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The 2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience Reveals its Calendar

The World Wakeboard Association is on the cusp of another breakthrough season, which will include another successful season of the Malibu WWA Rider Experience. The Malibu WWA Rider Experience is the leader in both amateur competition and giving riders deeper education on how the sport works. Five regional events across North America will draw the top riders in all WWA amateur divisions including the return of the Jr. Pro Men’s series. In addition to the East, West, Central, and South regions of the U.S., the WWA has added a Rider Experience in Canada for the first time.
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“The Malibu Rider Experience has been a pet project that over the course of two years has grown beyond our expectations,” stated WWA President Shannon Starling. “With the addition of the Regional Championships, the Jr. Pro division series, and now the regional qualifiers for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, the WWA Rider Experience events have added a new level of legitimacy to the amateur side of our sport.”

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 in Portugal. For the first time in our sport, all riders must compete in the WWA Regional Championships in order to be seeded for the WWA National Championships in August.

2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience

Rider Experience West
May 15-17
Host: Boulder Boats
33 West Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210

Rider Experience South
May 29-31
Host: Singleton Marine Group
5529 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518

Rider Experience Central
June 19-21
Host: Tommy’s
12900 West 43rd Dr.
Golden, CO 80403

Rider Experience East
July 10-12
Host: MN Inboard
720 Galpin Lake Road
Excelsior, MN 55331

Rider Experience Canada
July 24-26
Host: Aqua Sport Marine
201 Boulevard Norbert Morin
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC J8C 2Z8,
Canada

Each Rider Experience event is a family-friendly weekend that begins with Freeride Friday. Freeride Friday is open to riders of all skill levels to receive instruction from some of Malibu’s Pro riders and allows everyone to get practice in before the competition. The Judge’s Experience is great for parents and riders of all divisions and ages to understand what the WWA Officials are looking for from the riders on the water, and finally Surf Gate Sunday gives riders a chance to surf behind Malibu’s Wake setter series boats with Surf Gate for a fun, relaxed Sunday afternoon on the water with new and old friends.

Last year’s Rider Experience West saw more than 40 riders including Parker Siegele from Australia who took the win in Jr. Pro Men’s and Gianna Dinatale in Junior Women. Rider Experience is an action packed weekend for the whole family that includes Freeride Friday with the Malibu Pro Team, Judge’s Experience, and Surf Gate Sunday. In attendance this year will be Malibu Pro riders Jeff Langley, Chad Sharpe, Oli Derome and Massi Piffaretti.

Photos: © WWA

Source: http://www.thewwa.com

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