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GRAVITY GAMES H2o AND THE WWA CHARMED FOR THE THIRD TIME
Tuesday 31st October

For the third consecutive year Gravity Games H2o, presented by Vodafone, will be a designated stop on the World Wakeboard Association’s (WWA) World Series, bringing the best male and female wakeboarders from across the globe to Perth, Western Australia from December 7th – 10th for one action packed, water soaked weekend.

The line up for 2006 is a veritable who’s who of wakeboarding featuring 29 athletes from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, including 2006 WWA World Champion Andrew Adkison, 2006 World Series Winner Rusty Malinoski, and 2005 GGH20 & WWA World Championship Champion Phillip Soven.

Up for grabs is the title of Gravity Games H2o 2006 Champion and a share of AUD$110,000 – the world’s richest wakeboarding prize purse.

“The Gravity Games H2o event continues to grow from year to year gaining widespread international exposure not only for the event, but also for the athletes and sports that are featured”, says Shannon Starling from the WWA. “For us, the question of including Gravity Games H2o in the World Series is a no-brainer”.

Further proving the event’s international pull, US boat maker Skier’s Choice, as the event’s official boat supplier, will unveil their brand new Supra Gravity Games edition 24SSV at Gravity Games H2o in December. “Once again, we are excited to be aligned with Gravity Games,” said Michael Littman, Skier’s Choice marketing director. “This event is one of the most significant of all our event support programs”.

Joining the wakeboarding action on the water will be two other medal events, Thundercat racing and new to Gravity Games H2o in 2006, the high speed adrenalin packed spectacle; Jetski racing.

The action kicks off on the Swan River beside McCallum Park at 9am on Thursday December 7th with a rider practice session. The real contest gets under way on Friday with the first men’s elimination round at 9am.

This year’s Gravity Games H20 is tipped to be the biggest yet with more than 60,000 people expected to attend the event over the four days to see 80 elite action sport athletes from across the globe compete for $135,000 in prize money across the three medal events.

Gravity Games H20 2006 will also feature a host of exhibition events including BMX, Skate and Inline Vert, Freestyle Motocross and Freestyle Mountain Bike Trials.

Catch all the action at Gravity Village which forms the community-focused interactive core of the Games. Different sports and lifestyle products will be showcased from a variety of action sports retailers around Perth.

The action continues when the sun goes down with the first outdoor rock concert of the holiday season, the Gravity G-Fest, featuring some of the hottest local, national and international names in music.

More information is available from the event website at www.gravitygamesh2o.com