FT. McCOY, FL — Lake Area Watersports and Hyperlite present the second Island Lake Wake Surf Competition, sponsored by Roof It Right, RIR Building Construction and Newnan Peachtree Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15 on Island Lake 10858 NE 227th Place Road, in Ft McCoy.
Wakesurf competitors of all ages and experience levels can register at wakesurflaw.com, and the public is invited as spectators. Industry pros will be part of the event, along with food trucks, a pop up ProShop, plus a waterski show at mid day by Gatorland Waterski Show Team.
This event is geared to boost the sport and raise competitor confidence. Several competitors from last year’s event, including locals Lindsay Hovsepian and Lee Hite, went on to compete at Callaway Gardens later in the year. The August 2020 event drew competitors from as far away as Texas.
“Team Nautique’s professional wake surfer Jodi Grassman (she is also on Team Hyperlite) is joining us for the second year and so is driver, Eddie Beverly, of Hyperlite. Once again, Eddie will be driving the top-of-it’s class Nautique Paragon G23,” organizers said.
“In addition, we’ll be joined by Nautique pro, John Akerman and Noah Flegel and Brian Grubb from Team Hyperlite. We’ll have the famed Dano The Mano on the mic announcing. Gatorland Waterski Show Team will be providing mid-day entertainment showing off their skills from pyramids to ballet line, and everything in between.”
For spectators, a Jumbotron and amazing production crew used by the Masters (the world’s most prestigious Watersports Tournament) will be on site so that everyone can see the surfers up close and personal during their runs.
Admission is FREE. Those attending should bring chairs, tents, umbrellas, blankets, and coolers. There will be plenty of space along the shores of Island Lake to spread out. Guests are invited to swim as well, but there is no lifeguard on duty.
More details at wakesurflaw.com
IF YOU GO
When: Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Island Lake, 10858 NE 227th Place Road, Ft McCoy, FL 32134
Details & Registration: wakesurflaw.com