Lake Alfred, Fla. (April 25, 2015) – The opening round of the Malibu Evolution Pro Series was in full swing Saturday in Puerto Cancun, Mexico with qualifying for the second stop of the WWA Wakeboard World Series behind the Malibu Boats Wakesetter 22 MXZ. The Pro Men’s quarter finals saw Rusty Malinoski, Josh Twelker, and Tony Carroll lead the stacked field into the semifinal round, each taking a win in their quarter final heat. Nicola Butler, Raimi Merritt, and Taylor McCullough took the top ranks in Pro Women to set the field for Sunday’s finals.


In what the riders have dubbed a “wake-cation”, the competition was fierce in the windy waters of Puerto Cancun as riders fought for their spot in the final round of the Malibu Cancun Pro. With the top six Wakeboard World Series riders seated to Sunday’s semi final round, another six Pro Men will join them for the 15-man round. Dominating the wake off the Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ was Twelker who stomped his run to score an 89.00. Advancing behind him was Steel Lafferty, Malinoski, Carroll, Damian Adam and Massi Piffaretti.

The Pro Women final round was set with the top two riders advancing through Saturday’s semi finals. McCullough led the way with a stand-up run in the wind-chopped waters followed by Merritt, Butler, Dallas Friday, Larisa Morales and Tarah Mikacich. Mexico native Morales was especially excited to make it to the final round in front of the Mexican media and fans in attendance.

Sunday’s action will kick off with the semi final round of Pro Men before progressing into the Pro Women and Pro Men finals, all behind the Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ.



Malibu Boats Cancun Pro Presented by Rockstar
Puerto Cancun, Mexico
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pro Men Quarter Finals
Heat 1

Tony Carroll – 80.00
Massi Piffaretti – 70.00
Daniel Powers – 65.00

Heat 2
Rusty Malinoski – 81.67
Damian Adam – 75.00
Stephen Pierce – 65.00

Heat 3
Josh Twelker – 89.00
Steel Lafferty – 84.67
Cory Teunissen – 81.67

Pro Women Semi Finals
Heat 1
Nicola Butler – 68.33
Dallas Friday – 65.67

Heat 2
Raimi Merritt – 70.00
Larisa Morales – 63.33

Heat 3
Taylor McCullough – 73.33
Tarah Mikacich – 61.67

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About the WBWS
The Wakeboard World Series will offer the largest payout the sport has seen in its 26-year history with a total of $425,000 to be handed out to the men and women throughout the series. This increase is just one of many avenues that the WWA have stepped up to further legitimize wakeboarding along with an increased focus on attracting media, sponsors, and consumers. This year’s Wakeboard World Series is the largest World Series in recent years, making it the only true global wakeboard series. The 2015 Wakeboard World Series will travel to four rounds within the United States as well as Mexico, Brazil, Canada, a return to Japan, and for the first time, the WWA World Championships will be held in Portugal.

About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. 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. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com