Empire Wake has once again expanded college wakeboarding in the right direction. With the huge success of the Collegiate Wake Series in the past 3 years, and the growing interest in college wakeboarding as a whole, incorporating cable riding just seems like it’s the right move at the right time.

While collegiate wakeboarding is expanding rapidly, Cable riding is growing even faster. All around the country, parks are popping up everywhere. Thanks to the efforts of the Wake Park Project and Pat Panakos, now parks are equipped with Unit features and nicer facilities.

“It seems our sport is progressing on every front except collegiate cable.  This event series is exactly what we need.” –Pat Panakos, Wake Park Project

The Collegiate Cable Tour is coming to a park near you in March 2012. The tour begins at Texas Ski Ranch in March, then heads to OWC, and ends at the cable park of the year, Hydrous.

“Hydrous is very excited to host the Collegiate Cable Tour in April,” says Victor Toledo, owner of Hydrous.  “The best collegiate cable riders in region will be competing here and that is really exciting to be a part of.”

Each event will host teams that have registered with the tour through Empire Wake.  The teams who compete will be ranked and invited to the first ever Collegiate Cable Championships in September.

Throughout the day, the park will be open to the pubic to watch and ride. The sponsoring board companies will be hosting demos before and after the event, as well as during the hour break in the middle.

Other companies supporting the tour will be on site to sample and demo as well. Look for Gibbons Slacklines, and Voda Trampboards, to offer up a good time in between sets.

Red Bull will also be on site kicking out the beats, energy and after parties on site!

Riders must be a current student enrolled at a university and part of their respective team.

To find out all the details and info check out EMPIRE U (http://empire-u.blogspot.com/)

Tour Dates:
March 24th – Texas Ski Ranch
March 31st  – Orlando Watersports Complex
April 14th – Hydrous Wake Park

The support so far: Red Bull, Go Pro, Ten-80, Three, Slingshot, Smith Optics, Alpinestars, Gibbons Slacklines, Voda Trampboards, and CWB.