In the early
1990’s, Rick Lee, President of Centurion Boats, and his
R&D crew were developing the first wakeboard boat to be offered
to the public. One of the criteria was that the boat had to create
a wake so big that riders could surf behind it without a rope!
“We actually came up with the name WAVE for our first
wakeboard boat because we were surfing behind it” Rick says.
“We were having so much fun that we felt that there could be
a market for the sport of Wake Surfing.” In 1995, Centurion
contacted Rusty Surfboards, packed up a Wave, and held the first
World Wake Surfing Championship at Mission Bay in San Diego,
contest will boast prize money in excess of $10,000 dollars.
Planners anticipate the event will be held in early spring, in San
Diego or Lake Powell, AZ. “This will be a cultural
phenomenon, something completely new,” says Lee. “We will take
surfing were there is no ocean. After seven years of waiting, the
sport of wake surfing has now come of age and is destined to become
the next exciting board sport. We feel that wake surfing will
take the country by STORM.”
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