A record purse, exceeding $35,000 in cash and prizes, should have athletes clamoring for top positions at the upcoming World Wakesurfing Championships scheduled for July 22-24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be held in conjunction with one of the largest summer time festivals in North America, the Minneapolis Aquatennial, which perpetually draws hundreds of thousands people.
"Combining the World Wakesurfing Championships with the Aquatennial makes great sense. Itʼs the perfect venue and puts the Championships right downtown in Minneapolis at a proven site, showcased within the hugely successful Aquatennial. This is a big step for wakesurfing and excellent for the athletes,” remarked Mark Overbye, Centurionʼs CMO.
The 2011 World Championships not only offers the richest wakesurfing cash and prize purse but is designed to create a wakesurfing spectacle. Two new 2011 Centurion Enzos with custom event graphics are being built especially for the Championships. As the leading wakesurfing boat, Centurion wakes are sure to set new Championshipstandards.
Over 25 event sponsors and title sponsor Centurion Boats welcome the top 75 athletes from around the world to compete in Pro and Amateur divisions. Complete registration and event information is available at wakesurfchampionships.com. Also on the website is a link for special hotel rates. Every athlete will receive a full swag kit complete with a unique custom event bib.
Aquatennial information is available at aquatennial.org.