BOW, WA. (July 22, 2009) – The 3rd Annual Pro Team Challenge wakeboard competition is returning to the Pacific Northwest. The three-part competition will feature some of the top pro riders in the world riding for their prospective board manufacturers, a chance to add their names to the Malibu Cup PTC trophy and bragging rights as the best team in wakeboarding for the next 12 months.
The Pro Team Challenge will take place on Sunday, August 2nd at the Bow Lake Water Sports Complex in Bow, WA., just North of Seattle. At Bow Lake, riders will enjoy great water conditions in one of the top private water sports facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Currently three pro teams are scheduled to compete including two-time defending Champions, Team Hyperlite and Teams from CWB and Liquid Force, trying and de-throne the Champs.
The event kicks-off at 10am with a wake skate competition , followed by a traditional wakeboard boat competition, both run behind the tournament Malibu Competition Wakeboard boat. Finally riders will compete in a rail jam on several new rails custom built for the Pro Team Challenge competition.
Already scheduled to compete are Northwest resident rail-master Mikey Ennen, Kevin Henshaw, Rusty Malinosky, Bob Soven, Jimmy LaRiche, Jacob Valdez and wakeskaters Brian Grubb, James Balzer with more to come. The event is sanctioned by the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) and will be filmed for national broadcast on several industry web sites including action sports leader, Fuel.tv and Alliancewake.com.
Tickets for the Pro Team Challenge are available for free at EVO Gear in Seattle and participating Malibu Boat Dealerships throughout the Northwest while supplies last. Tickets will also be available at the gate – $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (12 and under).
The Pro Team Challenge is sponsored in part by Monster Energy Drink, Malibu Boats and local Malibu Dealer – Bakes Marine. Media partners include Alliance Wakeboard Magazine, Wakeworld.com, Northwestriders.com, The Seattle Weekly and 92.9 KISM-FM.
For local accommodations, The Skagit Casino and Skagit Ridge Hotel are about one mile away from Bow Lake, site of the 2009 Pro Team Challenge.
Skagit Valley Casino Resort
5984 N Darrk Ln,
Bow, WA. 98232
Suites are $149/night (if you sign up for a free rewards card at check in – $169 if you don't) or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King for $99/night. The Skagit Ridge Hotel is across the street. 2 Queens or 1 King – $89/night
Additional event information available at www.MalibuSeries.com.