As a result, the organization designed an unorthodox competitive formula comprising of one digital qualifier, two PWT digital events, and two PWT audience-attended stages.
The digital qualifier offers wakeboarders and wakesurfers a chance to qualify for the PWT while riding at their home lake behind their own boat.
On the other hand, digital PWT events introduce a fan vote and engage everyone in the judging process.
Women, men, and groms all have the chance to compete against the world’s top wakeboarders and wakesurfers by submitting their run online.
Once submitted, the runs will be judged by a panel of Pro Wake Tour judges and also by fans online.
Wonder how you stack up against the likes of Tyler Higham, Nic Rapa, or Sean Silveira? Now is your chance to find out.
Just film your best six-trick line per the rules, register on prowakeboardtour.com or prowakesurftour.com, and submit your line.
The good news is you can perfect your line as many times as it takes to get it perfect, but it must be a continuous line, no editing allowed.
An Exciting New Formula
The industry’s best judges will judge all of the lines, and the best will be placed in heats and published on prowakeboardtour.com for a fan vote.
Seventy-five percent of your final score will come from the top PWT Tour judges, and 25 percent of your score will come from the public/fan vote.
The top eight wakeboarders and the top nine wakesurfers in this qualifier will move on to compete in the first online event of the 2020 Pro Wake Tour.
“This year, the PWT will help to expose some unknown riders from all over the world,” the organizers note.
“The new video line format and the fan vote component could set a new standard for how events are run and how the women can compete directly with the men.”
Any rider, male or female, of any age, in any part of the world, is welcome to enter the PWT Qualifier.
Don’t want to compete? No worries.
Stay tuned and help judges by scoring each of the riders in the qualifying heats and help decide who gets to compete against the top pro wakeboarders and pro wakesurfers on the planet.
2020 Pro Wakeboard and Wakesurf Tour | Schedule
PWT Qualifier: Online Voting | May 25-28t
PWT Stop 1: Online Voting | June 15-19
PWT Stop 2: Online Voting | July 6-10
PWT Stop 3: Katy, TX | August Lakes | August 1
PWT Stop 4: Windsor, CO | Windsor Lake | August 22