The Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship boasts the largest cash prize purse in organized wake surfing. A staggering $40,000 cash has been allocated for the Pro Surf & Pro Skim style wake surf divisions, with equal payouts for men & women. Historically, the World Wake Surfing Championship has released unprecedented awards of $20,000 and $15,000 in 2011 and 2010 respectively. The popularity of wake surfing in watersports today has helped Centurion to raise $40,000 doubling last year’s purse. In addition to cash, there will be $15,000 worth of prizes awarded.
In 2012, The Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship became the last stop in the World Series of Wake Surfing. The 2012 World Wake Surfing Series included seven global qualifiers totaling 327 unique riders who all set out to earn a qualifying spot in September’s World Championship. With 147 pre-registered eligible athletes, the 2012 World Wake Surfing Championship will feature the greatest display of competitive wake surfing ever as competitors fight for their share of the $55,000 pro cash purse and prizes.
Divisions will include amateur, outlaw, masters (40+) and professional for both men and women. In the outlaw, and pro divisions competitors are separated into two categories called skim and surf based on the style of rider creating a total of twelve divisions and on September 29, twelve Champions! Tournament Director, Todd Gaughan said, “We are elated that the event has been able to double last year’s purse. It’s a true testament to the validity of the sport of wake surfing.” The event can be watched via webcast on www.theCWSA.org starting Thursday, September 27 at 9:00 am PDT.