FEB 25, 2020
WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 26, 2020) — One of the most exciting water spectacles in the world is headed to four American cities this Summer. The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), recognized as the number-one wakeboard series on the planet, will feature the world’s top ranked wakeboarders competing alongside up-and-coming athletes, just breaking into the elite level.
The tour, currently in its 28th year, will run May through August at prime watersports venues in Texas, Colorado, Oregon and Indiana. Each event will feature the world’s top-16 professional wakeboarders as they fight for the season title. “These will be must-see events,” said April Young, marketing manager of Supra Boats. “They are the preeminent wakeboarders in the sport using the best equipment in a family friendly environment.”
As a special bonus at each site, the Supra Boats Pro Wakesurf Tour will pit six of the nation’s hottest wakesurfers against each other, showcasing their talents as they ride a boat’s wake without the benefit of a tow rope.
Family friendly is an important aspect of the tour. Spectators from kids to seniors will have the chance to get close to the action and even interact with the top athletes in the sport. “Regardless of whether they’re fans for a lifetime or fans for a day, spectators will have a fantastic time watching amazing athletes, outdoors on a summer day. The wow factor will be off the charts,” said Young.
The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour will open its season with a return to August Lakes in Katy, Texas, (near Houston) on May 29-30. The tour will then head to two new venues, Windsor, CO on June 27 and Gaston, OR (outside Portland) on July 11. The season will conclude at a tour favorite destination, Lakefront at Keystone in Indianapolis, IN on August 1.
“Last year’s season was fantastic, but we’re confident this will be the best season to date,” Young continued. “The quality of the athlete field combined with the beautiful venues will showcase wake sports in these markets in ways we’ve never seen before.” The eight highest-ranked competitors from 2019 have automatically qualified for the tour, leaving eight spots for riders who will qualify at a tournament on Friday, May 29.
Pre-qualified riders include: Supra Team riders Nic Rapa (2019 overall winner), Shota Tezuka, Tyler Higham, and Sam Brown. Others include Cory Teunissen (2018 overall winner), Tony Iaconni, Mike Dowdy and Massi Piffaretti.
The Supra Boats Pro Wakesurf Tour will feature pre-qualified Supra Team riders, current tour champion Sean Silveira as well as Parker Payne. The other pre-qualified rider is Noah Flegel.
About Skier’s Choice Inc.
Skier’s Choice, Inc. is the 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 based 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.