THE 2022 MALIBU BOATS RIDER EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF 10TH SEASON
Malibu Boats and The World Wake Association (WWA) are excited to announce the return of the world’s premier amateur development event series, The 2022 Malibu Boats WWA Rider Experience, for its tenth season. Since 2013 the Malibu Boats Rider Experience has hosted thousands of riders from first-timers to those making the transition to pro while building local, regional, and national wake communities that fully encompass the spectrum of the sport. Amateur riders across the U.S. will come together at the Rider Experience, alongside top Malibu Pro athletes, for a weekend focused on the next generation in wake through family-friendly instruction and competition. This laid-back atmosphere is open to participation from all who are interested, from beginners to pros.
Each weekend of the Rider Experience series will kick off with ‘Shredin’ Saturdays’ featuring freeriding for wakeboarding and wakesurfing, product demos, instruction from Malibu Pro athletes, and the Judges Experience. This fully inclusive day of all things wake will provide the opportunity for the entire family and friends to familiarize themselves with the course, receive on-water tips, and test out the industry’s latest products. The WWA Regional Championships and Pro Card Qualifiers will be held on each Sunday of the Rider Experience. This friendly competition will give amateur riders the chance to compete with riders in their region and qualify for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships.
Continuing off the success seen in 2021, the final stop of the series will finish in the eastern region in Smithville, TN for the Rider Experience East in conjunction with Tennessee Wakefest. The top finishers from each region in all divisions will receive special invites to compete at Wakefest which will serve as the grand finale of the 2022 Rider Experience series.
Returning in 2022, the Jr. Pro Women and Jr. Pro Men divisions are the main event of the WWA Wakeboard Regional Championship with $20,000 in travel scholarships divided equally towards the WWA Wakeboard National Championships for the top overall series finishers in each division.
For additional information about the 2022 Malibu Boats Rider Experience, stop by WWARiderExperience.com.
The World Wake Association
Information & Registration
Malibu Boats dealers in each region will host the WWA Rider Experience events beginning on the west coast and working its way across North America. Information and registration can be found by visiting the WWA website.Sign Up
Quail Creek Reservoir – St. George, UT
Rider Experience West
Friday, riders were able to come out and ride behind the latest in the Malibu Boats lineup and demo the Hyperlite and Liquid Force equipment. Luca Kidd, Jeff Langley, Tarah Mikacich, Stacia Bank and Ashley Inloes of team Malibu Boats were all on-site to hang out and share tips.
Saturday hosted the Malibu Boats WWA Regional Championships West and we couldn't have asked for better conditions, as both seasoned and first-time competitors hit the water for a fun competition while securing their invite to the WWA Wakeboard National Championships.
Marine Creek Lake – Ft. Worth, TX
Rider Experience Central
Saturday, riders were able to come out and ride behind the Malibu Boats M220 and 23 MXZ with Jeff Langley, Guenther Oka, Bec Gange, Tom Fooshee, and Ashley Inloes of team Malibu Boats. Brave the Wave brought together the adaptive community behind an Axis A24 and taught adaptive riders to wakesurf all day long! Sunday hosted a great turnout for the Malibu Boats WWA Regional Championships Central as riders of all ages and abilities took to the water for a fun competition while securing their invite to the WWA Wakeboard National Championships.Watch