ORLANDO, FL (June 22, 2020) – The Malibu Rider Experience Florida Regional Qualifier brought together the state’s wake community to the blue waters of the iconic wake destination that is Sunset Harbortowne in Hudson, FL for a non-stop day of action. The state’s most talented riders threw down in order to qualify through to the WWA Wakeboard National Championships.
“Thank you to Malibu Boats and our Florida families for another great event to kick off the 2020 U.S. amateur season! We had an awesome turnout and appreciate everyone’s willingness to adhere to our new safety guidelines and event procedures. We can’t wait to see how the Rider Experiences continue to progress the sport and riding abilities throughout the nation,” said WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson.
The energy was at an all-time high as amateur riders made their way to Hudson, FL for a chance to compete at one of wake’s most exclusive sites. Incredible performances were thrown in the Boys division with Toby Jacobsen putting down both H/S and B/S 360s in his pass to secure a first-place finish with a score of 86.67. In second, Ryder Dillon made it a tight race to the finish landing a nose H/S F/S 180 to score 71.67. Kira Lewis earned her first-place finish in the Girls division, throwing down a front roll to take the heat with a score of 100.
Looking to earn a spot to this year’s National Championships the Jr. Men riders were on fire showcasing continued progression with every trick. An intense final round saw Jamie Huser bring it all together with a cab nose 720 and KGB 5 taking the heat for a final score of 81.67. Noah Fedorovich followed close behind throwing a massive B/S 360 scoring 75.00. The Jr. Women’s division saw Hollie Waldrop also put on the quite show landing a Tootsie Roll for a heat winning score of 91.67.
Cam Alger brought the heat with a H/S F/S 540 and melan B/S 180 in Mens 1 division for a final score of 88.33 followed by Ashton Coker and Robby Allen. The Malibu M240 displayed perfect blue waves in the Wakesurf competition setting up the perfect stage for Chelsea Caywood to showcase her classic style and stylish carves in the Women’s division bringing home a winning score of 83.33. David Williams gave a surf and longboard style run with a shuv-it on his longboard paired with a frontside 360 for the win in the Men’s division with a score of 95.00.
As the Malibu WWA Rider Experience continues across the nation, our community of wake continues to grow with this unique series dedicated to the progression of all things wake. To find a Rider Experience event near you visit: https://www.thewwa.com/rider-experience/.
For full results, video, and photos from the Malibu Rider Experience Florida Regional Qualifier be sure to check out the all-new WWA Rideline app available for FREE in the App and Google Play stores. Don’t miss a beat this season, dig in and get involved with this new app developed specifically for us, our global wake community. thewwa.com/rideline
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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 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.