Tag Archives: Watersports

Wakeboarding Hall of Fame announces class of 2021

Wakeboard Hall of Fame logo

The 2021 Wakeboarding Hall of Fame induction class includes some of the sport’s most influential and notable visionaries from wake sport’s earliest years before the sports were accepted as popular action sports of today. On September 10, 2021, in Orlando Florida, the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame will induct eleven new members including pioneering athletes Shane Bonifay, Emily Copeland Durham, Jeff ...

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Idaho county to restrict towed-sports along Spokane River

Last week, an ordinance prohibiting boaters from engaging in activities that create “excessive wakes” was passed by the Kootenai County Commission. After three months of public hearings, amendments, and strong opposition from the recreational boating community, the Commission adopted the ordinance by a 2-1 vote. The ordinance defines “excessive wake” as “plowing or using any enhancement to increase a wake ...

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Orlando Watersports Complex to host Worlds

OWC (Orlando Watersports Complex) and the WWA (World Wake Association) announced the 2021 WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Nautique Boats that will be held at OWC on September 10-12. Orlando Watersports Complex is the premier wake destination for all seasoned and new riders. OWC is fully-equipped in its world class facility with pristine water conditions and off water ...

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Riding the towboat sales wave

By David Gee The NMMA recently reported that retail unit sales of new powerboats in February 2021 were up 34% compared to the same time period last year. Segment leaders included wakesport boats, one of many categories seeing double-digit increases YOY. These latest sales figures for the towboat segment follow a strong 2020, with NMMA reporting unit sales around the ...

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Airhead Sports Group, Land ‘N Sea pen distribution agreement

Airhead Sports Group

Airhead Sports Group (ASG) announced Land ‘N Sea (LNS) as a new distributor for Airhead and Sportsstuff outdoor watersports products for the 2021 summer season in the US and Canada.  Marine dealers are one of the strongest retail channels for Airhead products. Over the past two years, Airhead has introduced new products and programs to help expand and grow marine ...

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In support of responsible wakes in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

By Chris Bank It's no surprise that in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” many of our favorite recreational activities take place against the backdrop of Minnesota’s abundant bodies of water. With more than 820,000 registered boats across the state — amounting to roughly one boat for every six Minnesotans — sports like fishing, water skiing and wake surfing are widely ...

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Orlando Watersports Complex helps all get on the water

This weekend, Orlando Watersports Complex hosted Above The Wake, a local nonprofit that helps disabled kids get on the water. Orlando Watersports Complex staff taught 25 kids with varying degrees of autism how to wakeboard, kneeboard, or ride on top of the water. It was an event where people experienced new joys and activities on the water that they have ...

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Correct Craft’s Aktion Parks opens new Florida location

Over the weekend, Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, opened Elite Cable Park, in Auburndale, Fla. Mayor Bill Braswell, Commissioner Dorothea Taylor Bogert, Commissioner Keith Crowie, Commissioner Richard Hamann, Commissioner Bill Sterling and watersports industry executives attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. Afterwards, the park opened and locals rode the cable. Representatives of the new park said the park is ...

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Oregon Senate passes towed watersports program

Last week, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2352 – which creates a towed watersports program in the state – and now awaits Governor Kate Brown’s signature. The National Marine Manufacturers Association was part of a coalition of stakeholders and businesses that opposed the bill. HB 2352 creates a $124 biannual boating permit for wakeboat operators along a 17 mile stretch ...

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Protomet Corp. ramping up in Loudon County

Protomet Corp. — a provider of engineering and manufacturing solutions and services for a variety of markets, including the marine industry — is quickly ramping up a $30 million expansion project in Loudon County, Tenn. In recent years, Protomet also introduced a proprietary line of products marketed under the PTM Edge Watersports brand that makes and markets boating mirrors and ...

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