WWA and Malibu Boats® Debut Innovative ‘Rider Experience’ For 2013

Groundbreaking Program Will Develop Amateurs and Legitimize Pros

Lake Alfred, FL – Have you ever picked up an autograph from a pro? Maybe you’ve ridden in a contest yourself? Perhaps. But, have you watched Phil Soven ride from the towboat, learned a new trick from Chad Sharpe, or heard an inside tip from Amber Wing on a competition weekend? Probably not, but here’s your chance.

How does an amateur like you get a chance to hang with the pros on a comp weekend? By entering the Malibu WWA Rider Experience, the most free-flowing ‘contest’ format ever created. The WWA has designed a custom wake experience that puts the competitor in front of the competition with a 3-day wakeboard, wakeskate and wakesurf experience that’s focused on making you a better rider – on the water and in your community.

After three years of development, the WWA has finalized the Rider Experience, a blend of the WWA’s founding mission of the advancement and progression of wake sports worldwide. The WWA Rider Experience encompasses a regional ranking system for amateurs, judge’s experience, rider development, regional championships, and SURF GATE® experience all-in-one event.  In order to grow the sport in the right direction, the WWA has partnered with Malibu Boats, the world leader in watersports towboats, to bring you the most comprehensive event ever.

Check out for more information and to book your experience!

About the WWA

The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sport sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Rider Experience and WWA Pro Card. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, 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 its events, check out