March 27, 2019 –The World Wake Association (The WWA) and Nautique Boats have announced new dates for the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard and Wake Park World Championships. Hosted at the Mayan Water Complex in Playa del Carmen, Mexico the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships will join the WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Nautique for the biggest global event in wake history on October 17th – 20th. The event dates have been pushed back one week from the originally released dates in an effort to ensure athletes are also able to participate in the ANOC World Beach Games taking place October 9th – 15th in San Diego, CA.
“The decision to push the Nautique WWA Wakeboard and Wake Park World Championships back one week from the original dates made sense to ensure the athletes are able to compete in both events if they wish. Our title sponsor, Nautique Boats was a part of this decision and agreed in making this opportunity work for the athletes around the world,” said WWA President Shannon Starling. “The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is working to ensure the Games in San Diego happen as seamlessly as possible, and together our goal was to support the athletes. As we celebrate 30 years of excellence in wake, this anniversary year is a time for inclusion and recognition of the many faces who have contributed to promoting and growing competitive wake sports around the world. We plan to continue carrying this tradition in all future and current decisions.”
“We would like to thank the World Wake Association (The WWA) and Nautique Boats for agreeing to reschedule the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard and Wake Park World Championships so the world’s top riders can compete in both the 1st ANOC World Beach Games, an event recognized by their respective National Olympic Committees, and the WWA’s World Championships. Hopefully, both the IWWF and WWA will be able to continue working together in the near
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About The WWA:Celebrating 30 years of excellence in wake, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of wakesports worldwide. Developed for riders by riders, our mission and values remain true to the core of our community since 1989. 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, WWA Rider Experience. For more information on the World Wake Association, check outwww.thewwa.com.
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federationsworldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF)and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing. For more information on the IWWF, visit www.iwwf.sport.