MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Set to Kick Off 20th Season

Harley Clifford at the 2010 Pro Wakeboard Tour in Acworth, GA
Harley Clifford at the 2010 Pro Wakeboard Tour in Acworth, GA

There will be a global presense of the top professional wakeboarders at Dallas Landing Park in Acworth, GA May 19-20 to kick off the 20th season of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. This initial stop of the tour will launch riders into the quest for the coveted Pro Tour title.

Riders will go through a series of elimination rounds testing their skill in rail tricks and aerial stunts. Top-scoring athletes will advance through each series of rounds until an ultimate victor is awarded on Sunday, May 21.

Following the final rounds of action on Saturday, the Pro Tour will also host two exhibition events on site, including the Overton's Double Up Contest and a Big-Air Kicker Contest. Both events are designed to feature select athletes performing exciting and innovative new tricks that aren't normally attempted in a traditional contest setting.

This year the Pro Women's division will return making for an even better Tour opener. The women's division has not competed at Dallas Landing Park since 2008 and they are sure to put on a good show.

As always the event will be as exciting on land as it is on the water.  Fans will have access to athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; product sampling, 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. Also, at the Pro Tour's entertainment stage, guests can catch athlete interviews, color commentators and interactive live music.

The first two days of action in Acworth feature qualifying rounds for riders, and is free to the public to watch. Saturday, May 21 will be a ticketed event beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19 will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday's event will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under); or $7 (adult) if purchased online.

For more information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, please visit www.prowakeboardtour.com

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton's, Indmar, Peavey, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon't, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.