Back to Back Stoke With Malibu Boats
On July 12th, the Malibu WWA Rider Experience Central joined forces with Texas’ infamous Wake the Desert event bringing together the top amateurs and professional riders to celebrate Wake the Desert’s 20th Anniversary. Hosted by the crew at Family Powersports, riders felt like rockstars behind the Malibu 25LSV and M235 all weekend long. The following weekend, the Malibu Rider Experience North brought together the region’s wake community, with a taste of Virginia’s surrounding beauty for a non-stop weekend at Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania, VA with Chessie Marine. Both weekends were focused on rider development where the event began with Freeride Friday, giving competitors, family and friends the opportunity to hang out and learn from their favorite Malibu Pro athletes. Saturday’s WWA Regional Championships Central and North included all WWA amateur and Jr. Pro divisions. Surf Gate Sunday was all about shredding and passing the handle behind the massive, long waves of the Malibu Wakesetter Series topping off a well-spent weekend on the water.
“We had a blast in Texas this weekend! It was great watching the next up and comers in wake interact with the Malibu Pro athletes and take inspiration from all of the talented riders who came to compete at the Malibu Rider Experience Central and Wake the Desert. We are so privileged to work with such great partners like Malibu Boats and Family Powersports, and we look forward to seeing everyone for the final U.S. stop in Virginia next weekend,” commented WWA Executive Director, Corrie Wilson.
Malibu Athlete Tarah Mikacich (USA) annihilated the wake of the Malibu M235 to take the win in the Wake the Desert Outlaw Women’s Wakeboard division throwing a wrapped KGB to secure her final score of 65.00. Malibu Athlete Charli Shore (AUS) came in second throwing a tootsie roll for her final score of 56.67, followed by Dallas Friday (USA) in third. Rockstar Energy athlete Tony Iacconi (AUS) made it out on top of an intense Outlaw Men’s Wakeboard final round sticking a front mobe 540 for a score of 90.00. Noah Flegel (USA) scored 81.67 in second putting down a super stylish melan back mobe, just ahead of Luca Kidd (GBR) in third with a score of 77.67.
On Lake Anna, Virginia the following weekend, intensity was at an all-time high in the Jr. Pro Men’s division with the overall title and prize money on the line. Fynn Bullock-Womble (USA) brought it all together in the afternoon’s challenging conditions with a H/S B/S 720 and a bat wing to blind, taking the heat win and overall series title with a final score of 90.00. Thomas Herman (USA) followed close behind throwing a dum dum and nose grab skeezer scoring 81.67, followed by Noah Wildman (USA) who stuck a H/S 720 in third with a score of 70.00.
“I am super excited to win the Jr. Pro Series this year! This was one of my goals this year and it has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to get here,” said Fynn Bullock-Womble. “All of the riders are amazing and it’s not always about the win but more so the amazing lessons and friendships that are experienced along the way!”
The Rider Experience continued past Saturday’s regionals, as Surf Gate Sunday brought newbies and veterans alike back to the water to shred behind the endless Malibu wave. The Malibu WWA Rider Experience heads north to Ontario, Canada July 26 - 28 for the next round of the world’s most popular rider development series and the final stop of the 2019 season.
For a full list of results from of the Malibu WWA Rider Experience Central CLICK HERE.
For a full list of results from of the Malibu WWA Rider Experience North CLICK HERE.