Thursday, July 31, 2008

Malibu Open Wakeboarding Recap on posted their recap of the wakeboarding portion of the Malibu Open yesterday. Got to to read about the event and view the photos.

Team Malibu swept Malibu Open wakeboarding. Malibu Pro Rider Phillip Soven took top honors in Men's wakeboard and Malibu Pro Dallas Friday captured the No. 1 women's spot.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Battle at Wakestock's Malibu Boats Expression Session

Team Malibu Pro Rider, Phillip Soven, showed up in Toronto, Canada for Wakestock still pumped from his Malibu Open win. Already a front runner for the WWA World Series title, Soven had plans to dominate the Malibu Boats Expression Session, but there were a few other riders that had something to say about that. reported that Rusty Malinoski, Soven, Aaron Rathy and Andrew Adkison ended up in a four man super final. Malinoski, Soven and Rathy each stood up strong runs and double-ups making the scoring tight; Malinoski stuck a backside 7 off the double-up, while Soven stomped a toeside 9 and Rathy hit a heelside 9. The difference, though, was Wakestock’s big, technical rail course, which played to Malinoski and Rathy’s strengths. Both posted smooth, impressive slides over the three big 100-foot rails. Malinoski was able to stay close to Soven with big wake tricks to take the win by a decisive 12.5 point margin, while Soven nosed out Rathy by 3 points. Andrew Adkison struggled with a fall off the big double- kinked A-frame rail and was never able to get back into contention.

Surprising to see Soven in second, but we all know he won't stay there long. Congratulations on another great performance, Phillip. We are all rooting for you. Good luck this weekend in Japan.

To read more about last weekend's Wakestock wakeboard competition, pulled and sponsored by Malibu Boats, visit the web site.

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Check out these images from the Malibu Open!

Check out the 2008 Malibu Open images we just uploaded to Keep an eye on the Malibu Boats gallery and this blog for more post Malibu Open coverage.

To see what other sites are saying about the 2008 Malibu Open visit our list of Malibu Open bookmarks on

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Malibu Open Coverage on

Wakeboarding Magazine has posted some great videos and extended coverage of the wakeboard action that was witnessed at the Malibu Open. According to Craig Kotilinek, writer for Wakebaording Mag, "We saw probably the most exciting pro mens finals all year at the Malibu Open." Check it out...

Phillip Soven's winning Malibu Open run caught on video.

Coverage and video of the Pro Men's final at the Malibu Open.

Dallas Friday's winning Malibu Open run.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Malibu Boats Recognized for Outstanding Customer Satisfaction

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced Malibu Boats as a recipient of the annual 2008 Marine Industry CSI Award. Malibu Boats, the world’s top selling wakeboard and ski boat manufacturer, will be recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction, as part of NMMA’s Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) program at IBEX in October.

Malibu Boats is being honored for their efforts to increase customer satisfaction levels in the wakeboard, ski and family boating industries. They are joined by Indmar Marine Engines, powering all Malibu boats, who was also announced as a CSI award winner.

Malibu Boats and Indmar will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments in customer service during the annual Industry Awards Breakfast at the 2008 International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), taking place October 6-8 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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Official Malibu Open 3-Event Results

U.S. water ski athlete Freddy Krueger won the men's jumping title at the 10th Malibu Open Water Ski & Wakeboard Championships Sunday in White Lake, Mich. Krueger leaped 219 feet in defeating Canada's Jaret Llewellyn, who jumped 212 feet.

In other action, Great Britain's Will Asher won men's slalom, scoring 6 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off, and Australia's Emma Sheers won women's slalom, scoring 2 buoys at 38 feet off.

Take a look at the final results at the 2008 Malibu Open.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dallas Won at the Malibu Open Too

Dallas Friday won Women's Wakeboarding at the Malibu Open in Michigan. I posted earlier that it was nearly a Team Malibu sweep with our pros taking three out of the 5 water sports events at the open. Well we just found out that Dallas bested the girls to finish first in Women's Wakeboarding. That victory puts Malibu one more step closer to a full sweep, 4 out of 5. Go Team Malibu!

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Team Malibu Nearly Sweeps Malibu Open

Just heard from a credible source at the Malibu Open in Michigan that it was nearly a Team Malibu sweep in the final round. Team Malibu Pro Skier Will Asher took the men's slalom title. Team Malibu Pro Skier Emma Sheers took the women's slalom title. And Team Malibu Pro Wakeboarder Phillip Soven finished atop the podium in men's wakeboard. Three Team Malibu victories out of five events, that's pretty great!

We'll have complete results posted soon.

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Malibu Open Day 2 Slalom and Jumping Scores

The 2008 Malibu Open continued on Saturday with a little better weather and a lot more competition. The Men's Jumping qualifying round was canceled on Friday due to weather, but all of the participants competed in the elimination round on Saturday. All of the jumping and slalom scores for Saturday are listed at

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Recap of Day #1 at the 2008 Malibu Open

The 10th Malibu Open Water Ski & Wakeboard Championships got under way Friday in White Lake, Mich. The event runs through Sunday. Bad weather plagued Friday's opening round, resulting in the qualifying round of men's jumping being canceled. All men's jumpers will now compete in Saturday's elimination round. Slalom scores from Friday.

World water ski records have been broken at seven of the nine previous Malibu Open events. Male athletes are competing in slalom, jumping and wakeboarding, and female athletes are competing in slalom and wakeboarding.

Results will be posted on the USA Water Ski Web site as soon as they become available throughout the weekend.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Soven Sweeps Pro Tour on His Way to Total Domination

Team Malibu Pro Rider, Phillip Soven, not only earned the Men's Pro Tour title again this year he swept the entire season. At the last pro tour stop in Reno, NV Soven crushed the competition with a near perfect score of 96.50. His nearest competitor finished 12 points behind that number.

Visit to learn more about the final Pro Tour Stop and Phillip's victory.

Soven is on his way to the Malibu Open this weekend, looking to keep the streak alive. A win in Michigan will not only earn him the Malibu Open title, but that victory would set him up to take down the WWA Wolrd Series of Wakeboarding as well. With a win at both the Open and Wakestock the following weekend, Phillip would definitely prove his domination of the sport.

Congratulations Phillip and good luck taking this thing all the way. The Malibu Team is pulling for you.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Ski Bees Buzzing with a New Malibu Boat

Malibu Boats dealer, Central Texas Water Sports, just delivered a new red and white Malibu Response LXi to the Buchanan Family to be used as the world-famous Ski Bees' Official Tow Boat on Lake McQueeny in New Braunfels, TX near Austin. This promo boat will be pulling events all summer long on the lake.

Read more about the Ski Bees and Central Texas Water Sports on the CTWS blog.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Team Malibu Wins 3rd Slalom Shootout

Team Malibu took home their third consecutive WaterSki Magazine Pro Slalom Shootout title last week. Team Malibu was pulled to victory by a 2008 Response LXi ski boat. They bested the other two competing teams, Correct Craft and MasterCraft, by more than 20 points. Team Malibu member also took home individual honors.

Team Malibu World Champion Will Asher captured the men's title, while Team Malibu Pro Emma Sheers beat the women. The 2008 WaterSki Magazine Pro Slalom Shootout was dominated by Team Malibu once again.

We would like to congratulate the Team Malibu skiers who brought home the win. Way to go Will, Emma, Nick Parsons and Drew Ross. Thanks for another win.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Photos of the '09 Corvette Boat

Check out these new photos of the '09 Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V. This year we went with black on the vet boat. Tom King snapped these photos for our 2009 Brochure and we thought the Malibu Nation would like a look.

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