_249 WWACancunPro_logo_HORIZ_RGB copyFrom Cancun, Mexico (September 17, 2014) – The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) has now confirmed the top wakeboarders in the world for the WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats at Puerto Cancun, October 3-5, 2014. This elite, season-ending event will bring both men’s and women’s wake riding to the next level, while celebrating the WWA’s 25th anniversary.

Puerto Cancun is an ideal venue, offering smooth conditions with wave-breaking shorelines and deep waterways to allow the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV to deliver a savory wake. Off the water, participants will enjoy luxury accommodations with a prestigious golf course and private club.

This will be the first pro event featuring Malibu’s new Power Wedge II. This 2015 transom innovation is over 20 percent larger than its previous version, kicking up a larger wake, while its “lift” feature gets the boat on plane faster and easier than before.

Malibu Pro Team rider and event judge, Chad Sharpe is excited for this first-ever event to kickoff. “Each athlete’s riding is going to be showcased to the fullest at the Cancun Pro,” Chad said. “With a two-run format and a double-up in the finals, we are going to see the best riding in the world today. As a judge, I’ll be looking for riders to mix it up and step out of their normal runs, hopefully stomping some of the new tricks they have been working on.”

More information regarding the WWA Cancun Pro, presented by Malibu Boats is available up at

 Pro Women’s Confirmed Riders:

  • Amber Wing – AUS
  • Melissa Marquardt – USA
  • Dallas Friday – USA
  • Megan Ethell – USA
  • Taylor McCullough – USA
  • Bec Gange – AUS
  • Abby Delgoffe – USA
  • Tarah Mikacich – USA
  • Corrie Dyer – USA

Pro Men’s Confirmed Riders:

  • Phil Soven – USA
  • Rusty Malinoski – CDN
  • Shota Tezuka – JPN
  • Austin Hair – USA
  • Dean Smith – AUS
  • Steel Lafferty – USA
  • Tony Carroll – USA
  • Daniel Powers – USA
  • Kyle Rattray – CDN
  • Oli Derome – CDN
  • JD Webb – USA
  • Andrew Adkison – USA
  • Aaron Rathy – CDN
  • Josh Palma – USA
  • Danny Thollander – USA
  • Jefferson Langley – USA
  • Cory Teunissen – AUS
  • Raphael Derome – CDN
  • Christian Primrose – CDN
  • Danny Harf – USA

About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats (NASDAQ: MBUU) is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats. Malibu markets the RESPONSE, WAKESETTER, and RIDE models, as well as the Axis Wake Research brand, through a worldwide dealer network. With some 450 employees and manufacturing facilities in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #LifeWithoutLimits. For more, visit

About 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 leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out