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APTW to hit New Zealand in 2008
18th October 2007

For the first time since its inaugural 2003 season, the Air Nautiques Australian Pro Tour of Wakeboarding (APTW) will visit New Zealand early in 2008.

As the premier contest series for wakeboarding in the Southern Hemisphere, APTW has gained worldwide respect as a talent showcase and for promoting a good attitude towards this rapidly-growing extreme sport.
Professional riders from all over the world will battle it out with their skill and creativity right in the heart of Hamilton for the 2008 season’s third stop on 17 February.

APTW director Dimitris Limnatitis said taking the tour to Hamilton would open up wakeboarding to a much wider range of people and really lift the calibre of riding.

“This is the first time in the tour’s history we’ve left Australian shores and the Hamilton leg promises to be a great family day by the water,” Mr Limnatitis said.

“We’re very excited to be working with Hamilton City Council to provide a complete day of entertainment.”

As with every event held on Australian shores, the Hamilton leg of the tour will not only be an action packed spectacle of wakeboarding skill, but will offer live music, competitions, rides and amusements.

The Pro Tour will also be returning to proven Australian locations of Brisbane’s Southbank, Sydney’s International Regatta Centre and Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens.

With more than 180 pro boarders from six countries expected to compete for a total prize purse of $50,000, APTW 2008 will be huge!

APTW Schedule
Stop 1: Southbank, Brisbane QLD 18th Nov 2007
Stop 2: Sydney Int. Regatta Centre, Penrith NSW 26th Jan 2008
Stop 3: Hamilton, New Zealand 17th Feb 2008
Stop 4: Caribbean Gardens, Melbourne VIC 16th Mar 2008