claim their spot for the WWA Wakeboard World Championships by Monday, August 17th at 5:00 p.m. EST. Registration will be opened to fill the field on a first come, first serve basis after this deadline. This event is expected to fill up, due to the limitations on capacity and will be strictly enforced, and riders are encouraged to register as soon as they are eligible to do so. Registration information can be found by visiting thewwa.com/worlds.
Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by Yanmar Marine will have capped entries and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no priority of entry into the event based on previous placement or WWA competition history. Riders are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Registration information can be found by visiting this link https://bit.ly/2CX7iSt.
Exclusively featuring Nautique’s industry-leading line of boats wakeboard and wakesurf athletes will come together to deliver their best performances on the waters of Robin Lake in hopes of bringing home amateur and pro titles at the crown jewel events of the season. The Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine will witness the culmination of the Nautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series overall title races with reigning champion and Nautique athlete Cory Teunissen looking to lock in another season victory. Meanwhile Nautique’s wakesurf athletes Jodi Grassman and John Akerman will also be on the hunt for another victorious season at the Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by Yanmar Marine, wrapping up the Nautique Wakesurf Series presented by Billabong. Yanmar Marine’s proven diesel power is now available exclusively in specific Nautique G-Series models providing a more fuel-efficient option for those looking to keep their RPM’s low when fully loaded.
In an effort to continue minimizing the spread of COVID-19 while in consideration for the health and safety of the riders, families, and staff, social distancing guidelines will be implemented at all WWA events. The WWA will ensure these procedures adhere to and operate in compliance with the most recent state and CDC guidelines. A specific plan focusing on the mandated guidelines and safety measures to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic can be found by following this link thewwa.com/wwa-social-distancing-guidelines.
WHAT: 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine
2020 Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships presented by Yanmar Marine
WHEN: August 28 – 30, 2020
WHERE: Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain, Georgia
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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The Nautique Wakesurf Series presented by Billabong, will provide the pinnacle of wakesurf competition, creating a global platform for athletes to come to define themselves as the sport’s elite with seven stops spanning across the globe.
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About Nautique Boat Company: Nautique is celebrating its 95th anniversary of delivering excellence in the marine industry. A subsidiary of Correct Craft, Nautique has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Delivering the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market, Nautique continues to drive progression with their award-winning technology and dedication to building the highest-quality boats imaginable. New technology, performance innovations and attention to detail are the cornerstones of what makes the Nautique brand the industry leader. Through the Nautique Cares initiative, employees and athletes dedicate themselves to not only making a difference on the water, but to extend their support 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
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.