The Nautique Wake Series is back for 2016 building on its continued success in providing the highest level of competition across the globe in a family-friendly environment. Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today. The addition of the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships provides athletes the perfect platform throughout the entire season with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23.
The 2016 Nautique Wake Series will be the largest spectator event series in the history of wakeboarding, spanning the globe on three continents. The series includes the Moomba Masters – presented by Nautique Boats, the Nautique Wake Open, the Nautique European Pro Am, the Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships and the WWA Wakeboard World Championships. Four stops of the Nautique Wake Series will also be stops of the esteemed WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS).
“The Nautique Wake Series is an integral part of the WBWS,” stated Shannon Starling, WWA President. “It’s the only global series to combine divisions of all ages and ability levels on the same stage with the very best pro riders our sport has to offer. The addition of the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships only rounds out this spectacular series.”
The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series in 2016 giving riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level during the entire competitive season. Each event will include all amateur divisions, Jr. Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men. The overall Nautique Wake Series winners will be crowned at the final Nautique Wake Series stop. The top six in Pro Women, Jr. Pro Men, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men will also receive an invitation to the world’s most prestigious watersports event, the 2017 U.S. Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament.
2016 Nautique Wake Series
Stop #1: Moomba Masters – March 9-14 in Melbourne, Australia
Stop #2: Nautique Wake Open – April 21-24 in Orlando, Florida (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #3: Nautique European Pro Am – June 10-12 in Ferreira do Zezere, Portugal (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #4: Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships – July 27-30 in Acworth, Georgia (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #5: Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships – August 25-28 in TBA (WWA-WBWS)
“The Nautique Wake Series has grown each year staying dedicated to providing all riders the opportunity to compete at world-class events behind our Super Air Nautique G-Series,” stated Greg Meloon, Nautique President. “These events embrace the lifestyle of wakeboarding in a family-oriented atmosphere while promoting progression from amateur athletes to Pro’s pushing the limits. It is an exciting time for wakeboarding and we can’t wait to start the 2016 season.”