Wakeboarders, wakeskaters and wakesurfers compete against the rest of the world based on video footage of their riding. Riders submit videos of themselves competing on wakeboard during June/July/August on their home turf. Each month, judges from the Pro Wakeboard Tour will select the best riders in 20+ divisions. Those winners are then invited to compete in the live event at the Sparks Marina. 2012 was the first year of this format and the finale was held in Orlando; about 50 finalists competed for the overall title. The 2013 event has been expanded to include finalists in all age divisions as well as the men’s and women’s pros from around the world – 125 athletics are anticipated. This is a made-for-media event and will be heavily promoted online. It will also feature a live webcast and will be covered by Wakeboard Magazine – there is not a television broadcast component. They will tentatively use JA Nugget as the event host hotel, due to World Sports & Marketing’s previous relationship with them for the Pro Wakeboard Tour.
Friday – amateurs compete
Saturday/Sunday – pros compete