5/13/2013 12:00:00 PM
FIRST PRO WAKEBOARD TOUR STOP - THIS WEEKEND!
The world's top professional wakeboarders will now open the 22nd season of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour at Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park on May 17-18. The event was originally set to take place at Dallas Landing Park, but due to significant rainfall in the area recently and the projected water level of Lake Allatoona it has been relocated.
The new venue will not be able to accommodate public access to the water by way of boat. Spectators who planned to enjoy the event by boat on Lake Allatoona are encouraged to line the shores of Lake Acworth Beach with thousands of other fans to watch the competition, enjoy tons of great food and music; athlete autograph signings; chances to win free gear; and shopping.
"Each year the city of Acworth puts in an amazing amount of effort to make this event one of the best on tour." said Chris Bischoff, competition director. "We would not have been able to make this critical venue change happen without their help and resources. We are excited to bring the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour to Lake Acworth, the lake is private and the conditions should be great for the riders."
Among the top riders competing in Acworth are 2012 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour champion Harley Clifford and wakeboarding icon Rusty Malinoski, as well as young guns Steel Lafferty and Shota Tezuka.
Also in the water during the event are the highly-competitive women's pro division and the junior pro men's division, which will be showcasing a stacked field of the sport's future stars.
Following the final rounds of action on Saturday, fans can stay for the jaw-dropping Polaroid Action Big-Air Kicker Contest. The event will feature top athletes performing exciting and innovative new tricks that aren't typically attempted in a traditional contest setting.
Immediately following the event, a Block Party will be held in Historic Downtown Acworth that will feature an awards ceremony, live music, outdoor dining opportunities, and much more. The Block Party will run from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9am to 5pm.
- The Main Event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from noon to 7pm.
- The Pro Wakeboard Block Party takes place from 7pm to 11pm downtown.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Junior Pro Men Quarterfinals
Pro Women Semifinals
Pro Men Qualifying
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pro Men Quarterfinals
Junior Pro Men Semifinals
Pro Men Semifinals
Junior Pro Men Finals
Pro Women Finals
Pro Men Finals
Big Air Kicker Contest
Block Party - Downtown Acworth from 7 - 11pm
Admission is free on Thursday and Friday. Saturday tickets will be available for purchase at Dallas Landing Park: $13.00 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages six to twelve, and ages five and under are admitted free. Discount tickets are available online for a limited time at www.prowakeboardtour.com.
Parking will be available at the park on Friday. Limited parking will be available at the park on Saturday. Shuttles will be provided from Downtown Acworth.
Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park
4425 Beach St, Acworth, GA 30101