The Malibu Boats Rider Experiences Returns to Orlando

Freedom Wake Park will host the weekend-long event May 3-5

The Malibu Boats Rider Experiences Returns to Orlando
All levels of riders are welcome to compete and have fun at the Malibu Riders Experience stops.Courtesy Malibu Boats

MALIBU BOATS WWA RIDER EXPERIENCE SOUTH RETURNS TO ORLANDO, FL MAY 3rd - 5th

Hosted by Tommy's Florida, the first stop of the 2019 Malibu WWA Rider Experience series will hit Orlando, FL May 3rd - 5th. Amateur riders from across the U.S. are invited to come together for the world's premier amateur development five-stop series for weekends focused on the next generation in wake through family-friendly instruction and competition.

Kicking off with Freeride Friday, riders of all skill levels will receive an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the course and receive tips from Malibu's Pro athletes at Freedom Wake Park. The fun at Freedom Wake Park will continue with the WWA Regional Championships and Pro Card Qualifiers on Saturday, providing amateur riders the chance to compete with riders in their region and qualify for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships and aspiring pros the opportunity to earn professional status.

On Sunday, May 5th everyone is invited to head over to Lilly's on the Lake in Clermont, FL for Surfgate Sunday, a wakesurf experience. Attendees will be able to experience the infamous wave and surf technology of Malibu's Wakesetter Series in a laid-back atmosphere with family and friends.

#RiderExperience PRE-EVENT CHECKLIST

WWA Annual Membership - (Contest participants, good for WWA events through 12/31/2019)
WWA One Event Membership - (Contest participants, good for one contest only)
Bio Sheet - (Contest participants)
WWA Release of Liability - (Participating in Freeride Friday or Surfgate Sunday only)
FL Minor Form - (Everyone participating under the age of 18)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
May 3
Freeride Friday
Judges Experience
Freedom Wake Park - 7200 Lake Ellenor Dr. Orlando, FL 32809

May 4
WWA SOUTH Regional Championships
Jr. Pro Series
Pro Card Qualifier
Freedom Wake Park - 7200 Lake Ellenor Dr. Orlando, FL 32809

May 5
Surfgate Sunday
Lilly's on the Lake - 846 W. Osceola St. Clermont, FL 34711

RIDER EXPERIENCE INFORMATION
Since 2013, the Malibu Rider Experience has hosted thousands of riders from first-timers to those making the transition to pro, while building local and national wake communities that fully encompass the spectrum of the sport that makes wake unlike anything in its path. The Jr. Pro Men's division will once again be the featured WWA Regional Championships main event with a total of $20,000 in prize money and travel scholarships to the WWA Wakeboard National Championships and/or the WWA Wakeboard World Championships.

All athletes must compete in their respective WWA Regional Championship in order to be eligible for the 2019 WWA Wakeboard National Championships (boat only). All Amateur Competitors - Seeding for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships will be based on competing in the Malibu WWA Rider Experience Regional Championships. If you are competing in the 2019 WWA Wakeboard National Championships and were 1st in your division in 2018 then you will be top seed. All other riders will be seeded from the WWA Regional Championships.

Any rider can compete at any and all Malibu WWA Rider Experience Events. Riders will only receive seeding when competing in their region.

All riders must hold a current WWA Pro Card in order to register in the pro division at any WWA wakeboard event. The top 15 riders on the 2018 WWA Wakeboard World Rankings list will retain their Pro Card for the 2019 season. All other riders must obtain their Pro Card at one of five qualifying events. For a full list of rules visit TheWWA.com/ProCard.