|Loudon, TN (July 8, 2017) – The world’s top wakeboarders opened the Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro guns blazing yesterday with the massive wake behind Malibu’s M235. Absolute insanity can best describe the action on the water with incredible riding from the entire field that looked like something out of a video game. It’s hard to believe we’re just getting started here at the first Malibu Evolution Pro Series stop.
The Pro Women opened the day with a field of 16 riders taking 12 into tomorrow’s semifinal rounds. Meagan Ethell (USA) showed that she’s back on the attack, taking the heat one win with a score of 77.33. Taylor McCullough (USA) threw some tech into her heat two winning run with a wrapped T/S B/S 360 to score 71.67. Larisa Morales (MEX) went big for the win in heat three throwing a H/S B/S 540 in her run for a score of 86.67. Heat four saw current Wakeboard World Series leader Giorgia Gregorio (ITA) take the top spot with two big, clean, stand-up passes that included a moby dick and melon B/S 360 for a score of 84.33.
“The wake behind the M235 was really good today. I felt confident before riding, ended up standing my run and I’m super happy about it. It was also my first time wearing the yellow jersey so I’m stoked with how the Malibu Factory Pro started!” said Giorgia Gregorio.