Miramar, FL – October 16, 2019 – JL Audio, a manufacturer of high performance marine audio systems, announced today they have signed a sponsorship deal with professional wakeboarder and 2019 Supra Boats PWT champion, Nic Rapa. Headed into the 2020 season, Rapa will be representing the JL Audio brand as he strives for more pro championship wins.

Nic Rapa on boat with wakeboard

"Participating in the PWT for the last several years has given us the opportunity to develop relationships with all the amazing athletes that compete - specifically Nic Rapa," said Bryatt Fischer, Marketing Director, JL Audio. "His professional approach to his craft and loyal fan base speaks volumes for who Nic is, and we are excited to align the JL Audio brand with him going into the 2020 season."

Since turning pro and joining the Supra Boats Team in 2016, native Australian Nic Rapa has quickly made a name for himself in wakeboarding. After winning the Supra Boats PWT Rookie of The Year title and placing in the top three rankings at the WWA Wakeboard World Championships his first year competing as a professional, Nic won second place at the 2017 and 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tours. This year, Nic earned the Champion title at the 2019 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, as well as at the 2019 Nautique WWA National Champion, solidifying his status as a marquee rider in watersports.

"I have been immersed in watersports since I was three years old and couldn't imagine being on the water without music," said Nic Rapa. "JL Audio is an incredibly influential audio brand and I look forward to working with them to grow as a professional athlete and further expand their impressive influence in the watersports space and marine industry."

JL Audio has been working indirectly with Rapa since 2016 when he first joined the Supra Boats Team. As the exclusive audio supplier for Supra Boats, Rapa has first-hand experience with JL Audio products. JL Audio has been entrenched in the professional wakeboarding circuit with their sponsorship of the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour since 2014. The PWT has served as the stage for JL Audio to connect directly with watersports and boating enthusiasts alike to demonstrating the latest and greatest in marine audio technology. The partnership with Nic allows JL Audio to continue to support and inspire the next generation of watersport athletes.