14 Jun Jodi Grassman and Markus Lahmer Win | Nautique Wakesurf Series
Huge performances were seen this past weekend in London at the first stop of the 2019 Nautique Wakesurf Series. Riders gathered from over nine different countries to compete at the Nautique European Wakesurf Championships, striving to define themselves as the sport’s elite and hoping to secure the very first invitations to the Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships. Nautique athlete Jodi Grassman came away with the win in the Pro Women’s division laying down her signature finesse to kick off the season with a top spot on the global rankings list. Rounding out the podium Jennifer Edwards finished in second, followed by Nadia Kosheleva in third.
The Pro Men’s division saw Markus Lahmer come out on top, absolutely annihilating the wake of the Super Air Nautique G23 ahead of Sebastien Balland in second, and Anthony Edwards in third.
The Nautique European Wakesurf Championships set the pace for the season in a race to the top spot on the Wakesurf World Rankings. The next event of the series will head to the beautiful Alberta, Canada for the Nautique Canadian Wakesurf National Championships August 16th – 18th. That same weekend the Nautique European Wakesurf Championships – Russia, the third stop of the series, will take place in Moscow opening another opportunity for riders to secure their invitations to the culminating event of the season. Continuing their trek across the globe, riders will head to Seoul, Korea for the Nautique Asian Wakesurf Championships August 23rd – 25th.
The final event to earn an invitation to the Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships will bring riders and families together in a fun-filled environment for the Nautique USA National Wakesurf Championships in Waco, Texas August 30th – September 1st.
The Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships will be the premier invitational event, serving as the final stop of the Nautique Wakesurf Series. Riders who earn this prestigious invitation will have the opportunity to head to the world’s most prestigious waters of Callaway Gardens September 27th – 29th. Winners at each stop of the series will automatically secure their invite to this crowning jewel event of the season.
Additional riders will have the opportunity to earn an invite through the Wakesurf World Rankings. Riders will earn points based on their placement within their division at each event they attend for the 2019 season.
2019 Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championships Invites
Pro Women Wakesurf – Jodi Grassman (USA)
Boy’s Wakesurf – Zennen Graves (GBR)
Jr. Men Wakesurf – Oliver Mulderrig (GBR)
Jr. Women Wakesurf – Lou Serradori (FRA)
Adaptive Sitboarding – Marta Wright (GBR)
Adaptive Standing – Fabio Secci (ITA)
Men’s Beginner Wakesurf – Mariusz Winiarczyk (POL)
Women’s Beginner Wakesurf – Nancy Eve Creedy (GBR)
Master’s Women Wakesurf– Sam Buckles (GBR)
Veteran Men Wakesurf – Rob Donaldson (GBR)
Men’s Wakesurf – Robin Happersberger (GBR)
Open Women’s Wakesurf – Maja Smietana (POL)
Open Men’s Wakesurf – Jordan Elizondo-Darwin (ESP)
About the WWA
It is the leading source for riders, events and competitive standards and the undisputed sanctioning and governing body for the sport. For 28 years the WWA has been the world’s premier provider of amateur and professional wakeboard events, sanctioning and rules; “developed by riders, for riders”. Since its inception in 1989, the WWA has empowered the sport of wakeboarding to progress and evolve naturally by providing various amateur and professional sanctioning programs, protecting its riders through extensive amateur and professional membership levels and allowing freedom and opportunities for organizers to grow the sport.
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