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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Wakeboarding: getting the pros in the rankings

The World Wakeboard Association has announced the creation of the Malibu Boats WWA Pro Card, a program which includes qualifying and ranking criteria to establish a higher level of competition.

The all-new WWA Pro Card, renewed annually based on WWA World Rankings, legitimizes elite-level riders that are truly professional and encourages them - regardless of wakeboard (boat) or wake park (cable) - to set a higher standard of riding at professional contests.

The WWA Pro Card works based two major criteria: qualifying and rankings. At the beginning of each season, the WWA will hold Pro Card qualifier events (both boat and cable), open to all riders and not based on age.

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Summer Jam: Raph Derome rules

Raph Derome has swept the Pro Men events of the 2013 Summer Jam, at the GoWake Cable Park, in Australia.

Jet Pilot King of the Kicker, Liquid Force Rail Jam and Double Up 2 Tower Challenge. Derome took it all at the 2013 Summer Jam, which attracted a large number of riders.

In the Rail Jam event, Raph was a clear cut winner but the next five places were tightly contested by Mitch Langfield, James Windsor, Daniel Grant, Aaron Gunn and Jamie Neville.

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Surfing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place in the ocean, not in a wave pool. The waiting period runs from July 24 to August 9.

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It's almost finals' day at Playa Llacolén. The 2018 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival (ABF) continues in La Cupula, one of the finest boogie waves in Chile.

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Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira have taken out the second event of the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), held at Lake Allatoona's Dallas Landing Park, in Acworth, Georgia.

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