The top professional wakeboarders in the world are set to kick off a brand new season of high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action, as the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour opens its 2010 season, on May 20-22, on the waters of Lake Allatoona at Dallas Landing Park in Acworth, Ga.
Acworth is the first of five stops in a series points race for the coveted Pro Tour title. Riders accumulate points based on final placement at each tour stop, with the highest total points-earner taking home the Pro Tour title at the end of the season.
Were stoked to get the season started, said the defending Pro Tour titlist, Harley Clifford. Acworth is a great site, the crowd is wild and theres no better place to kick off the Pro Tour.
Throughout the event, riders compete in a series of elimination rounds by performing rail tricks and aerial stunts, while being pulled on the water by the official PWT towboat, the MasterCraft X-Star, at a speed of approximately 25mph. Tricks are scored by a panel of judges, with only the top-scoring athletes advancing in each round until a winner is determined in the finals.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will wrap-up the event on Saturday evening from 5-8 p.m., with the Main Event. The Main Event will feature Pro Mens finals, a double up contest and a big-air challenge off the kicker.
Some of the top riders competing in Acworth include the defending Pro Tour titlist and 2009 Rookie of the Year, Harley Clifford; Mens Champion, Andrew Adkison; and the only rider ever to land a 1080 in a contest, Rusty Malinoski.
In addition to all the action on the water; on land, fans will enjoy plenty of great food; 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. At the Pro Tours new entertainment stage, guests can catch athlete interviews, color commentators and interactive live music.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).
For more information on the Pro Tour, including daily schedules, tickets, photos, videos, athlete bios, results, standings and more, visit Allisports.com.
To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the Acworth Pro Tour stop on television, tune in to FUEL TV on July 20 at 8 p.m. EST.