Pass The Handle With The King!

Tom Fooshee Joins Us For #PassTheHandle Weekend

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Pass The Handle weekend is a 2 day event you’re not going to want to miss. Although the official Pass The Handle day is July 24, we are going to celebrate the whole weekend and pack it full of goodies. Founded by wakeboarding legend, Zane Schwenk, Pass The Handle day encourages people of all ages and abilities to get out on the water and experience the one-of-a-kind feeling of being towed around. Backed by the WSIA and the entire water sports industry, Pass The Handle day aims to grow participant levels by teaching people water sports in a fun and safe way. So grab your gear, grab your friends, and get stoked for this epic weekend. Scroll through the itinerary below to see all the festivities.

WEEKEND ITINERARY
Saturday, July 23
Final WWA Points Chase Competition: 10am-12pm
The final Points Chase competition of the season will be kicking off the day. The contest will be from 10am – 12pm. Although the park will be closed to open riding, anyone can participate in the competition and it’s totally free to the public to watch. Each rider will be pushing their limit as they fight for a spot on Action Wake Park’s nationals team.

Buy One, Get One Free Passes: 12pm-8pm
Starting at 12pm, we will be offering buy one, get one free passes for those who bring a new guest to the cable park. In order to qualify for the discount, the participating friend must be a first-timer to Action. Pass The Handle is all about introducing people to water sports in a fun and safe way. What better way to learn water sports than with your friends at Action Wake Park.

Ride With Tom Fooshee & Liquid Force: 12pm-8pm
Ride with Mr. Cable Park himself, Liquid Force team rider Tom Fooshee. Tom will be hanging out at the cable all day ready to provide you instruction, sign autographs, and maybe if you convince him, take a doubles lap with you. Liquid Force will also be here providing you with free LF demos all day long!

Don’t know about Tom Fooshee? Click HERE to learn more about his impressive resume.

Red Bull In The House: All Day
Red Bull will be here to quench your thirst as the Wings Team tosses cans to everyone. As a result, we guarantee that you’ll fly higher off the kicker because Red Bull gives you wings. See what we did there?

Sunday, July 24
Official Pass The Handle Day
Join us in celebrating #PassTheHandle day by teaching a new participant to ride. Use the hashtag #passthehandle and tag Action Wake Park for a chance to win some swag!

Free Rentals All Day Long
For the official Pass The Day, we will be offering free rentals all day long. No equipment necessary to come! Join us as we look to grow the water sports community in Michigan.

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For more information on #PassTheHandleWeekend, please feel free to contact us at (616) 827-7903. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kicker Contest and Beginners Club at Wake Island

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Tonight from 5 to 8pm is the first of four stops in the 1st Annual ‘Cable Jam’! We are kicking off this local cable wakeboarding series with a Kicker Contest followed by an after party at The Union in old town Roseville. Happy Hour here at Wake Island is from 4 to 5:30pm, come hang out and watch the best of the best battle it out to become Sacramento’s top wakeboarder!

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Don’t forget about Beginner’s Club every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm. We open our Beginner cable to everyone and also slow down the main cable. This is the time to come out and learn to wakeboard! $35 gets you two hours of ride time and a lot of good memories.

Jibtopia Wake Park Contest

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Who is going to be the 2016 Jib Ninja?

Wakeboard Boat and Cable Contest to determine the true Jib Ninja!

Riders and Spectators will be at Cobbs Creek next to the Promarine Wake Shop on Saturday July 16 and on Sunday July 17 at Jibtopia Wake Park.

Its giong to be blast for the whole family!
Presented by ProMarine Wake and Jibtopia Wake Park

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Check out our website for details
www.jibtopiawakepark.com

Tickets are on sale NOW…Click HERE to get yours!!!

All tickets get you FREE ADMISSION to the after party at Bar 119

An EPIC After Party at Bar 119 featuring Music by Matt Boswell with DJ J-Krisp

Adding to the fun…

ALL the bands from Jib Jam will be at the after party hanging out and JAMMING on stage with Matt Boswell!!!

Don’t miss this amazing event!!!!

Visit www.bar119.com for more details

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Nicola Butler and Raph Derome Win the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro

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Nicola Butler and Raph Derome Crowned Winners at the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro Presented by Rockstar

SPARKS, NV. (July 3, 2016) – Beautiful weather treated athletes and spectators to a spectacular final day of competition at the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro presented by Rockstar Energy on the water at Sparks Marina. The energetic crowd on hand was adorned in red, white, and blue in honor of America’s Indepedance Day on this special Fourth of July weekend. At the conclusion of the highly anticipated Pro Men’s Wakeboarding Final, Malibu rider Raph Derome (CAN) emerged victorious riding behind the all-new revolutionary M235 towboat and was the only rider to stand up both of his passes while landing a heelside backside 720 for a score of 95.33.

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The runner-up position went to Mike Dowdy (USA), who nailed a strong, consistent run and narrowly missed out on grabbing the overall win with a 93.00. It was an intense battle for the final podium position as the talented field of riders pulled huge tricks off of the M235’s incredible wake. When the judge’s scorecards were revealed, Tony Iaconni (AUS) was credited with a score of 88.33 to capture the third and final step on the podium.

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“It’s an amazing feeling to walk away with the win here at the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro,” said team Malibu rider Raph Derome. “This is such an awesome event that was put on the entire weekend and I am fortunate to have the epic wake of the M235, which helped me uncork some huge tricks and grab the Men’s Pro win.”

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In the Pro Women’s Wakeboarding division, there was no shortage of action as the sports brightest stars threw down insane runs to keep the fans on the edge of their seats. The overall win on the weekend went to Nicola Butler (USA), who consistently proved herself as the rider to beat throughout the weekend with a 90.00. Just behind her, Malibu teammates Tarah Mikacich (USA) and Amber Wing (AUS) finished second and third respectively with runs of 85.33 and 83.33.

“I’m stoked to wrap up the weekend by finishing on top in the Women’s Pro Final,” said Nicola Butler. “The competition was stiff with all of the girls riding so strong, but I was able to keep focused on myself and stay consistent through both of my passes for my first win of the season.”

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Being towed behind the M235’s world-class Surf Gate, Parker Payne (USA) unleashed a memorable run on Sunday to outduel his competition in the Pro Men Surf division and score the winning run. His score of 85.50 beat out Aaron Witherell’s (USA) 82.00, who gave it his best effort. Axis Wake Research rider Johnny Steig’s (USA) 60.50 was good enough for third-place to round out the podium.

In the Pro Women Surf Final, Ashley Kidd (USA) couldn’t be caught as she maintained her momentum throughout the weekend to claim the win with a 92.00. Joining her on the Women Surf podium was Jordan Wolfe (USA) and Malibu rider Stacia Bank (USA) who finished second and third.

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The Pro Men Skim final produced some epic tricks with Aaron Witherell (USA) showcasing a handful of technical variations to claim the number one spot over Parker Payne (USA) in second. The Pro Women Skim final didn’t disappoint either, as it was a close battle for the win with Jodi Grassman (USA) netting a phenomenal run and 100.00 score to earn the victory. Malibu’s Stacia Bank (USA) applied the pressure but was forced to settle for second, while fellow Malibu teammate Raya Walker (USA) capped off a successful weekend in third.

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The Malibu Sparks Pro welcomed the world’s best professional wakeboard, surf, and skim athletes for three days of extreme competition at the scenic Sparks Marina. The Malibu M235 towboat provides the pull for every Evolution Pro Series event, giving riders the opportunity to perform at the pinnacle of the sport and push the limit to an all-new level.

As the organizer and sanctioning body of the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro presented by Rockstar Energy, the World Wakeboard Association would like to thank all of its partners for their support in making the event possible, including Malibu Boats and Rockstar Energy Drink.

Click Here to view more details on the 2016 Malibu Evolution Pro Series.

For more information on the 2016 Wakeboard World Series Click Here.

Results

Malibu Sparks Pro by Rockstar Energy
Sparks Marina – Sparks, Nevada
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Finals: Heat 01

  1. Raph Derome (CAN) – 95.33
  2. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 93.00
  3. Tony Iaconni (AUS) – 88.33
  1. Massi Piffaretti (ITA) – 85.33
  2. Dean Smith (AUS) – 76.00
  3. Shota Tezuka (JPN) – 68.33
  4. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 66.00
  5. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 63.33
Women’s Pro Wakeboarding – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Nicola Butler (USA) – 90.00
  2. Tarah Mikacich (USA) – 85.33
  3. Amber Wing (AUS) – 83.33
  1. Melissa Marquardt (USA) – 81.67
  2. Taylor McCullough (USA) – 75.67
  3. Erika Lang (USA) – 71.00
Pro Men Surf – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Parker Payne (USA) – 85.50
  2. Aaron Witherell (USA) – 82.00
  3. Johnny Steig (USA) – 60.50
Pro Women Surf – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Ashley Kidd (USA) – 92.00
  2. Jordan Wolfe (USA) – 86.50
  3. Stacia Bank (USA) – 70.50
Pro Men Skim – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Aaron Witherell (USA) – 97.50
  2. Parker Payne (USA) – 94.50
Pro Women Skim – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Jodi Grassman (USA) – 100.00
  2. Stacia Bank (USA) – 66.50
  3. Raya Walker (USA) – 46.00
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 01
  1. Raph Derome (CAN) – 94.67
  2. Dean Smith (AUS) – 90.00
  1. Josh Twelker (USA) – 83.33
  2. Jeff Langley (USA) – 70.00
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 02
  1. Tony Iaconni (AUS) – 95.00
  2. Shota Tezuka (JPN) – 84.33
  1. Austin Hair (USA) – 68.67
  2. Steel Lafferty (USA) – 54.33
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 03
  1. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 89.33
  2. Massi Piffaretti (ITA) – 86.67
  1. JD Webb (USA) – 81.67
  2. Damien Adam (MRI) – 49.00
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 04
  1. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 93.33
  2. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 88.67
  1. Chad Sharpe (CAN) – 73.33
  2. Parker Siegele (AUS) – 68.33
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