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October 19, 2014

Nautique announced as the official towboat of the Water Ski World Championships.

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Team Nautique skiers joined CEO Bill Yeargin and IWWF President Kuno Ritschard to announce that Nautique has been selected as the exclusive towboat of the 2016-2019 water ski world championships. The boat selected for the world championships is the world record setting Ski Nautique. The Ski Nautique has established itself as the premier water ski boat in the industry. Since its introduction just a few years ago the Ski Nautique 200 has pulled seventeen water ski world records; no other boat is close.

“I am stoked to know now that the preparation is going to be easy and I will get the same perfect pull at the Worlds. It’s great to know going to Worlds that the Ski Nautique is going to be perfect!” – Team Nautique athlete Natallia Berdnikava

“As I have traveled the world for Nautique visiting ski schools, training centers, federations, and water skiers everywhere the most common request I receive, in nearly every country, is to use the Ski Nautique in the world championships,” stated Nautique President and CEO Bill Yeargin. “Our Nautique team, and water skiers all around the world, are thrilled for the Ski Nautique to be selected as the exclusive and official boat of the water ski world championships,” Yeargin added.

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October 19, 2014

The U.S. Open of Water Skiing is back!

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Nautique has partnered with CBS to bring back the U.S. Open of Water Skiing with a celebration of three-event skiing in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida on Lake Ivanhoe. The World’s most elite water skiers will compete for one of the sport’s most coveted titles in Slalom, Trick and Jump in front of thousands of spectators. In addition to the on-water action spectators will enjoy an interactive festival featuring exhibitors, autograph signings, live music performance by Jake Miller, prize giveaways and more. In recognition of this prestigious event Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer declared October 25th “Water Ski Day.” Come join Team Nautique and the rest of Orlando for this World Class event in the heart of the Watersports Mecca or tune-in to the live webcast at

“I am looking forward to skiing in my first ever U.S. Open in Orlando. I’m grateful that Nautique brought back one of the most talked about tournaments from before my time and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Nothing makes a tournament better and more exciting for me than knowing I get to ski behind the Ski Nautique 200”. -Slalom World Record holder Nate Smith

Gaston Edwards Park
1236 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804

10:30am-11:15am Women’s Trick
11:15am-12:15pm Men’s Trick
12:15pm-12:30pm Wake Surf Exhibition
12:30pm-1:15pm Women’s Slalom
1:15pm-2:15pm Men’s Slalom
2:15pm-2:45pm Wake Surf Exhibition
2:45pm-3:30pm Women’s Jump
3:30pm-3:50pm Women’s Slalom Super-Finals
3:50pm-4:15pm Men’s Slalom Super-Finals
4:15pm-4:30pm Wake Surf Exhibition
4:30pm-5:45pm Men’s Jump
5:45pm-6:00pm Awards
7:00pm-8:00pm Live Performance – Jake Miller

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September 30, 2014

Join us at OWC for “Voice of One” a Christian rock concert to benefit the “As Our Own” organization in India.

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In conjunction with OWC, As Our Own, and Nautique; Voice of One will be hosting a non-profit Christian Rock Concert from 11am to 8pm on October 4th, 2014 at the Orlando Watersports Complex to benefit the As Our Own organization in India. Featured artists for the day are, Benjah, Josh Gilbert, Voice of One, Friends of Jude, Sound Assumption, and Heirs in Exile. There will also be several guest speakers throughout the day including Bill Yeargin, Ralph Borde, Shaun Murray and others for a fun filled day of riding, music and dynamic speaking. There will be raffles for OWC Park Passes, food by, and Discounted wakeboarding during the day at OWC for guests.

Orlando Water Sports Complex – 8615 Florida Rock Rd, Orlando, FL 32824
Saturday, October 4th, 2014

• 8:00 am – 10:00 am – LFW Diabetes’s Community Prayer Walk
• 10:00 am – Gate opens
• 11:00 am – First band begins playing
• 8:00 pm – Gates Close

Admission is $10.00 per person, children under the age of 6 are free. Parking is $5.00 per car at OWC with additional parking provided by Mear’s with shuttle service from their parking lot to OWC.

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September 30, 2014

Noah Flegel takes second at the World Wake Surfing Championships!

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Team Nautique rider Noah Flegel took second place in the Pro Men’s Skim division of the World Wake Surfing Championships held in Las Vegas, Nevada this past weekend. A top athlete in both wakeboarding and wakesurfing Noah’s talent doesn’t stop there. He’s good at everything and throws down in the ocean, on the snow, at the skate park, and behind the boat. See it all in his new edit “Universal.”

“UNIVERSAL ” a Noah Flegel video from focusflproductions on Vimeo.

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September 30, 2014

Congratulations Scot and Marion!!!!

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Team Nautique athletes Scot “The Rocketman” Ellis and Marion “Miss Rocket” Mathieu were married earlier this month in her hometown of Monte De Marsan, France now officially “The Rockets,” a match made in heaven!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis!!

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September 16, 2014

Nate Smith Wins the California Waterski Pro Am.

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Team Nautique skier Nate Smith continued his reign of dominance on the water this past weekend at the California Pro-Am running 1/2@43-off behind the Ski Nautique 200 for the win. With the top 5 scores of the tournament, Nate dominated the competition to win this event for the second year in a row. This marks his fifth consecutive win since being back on the water after an injury sidelined him for 11 weeks earlier this season.

I couldn’t be more excited this weekend after winning the California Pro Am for the second year in a row. It was such a great event and the conditions could not have been any better. I had the top 5 scores of the whole tournament all behind the Ski Nautique 200. It was nice to be able to go out and focus on my skiing and what I had to do and know that I was going to have a great pull every single round!” – Nate Smith

Nautique’s Whitney McClintock took the podium in second place at the event with amazing performances all weekend long running 39-off in three of four rounds. Posting the best score of the weekend, Whitney had a personal best score of 2@41-off behind the Ski Nautique 200 leading into the final where she finished with a score of 1/2@41.

“California Pro Am is such a fun event & I am so pumped Nautique is a part of it! My skiing is always so consistent behind the Ski Nautique 200… I tied my PB again this weekend with 2@41 and ran 39 a total of 3 times including the first time ever that 2 women ran it in the finals. I am proud of my performance from 2014 California Pro Am and look forward to the Nautique U.S. Open next month!! :) – Whitney McClintock

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September 16, 2014

JD Webb wins Web Video of the Year at the 2014 Transworld Wake Awards.

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JD Webb got to work this season with Nautique videographer Spencer Norris and produced some really amazing web edits. JD’s riding has been on fire all season long and he has truly reinvented himself and added a style all his own into the mix charging behind his Super Air Nautique G23. This video, titled “Another One Down” earned JD and Spencer “Web Video of the Year” at this year’s Transworld Wake Awards held during Surf Expo earlier this month.

Winning web edit of the year was huge for me. Spencer Norris and I put in a lot of hard work over the past year with this goal in mind and the win meant a lot. Having a boat like the G23 to ride behind every day gave me the advantage to take my riding to another level and land tricks that have never been done in our industry.” – JD Webb


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August 31, 2014

Noah Flegel takes third at the Nautique Wakesurf National Championships.

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Team Nautique rider Noah Flegel took third place in the Nautique USA National Wakesurf Championships over Labor Day weekend at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. The event was towed exclusively behind the Super Air Nautique G23 putting out a huge wave for a field of both amateur and professional riders and giving them the ability to transfer during their run if they choose for the first time ever at the Nationals.

“I had a great time at the Nationals and the wave behind the G23 was awesome. This was the first time people have seen wave transfers being done in a contest and I see it becoming a large part of the sport thanks to the Nautique Surf System! A big thanks to Nautique for supporting wakesurfing and I can’t wait for the next one. “ –Noah Flegal

Photo Credits: Mark Payne


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August 31, 2014

The Nautique Wake Series wraps up crowning Meagan Ethell the overall winner!

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The first ever Nautique Wake Series wrapped up with the completion of the Nautique Wake Open in Orlando, Florida, crowning new overall winners in the Pro Men, Pro Women, Wakeskate, and Jr. Pro divisions. All amateur divisions were included in the four event series which consisted of the Nautique Wake Games, Nautique Wakeboard Nationals, WakeStock, and the Nautique Wake Open towed exclusively behind the Super Air Nautique G23 and G21.

With Podium finishes all season, and wins at Wake Games and Wake Open, Team Nautique Rider Meagan Ethell became the Pro Women’s Nautique Wake Series Overall Champion winning the $10,000 cash prize and an automatic invite to the 2015 U.S. Masters.

“I am so pumped to win the first ever Nautique Wake Open. This was such a memorable event that Nautique put on for all divisions. The wake was amazing and the crowd was awesome. Thank you Nautique for everything that you’ve done this year and for our sport! Every event in the Nautique Wake Series was first class and everyone was excited to get the chance to ride behind the best boat all year long. Winning the Overall title means a lot to me and having these awesome events to compete in all summer meant a lot to all of us.” – Meagan Ethell

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August 22, 2014

Come to OWC this weekend to check out the last stop of the Nautique Wake Series. The All-New Nautique Wake Open!

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Join us for some amazing professional wakeboard action and live music at the all-new Nautique Wake Open held at the Orlando Watersports Complex this weekend.  Meet the entire Nautique Team and cheer them on as they compete to be crowned the first-ever Nautique Wake Series Champion!

SATURDAY, August 23

9:00 am Pro Wakeskate Semifinals
9:50 am Jr. PRO MEN Semifinals
11:00 am Pro Women Semifinals
12:00 pm- 3:30 pm Pro Men Quarterfinals

SUNDAY, August 24

9:30 am Jr. PRO MEN Finals
10:00 am Pro Men Semifinals
12:00 pm Pro Wakeskate Finals
12:45 pm Pro Women Finals
1:30 pm Big Air Kicker Contest
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm Pro Men Finals
Awards Ceremony

Live Music:

Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

Saturday Evening Banquet:

A season ending banquet, honoring the series’ top performers, will be held on
Saturday the 23rd at the:

Downtown Orlando Embassy Suites
191 E. Pine St.
Orlando, FL


Orlando Watersports Complex
8615 Florida Rock Rd.
Orlando, FL

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