WWA Rider Experience: amateur wakeboarding at its best | Photo: WWA

The full schedule for the 2016 Malibu WWA Rider Experience has been released.

The unique amateur wakeboarding circuit returns after a 400 percent increase in participation in the past three years. For 2016, there are four venues locked in for the United States (East, West, Central, and South regions), and a stage in Canada (Quebec).

The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) confirmed that the new Rider Experience season will incorporate the WWA Regional Championship, Judge's Experience, WWA Pro Card Qualifier, Freeride Friday and Surf Gate Sunday experiences.

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Georgia Wake Series: the tour will stop at the Terminus Wake Park | Photo: TWP

The Georgia Wake Series (GWS) is a new five-stop tour that will kick off in Rome, Georgia, on the 14th May 2016.

The inaugural tour invites riders of all wakeboarding disciplines to a highly competitive, World Wakeboard Association-sanctioned state circuit.

The Georgia Wake Series will act as a training ground for regional, national, and professional events. In 2016, riders will earn more than $10,000 in prizes.

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Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour: new venues for 2016 | Photo: Supra Boats

The 2016 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (SBPWT) will be contested in five new US cities.

The circuit is growing the series from four stops last season, to five stops in 2016. Harley Clifford, winner of the 2015 SBPWT, will return to defend his title, alongside Cory Teunissen, Daniel Powers, Austin Hair, and many more.

"Innovative formats, bigger purses and larger-than-life jumbotrons allowed it to grow outside of its means. The audience, athletes, and sponsorship throughout the tour gave us an overwhelmingly positive response to the product and competition that was on the 2015 calendar," explains Rick Tinker, president of Supra Boats.

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