FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World Wakeboard Association Announces
2016 Malibu Evolution Pro Series Schedule
Three Events for Riders to Showcase Their Skills on World Stage
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (March 23, 2016) – The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) announced today the schedule for the 2016 Malibu Evolution Pro Series. Three events are set to take place in 2016, each being held in a unique location that provides riders the opportunity to display their talents globally. Malibu’s all-new, class-leading M235 will be one of the key tools in helping world-class athletes take the next step toward greatness in the water.
Malibu CEO Jack Springer spoke briefly about the companies’ commitment to raising the bar on a global level in water across the world. “As the Malibu Evolution Series enters its second year, Malibu is excited to bring our sport and product to unique locations around the world,” said Springer. “Partnering last year with the WWA, we had a common goal to create events that were fitting for the worldwide towboat leader, and we’ve achieved that. I personally look forward to seeing the world’s best athletes prove themselves behind the all-new Malibu M235 this summer; the most luxurious and preeminent boat in the industry.” The Jr. Pro Men’s division will highlight each WWA Regional Championship with a total of $15,000 in prize money and travel scholarships to the WWA National Championships in Miami and/or the WWA World Championships.
“It’s always great to have partners that are in tune with our vision and share the same passion that we do in helping elevate the sport to the next level,” said Shannon Starling, WWA President. “Coming off of a successful first year for the Evolution Pro Series in 2015, the WWA and Malibu Boats are really looking to setting a new standard for Pro Wakeboard events this season, which will consist of unreal locations for the sport and brand.”
The Malibu Evolution Pro Series is designed to showcase the highest level of performance, unifying the men and women of the professional wakeboarding circuit at some of the world’s most elite facilities, in the U.S. and internationally. In order to match the athletes’ credentials, over $250,000 in prize money and athlete incentives will be up for grabs.
“Malibu and the WWA have done a fantastic job with the Evolution Pro Series,” said Malibu Team Rider Massi Piffaretti. “I’m really looking forward to competing at some of the new locations we will be attending in 2016. Each round is going to be unique in its own way and I’m ready for the challenges that they present.”
In addition to the Malibu Evolution Pro Series, the three events will also work in conjunction with the Wakeboard World Series (WBWS), which the Malibu Sparks Pro will host the third round on July 1-3; the Malibu Seoul Pro will be the sixth round, August 19-21; and the Punta Cana Pro, October 7-9, will serve as the WBWS finale.
2016 WWA Malibu Evolution Pro Series Dates
*Will also feature Pro Wake Surfing
Seoul, South Korea
Punta Cana Pro
Cap Cana Marina
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
*Will also feature Pro Men Wake Park
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About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats is the world's largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, known for leading the industry with major innovations, including the first onboard computer system in 1993, the ingenious Power Wedge hydrofoil in 2006 (completely redesigned in 2014), the industry's first wake-maximizing hull in 2000, and Surf Gate, the innovation that changed the face of wakesurfing forever, in 2012. Malibu markets the Wakesetter and Response models – as well as the Axis Wake Research brand – through a worldwide dealer network. With some 450 employees and three manufacturing facilities, in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. (NASDAQ: MBUU) | @malibuboats | #evolutionproseries
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