Merced, CA - Centurion Boats professional riders Melissa Marquardt and Keenan Flegel start a 7-day tour spanning the UAE on Monday April 7th. Melissa an X-Games and Triple-Crown Medalist will be joined with three-time World Wake Surfing Champion Keenan Flegel as they close the week with an exhibition for the ages on Friday April 11th at The Xtreme Wake Camp in Ghantoot Marina; Melissa and Keenan will be accompanied by fellow Body Glove athletes Rusty Malinoski, Bob Soven and Harley Clifford.
Keenan Flegel, Centurion’s reigning World Champion Surfer said, "It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with companies like Body Glove and Centurion Boats, even greater to be called upon for a video shoot of this magnitude and an exhibition with Xtreme Wake. I don’t use this word often, but this trip will be epic!"
Hosted by Tiki Style ME, Body Glove International's long-term partners in the region, the team will wakeboard and wake surf behind the all-new 2014 Body Glove Edition Centurion Enzo. The Body Glove Edition Enzo is the highest performing wake sports boat, a culmination of decades of wake engineering by Centurion and Body Glove’s signature style and attitude. The Centurion Enzo FX22 is the boat of choice for Melissa and the FX44 is standard equipment for Keenan. As a team we are most proud of this collaboration on this boat, as it was 16 months in development.
The team will shoot a Centurion & Body Glove exclusive feature throughout the week. With exciting adventures planned by the Body Glove team, between Al Forsan Water Park in Abu Dhabi to Dubai's world famous Marina and The Xtreme Camp in Ganthoot, the feature plans to capture never seen before action.
Bryan Holland, Centurion Boats Vice-President of Worldwide Sales said, "This is as exciting as an opportunity for Centurion as ever. We’ve got two of the most celebrated athletes in Keenan & Mel taking to the UAE to represent! With our expansion in the Middle East and with Dubai hosting the World Expo in 2020 the growth opportunity in this region is tremendous," he added.
Centurion Boats and Body Glove International welcomes the general public to the Grand Finale of this week long event at The Xtreme Wake Camp in Ganthoot on April 11, 2014 from 11AM to 7 PM. This "Beasts on Boards" event will be the first of its kind to ever be held in Dubai! Mr. Mukhtar Hasan - Body Glove Middle East's Chairman of the Board will be in attendance as our guest of honor.
Stay tuned for the up-coming feature from Award Winning Creative Director Greg Browning as he captures a once-in-a-lifetime performance from the Centurion Boats & Body Glove Professional Team. The feature will be made available soon on all Body Glove International distribution channels.
Centurion Boats is most recognized as the first boat company to produce a dedicated wake surfing boat and with its new Enzo FX44 model, Centurion remains at the top-of-the-class in this space. In addition to world-class wakeboarding and slalom ski boats, Centurion has been a pioneer in watersports towboat technology. Centurion held the first World Wake Surfing Championship in 1995, an event that has grown to become the world’s largest, annual, premier wake surfing event. For more information please contact Centurion Boats at 209-384-0255 or visit CenturionBoats.com.