You've heard the rumors, and now it's official. The first-ever USA Cable Wakeboard Tour is happening in 2002. It's slowly getting off the ground right now, and we are currently hunting for sponsors to help out with the events. The Tour will be a series of four tournaments taking place at each cableway in the US. It is all sanctioned by the American Wakeboard Association. The divisons will be the same as the US Cable Wakeboard Nationals, with the addition of Open Men, Open Women, and Wakeskate. We are trying to obtain sponsor support to pay out prize money to the Open divisions. In addition, there would be overall awards at the end of the Tour, with points/rankings that accumulate as the season progresses.
May 11 - Deerfield Beach, FL - Ski Rixen
June 8 - Fayetteville, NC - Smith Lake Water Park
August 4 - Orlando, FL - OWC
September 14 - New Braunfels, TX - Texas Ski Ranch
The purpose in launching the Tour is to build interest in the sport of cable wakeboarding across the country. Most likely, this first season will be casual, but if we do reasonably well, then we will be in a much better position to lure greater sponsors for next year. We hope it will get bigger and better each and every year. This is our vision.