Portland, Ore. —Some of the world’s most talented pro and amateur riders will gear-up and head to Portland for one of the most exciting and popular wakeboard contests around, the Tigé Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships. Tigé announced today, the Pro-Am Championships will be held at Blue Lake Park in Fairview, Ore., June 20-22, 2008.

“We’re excited to be holding the Pro-Am early in the season this year,” said Kip Davis, Tigé Director of Marketing, “and we’re really pumped to bring it to Portland. This is a great community with huge wakeboarding support and has always been one of the most popular locations for a contest.”

The contest will feature nine divisions, including Pro Men, Pro Women, Jr. Men, Open Men, Amateur Boys, and Amateur Women’s Wakeboarding, as well as Pro, Amateur and Women’s Wakeskate.

The Tigé Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships is a three-day-long carnival of water-sports action. But not all of the action takes place on the water. On land, fans will find tons of great music and food, chances to win free stuff, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores, offering water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.

Tigé is the official tow boat for the Tigé Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships.

To catch all the wakeboarding action from home, tune in to Fuel TV. For exact air dates, visit www.kingofwake.com.

Fuel TV is a 24/7 action-sports lifestyle network for wakeboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX and freestyle motocross. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, Fuel TV was launched July 1, 2003, and is seen in 24 million U.S. homes. To subscribe to Fuel TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit fuel.tv.

WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the Tigé Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships. WakeBoarding is the definitive source on all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and the latest news.