EATONVILLE, WA. (July 23, 2008) – With $25,000 on the line, the 2nd Annual Malibu Pro Team Challenge offers one of the single biggest event purses in the sport of wakeboarding. This three part competition – boat pass, rail jam and double-up contest – will feature some of the top pro riders in the world riding for their prospective board manufacturers, a shot at the “winner-take-all” prize and bragging rights as the best team in wakeboarding for the next 12 months.
The Pro Team Challenge will take place August 16th and 17th at the Silver Lake Executive Resort in Eatonville, Washington… just South of Seattle. At Silver Lake, riders and spectators will enjoy great water conditions and a rustic Pacific Northwest setting, all nestled in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Five pro teams are scheduled to compete including defending Champions, Team Hyperlite. Teams from CWB, Gator Boards, Liquid Force and Ronix will all be on-hand to try and de-throne the Champs.
The battle kicks-off on Saturday, August 16th at 12 noon with a traditional competition run behind the tournament Malibu tow boat. Saturday evening from 6p-9p, riders will compete in a pool-to-lake rail jam and Sunday, August 17th the competition will wrap up with the always exciting, big air double-up contest.
Already scheduled to compete are current four time X-Games Gold Medalist – Danny Harf, Chad Sharpe, Kevin Henshaw, JD Webb, Adam Errington, Kyle Rattray, Ricky Gonzales, Shawn Watson and more. The event is sanctioned by the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) and will be filmed by Alliance Multi-Media for national broadcast on action sports leader, FUEL-TV.
Event tickets are available for free at local retailer evo (evogear.com) in Seattle and at participating Malibu Boat Dealerships throughout the Northwest while supplies last. Tickets will also be available at the gate – $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (12 and under).
In addition to Malibu Boats, the Pro Team Challenge is sponsored in part by Monster Energy Drink, Indmar Marine Engines, Liquid Force Wakeboards, Hyperlite Wakeboards, CWB, Gator Boards, Ronix, evogear.com, Northwest Riders Clothing, Challenger Hardware and local Malibu Dealer – Bakes Marine. Media partners include Wakeworld.com, The Seattle Weekly, The End 107.7 FM and FUEL TV.
The Silver Lake Resort offers over 50 campsites and 30 RV hook-ups on-site. For directions and/or to reserve a spot, you can contact them at (253) 274-0277 or go to www.thesilverlakeresort.com.