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Wakeboarding Hall of Fame to induct 7 new members

The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame (WHF) recently announced its 2019 inductees. The 2019 Wakeboarding Hall of Fame Inductees are athletes, Thomas Horrell Josh Smith, Gregg Necrason and Leslie Kent, and photographer Josh Lechworth. Innovator acknowledgements for Bruno Rixen and Pat Panakos are also being named as the two foremost cable-industry innovators and lifelong sport promoters. The induction ceremony will be ...

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Idaho county drops proposed wake boat ban

In late April, NMMA joined more than 250 stakeholders to help defeat a measure in Valley County, Idaho that would have placed punitive restrictions on wake boats. The proposal would have disallowed waves greater than 24 inches within 1,000 feet from shore on seven popular lakes in southern Idaho, including Payette Lake near McCall and Cascade Lake.NMMA, the Personal Watercraft ...

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NMMA’s Thom Dammrich receives WSIA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual Summit earlier this month. The Lifetime Achievement Award is WSIA's highest honor and recognizes an individual whose career has been dedicated to the progression and promotion of towed water sports.  The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by WSIA's Kevin ...

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Surf Expo adjusts schedule due to Hurricane Irma

Organizers of the 2017 Surf Expo have adjusted the show’s schedule due to the impending Hurricane Irma. The show has cancelled all activities on Saturday, Sept. 9 and the trade show committee will be rescheduled via teleconference. The show will still be held at the Orange County Convention Center – South Concourse in Room S230B in Orlando. Below is the ...

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Water Sports Industry Association launches “Wake Responsibly” campaign

In an effort to proactively educate drivers on courteous boating behavior, the Water Sports Industry Association has debuted its Wake Responsibly campaign to help minimize conflicts on waterways between homeowners and towed water sports enthusiasts. WSIA and NMMA are spreading the word about the new campaign by sharing a video. To learn more about the Wake Responsibly campaign, visit the WSIA website.

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WSIA schedules #PassTheHandle Day July 23

With a worldwide mission to share the towed water sports experience with new participants, the fourth annual #PassTheHandle initiative is scheduled for Sunday, July 23. Four years ago, #PassTheHandle co-founder, Zane Schwenk conceptualized the idea with Shaun Murray to share their passion with first timers on a larger scale. Since then, the initiative has grown significantly through word of mouth, social ...

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Malibu wins Innovation of the Year at 2017 WSIA Summit Leadership Awards

Malibu Boats (NASDAQ: MBUU) was recognized with the Innovation of the Year award at the 2017 WSIA Summit Leadership Awards last week for the Malibu Command Wheel. Malibu's Command Wheel offers more control choices for the driver. Malibu partnered with ISOTTA to create the product. The wheel rotates around the controls, including stereo, speed, Power Wedge II, Surf Gate and other controls, ...

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Water Sports Foundation hosts meeting with kayak manufacturers

The Water Sports Foundation (WSF) hosted its second paddle sports safety meeting with the world’s largest recreational kayak manufacturers at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City on Aug. 6. The attending manufacturers represent an estimated 90 percent of U.S. recreational kayak production. The relationship started in 2015 when WSF, a U.S. Coast Guard non-profit organization grant recipient ...

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