Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2015) — Supra Boats and Bonnier's Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group announces the creation of the inaugural Supra Boats Pro Wakesurf Tour, stated earlier today by Rick Tinker, president of Skier’s Choice, manufacturer of Supra Boats. The new three-stop, $30,000 purse, series including the top surf and skim riders will take place at The Colony, TX (Dallas area), Acworth, GA (Atlanta Area), and Lathrop, CA (Sacramento area) in conjunction with the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour.
“Supra Boats and the family here at Skier’s Choice is pleased to announce the brand new, first-ever Pro Wakesurf Tour, in conjunction with the Pro Wakeboard Tour,” said Tinker. “Having the best pro men’s athletes in two competition disciplines like surf and skim, in addition to wakeboarding at one epic event, is a tremendous undertaking. We’re thrilled to see the best riding to date behind the massive wakes that the SE550 produces!”
The world’s top riders in Surf and Skim, will compete for their share of a $10,000 per-stop purse, for a total purse of $30,000. Additionally, the top points finishers will receive a series bonus at the end of the tour. The Supra Boats SE550 will be the official towboat of the Pro Wakesurf Tour. The SE550 is also the official towboat of the Pro Wakeboard Tour.
"I am super excited to be able to ride in the first ever Pro Wakesurf Tour," said Trevor Miller, Pro Wake Surfer and Supra Boats Team rider. "Riding at the Pro Tour will put competitive wakesurfing in front of more people than ever before and will be the perfect platform to showcase the amazing athleticism that goes on at this level of wakesurfing. I could not thing of a better boat to pull this event than the new SE550. I have seen first-hand how it can throw both a pro level wakeboard wake and an equally amazing pro level surf wave. Be prepared to see some of the best wakesurfing witnessed at a competition!"
Stop number one at The Colony, TX, is a two-day event featuring an open qualifier in order to determine the elite field of riders for the following two, one-day events. Stops two and three will feature a roster of the best six in surf and six in skim.
“The CWSA is excited to continue to promote the sport of wake surfing through our association with the Supra Boats Pro Wake Surf Tour,” said Scott Culp of the Competitive Wake Surf Association. “We strive to support the most successful wake surf events that engage the riders and help grow the sport of wake surfing. The tour will be a fun competition that will utilize the CWSA recommended consistent and fair standards, which govern all results. ”
For more information on the Supra Boats Pro Wake Surf Tour and Pro Wakeboard Tour, visit SupraBoatsPWT.com.
Check out the surf action on the new Supras: