Wake the Desert Wakesurf Contest Website Goes Live and Registration is Open!
The Wake the Desert website has gone live and registration is officially open for the largest wakesurf contest in the state of Texas. Check out the new site and save your spot in the annual shredfest in the Desert. The Tank will be there and so should you.
Wake the Desert is Texas longest running Wake Tournament. The tournament began at Big Spring’s Moss Creek. Soon after, the organizers realized that the constant level and convenient facilities at San Angelo’s Lake Nasworthy was the perfect venue. Beginning as a Wakeboarding Event, the Tournament has grown to include the sports of Wakeskating and Wakesurfing. Currently, the event draws around 150 athletes and up to 1500 spectators. Athletes have come from as far away as California and Florida to compete in the event.
Ski Skeller is proud to announce that 2012’s Wake the Desert will be one of six qualifying stop for Centurion Boat’s World Wakesurfing Championship, which will be held in September at the Blue Water Resort in Parker Arizona. This qualifier status is expected to attract some of the world’s best wakesurfers, including current world champion Chase Hazen and former Champion Keenan Flegal. San Angelo’s own pro Wakesurfer’s, Chris Kinsey and Rebecca Payne, are also expected to compete.
Even though Wake the Desert attracts some of watersports top athletes, the event is truly a Grass Roots Tournament that welcomes riders of all skill levels. Divisions will range from Youth and Amateur’s to the Pro and Outlaw classes. Amateur and Pro classes are typically held on different days so that the younger more inexperienced riders can participate without the intimidation of riding alongside the professional athletes.
2012’s Wake the Desert will be held in San Angelo, TX at Lake Nasworthy’s Middle Concho Park. The park offers the ideal venue, as spectators can view the event from either the Grassy Meadows side or the Middle Concho Park side of the lake. This venue is also ideal for the athletes, as the water conditions tend to be very conducive to riding since the entire river area of the park is a no-wake zone.
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