Thursday, May 31, 2012

WakeScout Gets You On The Water

WakeScout provides the watersport community with a great online resource to discover and share information about all the places in the world to get on the water.

With over 1,300 listings from 79 countries, the listings fall into six categories:

  • Resorts offering watersports (waterskiing, wakeboarding) to their guests.
  • Watersport clubs welcoming non-members to join them for a day.
  • Schools offering instruction and training in a variety of watersport disciplines.
  • Charters provide the boat, driver and equipment.
  • Cable parks. Many of these parks also offer a private lake for sessions behind a boat
  • Marinas offering “ski” boats, water skis and wakeboards for rent.

Additionally,  WakeScout is working with the American Camp Association to have all the camps offering water sports listed. There are 300+ summer camp programs throughout the United States that offer waterskiing and wakeboarding.
“Connect on the Water”
No matter where someone lives in the world, or plans to travel to, WakeScout’s "Connect on the Water" feature provides skiers and riders with a quick and easy way to find or offer “pulls” anywhere in the world.

BIG WINS! Masters, King Of Wake and more

Regina Jaquess: 1st Womens Slalom
Thomas Degasperi: 2nd Mens Slalom
Phillip Soven: 1st Mens Wake
Amber Wing: 3rd Womens Wake
Freddie Wayne: 2nd Jr. Men Wake
Thomas Degasperi & Regina Jaquess

May 3-6
Raphael Derome: 1st Place in Cable and Boat Events

CIE SPRING RIDE -- Lake Tulloch, California
May 4-6
Best Trick: Phil Aslinger (Axis rider) -- huge HS back mobe
Biggest Air: Chad Sharpe -- Indy Glide

May 6
Thomas Degasperi -- 1st (5 @ 41' off)
Nick Parsons -- 2nd

Mundial Wakeboard 2012
May 4-6
Phil Soven -- 1st

2012 WAKE GAMES -- Orlando, Florida
April 11-14
Phil Soven -- 1st Pro Men
Oliver Derome lands wake-to-wake switch TS 1080!

Celebs Choose Malibu

Question: What does a UFC fighter, IndyCar driver and a Country music star have in common?
Answer: They all know how to roll!

In early May, UFC's Shane Carwin, race car driver Charlie Kimball and country singer Jake Owen all took delivery of their 2012 boats on the same weekend. Although they're all from different worlds, these guys are sharing the same passion during their free time.

Carwin, who fights in the heavyweight class, picked up his Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV from Tommy's Slalom Shop in Denver, Colorado. He is most excited to spend time with his family on the water. "Big thanks to Tommy's and Malibu for being a part of our family and having us be a part of theirs," Carwin said. "Tommy's is the best not only in Colorado, but the best in the nation." Carwin is training for a return to the UFC and you can follow his progress at

Charlie Kimball, who just placed 8th in the Indy 500, obviously knows what he wants out of a machine, and decided the Axis A22 was the perfect fit. "I'm used to high performance and quality products, designed for pushing the limits of physics. So in everything I do, I'm always looking for that same level of performance," Kimball said. "Being from California, I grew up around the Malibu brand. When Axis launched, it really resonated because it's a young brand, based on performance rather than comfort or stuff that I don't really need when I'm on the water. I'm not looking for a shower at the end of the day. I'm not looking for a heater, I'll just put a sweatshirt on. I need a good wake that I can surf behind and have something to get all my crew and friends on to relax and escape all the pressures we have with racing. Axis is just a quality boat that fit my needs and my personality."

Kimball is very excited for the summer and told us about his favorite moment that keeps him coming back to the water. "For me, it's that early morning, glassy lake, first one out there feeling. It's quiet, the sun's burning that morning haze off and the whole day is ahead of you. That moment of anticipation really epitomizes what it's all about. This summer, I'm going to be on the water with people from motorsports, other Indy drivers and my mechanics, who work countless hours every day of the week. It's my way to thank them and give something back to them for their hard work. It will be our disconnect. I turn my phone off and relax, restore, rejuvenate. So when I do get to the racetrack, I've got that much more energy and excitement, to get in the car and go kick ass." Follow Kimball online at

After a number one country hit and smash video in 2011 for "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," it was no secret Jake Owen was a ripping wakeboarder. Featured in the video is Owen's Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV towing him and his friends for a fun day on Tennessee waters. Jake grew up in this environment, and the size of his back roll shows how good he actually is. No, it was not a stunt double, but he gets asked that all the time. Jake is also good friends with Team Malibu rider Brian Grubb, and the two have hung out quite a bit. In May, Jake switched to the all-new Wakesetter 22 MXZ and has already had plenty of good days on the water this summer. Check out his updates at

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

International Update: Israel, New Zealand, Philippines


With over 60 Malibu's on site and a strong turnout, the Malibu Kids 2012 event was a huge success at Aqua Sport Marina in Israel. Click below for a full gallery:



Malibu's all-new Wakesetter 22 MXZ just won Best Sports/Ski boat at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. Congrats to David Thorpe and the crew for setting up an awesome display!


Taal Lake

Punta Fuego
Malibu and Axis are running strong in the Philippines, with a recent visit from International Sales Director, Drew Halford. Halford met with several of the regions top marinas and watersports venues coordinated by Philippines Sales Director, Diana De Castro. For inquiries, contact:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Offers Wakeboarding Clinics With Malibu Boats

This summer, Malibu Boats and The Ritz-Carlton Lodge are offering a one-of-a-kind experience on scenic Lake Oconee, just 80 miles east of Atlanta. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation will host a series of three-day clinics throughout the summer with high-end, professional instruction and luxurious accommodations.

Singleton Marine is providing an all-new Malibu Wakesetter for the season. This award-winning boat is is designed to maximize your experience on the water, whether it's your first time wakeboarding, or you're trying to learn a new invert or spin. The interior is also loaded with amenities for your onboard family and friends.

June 11-14
June 18-21
June 25-28
July 16-19

Call 706-467-0600 to save your spot.

Instructor Corey Bradley is a professional wakeboarder on the King Of Wake Tour and is one of the best ambassadors of the sport. "I couldn't be more excited to share what I do with the guests of the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation." Corey said. "To me, Malibu is the best wakeboarding boat out there, and The Ritz is a great place to vacation. It's going to make for an awesome summer of wakeboarding on Lake Oconee. Come join the fun!"

Monday, May 7, 2012

3 Events: 4 Wins! Big Weekend For Team Malibu

CIE Spring Ride -- Lake Tulloch, California
Towed by: Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ
Best Trick: Phil Aslinger (Axis rider) -- huge HS back mobe
Biggest Air: Chad Sharpe -- Indy Glide
More Photos

Mexico Pro Slalom
Thomas Degasperi -- 1st (5 @ 41' off)
Nick Parsons -- 2nd

WWA Brazilian Wakeboard Championships - Mundial Wakeboard 2012
Phil Soven -- 1st

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