Houston TX - Winter’s over…time to dust off the wakeboard and head for Wake Nation Houston, which is now open for its second season.
Wake Nation Houston opened to rave reviews last spring as the first and only full-size cable wakeboarding park in Houston, where riders can wakeboard, water ski and kneeboard without a boat! A rider’s need for a boat has been eliminated by an innovative, overhead circulating cable system that runs 35 feet above the water. The cable tows riders around a 12-acre lake at speeds of 18-20 mph and up to seven riders can be on the cable at the same time. Experienced riders can challenge a course of custom-built jumps, grind rails and sliders.
“Our first season was incredible, exceeding our expectations,” said Peter Kennedy, co-owner of the water-sports complex. The appeal of cable wakeboarding," he added, "is that the experience is designed for everyone in the family, from beginners to more experienced riders. Beginners love that wakeboarding is fun, easy to learn and allows everyone to progress at their own pace. Advanced riders love cable parks because of the unique opportunity to hit the many grind rails, ramps and floating jumps that are rarely accessible to those who ride behind boats.
“At Wake Nation Houston, guests don’t even need their own equipment to ride,” said Kennedy. “Guests can just bring their bathing suits because we’ve got everything else they need on site.” A fully stocked rental shop has wakeboards, water skis, kneeboards, helmets, life vests and wet suits. There is also a state-of-the-art pro shop with today’s latest wakeboarding gear and apparel, and a fully trained staff available for private or group lessons. There is also a separate “Practice Cable” area with an “easy start” system for beginners and young riders to learn the best techniques of cable wakeboarding.
“Wakeboarding is the country's fastest growing water sport,” says Kennedy, who also co-owns a Wake Nation-branded cable park in Cincinnati, Ohio. “With the cable system approach to wakeboarding and water skiing, there is no need or expense for a loud and often polluting motor boat,” he added.
Wake Nation Houston is a “pay-as-you-play” facility. Parking and admission to the cable wakeboarding complex are free, including access to a large outdoor observation deck that offers a panoramic view of the entire lake area. Riders pay only for “water time” at $30 for two hours, $35 for four hours or $40 for an all-day pass. Wake Nation also offers special group rates for outings and parties and several season pass options.
Wake Nation Houston is open March 1-March 14 Friday-Saturday-Sunday noon til 7 p.m. From March 15-31, the cable park is also open on Thursdays noon-7 p.m. The operating schedule beginning in April is posted on the website at wakenation.com.
All riders must be at least eight years of age and are required to wear a Coast Guard Approved (CGA) life vest and helmet.
Wake Nation Houston is located at 4411 County Road 418 in Rosharon, near Pearland, south of the Sam Houston Parkway, 20 minutes from downtown Houston. For more information, call (281) 431-4444
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