I love waterskiing. Not much can get me off my trick ski…that is, except cold weather. There’s nothing more discouraging or demotivating than being greeted by frosty air on the water. On top of having to endure the chill, everything is made worse with a restricting and uncomfortable wetsuit. That really takes the fun out of it.
However, I’m really pleased to say that I’ve been sponsored by an incredible company that has taken the time to design and craft incredible wetsuits. Camaro has changed my outlook on cold weather and wearing those heat retaining outfits. In fact, if it wasn’t for the brutally hot weather in Florida, I would wear my Modetec suit all the time.
You’ve probably heard other people talk about Camaro’s as if they were, “like another skin,” and roll your eyes in disbelief. But trust me, I hated wearing regular wetsuits. Camaro’s move with your body! They keep everything in snug – which makes me feel balanced and tight while tricking – but they never inhibit motions, like most other wetsuits. Plus, the suit is beautiful. Shiny silver with accents of bright blue. The suit is more than worth the investment, even for spring training. You won’t regret it!
Orlando, FLA (April 29, 2016) – Nautique is pleased to announce that the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing Presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet will be held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals presented by O’Brien on September 30th-October 1st, 2016.
The 23rd Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing Presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet will be held at the iconic Ski Club of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, FL for a thrilling display of three-event skiing at its best. The world’s top athletes, including current world-record holders and Team Nautique skiers Nate Smith, Erika Lang, Aliaksei Zharnasek and Jacinta Carroll will headline this action packed competition putting it all on the line to take home one of the most coveted titles in water skiing.
Preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, September 30th followed by the final rounds on Saturday, October 1st. Admission for all competition days is free to the public. Spectators will enjoy autograph signings, exhibitors, prize giveaways and more.
The final rounds of the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing Presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet and the Sweet 16 of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour will broadcast live via webcast beginning at 8:00am EDT on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at nautique.com.
“Nautique is looking forward to once again sponsoring the U.S. Open of Water Skiing,” said Nautique President, Greg Meloon. “There is so much heritage and prestige associated with this event. We are really excited to be combining it again with the final stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy all the action and excitement at one of water skiing’s best events.”
For more information regarding U.S. Open of Water Skiing registration and competition schedule, visit nautique.com. To view the full list of invited Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finalists please visit nautiquebigdawg.com.
ORLANDO, FL (April 26, 2016) – Aktion Parks announced the return of slalom skiing to the Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) boat lake partnering with hall of famer and water ski legend, Wade Cox.
This partnership will allow skiers the opportunity to train with Cox behind the industry leading Ski Nautique 200 on a brand new slalom course. OWC’s long history of waterskiing and its centralized location paired with Cox’s unique coaching style will provide skiers the convenience of professional instruction at a quality site just minutes from the airport and other Orlando landmarks.
One of the most successful slalom skiers of his era, Wade Cox’s legendary career boasts 47 professional slalom victories including three Masters’ championships and a former U.S. national slalom record.
Wade Cox commented, “I have many great memories skiing at OWC during my professional career, including a crazy runoff with Andy Mapple, which makes this partnership that much more special for me.” “I’m super excited to share my passion and knowledge of the sport behind the wheel of the best slalom boat on the market – the Ski Nautique 200,” Cox added.
Coaching sessions will be available Tuesday through Friday from 8am to noon, or by appointment. A 30-minute coaching session with Cox will cost $80 and can be booked online at www.aktionparks.com/ski or by calling OWC at 407-251-3100.
Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft (owner of Aktion Parks) stated, “Our OWC team is thrilled to have Wade’s expertise and energy on site. He is a legend in our industry and will provide skiers with a world class experience.” “All across the globe, the world’s best water ski coaches and schools choose the undisputed industry leading Ski Nautique 200,” Yeargin added.
Check out the all new Radar Nation App. The app allows you to scroll through #radarnation photos, see water ski sites all across the world, and upload your own ski site for people to check out! The idea behind the Radar Nation app is to connect skiers all across the globe. We want you to upload your site so you can connect with skiers everywhere. The Radar Nation is for everyone, we want to bring all people together over the one thing in life that brings us more joy than anything, water skiing. So get together you merry band of fun having spray makers and grow the Radar Nation as big as we can. Download the App today and start skiing with new friends .
Shalom Park is very proud to be hosting the Second Annual Canadian Open on August 5 - 7, 2016. The Canadian Open is a ProAm event that unites Elite Pro Skiers with Competitive Amateurs and offers Prize Money for Elite Men Jump, Elite Men Slalom, Elite Women Slalom and for U14 and U17 in all 3 events! Elite Men Jump and Slalom will also be elite points eligible.
Tow Boat: 2016 Ski Nautique 200 (6.2L)
Speed Control System: Zero Off
Elite Men's Slalom: US$12,000
Elite Men's Jump: US$12,000
Elite Women's Slalom: CDN$5,000
Swiss Waterski Resort is proud to announce the 2nd edition of the Swiss Pro Slalom featuring the best slalom skiers from around the World battling out a $10,000 Cash Prize in a 2-round & Finals competition. After last year’s feat of 3 men skiing into 9.75m (43 off) we are expecting a thrilling event under perfect central Florida conditions. Reigning Champions Freddie Winter, GBR and Regina Jaquess, USA will face the highest level of competition showcasing the best slalom skiing and drama to crown the Swiss Pro Slalom Champions in Open Men & Women.
About Swiss Waterski Resort
Water skiers from around the world come to Swiss Waterski Resort for its perfect ski lakes, beautiful surrounding scenery, and dedicated instructors led by head coach Clint Stadlbaur. Located outside Orlando in Clermont, Florida, Swiss Waterski Resort was established in 1979 and has provided the ultimate ski experience for decades. The staff ensures that all guests have a memorable stay by holding to the highest standards of Swiss service. At Swiss Waterski Resort, you’ll discover the perfect combination of rigorous training and resort vacation. Features include a fleet of new Nautique boats, stylish Mediterranean villas, pools, heated spas, and a pristine golf course. Ready for paradise? Book your next water ski escape at Swiss !
POLK CITY, Fla. - With its continual efforts to increase the value of a USA Water Ski membership, USA Water Ski, the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States, is pleased to announce a new partnership with ProMotive.com powered by Experticity to provide USA Water Ski members with exclusive access to top retail brands from outside the water ski industry.
With the launch of this program at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 6, USA Water Ski members will get recognized for their unique expertise among peers in the industry and have special insider access to six exciting and popular brands, including Body Glove, Merrell and Ogio. Access to the discounts will be available exclusively through the Members-Only area at USAWATERSKI.org. Members will have access to an additional six brands per month for the remainder of the year.
"We are excited about this new partnership and hope to continue to provide greater benefits to our members," said Bob Crowley, USA Water Ski executive director. "We will be working to keep a wide variety of brands constantly available to our members."
Experticity is the parent company of ProMotive.com and helps brands with marketing through real life influencers, including retail associates. They have built the world's largest community of influential category experts, connecting them with the world's top brands to create a new breed of buying experience - one that is informed, genuine and mutually beneficial. Experticity's community of more than a million experts is comprised of industry professionals, category opinion leaders and influential retail sales associates who are actively sought out for trusted recommendations on what to buy.
About USA Water Ski
USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.
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!!!!!
About the event (translated from French)
We are situated in the overseas regions of France more precisely in the Indian Ocean, next to Mauritius and Madagascar.
Our club was founded in 1973, we are on a lake, next to the sea and we can ski all year long.
It’s well-protected and very calm.
It’s the second time the club has been part of the Elite Tour.
We are the only club in France organizing an Elite Tour Tournament.
The first time was on March 23-24 2014.
Nate Smith, John Travers came .So did Regina Jacquess , Geena Krueger Breanne Dodds Clementine Lucine..
This year we are having Nate Freddie (Who has already come and detains the best score here 3@ 10.25) and Thibault
As for girls Geena and Breanne are coming back and we will have more French girls since there is a training session organised by the FFSNW before
Manon, Clair liz, Clementine .
Patrice Martin the FFSNW president will be here .
President of the jury will be Louis Polomé(SA) and the pilot Martin Smidth (NAM)
Our boat is a mastercraft 2014
$ 9,000 women
No entry fees, accommodation free, car provided 2 training sets offered
The third stop on the 2016 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour will be at Little Mountain Lakes in Maiden on July 16-17, marking the first time the series has been in North Carolina.
The series featuring male slalom skiers age 35 and older has gained popularity as legends of the sport such as Jeff Rodgers and the late Andy Mapple joined top amateurs in heated competitions at 34 mph.
A maximum of 45 skiers will be accepted at Little Mountain. Entry fee is $200 and competition will begin early July 16 with two rounds of qualifying, followed by an on-site banquet at the end of the ski day.
The top 16 qualifiers will advance to the Sunday head-to-head bracketed final.
Practice will be available Friday afternoon, July 15 for $10 per four passes.
Race City Marine of Mooresville is the area Nautique dealer supporting the tournament.
Every Labour Day holiday weekend, always the second one of March, the Moomba Festival in Melbourne Australia attracts over one million visitors during the four day programme. The highlight for many is the Moomba Masters Waterski and Wakeboard competition. Held on the Yarra River against the backdrop of towering skyscrapers and manicured parklands, this was a vintage year with Course Records exceeded a total of six times !
The programme included Slalom, Tricks, Jump and Wakeboard. Competitors took part from Belarus, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Peru, Russia and USA. Nautique provided all the competition boats and support staff and the City of Melbourne ensured that the facilities were just perfect !
Taking first place in Women’s Slalom, the defending Moomba Masters champion, Canadian Whitney McClintock, equalled the Course Record of 2 buoys on the 10.75m line in Round 1. She also set a new Course Record in the Semi Finals of 5 buoys on this line. Taking second place, Manon Costard FRA was also superb. She equalled the old Course Record twice. Canada’s Breanne Dodd took third place with one buoy on the 11.25m line. The Men’s Slalom Finals were drama loaded ! Three past and present World Champions took part. Five international stars dominated throughout – Corey Vaughn USA, Freddy Winter GBR, Thomas Degasperi ITA, Will Asher GBR and Nate Smith USA. Freddy Winter topped Round 1. World Champion and World Record holder Nate Smith topped the Semi Finals. Nobody anticipated the drama of the Finals ! Winter and Degasperi set the pace with 5 buoys on the 10.75m line. Third last off the dock, Will Asher brought a roar from the huge crowd with 1 buoy on the shorter 10.25m line – just two short of the Course Record. Vaughn came next but unfortunately missed his opening gates on the 10.75m line. That left Nate Smith to take the title but in just equalling Asher’s score, a Run-Off was called by Chief Judge Jeff Smith USA. Asher was then first out. He quickly scored 4.5 buoys on the 10.75m line. Smith rose to the occasion. He gave a gold medal victory wave to the cheering Melbourne spectators as he passed Asher’s limit. At this stage, a very disappointed Will Asher was already leaving the area but he then heard the commentators announce that on video review, Nate Smith had actually missed his opening gates. The 2016 Moomba Masters Slalom title was to be his after all. What a dramatic conclusion to a fantastic event with Asher, Smith and Degasperi taking the podium places.
In Women’s Tricks, the 9,470 points Course Record was exceeded no less than four times by the three youngest competitors. In Round 1, Erika Lang USA scored 9,570 points but 16 year-old World Champion Anna Gay USA pushed that further to 9,700 points. In the Semi-Finals, Gay did even better with 9,920 points and equalled that yet again in the Finals to take the title. Fourteen year-old Neilly Ross clocked up 9,290 points in Round 1 and took the bronze medal in the Finals behind Gay and Lang. In Men’s Tricks, four athletes exceeded 10,000 points. One exceeded 11,000. Although the Course Record holder Alaiksei Zharnasek BLR did not beat his own Course Record of 11,870, his score of 11,570 was close and good enough to take the title. Having watched his 16 year-old daughter Anna take the Women’s Tricks title, Russell Gay took the silver medal with a solid score of 10,890 ahead of Franck Desboyaux with 10,780 points. This was just 40 points ahead of Australia’s U21 Tricks Champion Joshua Briant.
Rockledge, FL (March 4, 2016) SeaDek Marine Products would like to welcome World Champion water skier Ryan Dodd to their Pro-Staff team. Ryan is a world-renowned waterskiing champion with more than 20 Professional event wins under his belt. Having achieved three Pan-American Games and Championship titles, two Moomba Masters, and three US Masters titles, Ryan Dodd has proven himself to be one of the top competitors in waterskiing. Recently, Ryan and his wife Breanne, signed with an elite team of athletes - Team Nautique. Ryan will be unstoppable this season, as he has now added another weapon to his arsenal - the Ski Nautique 200.
SeaDek has been working closely with Ryan on some very exciting new product development ideas. Having revolutionized the marine flooring industry with a line of UV-resistant, closed-cell EVA products that are not only durable and comfortable, but also aesthetically pleasing; they are moving into other areas of specific product development in a number of niche market segments, such as waterskiing, wake surfing, kayak fishing and more. SeaDek's ongoing commitment to quality manufacturing, exceptional service, and innovation mirror Ryan's strong work ethic and dedication, making him an ideal ambassador for the company. Ryan will be representing SeaDek at all of the professional waterskiing events this year, including the US Masters, of which SeaDek is a returning sponsor.
Ryan Dodd Personal Stats
Hometown: Palm Bay, Florida
Coaches: Mike Ferraro and Breanne Dodd
Current World Jump Champion, Ranked #1 in the World, Waterski Magazine Jumper of the Year, Waterski Canada Male Athlete of the year, Best Jump of 242 ft.
"SeaDek is innovating and growing at an incredible rate, and it's exciting to be on board as the first Waterski Athlete signed to the team. SeaDek is also a supporter of many of the pro waterski events, and are working hard to develop products to improve our quality of time spent on the lake. I am looking forward to another best year ever." - Ryan Dodd
Ellie Horton is three event and third generation competitive water skier. She grew up skiing at Horton Lakes, which was built by her grandfather Dr Jack Horton, and began competing when she was ten years old.
Currently, Ellie is a second year student at Florida Southern College. She is studying journalism and skis on scholarship for the FSC water ski team. is ranked 3rd overall in the nation, 9th in the U21 overall world standings, and has her open women’s rating in overall.
She is a member of the D3 water skis Factory Team and is sponsored by CAMARO wetsuits and NewCity Clothing.
Her recent successes have included winning Division I women’s tricks at the 2013 collegiate nationals as well as taking the tricks and overall title at the U21 2014 Pan Am Championships.