| RIDERS IN EVERY DIVISION THROW DOWN AT MALIBU RIDER EXPERIENCE SOUTH AND WAKEFEST TENNESSEE|
SMITHVILLE, TN (July 24, 2020) – The Malibu WWA Rider Experience South joined forces with host dealer TNT Watersports’ infamous Wakefest Tennessee on Center Hill Lake for a weekend of non-stop action and incredible performances across every division. Enhancing this legendary weekend in wake, riders and Malibu Pro athletes took to the water on Friday to shred behind the Malibu Wakesetter line of boats for a chance to learn new tips and prepare for the upcoming rounds of competition. The level of riding seen on Saturday and Sunday displayed ultimate levels of progression from the amateurs and pros with cheers and new levels of stoke echoing up and down the lake.
Friday set the pace for the good times that were had all weekend long with plenty of smiles and fist bumps to go around on every boat. Riders threw down in front of the massive tie-up on Saturday putting on a show and looking for a chance to qualify for the upcoming WWA Wakeboard National Championships. Southeast native Graham Davidson laid it down for the crowd in the Grom’s division throwing multiple airs for the heat winning score of 80.00. In the Junior’s division David Mobley threw a huge 2 wake 180 to earn his first place finish and a score of 60.00. Brantley Mullins claimed the top spot in the Women’s division earning a 80.00 score upon locking in multiple clean spins. Noah Wildman claimed the top spot in the third stop of the Malibu Jr. Pro Series with an 85.00 followed by Jamie Huser in second with a score of 73.33 and Thomas Herman rounding out the podium with a 65.00 in third.
The Intermediate division got things going on Sunday with Adam Conatser clinching the win with a backroll and shifty air for a score of 70.00, just head of River Mayo in second with 60.00 points. Noah Wildman showed up yet again to take the win in the Outlaw division putting on a jaw dropping performance with textbook tech tricks for a score of 80.00. Sunday’s Shootout brought some of the best riders to Tennessee giving all the amateurs a unique show of inspiration and motivation from some of wake’s elite. Annihilating the wake of the Malibu M240, Nic Rapa had the crowd going wild laying down multiple spins and a massive double backroll to lock up the top spot and gigantic payout this event is known for.
As the Malibu WWA Rider Experience series continues across the nation, our community of wake continues to grow with this unique series dedicated to the progression of all things wake. The series heads west to Broadside Harbor Lakes in Caldwell, ID July 31 – August 1 for the final stop of the world’s most popular rider development series. 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 Central 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
About Malibu Boats LLC
Malibu Boats, LLC. is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, four of every ten performance sports boats worldwide. Malibu sells the Wakesetter, M240 and Response models — as well as the Axis Wake Research brand — through a global dealer network. With approximately 675 Malibu employees worldwide three manufacturing facilities in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. (NASDAQ: MBUU) | @malibuboats | #thetruthisonthewater
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.