WWA Wakeboard World Championships
One of the largest and most prestigious action-sports events on the planet is set to make its debut in Indianapolis, Ind., when the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra arrives at the Precedent on Aug. 18-21. More than 200 professional and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters from across the globe will compete in the 18th annual invitation-only event for a shot at a world title.
Since its inception in 1994, the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra has attracted more than 1,000 competitors from more than 20 countries. Competitors, ranging from 7 years old to 55 years young, earn their invitation to the WWA Worlds by qualifying at their respective countriesí national championships.
At the WWA Worlds, athletes compete in heats through a series of rounds during the course of the contest. In each heat, competitors perform rail tricks and aerial maneuvers while being pulled along the water by the eventís official towboat, the Supra Launch 242. Tricks are judged by a panel of officials, with only the top-scoring athletes in each heat advancing on to the following round of the contest, until a winner is determined in the finals.
The 2011 ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra will feature 23division categories, separated by age, gender, sport and skill level. The WWA Worlds has also added two new adaptive categories for wake athletes with limb loss and limb difference. The event is highlighted by its top two categories ó the Pro Menís and Pro Womenís divisions.
Last year, Dean Smith became the first Australian native to win the world title in the Pro Menís division, while British standout Nicola Butler captured her second world title in three years in the Pro Womenís division. Both world champions are expected to compete in the 2011 WWA Worlds to defend their titles.
The action isnít just on the water ó on land, the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra features great food and music; pro athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
The 2011 ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra is free to the public during its first two days of competition, but switches to a ticketed event beginning Saturday, Aug. 20. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under); or $7 (adult) if purchased online.
For more information on the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra, visit www.transworldwake.com.