South Florida Wakeboarding Association
“Pros and Joes” Wake Contest
Saturday, November 14th , 2009
The South Florida Wakeboarding Association (SFWA) is excited to announce the third annual “Pros and Joes” wakeboarding/wakeskating contest to be held on November 14th, 2009 at Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413.
The event is designed to give amateur riders in South Florida the opportunity to not only meet pro-level wakeboarders and wakeskaters but to ride with them as well. The event is in its third year and is still committed to making Palm Beach County relevant in wake related sports. The SFWA is dedicated to this purpose and our intention is to make this a family event that will attract both hard-core wake enthusiasts and the casual observers. It will be an all-day event starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and lasting until roughly 6 p.m later that day. The event will be marketed aggressively and we expect a large crowd throughout the day. Last year’s crowd approached approximately 1,500 people.
The event is a unique concept in the world of competitive wakeboarding. For each pro rider, there will be three local amateurs. There will be twenty-one (21) local riders plus seven (7) professional riders giving a total of twenty-eight (28) riders. At approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, the pro riders will select three amateur riders at random to join the pro riders “team.” The teams will compete behind the boats against each other throughout the event. Each rider will be judged against their own skill level thereby giving the new rider and the pro level rider the same opportunity to compete. Again, this event will give amateur riders the opportunity to do something they may never get another chance to do: ride with the sport’s top professionals.
Obviously, a whole day can not be made from just the water activities; there must be “land” events also to keep the event going during the down times of the wake-related activities. As for the dry land portion of the event, the park will be host to a number of events. Most importantly it will be a showcase for the many events sponsors. It will be host to vendor products and will give the event participates the opportunity to get a hands-on look at some of the newest and most interesting products on the market. There will be food vendors and activities such as bounce houses and rock climbing walls. There will be giveaways, raffles and other events (autograph booths, etc.) for those not riding behind or enjoying the pro demos. In addition, there will be a DJ throughout the day.
To sign up and for more information on the event please visit www.sfwake.com