For the third consecutive year, the world's top pro and amateur wake athletes will team up in Orlando, Fla., for the Air Nautique Wake Games, presented by ROCKSTAR. Event organizer World Sports & Marketing announced today the 2009 Wake Games will be held at the Orlando Watersports Complex on April 23-26.
"The OWC has hosted some of wakeboarding's top events and we're stoked to bring the Wake Games back there for a third straight year," said Sean Dishman of World Sports & Marketing. "This event showcases the current and future stars of the sport, and we could not imagine a better place to feature all this talent than the mecca of wakeboarding, Orlando."
The Air Nautique Wake Games, presented by ROCKSTAR is a unique pro-am contest that features a team-format competition. Ten preselected team captains will host a public draft to field a squad of male and female, pro and amateur riders. Riders will not only go for the win in their respective divisions, but also contribute points to a team score based on their final placement in the contest. The team with the highest overall score will take home the 2009 team title and prize money.
"It's great when you're at an event that has all these different divisions, but the Wake Games is even better because you get to pick someone from every division to be on your team and work together as a group to win," said two-time championship team captain Shaun Murray. "It's awesome to see everyone working together and pulling for each other to win; it's a lot more fun and engaging that way."
The Air Nautique Wake Games presented by ROCKSTAR is a four-day carnival of water-sports action. But not all of the action takes place on the water. On land, fans will experience great food and music, athlete autograph signings, chances to win freebies, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores offering water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Orlando Watersports Complex
April 23, 2009 - April 26, 2009