Nic Rapa steals the 2018 Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro

The 2018 Malibu Factory Smoky Mountain Pro took over the Tennessee River this weekend with a battle for the banjo.

Men and women from nearly ten countries made the trip to Loudon, Tennessee, the birthplace of all Malibu boats, to go head to head for a spot on the podium.

Pulled by the best-in-class Malibu M235, the riders were eager, and the stakes were high. As stop #4 of the WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS), crucial ranking points were on the line in addition to the $47,500 in prize money up for grabs.