FEB 12, 2019
Maryville, TN — The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), the industry’s longest-running professional wakeboarding competition circuit, will visit three new water sports venues in 2019 as well as returning to another venue, after a one-year hiatus to comprise a four-event schedule.
The 27th year of the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour will open in May and run through August, with the world’s top-16 professional wakeboarders competing for the ultimate championship.
The 2019 season will open for the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour with a debut event at August Lakes in Katy, Texas, (near Houston) May 17-18. The PWT then returns to the Mantua Reservoir in Utah (near Salt Lake City) June 22, following a solid debut at the venue in 2017.
The third round of the season takes the PWT to Ford Lake Park for the first time in Ypsilanti, Mich., (near Detroit) July 13. It then concludes with the series’ first visit to Broadside Harbor Lakes in Boise, Idaho on August 3.
“We had another great season last year, and we look forward to carrying that momentum and excitement into the 2019 edition of the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour,” said Rick Tinker, president of Supra Boats. “We have three new venues on the tour this year and we can't wait to bring the excitement of wake sports to these markets. Each stop provides a top-of-the-line venue for the competitors, along with great amenities and sightlines for our loyal fans.”
As in seasons past, the eight highest-ranked competitors from 2018 pre-qualify for the 2019 tour, leaving eight spots reserved for the best performances at the qualifying event on May 17. Pre-qualified riders include: Cory Teunissen (2018 overall winner), Supra Team rider Nic Rapa, Harley Clifford, Tony Iaconni, Jake Pelot, Tyler Higham, Cobe France and Mike Dowdy.
In addition to Wakeboarding, the Supra Boats Pro Wakesurf Tour brings one of the hottest up-and-coming sports in North America to each venue: Wakesurfing, which is riding the boat’s wake without the help of a tow rope. Supra Team riders Sean Silveira and Parker Payne, as well as Jake Caster pre-qualify for the 2019 Wakesurf Tour.
The Supra Boats SA550 will serve as the official tow boat for the tour again in 2019. Purpose-built to create clean, consistent and controlled wakes, it is designed to push athletes to new levels while preserving strict handling and a balanced ride for those onboard.
About Skier’s Choice Inc.
Skier’s Choice, Inc. is the proud manufacturer of Supra and Moomba performance inboard wakeboard, wakesurf and waterski towboats. Supra has been a leader in the inboard industry since 1981. The Supra brand is synonymous with innovative styling, luxurious interiors, highest construction quality, and unsurpassed wake performance. The Moomba brand delivers quality and performance far above its class. Moomba offers the best wake performance technology and none of the fuss. The company is privately held and is located in Maryville, Tennessee. Skier’s Choice encourages all boating participants to learn and follow safe boating practices. There are risks associated with boating and water sports activities. Be mindful of the risks, familiarize yourself with the environment, know your limits and conduct yourself accordingly.
Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Sponsors In addition to title sponsor Supra Boats, the Pro Wakeboard Tour is sponsored by: Indmar, Boatmate Trailers, JL Audio, PTM Edge by Protomet, Fat Sac Ballast Systems, Zero Off, Acme, Ronix, Kawasaki, Connect-A-Dock, Yamaha Generators, ZF Marine Propulsion Systems, Fuse Lenses, TidalWake.com, Lava Rubber, Corkcicle and Epiphone.