And the American Wake Spot Of The Week is …
This week, we talk about Disabled Nationals. These athletes are incredible. Their passion for the sport really comes through as they compete. There is no thought of having any kind of disability prevent them from getting on the water.
Really amazing to watch and be around.
“The nation’s top disabled water ski athletes will compete for national titles in respective events at the 22nd Disabled Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 23-25, at Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, California.”
“Within each event (slalom, tricks and jumping), athletes are grouped into the three categories of seated (paraplegics and quadriplegics), standing (arm and/or leg disabilities with or without prosthesis) and vision impaired (partially or totally blind).”
Anyone going to check out Disabled Nationals can get a ski ride of their own close by at Ski Sunset Ranch in Galt, California. This is an incredible ski lake tucked away on a great site. Complete wind protection guarantees glass all day long.
Traveling without your gear? Ski Sunset Ranch has a great selection of D3 skis. Get behind their Centurion Carbon Pro for an awesome day on the water. Lessons by the hour, day or week-whatever works best for you. Plus, an assortment of on-site accommodations.
And the International Wake Spot Of The Week is …
Also this week, Protest Cable Call is going on at the Down Under Cableway located in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. This is definitely one of Europe’s largest wakeboarding events with some of the best riders from around the world competing.
Plus there is a great line-up of bands for the huge party after the riding on Saturday night.
At Down Under Cableway, they’ve got it all covered, including wakeboard, wakeskate, waterski, kneeboard on their 720m cable or the Sesitec 2.0, complete with an amazing array of obstacles. Instruction is available for all levels of riders.
Plus, there’s a nice sandy beach to hang out and watch all the action from when you’re not riding.
One of the great things about being part of WakeScout is learning about new places to get on the water to wakeboard, waterski, wakesurf, wakeskate … whatever your passion.
Whether notified by water sport entities that send in requests to be listed from all over the world, a recommendation from someone in the WakeScout community or simply a place we discover in a magazine or news article, each new listing helps achieve our goal to provide the water sport community with more and more places to get on the water.
We recently reached another milestone – we now have over 1,400 places to get on the water listed onWakeScout.