MERCED, CA (August 19, 2017) – The Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine is back for 2017 as the pinnacle wake surf event of the season. The 2017 WWSC will be held September 21st through the 23rd downtown on the Okanagan waterfront in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Hosted by local Centurion Boats dealer Wizard Lake Marine, the World Wake Surfing Championship will showcase the World’s best surfing as well as offer an exclusive VIP experience for present and potential Centurion boat owners. Right now past, current and aspiring champions from all over are traveling to World Series of Wake Surfing events to earn a CWSA (Competitive Wake Surf Association) ranking that qualifies them for wake surfing’s equivalent to the Olympic Games, the Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship. The official wake surf boats for this World event are the towboats with the biggest waves and the biggest industry buzz. The 2018 Ri257 and Ri237 with the Opti-V Hull will tag team this year’s event to pull another field of World Champions to their personal bests. Last year we saw 31 personal bests achieved behind the Centurion Ri Series during the Worlds competition. Book your travel to witness the perfect rides behind Centurion boats at the 2017 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine. Contact your local dealer today to experience the perfect ride every time with the Official WWSC Towboats, the 2018 Centurion Ri257 and the 2018 Centurion Ri237 both with the new Opti-V Hull.

In its 22nd year, the Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship is a legendary competition among all water sports events, let alone wake surf tournaments. Each year Centurion continues to improve on the wave-making capabilities of their boats to push the World Champion performance. This is why Centurion and specifically the WWSC is the destination of the best surfers in the World. Personal bests run rampant behind these boats especially at this event. Thirty-one personal bests were achieved during the 2016 WWSC so make your plans to be there or tune in to the live webcast September 21-23, 2017.

When asked how the 2017 WWSC differs from years past, the President of Cneturion & Supreme Boats, Paul Singer had this to say, “We are excited to show the Centurion WWSC to the World. With as many international particiants as we welcome each year we thought it was the perfect time to take the ‘Olympics of wake surfing’ World-wide with a venue outside of the US.” Singer continued, “And what better pleace than Kelowna, BC, Canada where there is a huge passionate wake surfing contingent as well as the largest towboat dealer in the World supporting the event,Wizard Lake Marine. It’s going to be another amazing World Wake Surfing Championship. Don’t miss it!”

The Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine is going off in downtown Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada for 2017. September 21st through the 23rd the World’s best wake surfers will be turning heads in downtown Kelowna on the shores of the Okanagan Lake. Water depths and beachfront viewing are optimum for a surf event of this caliber. There is also amazing local Centurion support for this event with the World’s largest towboat dealer, Wizard Lake Marine right there in Kelowna. Wizard will have Centurion boats on display and will be filling up the exclusive VIP area with some of their present and future Centurion customers. Centurion boat owners from other areas are encouraged to contact their local dealer to secure a WWSC VIP pass.

Official 2017 WWSC Towboat #1: 2018 Ri257 w/ Opti-V Hull Design
The biggest thing in towed water sports is back on the scene making more waves for the 2018 model year. Just 10 months since the introduction of the Centurion Ri257 we continue to see incredible retail response to the performance, look and amenities of this 26-foot towboat. Thanks to the Opti-V Hull design this Centurion has all the advantages of a big boat in waves, wakes and ride with uniquely better handling and fuel efficiency. This dominant performance earned the Ri257 the title of official towboat at the 2017 BoardCo Rocky Mountain Wake Surf Open. This Centurion was so successful pulling that World Series of Wake Surfing event, the Ri257 was made the Official Pro and Outlaw towboat for the 2017 World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine.

Official 2017 WWSC Towboat #1: 2018 Ri237 w/ Opti-V Hull Design
Why mess with success? The Centurion Ri237 already boasts the best waves, wakes and ride. Still, our engineers have found a way to improve the Ri237 by developing a completely new running surface for the 2018 model. The new Opti-V hull creates exceptional balance with engineered triangular pads on the rear corners of the hull. The side-to-side balance creates a symmetrical wakeboard wake, but because there is less resistance on this running surface the 2018 Ri237 delivers superior handling and 50% better fuel economy. The Ri237 is once again one of the official World Wake Surfing Championship towboats. In fact, after testing the Ri237 with the Opti-v hull design, the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) selected the Centurion Ri237 as their official wakeboard towboat. So this World Championship towboat is literally the best of both Worlds.

Book your travel to witness the perfect rides behind Centurion boats at the 2017 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine. Contact your local dealer today to experience the perfect ride every time with the Official WWSC Towboats, the 2018 Centurion Ri257 and the 2018 Centurion Ri237 both with the new Opti-V Hull.

Thank you to the 2017 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship sponsors that make this World Class event possible. GM Marine, CompOne, Ashland, Extreme Custom Trailers, Roswell Marine Audio, Gator Step, PCM Engines, Wizard Lake Marine, FatSac, ZeroOff, NiceRack, Acme Props, Custom Marine, EastPenn, Marine Hardware, MPI, BluSurf, Phase Five and Total Plastics.

About Centurion Boats: Innovation has always been the hallmark of Centurion boats. Now, thanks to new product, leadership and Correct Craft company culture, innovation is running deeper than ever, into a re-imagination of the Centurion brand. Water sports enthusiasts are embracing Centurion boats for the world’s best waves, wakes and ride, as well as ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship. Time to re-imagine your ride, in a Centurion.

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