By Dave Johnson, The Tribune
Colin Chrysler, of Erieau, throws up a wave as he makes a sharp turn in preparation for his next trick at the recent WAKE-UP Call at Niagara Boarder Pass in Port Colborne.
Wakeboarders and wakeskaters won’t want to leave anything behind on the water with the provincial championship and the Overall Disney XD Roots Wake Series Cable Tour title on the line at Sugarloaf Harbour Marina.
The event will also be the last chance many competitors have to ride in a competitive setting before they head to Quebec for national championships Aug. 23 to 26.
“We’re really excited to be heading to Port Colborne for the provincial championships,” said event director Erika Langman. “It’s the newest System 2.0 cable in Ontario, and the staff there have already been doing an amazing job of introducing new people to the sport.”
She said while much of the attention goes to the highest-level open divisions, there are also newbie and amateur categories for riders who are just getting their feet wet in the sport.
“Our goal has always been to make wakeboarding more accessible to everyone in Ontario, and we love to see fresh faces and new competitors come out to the events,” said Langman.
Visit www.rootswakeboarding.com for more details on the event, and to get caught up on everything that has been happening on the Roots Tour so far this summer.
About the Roots Wake Series
• The Roots is recognized by the provincial sport body as Ontario’s designated provincial wakeboard and wakeskate series.
• This not-for-profit series is organized by a committee of longtime competitive riders hoping to provide the next generation of athletes with the opportunity to excel in sport.
• The grassroots series focuses on introducing new participants to wakeboarding and wakeskating in Ontario.
• The Roots is brought to you by Disney XD, Muskoka Woods, Nautique, Pride Marine Group, Hyperlite, Byerly, Teva, Ronix, Mastercraft, Buckeye Marine, Hurley, Rip Curl, Liquid Force, SBC Wakeboard, Metab, The Ranch Wake Park, Sarnia Boarder Pass, Bayou Cable Park, Boardsports, Algonquin Outfitters, Sharpley Source for Sports, Fox, Dakine, Jones Soda, Gordon Bay Marine, Malibu, Summerski, Endless Surf, Spy, CWB, Accurate, Capix, JBR Designs, IS Eyewear, Dakine, Xcel, G&G Electronics, Jet Pilot and Waterski-Wakeboard Ontario.