Tag Archives: Watersports

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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AIRHEAD Sports Group acquires WaterMat

Denver-based AIRHEAD Sports Group (ASG), a designer and supplier of watersport and outdoor products, announced that it will be acquiring WaterMat, the original family-fun and exercise floating foam mat headquartered in Glen Ellyn, IL. WaterMat will added to ASG’s house of brands that include Airhead, SportsStuff, Dry Pak, and Yukon (formerly known as Yukon Charlie’s). “For the last 15 years ...

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