October 3rd, 2011 by pressrelease

South Florida Wakeboarding Association
“Pros and Joes” Wake Contest
Event Overview
Saturday, November 12th , 2011

The South Florida Wakeboarding Association (SFWA) is excited to announce the fourth annual “Pros and Joes” wakeboarding/wakeskating contest to be held on November 12th, 2011 at Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413.

Registration for the 5th Annual 2011 South Florida Wake Association (SFWA) Pros and Joes Event is now officially OPEN!!!!!!  This year’s event promises to be bigger and better with a new format that will showcase the Pro riders in a best trick demo.   Pro riders like Nic Taylor, JD Webb and Scott Stewart with many more are scheduled to be at the event to ride with the amateurs.

So what is Pros and Joes?  Just continue reading and your questions will be answered, if you still have questions after reading you can contact us at sfwake@yahoo.com.

The SFWA Pros-n-Joes Event is designed to give amateur wake riders in South Florida the opportunity to not only meet pro-level wakeboarders and wakeskaters but to ride with them as well.  It is also an opportunity to grow the wake sports from the grassroots and make Palm Beach County relevant in wake related sports. The SFWA is dedicated to this purpose and our intention each year is to make this a family event that will attract both hard-core wake enthusiasts and the casual observers.  We strive to put on an enjoyable event that is unique in concept and fun for all involved.

The Pros-n-Joes Event is a unique concept in the world of competitive wake sports.  For each pro rider, there will be three local amateurs that will make up the pro riders “team”.  The competition is planned to have twenty-four (24) local amateur riders plus ten (8) professional riders giving a total of thirty-two (32) riders.  At approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday, the Pro riders will select the three Joe riders at random to join the Pro riders “team.”  The teams will compete behind a wakeboard boat against each other throughout the event.  Here is where our tournament differs from every other, 1.  Both wakeboarders and wakeskaters will compete together on the same team, 2.  This is possible because each rider is judged against their own skill level thereby giving the Joe rider and the Pro rider the same opportunity to compete. Again, this event will give amateur riders the opportunity to do something they may never get another chance to do: ride with the sport’s top professionals!

Obviously, a whole day cannot be made from just the water activities; there must be “land” events also to keep the Pros-n-Joes Event going during the down times of the wake-related activities.  As for the “land” portion of the Pros-n-Joes Event, the park will be host to activities for the kids such as a bounce house and other “fun” items.  This year’s event will showcase a skateboard park, displaying local talent shredding the course.  There will also be giveaways, raffles and other events (autograph booths, etc.) for those not riding or enjoying the pro demos.  In addition, there will be food vendors and music throughout the day. Most importantly it will be a “showcase” for the many Pros-n-Joes Event sponsors; which will enable the event participants the opportunity to get a hands-on look at some of the newest products on the market.

The SFWA Pros-n-Joes event will be held this year on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at the Micanopy Pavilion within Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach, Florida. Again visit www.sfwake.com for up-to-date event information.

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