The schedule of events for the 40th Barefoot Water Ski National Championships is now available to view and download. The nation's top barefoot water ski athletes will be compete Aug. 1-5 at Lake Grew in Polk City, Fla. More than 100 athletes are expected to compete for titles in wake slalom, tricks, jumping and overall during the five-day tournament. To view and download the schedule, click here (PDF).
The wake slalom event consists of athletes crossing the boat wake as many times as possible in two 15-second passes. Tricks competitors perform as many tricks as possible in two 15-second passes. Jumpers, who are each allowed three attempts, go for distance while leaping off an 18-inch ramp. Competitors reach speeds of up to 43 mph on their bare feet.
For additional information, visit www.barefoot.org.