SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (July 12, 2020) – The second stop of the 2020 series, the Malibu Rider Experience North brought together a mix of amateur and first-time competitors, paired with Malibu Pro athletes for a weekend of non-stop action in Spotsylvania, VA. Hosted by Chessie Marine, Shreddin’ Saturdays kicked off the weekend providing the opportunity for competitors and friends to focus on rider development, tweak their competition pass, and learn some new tricks behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 MXZ. The stoke was at an all-time high for the WWA Regional Championships North on Sunday with riders putting down their top performances in hopes of qualifying for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships.

Sunday’s Regional Championships started out with Max Kofke in the Jr. Boys division throwing a half cab for a heat winning score of 73.33 and earning his spot to the National Championships this August. In the Boys division Cameron Flinkingshelt threw a huge Toostie Roll followed by multiple spins to earn his first place finish and a score of 83.33. The girls were also firing behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 MXZ with Maggie Kofke taking the win in the Girls division with a big wake to wake for a score of 81.67. 

Kelly Albin took home the top spot in the Women’s Wakesurf division for the second event in a row, utilizing the entire face of the wave behind the 23 MXZ for a winning score of 78.33. Shane Blanton threw down several stylish spins and a classic backside big spin for the win with a score of 86.67 in the Men’s Wakesurf division. Thomas Herman swept the Jr. Pro division taking the win with a crowmobe 540 and landing a huge H/S double backroll for a final score of 83.33.  Noah Wildman came in second putting down a stylish melan Moby Dick for his final score of 80.00, followed by Tanner Higham in third with 60.00.  

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 south to Smithville, Tennessee July 17 – 19 for the next round 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 North 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 communitythewwa.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.

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