Wakecation: Steel Lafferty multiplied | Photo: Robert Snow/Red Bull

Parks Bonifay, Brian Grubb and Steel Lafferty are on "Wakecation." But they're not resting and relaxing. They're shredding.

The wakeboarding trio will be riding behind seaplanes in Panama, in search of new riding spots and tricks for the ultimate "Wakecation," a series of full-action liquid episodes.

Parks Bonifay was born on 30th September, 1981, in Winterhaven, Florida. At six months old, Parks was put on a pair of skis by his father. He won the X Games when he was 14 years old, and triumphed in multiple wakeboarding events. Parks Bonifay is the first documented wakeboarder to land a 1080.

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Wakeboarding: consistent waves are hard to get | Photo: James Benninger/Creative Commons

AutoWake promises a revolution in wakeboarding. The newly launched technology measures your boat's hull angles and depth in the water and adjusts ballast, gates and trim plates to keep your hull where it should be.

As conditions change - different passengers, different riders, varying fuel - AutoWake adjusts the hull to keep its depth and angles consistent. It basically works just like a cruise control system.

A consistent hull position means consistent waves and wakes with none of the frustration so familiar to users of older systems that measure the wrong things.

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Malibu Evolution Pro Series: three stops in Mexico, Japan, and the United States | Photo: Malibu Boats

The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) has announced creation of the 2015 Malibu Evolution Pro Series. Malibu's award-winning Wakesetter line will be the official towboat of the tour.

The circuit will feature three stops in Mexico, Japan, and the United States, as well as a $20,000 purse. Riders competing in the Malibu Evolution Pro Series will also be earning points in the overall WWA Wakeboard World Series.

"The last 25 years of the WWA have been incredible. And now, with the Evolution Pro Series and a partner like Malibu Boats that shares our vision, I'm confident that competitive wakeboarding will be alive and well for the next 25 years and beyond," says Shannon Starling, president of the WWA.

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