WINTER PARK, Fla. — The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour will return in 2018, with the premier wake boat manufacturer set as title sponsor for the industry’s longest-running professional wakeboarding circuit, now in its 26th year.
The series will visit some of the nation’s top water sports venues in the four-stop summer tour, once again pulled by the Supra Boats SA550. Purpose-built to create clean, consistent and controlled wakes, the SA550 provides the platform that has propelled Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour athletes to the highest levels of performance in tour history, including 2017 champion Harley Clifford’s record-breaking three double-flip variations in a single run.
Supra Boats first joined the venerable tour—owned and operated by Bonnier Corp.’s Events Division and promoted by Wakeboarding magazine—in 2015, reinvigorating the series with boundary-pushing innovations: the largest pro men’s purse in its history, unprecedented digital and video exposure, a dedicated special issue of Wakeboarding magazine, the addition of wakesurfing as part of the competition, and customized onsite audience experiences.
“We are all about supporting the sport, providing the highest credibility contest and amenities to the pro riders, and giving fans a great show,” said Rick Tinker, president of Supra Boats. “We look forward to helping progress the sport to unprecedented levels of exposure and competitive drama in 2018. Every year the PWT championship is a nail biter that produces history-making performances.”
“We look forward to continuing this successful program during the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour,” said Matt Hickman, senior vice president, managing director of Bonnier Corp.’s Active Interest Network. “Supra Boats is an unparalleled sponsor, always focused on elevating the sport and giving the fans exclusive experiences that bring them closer to the brands and athletes that fuel their passion.”
More information on the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, including dates and venues, will be released at a later date. For more information, visit supraboatspwt.com.