Wakeboard World Series Kicks Off With Nautique Wake Open in Orlando
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (March 24, 2016) – Today, the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) announced that the 2016 Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) presented by Rockstar will kick off at the Nautique Wake Open in Orlando, Florida on April 21-24. The second stop on the Nautique Wake Series, the event will take place at the world-famous Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC). The WBWS is compromised of seven world-class global events that host wakeboarding’s elite athletes competing at the sport’s highest level.
“It’s awesome to see the level of growth by the Nautique Wake Open in just three short years,” said Shannon Starling, WWA President. “The Wake Open presents an excellent opportunity for riders of all ages and skill levels, ranging from amateur to pro, to showcase their talent in a family friendly environment.”
The award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 continues to push wakeboarding’s progression and will provide riders in every division the platform to perform at their absolute best at each stop of the Nautique Wake Series. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series in 2016 that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level. Each event will feature all amateur divisions, Jr. Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men. Professional qualifying will take placeon Thursday while amateur preliminary rounds kick off on Friday, serving as a preview for the final rounds of competition on Saturday and Sunday.
“The Nautique Wake Open is an awesome event that brings everyone in wakeboarding together for a great time,” said Team Nautique Rider Mike Dowdy “The contest is first class and provides amateurs the opportunity to compete under the same conditions as pros. As a competitor I’m looking forward to raising the bar yet again behind the Super Air Nautique G23.”

Registration for all divisions riding on Thursday, April 21 will close at 8 p.m. EST onWednesday, April 20.

Registration for all divisions riding on Friday, April 22 will close at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 21.

View The Daily Schedule Here

Athletes will not be able to register on the day of the event, so please take notice of the deadlines listed and Click Here to fill out the required athlete bio sheet before arriving on site.

$40,000 in prize money is up for grabs when the professional riders hit the water on April 22. To view the complete prize money breakdown Click Here

WHAT:                    2016 WWA Nautique Wake Open, presented by Rockstar

WHEN:                    April 21-24, 2016

WHERE:                Orlando Watersports Complex
8615 Florida Rock Road
Orlando, FL 32824

ENTRY FEES:        Amateur Divisions – $125
Pro Divisions – $150

A late fee will be added to registrations submitted after April 18 at 5 p.m. EST
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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

About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 91 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 19 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 Sport 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 Nautique.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 25 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information, visit:www.RockstarEnergy.com