After many years as a first rate ski school, McCormick's ski school, Seffner, Florida, has taken it up a notch. After much anticipation, and with the assistance of Correct Craft, and Obrien, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new cable park! Earlier in the year, father and son combo, Jim and Mike McCormick announced the purchase and future installation of a new cable system. This has been part of the long term plans for the past five years. Jim McCormick, now 70, built the current 80 acre facility in 1976. For the past seven years his eldest son, Michael has been running the day to day business of the school, which has become a mecca in the professional water-ski world. The addition of the new cable park is just the next step in the evolution of a legend’s vision and dream.

The cable rotates clockwise, which is great for all of the regular footed riders. It is also eight feet higher than other currently existing cables in the United States, creating much more lift for massive air tricks. The lake in which the cable is placed was specifically designed around a center island to eliminate rollers, and rider chop. Many sliders, kickers, and fun-boxes are currently under construction which will provide an unmatched experience in the air and on the water.

In addition to the main cable-way, there is also an “easy start” designed with the beginner riders and skiers in mind. It offers a softer, shorter pull, with no corners to maneuver. This separate 100 meter cable has a spring-loaded rope that stretches for a very gradual, progressive pull off the dock and out on top of the water.

McCormick's is located ten minutes from downtown Tampa and only one hour from Orlando, just east of the I-4 and I-75 interchange. The "grand" soft opening will be held over the surf expo weekend, September 13th and 14th, with on-site vendors including Nautiques, Obrien, and Oakley. For directions, rates, or hours of operation please visit the website at