Queen of Wake Series Kicks Off its Second Season

The Queen of Wake, the premier pro women's wakeboarding series, has officially kicked off its second season of high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action. Sponsored by Mona Vie, the official nutritional beverage of the series, and Ride the Wake, the official movie, the 2009 Queen of Wake season is a five-stop series points race to see who rules the water.

The top female rippers on the planet will compete during the course of the year to be named the "Queen of Wake" – an award based on points accumulated at each of the five stops of the series. Events included in the 2009 series are: the Wake Games, the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, the WWA Wakeboard World Championships, the Fort Worth, Tex. Pro Tour stop and the Sparks/Reno, Nev. Pro Tour stop.

In 2009, expect to see big-air tricks with huge grabs, perfect transfers and stylish maneuvers out on the rails, as the top female riders battle it out behind the boat for a cash prize and the coveted Queen of Wake crown.

Top contenders for the 2009 crown are four-time X Games gold medalist Dallas Friday, Australian Pro Tour champs Amber Wing and Hayley Smith, 2008 Rookie of the Year Raimi Merritt and the defending Queen of Wake Nicola Butler.