Today at Lake Ivanhoe in Orlando we had the opportunity to participate in this great water sports event with lots of water skiing competitions, sensational jumps, water devices, a boat show and many water hobbies related vendors were present.
It is not everyday that we have such an opportunity, considering that Orlando is not a Beach City, the area around Lake Ivanhoe has a considerable amount of water sports equipment stores and even a boat shop, and they all participated in the event, which was a magnet for families, and also warmed up business for all the local restaurants and stores. It was really nice to see the people bringing their beach chairs and sitting around the lake to watch the competitions, interacting with the athletes, the kids playing. We need more of these events they are good to everyone, community and Economy.
A Nautique Boat Show, Slalom Competition, Wakesurf, Wakeskate, barefoot Exhibitions, and Wakeboard, were greatly executed.This event is sanctioned by USA Water Ski and the World Wakeboard Association featuring LOCAL world-class athletes competing for a $40,000 purse including:
- Bob Soven (Wakeboard) – 2013 Red Bull Wake Open champion and star of MTV’s WakeBrothers, with his brother, Phil Soven
- Zack Worden (Waterski Jumper) – Rated #2 Jumper in the World
- Mike Dowdy (Wakeboard) – 2013 U.S. Masters Winner
- Jon Travers (Slalom Waterski) – 2011 U.S. Masters Winner
The event was sponsored by Orlando Dodge, Nautique, 1800-411-pain, CWB Board Co, The Hammerhead Lamb, Hoskis, Woodroze, Sonny’s BBQ, USA Waterski, Krispy Kreme, Narragansett, polk, Hunter Vision, Southern Technical College, Yelp, Orlando Watersports Complex, Integrative Physical Medicine, Orange Theory Fitness, Bogo Magazine, The Touchless Cover, Orlando Sentinel Media Group, Caribbean Sunshine Bakery Restaurant Catering, Aluminum Boat Cradles, Simply Gourmet & Cookies, Spa Longevita.