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
“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
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
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