Wakeboard fun on the Clarence River today

Big River Ski Club wakeboarder Hayden Fuller will be one of more than 50 riders at round one of Wakeboard Queensland event at Big River Holiday Park.
Big River Ski Club wakeboarder Hayden Fuller will be one of more than 50 riders at round one of Wakeboard Queensland event at Big River Holiday Park. Kelly Price

WAKEBOARDING: Riders as young as five will be taking to the water today to take part in Wakeboard Queensland's round one event.

The wakeboarding action will take place on the Clarence River at Seelands Park out the front of the Big River Holiday Park from 8am.

Big River Holiday Park and Ski Lodge manager Alison Fels said she hoped to see a good crowd watching the action.

"I think we will have a good crowd, we've booked out a lot of spaces at the park," she said.

"If the weather holds out, it'll be glorious."

Fels said the event was set up to allow fun for all ages.

"It's designed for all members to compete in various category classes of varying skills and experience," she said.

"We've got approximately 50 riders registered across the day."

Fels said some of the riders taking part in the event have recently returned from competing in Canada at the WWA Wakeboard World Championships.

A training camp was held at the park for the past two days to help the next generation of wakeboarders gain experience.

"There's been about 150 kids over the last couple of days," Fels said.

"They've been having fun, getting some good water and nice weather. It'll be a good event, hopefully I'll get have time to sit and watch them on the water."

Topics:  big river holiday park, wakeboarding, wakeboard queensland, whatson

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