Centurion Boats returns as the title sponsor of the BallOfSpray Cash Prize slalom series. At each of 4 events pro and amateur skiers alike will compete for $6,000 in prize money. Each event is comprised of 2 rounds of prelims and a final. Every competitor will ski 3 times and every competitor has an opportunity to take home prize money. The top 16 skiers at each event will compete for $3,000 in a head-to-head final and the remaining skiers will compete for an additional $3,000 in a handicap final.
The company's new Mission is billed as the "world's first ultra-rugged action sports smartwatch." The smartwatch is powered by Android Wear and is waterproof up to 330 feet, making it the most rugged smartwatch with Google's wearable OS.
The Mission will be available this October for $400. That may seem pricey compared to other regular non-rugged and weather-resistant Android Wear smartwatches like the Moto 360, which starts at $299, but compared to Casio's $500 Smart Outdoor Watch, which is only water-resistant up to 164 feet, the Mission is the better buy.
The 48mm smartwatch has a round 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 400 x 400 resolution and an ambient light sensor. Since it's designed to be used by extreme sports enthusiasts and athletes, the touchscreen even works when it's wet. Gnarly!
World’s best professional & junior skiers to compete for over $64,000 during the water ski competition and summer festival at Veterans Park August 19-20, 2016.
MILWAUKEE – March 23, 2016 – The Malibu Open Waterski Championship and Summer Festival is returning to Milwaukee’s lakefront Veteran’s Park Lagoon for the sixth consecutive year on August 19th and 20th. Waterskiing’s top professional and junior athletes will compete in traditional slalom and long-distance jumping for more than $64,000 in prize money. Free-style jumping, barefoot skiing, show skiing, picnic areas, food trucks and outdoor activity vendors round out the exciting two day event, which is open and free to the public.
The Milwaukee Parks and Recreation is estimating 10,000 spectators will come to observe the extreme water sports competition and interact with the athletes during the Friday and Saturday event.
For the seventh year in a row, the Malibu Open Festival is attracting athletes and spectators from across the globe to the lakefront lagoon set against the backdrop of the busy city of Milwaukee.
“Athletes from 28 countries around the world will be in Milwaukee competing during the festival for cash prizes and elite world ranking points,” event organizer and competing athlete, April Coble Eller said. “Fans will have an opportunity to interact, take photos, ask questions and get autographs with the skiers while enjoying festival activities, food and music. Former Malibu Open Champion Will Asher of England, two time World Champion Thomas Degasperi of Italy and World Slalom Record holder Regina Jaquess of the USA, will be just a few of the top athletes making a splash in Veterans’ Park Lagoon.”
In slalom skiing, athletes carve around a six-buoy course while the boat travels at a constant speed of 36 mph with an initial 43-foot line. After completion of each pass, the rope is shortened by a specified length to increase difficulty. Whichever athlete rounds the most buoys at the shortest line length, wins. In the long-distance jumping event, skiers race toward a 6-foot high ramp reaching speeds of 70 mph and fly distances over 200 feet. The athletes get three approaches at the ramp. Whoever goes the furthest, wins.
The Malibu Open is a free event for family, friends and all to enjoy. The event is produced by the Pro Ski Tour and sponsored by Malibu Boats. Concessions and parking will be organized by the Milwaukee County Parks Department.
Visit malibuopenfestival.com for more information.
The unpredictable Yarra River in Melbourne Australia is the host of the Moomba Masters. This site is famous for drawing the biggest spectator crowds in waterskiing to watch skiers put it all on the line in this unpredictable setting.
Click Here for the epic aftermath of Asher’s Win, including hugs, tears and a Speechless Will Asher.
From Worlds to Masters, from the Malibu Open to various Pro-Ams, Will Asher has won almost every event in slalom skiing. The main title that had eluded him thus far, however, had been the Moomba Masters. In 2011 and 2015, Asher had come close by winning silver medals on both occasions. This year, Asher couldn’t have been more prepared to win, as his finals score came 2 buoys shy of the course record. This score of 1 buoy at 41′off put him in a run-off with Nate Smith, which Asher emerged victorious. Congratulations to Will on his hard fought, well-deserved Moomba Masters title!
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Our program this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
**** competitions, start at 9 H! You can drive around everywhere, and watch the world champions practice wink emoticon
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----- On Saturday, March 26
>> 14 pm-15 pm: African Dance (Afro Style)
>> 15 pm-14 pm: Kizomba initiation
----- On Sunday, 27 March
>> 10 pm-11 pm: Zumba giant
>> 11 pm-12 pm: African Dance (Afro Style)
Come dance with us, come and spend your weekend with the family at the edge of the pond smile emoticon
Free & open to all!!!!!