Orlando, Fla. — For the first time since 2004, the top pro and amateur wake athletes on the planet will battle it out on the waters of Orlando, Fla., for world titles, as the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra returns to the mecca of wakeboarding on Aug. 27-30, 2009.
This four-day-long event is hosted by the World Wakeboard Association (WWA), and features riders from around the globe vying for world titles in 20 divisions, separated by age and skill level.
Since 2004, the WWA Worlds have been held in Australia, Texas, Nevada and most recently in Oklahoma.
Last year, the 2008 Worlds featured 16 divisions, with 13 titles going to the United States and one title each going to Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The 2009 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra is a four-day-long carnival of water-sports action. But not all of the action takes place on the water. On land, fans will experience tons of great music and food, athlete autograph signings, chances to win free giveaways, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores offering water-sports equipment, including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
The WWA Wakeboard World Championships is also the fifth stop on the 2009 WWA Wakeboard World Series – an international showcase for the sport, which in its fifth year will visit four continents across the globe.
Supra is the official tow boat of the WWA Wakeboard World Championships. Celebrating 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.
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To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the WWA Worlds, tune in to FUEL TV – the official television partner of this event. WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the WWA Worlds. Read about all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and news.
King of Wake
Viewed as the world’s elite pro wakeboarding circuit, the King of Wake series has attracted the sport’s top athletes from around the world. With more than $300,000 in prize money over the eight-event season, athletes compete during the course of the year to be named the King of Wake – an award based on points accumulated at each stop of the series. Events include 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.