All Roads Lead to Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships in Miyoshi City, Japan for the Final Stop of the WWA WBWS and Nautique Wake Series Season

Miyoshi City, Tokushima, Japan (August 28, 2018) –The World Wake Association (WWA) and Nautique Boats are proud to take the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships to beautiful Miyoshi City, Japan August 30th – September 2nd. The final stop of the 2018 Nautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series, an international field of riders representing just under forty countries will compete for the 2018 Wakeboard World Championships titles in all WWA Amateur and Pro Wakeboard and Wakeskate divisions. The Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships will be towed exclusively behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23, setting the perfect stage for athletes to deliver epic performances with each round of competition getting them one step closer to the crown. 

Kicking off the 30th year celebration of the World Wake Association, this is the first time in history a Wakeboard World Championship event will see a competition field of thirty countries or more. The celebration will officially begin behind the 5x Wakeboard Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23, on Thursday, August 30th with amateur division semifinal rounds. The event will entertain a full schedule of jaw-dropping performances on the water paired with traditional Japanese ceremonies and festivals throughout the weekend. The 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy will conclude on Sunday, September 2nd crowning the 2018 World Champions. 

Overall Nautique Wake Series titles will be awarded in Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate, and Jr. Pro Men divisions with a payout of over $40,000 (USD) in addition to $60,000 (USD) in event prize money on the line. The 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships will also serve as the final stop of the WWA Wakeboard World Series with $100,000 (USD) to be awarded to the top three ranked riders in the Pro Men and Pro Women Wakeboard divisions. 

“Taking the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships to Miyoshi City, Japan is going to be special. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience with wakeboarding’s crowning event set amongst the beauty and culture of this amazing place!” said WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson. “We’ve never seen a group of athletes collectively push each other and the sport like this and it’s a time in wake that will be remembered forever. We’re witnessing history being made at every stop this season and each heat in 2018 comes down to this event.” 

WHAT:      2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy

WHEN:     August 30-September 2

WHERE:   Lake Ikeda

                 Miyoshi City, Tokushima, Japan

Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level.

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About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 93 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 25 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our GS Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives, we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water,but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit

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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