17th Annual WWA Wakeboard World Championships Hits Orlando This Week
Orlando, Fla. – Nearly 200 professional and amateur wake athletes from throughout six continents will be competing in Orlando this week, Aug. 19-22, at the Orlando Watersports Complex for the 17th annual ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra. Riders from more than a dozen countries will vie for world titles in 21 divisions, separated by age and skill level.
“Orlando is the central hub for wakeboarding, so it’s a great venue to host the Worlds Championships,” said former King of Wake Josh Sanders. “The Worlds is the biggest event of the year. You have the best riders from all over the world, competing for the most prestigious title in wakeboarding. It doesn’t get better than that!”
The ROCKSTAR WWA Worlds has one of the strongest traditions in all of action sports, dating back to 1994. The event features hundreds of wakeboarders and wakeksaters from throughout the globe, competing for world titles in various divisions. Competitors range from seven years old to 55 years young. The event is highlighted by its top three divisions – the Pro Men, Pro Women and Pro Wakeskate divisions.
Current world champions, Dallas Friday and Aaron Rathy, will not be competing this weekend due to injuries, leaving their titles up for grabs. Pro Wakeskate world champion, Reed Hansen, will look to capture his fourth consecutive world title.
For the Pro Men & Pro Women divisions, the ROCKTSAR WWA Worlds also serves as the final stop of the King of Wake and Queen of Wake series. The pros will be competing for crucial points towards their respective series standings in addition to the world titles.
The first two days of the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra features the amateur divisions and is free to the public. Saturday and Sunday will be a ticketed event and will host the pro divisions.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).
In addition to all the action on the water; on land, spectators will enjoy great food and music; athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
Spectators can also pick up their share of $10,000 in free gift cards from Overton’s, the official water-sports retailer of the King of Wake series. Fans can also register to win a $500 Overton’s catalog shopping spree.
The WWA Wakeboard World Championships is the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). With 27 Affiliate countries world wide the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. 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.
The ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Supra boats, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Mona Vie, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone, WakeBoarding magazine, Fuel TV and Allisports.com.
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Supra is the official tow boat of the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships. Celebrating more than 30 years of excellence in the marine industry, Supra pioneered rider-friendly boats that feature innovative hull designs, adjustable wakes and versatile seating with sleek and sexy styling.
The WWA Wakeboard World Championships is the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). The WWA also owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard Nationals, WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, and the WWA Wake Park Nationals. With 27 Affiliate countries world wide the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. 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 events, check out www.thewwa.com
About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross, and wakeboarding. Through its original and commissioned series and specials, short-form content, films, and prestigious event coverage, the channel features action sports athletes, emerging musicians, celebrities, and breaking news. FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes. FUEL TV has networks in Australia (FUEL TV Australia) and Portugal (FUEL TV Portugal) and its content is viewed in more than 50 countries around the world.
About King of Wake
The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2010 series consists of the Wake Games, the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, the WWA Wakeboard World Championships and all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.