FORT WORTH, Texas (May 6, 2016) — The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, the largest and longest-running professional wakeboard and wakesurf circuit in the industry, kicked off its 2016 events today with qualifying rounds at Trinity Trails at Marine Creek Lake in Fort Worth.
Some of the world’s best professional wakesurfers and wakeboarders competed for the chance to advance to semi finals, battle the top contenders from last season and, ultimately, land the top spot on the podium at the end of the five-stop national tour.
The action continues with the official season opener tomorrow beginning at 10:15 a.m. Thousands of spectators are expected to crowd the shoreline to watch the pros go big with massive tricks, skillful flips and unprecedented performances.
For the first time, the 2016 Supra Boats Pro Wakesurf Tour (the surf and skim counterpart of the wakeboard event) is combining the two disciplines, an added challenge for competitors. In the qualifying round, wakesurfer Chris Wolter came out on top with critical points for huge variety and difficulty. All four contestants move on to semi finals tomorrow.
In the wakeboarding division, a tight race in the first three heats culminated in a last chance qualifying round, where Christian Primrose and Supra team rider Austin Hair secured their places in the tour. The top eight of 12 competing wakeboarders advanced to semi finals, and Aussie Dean Smith dominated with the highest score of the day.
Warm temperatures and calm waters created the perfect environment for the Supra Boats SA550 — the official tow boat for the 2016 tour — to generate its signature clean, consistent and controlled wakes for the athletes to ride.
Tomorrow’s event will be held at Trinity Trails at Marine Creek Lake, 3054 N.W. Loop 820 in Fort Worth. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and will be available at the gate.
Supra Pro Tour #1: Fort Worth, TX
Men’s Professional Qualifying Rounds
|1||Piffaretti, Massi (ITA)||89.33|
|2||Harrison, Gordon (USA)||72.67|
|3||Hair, Austin (USA)||72.33|
|4||Schrader, Joel (USA)||58.33|
|1||Smith, Dean (AUS)||94.33|
|2||Tezuka, Shota (JPN)||87.67|
|3||Primrose, Christian (CDN)||65.00|
|4||Cole, Ian (USA)||46.67|
|1||Rapa, Nic (AUS)||78.33|
|2||Adam, Damian (MRU)||72.33|
|3||Teunissen, Brad (AUS)||46.67|
|4||Powers, Daniel (USA)||35.00|
|Heat #4 – LCQ||Athlete||Score|
|1||Hair, Austin (USA)||75.00|
|2||Primrose, Christian (CDN)||72.67|
|3||Powers, Daniel (USA)||62.67|
|4||Teunissen, Brad (AUS)||61.33|
|5||Schrader, Joel (USA)||55.00|
|6||Cole, Ian (USA)||40.00|