Orlando, FL. — More than 200 of the planet’s best amateur and professional wakeboarders and wakeskaters will flock to Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. from Sept. 11 - 14 for the 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra. The prestigious annual event attracts athletes from all corners of the globe including the U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico and Australia.
Competitors, ranging from seven to 55 years old, earn an invitation to the prestigious event by qualifying at their respective countries’ national championships. The 2014 event is expected to feature some the sport’s biggest names including Supra Team riders Austin Hair, Taylor McCullough, Trevor Hansen, Reed Hansen, Brad Teunissen, Cory Teunissen and Bec Gange.
“We are thrilled to bring the 2014 Rockstar WWA Worlds to Mills Pond Park for the first time ever,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “South Florida is a hotbed for wakeboard talent; it’s going to be really exciting to have the sport’s best riders here competing for coveted World Titles and culminating with the Dinner of Champions overlooking the ocean at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort.”
At Worlds, athletes will launch huge airs and highly-technical tricks behind one of the industry’s top wakeboarding boats, the Supra SA550, the event’s official towboat. The 2014 competition will feature more than 20 division categories, separated by age, gender, sport and skill level. The event is highlighted by its top two categories — the Pro Men and Pro Women’s divisions.
The 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships also serves as the final stop on this season’s Wakeboard World Series and the King of Wake series. Online adult tickets are available for $7 (46% off the gate price). Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).
For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra, visit KingofWake.com.
The 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Supra Boats, World Wakeboard Association, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Byerly, Peavey, Indmar and WAKEBOARDING magazine.
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About the WWA: The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com
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About King of Wake: The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.
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