Dano the Mano, announcer for the Pro Wakeboard Tour and King of Wake Series, got the action rolling when he called the Pro Wakeboard athletes up on the Bandstand Stage at Cauble Park. Waiting to meet these young men and women, were our Horizon Athletes, who all have hearts of champions. It was exciting to see these strong athletes take the time to introduce themselves, sign autographs and high fives these kids. They do it every year and it is deeply appreciated. Dano the Mano has been announcing with the Pro Wakeboard Tour since they first started coming to Acworth in 2006. He loves the venue. and is pictured at right.
The world’s top professional wakeboarders opened the 22nd season of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in grand fashion Friday at Lake Acworth Beach. Taking to the water at Cauble Park the season-opening day featured remarkable performances from a slew of athletes across all three divisions including last year’s Pro Men’s season champion Harley Clifford.
“It’s great to start another season of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour here in Acworth,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “The city is great to work with, the venue is a favorite among the athletes and the conditions on the lake today, matched with the perfect wake from the X-Star, things were firing on all cylinders.”
The Pro Women also showed up in Acworth in top form. Leading the charge were Nicola Butler and Raimi Merritt, who both put in scores of 73.33 to tie for the day’s best scores among the females.
The Pro Wakeboard Tour will hold its Main Event at Cauble Park, Lake Acworth , today, Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is a day of water-sports action. But not all of the action takes place on the water. On land, fans will experience tons of great food and music; athlete autograph signings; chances to win free stuff; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wake skates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions. This family oriented event will provide a fun filled day of sun, surf and excitement for all who attend.
Following the final rounds of action on Saturday, fans can stay for the jaw-dropping Polaroid Action Big-Air Contest. The event will feature top athletes performing exciting and innovative new tricks that aren’t typically attempted in a traditional contest setting. Immediately following the event, a Block Party will be held in Historic Downtown Acworth that will feature an awards ceremony, live music, outdoor dining opportunities, and much more. The Block Party will run from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Parking will be available in Historic Downtown Acworth and shuttles will be running from various locations to bring visitors down to the party.
You do need tickets for Saturday. Purchase at Cauble Park: $13.00 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under are admitted free. Parking will be available in downtown Acworth. Shuttles will be provided from Downtown Acworth.
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