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August 30, 2013

2013 Nautique Wakesurf Nationals

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The 2013 Nautique Wakesurf National Championships held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia brought together top competitive wakesurfers of all ages and skill levels to compete behind the Super Air Nautique G23 equipped with the Nautique Surf System (NSS). A beautiful venue, perfect weather, and the massive G23 surf wave had everyone fired up to get out on the beautiful waters of Robin Lake.

Wakesurfing has become one of the fastest growing wake-sports, and with the development of the Nautique Surf System, surfers are now able to keep the boat evenly weighted and switch the wave to either side of the boat with the touch of a button. This proved to be an incredibly useful feature in the contest setting as traditionally two boats had to be used in order to accommodate surfers choosing to ride both regular and goofy. While the NSS offers the ability to switch from side to side, it also redirects the flow of water around the boat creating a bigger longer wave that is completely
customizable to each riders specifications.

A challenging sport that is low on impact and high on fun, the 2013 Nautique Wakesurf Nationals saw standout performances from a diverse group of competitors both male and female ranging in age from 7 – 62 years old. The competitiveness, camaraderie, sportsmanship and dedication to grow the sport shown by all of the athletes was refreshing and truly fun for every rider. For more information on the event please visit www.thecwsa.org. For more information on our Nautique Surf System please visit www.nautique.com

“The Nautique 2013 USA Wake Surf National Championship has raised the bar for competitive wakesurfing events. Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA is the perfect venue for towed watersports competitions as the spectators enjoy an over-water pavilion that places them closer to the competition than any other venue has provided. Nautique provided the powerful Super Air Nautique G23 with the innovative Nautique Surf System (NSS) as the competition tow boat.  This was the first opportunity for a competitive wakesurfing event to use a tow boat that can switch from the regular (port) side to the goofy (starboard) side instantaneously while still maintaining a competition quality wave on either side.  The competition lasted 2-1/2 days with non-stop towing by the G23 with no delays. Phase5 wakesurf boards brought their Pro wakesurf team led by six time World Champion Drew Danielo and helped promote the event through their social media network. The rivalry among all the top Pro wakesurfers from throughout the U.S. provided for some of the best competition runs seen in the sport with tricks like the 540 shuv, big spin, bigger spin, and passion pop being performed for to the excitement of the crowd. All of the competitors and spectators had nothing but praise for the venue, the wave, and the event”.

Scott Culp
Founder and Director
Competitive Wake Surf Association, Inc.

Drew Danielo setting up for some technical wizardry.

Grom launching!!

Keenan Flegal off the lip with an indy grab during his winning run.

Robin Lake now listed as a surf destination.

Surf Style master Chase Hazen airing it out.

Outlaws.

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August 20, 2013

Team Nautique dominates the U.S. Water Ski Nationals.

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The U.S. Water Ski Nationals tournament hosted at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Florida had amazing weather all week and saw five Team Nautique athletes medal in their respective divisions with great performances.

Skiing behind the Ski Nautique 200 in the  Men’s Slalom division, Team Nautique phenom Nate Smith continued his dominance clinching his first Open Men’s National title running 2.25@ 41-off, followed by teammate and co- world record holder Chris Parrish with a score of 1.5@41-off. Rounding out the medals for Team Nautique was Jon Travers with a fifth place finish running 0.5@41-off.

In Open Men’s Jump, Team Nautique’s “Rocketman” Scot Ellis took third place with a distance of 201 feet.

Taking top honors in Girls 3 was Nautique’s newest team member Erika Lang with an overall score of 3,913.9 pts. Impressive in all three events, Erika put up 8,990 points in Tricks behind the Ski Nautique 200 for first place, 124ft in Jump for another 1st, and placed 5th in slalom running 5@ 35-off. With world record potential in tricks and great performances in slalom and jump Erika is clearly one to watch!

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August 20, 2013

Soven Takes 2nd at Wakestock.

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Wakestock 2013 returned to Collingwood, ON going off bigger than ever with great live music and some awesome riding going down throughout the weekend behind the Monster Edition Super Air Nautique G23. Known for its unpredictable riding conditions and unique atmosphere, riding at Wakestock is unlike any event these world-class athletes compete in throughout the rest of the season. Riding strong all weekend was Team Nautique’s own Bob Soven with huge clean signature moves that had the crowd on their feet and at the waters edge for exciting semi-final and final rounds.

“Wakestock is always an awesome environment with sometimes extremely challenging conditions. That contest wouldn’t be possible with any other any boat. The G23 handles so well in rough water, no matter how choppy it is outside the wake, the G’s wake is always going to be clean. So I thank Nautique for being a part of the event and making my success possible.” – Bob Soven

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