- 13 January 2017 | Wakeboarding
The Georgia Wake Series has revealed the full schedule for 2017 season.
Coming off a hugely successful inaugural season which saw over 130 unique riders participate in six events across the State as well as over $24,000 in purse and prizes, the organization announced the expansion of the competition for 2017.
This year, the Series is adding an additional stop while balancing the two disciplines of Boat and Park through an increased number of wake park events, including a trip to one of the most progressive parks in the world, the Valdosta Wake Compound.
"We were able to pack in seven events across five weekends thanks to our friends at Terminus Wake Park. For both the kickoff and state championship dates, we will have a Boat event and Park event the same weekend, on back-to-back days, within close proximity to each other," explains Brandon Lee, the Tour director.
"We have also spread out our event dates, now running from May through September, which should lighten the load on travel and give riders more time to progress their riding. Finally, I'm really excited that we are heading down south to Valdosta Wake Compound. Luke and Quinn have been doing amazing things at VWC, and it should be one of the highlights of the year."
For 2017, scoring changes are on the way, focusing on the more balanced event schedule and rewarding consistency throughout the season across both disciplines.
2017 Georgia Wake Series | Schedule
Stop 1: May 20, 2017 - Rome, GA - Lane Lake
Stop 2: May 21, 2017 - Cartersville, GA - Terminus Wake Park
Stop 3: July 1, 2017 - Albany, GA - WakeFest GA
Stop 4: July 15, 2017 - Valdosta, GA - Valdosta Wake Compound
Stop 5: August 19, 2017 - Gainesville, GA - Lake Lanier Rowing Club
Stop 6: September 9, 2017 - Cartersville, GA - Terminus Wake Park
Stop 7: September 10, 2017 - N.W. GA - State Championship