**Inaugural Nautique Wake Open Comes to Orlando Aug. 21-24
Will Feature 24 Divisions of Men's and Women's Wakeboarding and Wakeskating
Orlando, Fla. — The Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar, a newly added stop on wakeboarding's elite King of Wake series, will be held at one of the sport's most iconic venues, Orlando Watersports Complex, on Aug 21-24. In addition to featuring a large contingent of the best professional men and women wakeboarders and wakeskaters, many of the world's top amateur riders will also compete across 24 total divisions.
The inclusion of a wide-variety of male and female amateur and professional divisions at the Nautique Wake Open will give riders of all skill levels a coveted opportunity to compete behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 and G21.
Big names will be abundant at the four-day long competition. Among the top athletes expected to compete at the Wake Open are Nautique team riders Bob Soven, JD Webb, Noah Flegel, Shawn Watson, Brandon Thomas, Raimi Merritt and Meagan Ethell.
The Nautique team will be among the favorites in their respective divisions, as they will be riding behind their boat of choice, Nautique's G23, which is known for producing one of the biggest wakes ever. Fans will witness plenty of mind-boggling excitement with wakeboarding's most talented riders launching gigantic aerial maneuvers and highly-technical tricks from the boat.
"The Nautique Wake Open is a great new addition to the King of Wake series," said competition director, Chris Bischoff. "Coming down the home stretch of the season, riders will be competing for valuable series points and will be looking to go huge off the G23's world class wake to impress the judges."
Following the final rounds of action on Aug. 24, fans can stay for the one-of-a-kind CONTOUR Big Air Contest. The event features top athletes performing exciting and innovative new tricks that aren't typically attempted in a traditional contest setting.
The Nautique Wake Open is stop number seven on the 2014 King of Wake Series. Additionally, it serves as the final stop on the Nautique Wake Series, a four-event professional and amateur wakeboard and wakeskate series. A season ending banquet, honoring the series' top performers, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Downtown Orlando Embassy Suites located at 191 E. Pine St., Orlando, Fl. 32801.
"The Nautique team is excited to offer this new event which allows all riders, pro and amateur, male and female to compete in a world class tournament" stated Nautique President and CEO, Bill Yeargin. "At Nautique we are all about family and we look forward to seeing not only competition at all ages and skill levels but the multitude of families who will enjoy both the competition and our fun Saturday night banquet." Yeargin added.
Online adult tickets for the Nautique Wake Open are available for $7 (46% off the gate price) Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).
For more information on the Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit www.kingofwake.com.