Nearly 200 professional and amateur wake athletes from throughout six continents will be competing in Orlando this week, Aug. 19-22, at the Orlando Watersports Complex for the 17th annual ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra. Riders from more than a dozen countries will vie for world titles in 21 divisions, separated by age and skill level.
“Orlando is the central hub for wakeboarding, so it’s a great venue to host the Worlds Championships,” said former King of Wake Josh Sanders. “The Worlds is the biggest event of the year. You have the best riders from all over the world, competing for the most prestigious title in wakeboarding. It doesn’t get better than that!”
The ROCKSTAR WWA Worlds has one of the strongest traditions in all of action sports, dating back to 1994. The event features hundreds of wakeboarders and wakeksaters from throughout the globe, competing for world titles in various divisions. Competitors range from seven years old to 55 years young. The event is highlighted by its top three divisions – the Pro Men, Pro Women and Pro Wakeskate divisions.
Current world champions, Dallas Friday and Aaron Rathy, will not be competing this weekend due to injuries, leaving their titles up for grabs. Pro Wakeskate world champion, Reed Hansen, will look to capture his fourth consecutive world title.
For the Pro Men & Pro Women divisions, the ROCKTSAR WWA Worlds also serves as the final stop of the King of Wake and Queen of Wake series. The pros will be competing for crucial points towards their respective series standings in addition to the world titles.
The first two days of the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra features the amateur divisions and is free to the public. Saturday and Sunday will be a ticketed event and will host the pro divisions.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).
In addition to all the action on the water; on land, spectators will enjoy great food and music; athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
Spectators can also pick up their share of $10,000 in free gift cards from Overton’s, the official water-sports retailer of the King of Wake series. Fans can also register to win a $500 Overton’s catalog shopping spree.
The WWA Wakeboard World Championships is the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). With 27 Affiliate countries world wide the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. 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 ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra, visit www.allisports.com.
The 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: Rockstar Energy Drink, Supra boats, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Mona Vie, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone, WakeBoarding magazine, Fuel TV and Allisports.com.