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Malibu Boats Revolutionizes Wake Surfing with Surf Gate Technology

Jul 17, 2012

Author: Press Release

Malibu Boats, Surf Gate

Malibu Boats, the global leader in state-of-the-art water sports towboats, has designed a break-through wakesurfing innovation, Surf Gate (patent pending), which promises to revolutionize the sport. Malibu unveiled the new wave-making feature at the Red Bull Wake Open in Tampa, FL this past weekend.

“From now on, every time you drain your sacs for thirty minutes just to switch sides, you’ll wish you had Surf Gate,” said Brian Grubb, Malibu team rider. “It’s so cool to be able to switch waves with the press of a button and transfer from left to right. The wave is perfect and big on both sides. This is the future and it can only be done with Surf Gate.”

Malibu has chosen Grubb to drive its new Wakesetter 22 MXZ, the official towboat of the Red Bull Wake Open. The Wakesetter 22 MXZ was the original test boat for Surf Gate and is the most successful new product launch in Malibu history, in terms of units sold.

The fastest growing activity in water sports, wakesurfing has evolved over the past decade from a niche activity to a legitimate competitive sport. In order to wakesurf, it is necessary to have an adequately weighted boat – one weighted to either the left or right side, which produces a larger wake. Prior to Surf Gate, wakesurfing required boaters to empty ballasts on one side of the boat and subsequently refill them displacing passengers and shifting weight accordingly. Surf Gate alleviates this time-consuming process. Extreme leaning of the boat is no longer necessary. Additionally, Surf Gate enables riders to cross the wave and perform previously impossible moves.

“To create a surf wave without leaning the boat is a big advantage, “ said Dan Gasper, director of product design. “We’ve been working on ways to create surf wakes to avoid hull shape changes so as not to create a negative effect to our great wakeboard wakes. Surf Gate is the culmination of our efforts.

Commanding 30 percent of the market share in its category, Malibu is the world’s top-selling towboat manufacturer. Surf Gate will be available on all 2013 Wakesetter models.

“We’re thrilled to offer this proprietary innovation to enhance the sport and build Malibu’s legacy of industry leadership,” said Nick Skally, Malibu’s director of marketing. “There’s nothing even close to this on the market.”


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