November 17th you all can get a chance to compete and ride with the Pros! We are have an event called "Pros and Joes". Right now we have the following riders coming out. There will be 9 total.
Kevin Henshaw to name a few.
More still to be announced. This should be a fun event. Finally something here in south florida.
I copied the event description below, but you can also go to www.sfwake.com
to get more info soon. We will start registration in a couple weeks. First come first serve. Only 27 spots available.
The South Florida Wakeboarding Association (SFWA) is excited to announce the "Pros and Joes" wakeboarding/wakeskating event to be held
on November 17, 2007 at Okeeheelee Park located in Palm Beach County at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413.
Description of the Wake Event
The event is a unique concept in the world of competitive wakeboarding. As of right now, we have a commitment for participation from ten (9) professional riders (names include Scott Byerly, Keith Lidberg, Aaron Reed, Shane Bonifay, and Shawn Watson) some of which are wakeboarders, some of which are wakeskaters. For each pro rider
there will be two local amateurs allowed into the tournament. So as of right now there will be twenty seven (27) local riders plus ten (9)
professional riders giving a total of thirty six (36) riders. At the beginning of the day (approximately 9:00am) the pro riders will select
two amateur riders at random, this will be the pro riders "team". The teams will compete behind the boats against each other through out the day with a winning team emerging at the end of the day. There will be judges and a tournament MC hosting the event and describing the tricks to the masses. Again, it will give amateur riders the opportunity to do something they may never get another chance to do-ride with the professionals that they look up to in this sport.
The event is designed to give amateur riders in South Florida the opportunity to not only meet pro-level wakeboarders and wakeskaters
but to rider with them as well. It is also a "coming out" event so to speak that will be the first step in 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 the hard core wake enthusiast and the casual observer. It will be an all day event starting at 10:00am and lasting until roughly 6:00pm. The SFWA members will man the event with our membership of approximately 100 people.