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borka 03-19-2010 4:38 AM

Wakeboarding spots in Chicago?
Hi everyone! I left to Illinois for from 20may to 7th june. Can you guys recommended me any good places for riding in Ch?
Many thanx!

slipknot 03-19-2010 8:38 AM

contact the guys at Chicago Mastercraft, they should be able to set you up with some pulls ;)



sidekicknicholas 03-19-2010 8:53 AM

Fox River is pretty huge

balr54 03-19-2010 10:32 AM

I know it is a couple hours away, but the Ice Breaker Wakefest is taking place May 21-22 in Kendallville IN. You can check out the details at www.icebreakerwakefest.org

borka 03-19-2010 2:08 PM

Thank you everyone!

spridle 03-19-2010 9:27 PM

Are you down town or 'burbs?
The Fox, and the Illinois rivers are usually decent spots to catch a pull. There a fair amount of people from the Chain too.

borka 03-20-2010 11:57 AM

- I will stay in Marriot on Transam Plaza Drive
Oakbrook Terrace. Dont know where is it...

ryan_shima1 03-20-2010 12:45 PM

Hey Boris,
I have some friends who ride regularly on the Fox River. If you'll have a car to drive, I'm sure he can hook you up with pulls.

I'll email you his contact info.


michaelvincz 03-21-2010 12:46 PM

Boris I live in Wheaton and will be going to the ICE BREAKER WAKEFEST. If your interested in going along your more than welcome.

I am new to the Chicagoland area and will also be looking for people to ride with in the summer months. Down to throw in cash for gas and beers.

cmcxstar 03-21-2010 4:49 PM


You will be staying right in between the Chain and the IL. river. The IL river is better than the the Fox or the Chain, deeper, wider, less busy, etc. I should be all healed up by then. I can give you a pull. We can either do the IL river, or a private lake.

spridle 03-21-2010 9:03 PM

At least you're pretty much right on the highway. There's always something going on around the Chicago area. I live in a lake community, almost an hour from Oakbrook. About 1/2hr from Ottawa or Morris.

wazzy 03-22-2010 10:06 AM

We ride about 2 hours West of Chi near Rockford area...

Also check out some local forums:

Donski 03-22-2010 10:42 AM

The crews in the Chicago-land area are pretty hard to ride with. Everyone is real tight and not so eager to ride with strangers. I have a wakeboard boat and plenty of experience to contribute to a new crew. It still took a very long time to find a solid crew up here that I was content with. Nothing like the Dallas crews back home where everyone is welcoming. Well, for the most part. :D Or maybe I'm just too used to southern hospitality.

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