Loudon, TN (February 27, 2019) – The World Wake Association (WWA) and Malibu Boats are proud to announce the Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro presented by Rockstar Energy will return to Loudon, Tennessee for the third consecutive year on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The waters of the Tennessee River are quickly becoming home to the world’s top Pro Men and Pro Women riders behind the world-class Malibu Boats manufacturing facility. New for 2019, the event will be a 4-star WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) ranked event including a total of $60,000 in prize money up for grabs – the largest amount of prize money seen on Watts Bar Lake.   
The Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro has quickly become a hometown favorite for those near to Malibu’s headquarters and manufacturing facility located just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Whether spectators are packing the shoreline or coming by boat for a front row seat, the energy is kept at an all-time high as champions are crowned at the birthplace of Malibu’s legendary innovations. 
“For the third straight year, we are beyond excited to continue our partnership with the WWA for the Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro. This event is quickly becoming a tradition for our employees, the local community and the athletes. There is no better way to share this lifestyle than experiencing it firsthand with engaging activities for our customers, guests and employees. The opportunity to watch talented men and women take on the legendary Malibu wake and show exactly what we mean by The Truth is On the Water is huge for Malibu and our sport!” said Jack Springer, CEO of Malibu Boats. 
The Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro will serve as the third stop of the WWA WBWS, attracting an international field of elite riders making their mark on the sport and chasing the overall 2019 WBWS title. Fans will enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with activities for all-ages and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Pros during autograph signings, product giveaways and more. Stay up-to-date with scores, event news, and highlights on all WWA and Malibu Boats social media channels.
“We are thrilled to once again join the Malibu family for the third consecutive year in addition to heightening the athlete’s experience by featuring a larger pool of prize money,” commented WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson. “Thanks to all of the amazing people at the Malibu Boats Factory and surrounding areas, the event carries such a high and positive energy, it is truly a special experience.”
WHAT:      WWA Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro
WHEN:      July 5, 2019 – Preliminary Rounds
                  July 6, 2019 – Main Event 
WHERE:    Malibu Boats Factory
                   5075 Kimberly Way
                   Loudon, TN 37774
MEDIA:   The media are invited to capture the event in its entirety. To set up interviews or to RSVP please contact

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About Malibu Boats, Inc.: Based in Loudon, Tennessee, Malibu Boats, Inc. (MBUU) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a diverse range of recreational powerboats, including performance sport, sterndrive and outboard boats. Malibu Boats Inc. is the commanding market leader in the performance sport boat category through its Malibu and Axis Wake Research boat brands, the leader in the 20’ – 40’ segment of the sterndrive boat category through its Cobalt brand and in a leading position in the offshore fishing boat market with its Pursuit brand. A pre-eminent innovator in the powerboat industry, Malibu Boats, Inc. designs products that appeal to an expanding range of recreational boaters, fisherman and water sports enthusiasts whose passion for boating is a key component of their active lifestyles. For more information, visit, or

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About The WWA: Celebrating 30 years of excellence in wake, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of wakesports worldwide. Developed for riders by riders, our mission and values remain true to the core of our community since 1989. 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, WWA Rider Experience. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out