Red Bull Wake Open Airs Live July 14th on NBC

New York, July 10, 2012 – As part of the Red Bull Signature Series, Red Bull Wake Open airs this Saturday, July 14 on NBC at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. The world's best wakeboarders will gather in Tampa, Fla., to compete in boat, big air and park for the sport's most innovative competition. Host Sal Masekela will take viewers through all the action for each of the three disciplines.

Three categories of competition (Boat, Big Air and Park) will determine the best overall wakeboarder to be crowned Red Bull Wake Open Champion. The Boat segment will be towed by the 22-foot Malibu Wakesetter MXZ, and showcase an innovative, rider-influenced format. Downtown Tampa will host the Big Air and Park competition, as viewers watch riders launch off a 50-foot ramp to see who can pull the best trick. The new Sesitec System 2.0 will tow riders at precise speeds up to 38 m.p.h. through a rail park within short distances. This environmentally friendly cableway and boat will encourage riders to perform tricks never seen before in competition.

The Red Bull Wake Open is part of the Red Bull Signature Series – made up of 35 hours of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and the NBC Sports Network all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are building the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. Go to for X Fighters preview videos, photo galleries and see more of the action that makes up the Red Bull Signature Series.

Upcoming Red Bull Signature Series programming includes:

  • US Open of Surfing (September 15 at 1:30 pm ET on NBC): The world’s largest professional surfing competition, this pivotal point on the ASP World Tour for both men and women creates exciting contests with the biggest names in the sport.
  • Red Bull Joy Ride (October 6 at 1:30 pm ET on NBC): Changing the game in freeride mountain biking, this by the athletes, for the athletes event showcases the best riders in the world in a slopestyle BMX format.