Trio of Events for Wakeboarders to Showcase Skills on World Stage


Source: The WWA


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The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) has announced 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.”

“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

Sparks Pro
Sparks Marina – Sparks, Nevada
July 1-3
*Will also feature Pro Wake Surfing

Seoul Pro
Han River – Seoul, South Korea
August 19-21

Punta Cana Pro
Cap Cana Marina – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
October 7-9
*Will also feature Pro Men Wake Park