Phil Soven: taking the Malibu WWA Pro Card lead

Phil Soven was the first leader of the newly created World Wakeboard Association Wakeboard World Rankings and Malibu WWA Pro Card concept. After the second season event, Harley Clifford takes first place.


Only two events in to the 2013 World Wakeboard Association (WWA) season, there's already a familiar fight for the top spot that has all the makings of another season-long rivalry, with some budding superstars in the making.

Now, Harley Clifford earned global bragging rights – at least until the next scheduled World Ranking contest – edging out Phil Soven for top spot atop the initial 2013 WWA World Rankings List – a multi-year, cumulative ranking from all major WWA Pro events around the world.

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Red Bull Wake of Steel: flying over Linz

Sixteen international wakeboarders will pull their best tricks over a half-sunk cargo ship, at the Red Bull Wake of Steel 2013, in Linz, Austria, on the 15th June.


A 65-metre long, water-laden and thereby half-sunk cargo ship has been prepared to offer wakeboarders the ultimate playground.

A 150 cubic square metre tank has been put together inside the ship, with a 28-metre long A-frame, a pair of kickers, a 20-metre pipe, a downrail and a 12-metre iron girder for the craziest rail tricks. The highest jump is 4.5 metres above water level.

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Bob Soven: rider and entrepreneur

Bob Soven has become a partial owner of the Cowtown Wakepark, one of Texas' premier wakeboard facilities.


Soven is now one of the first pro riders to take an ownership position in the wakepark industry. Soven, 21, is a seasoned professional and one of the most respected athletes in the action sports community.

"I want to do everything I can to help wakeboarding develop and reach it's maximum potential. I see getting new riders into the sport via cable as the best way to do that", says Bob.

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