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16th Annual California Water Ski Pro Am – 2018 Tournament

September 14-15-16, 2018

The largest professional slalom water ski event in the U.S. is returning to the Sacramento region for it’s 6th year. Come watch the world’s top ranked professional men and women water skiers compete in the 16th annual California Water Ski Pro Am.

This is a FREE family friendly event.

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2015 California Waterski Pro Am Event

Bell Acqua Lake 1 – Rio Linda, CA

California Waterski Pro Am

September 17-18-19-20

Pros from around the world will be competing for cash prizes.


The California Waterski Pro Am featuring the largest professional slalom event in the United States and the world’s top skiers will hit the waters in Northern California this weekend.

The California Waterski Pro Am is coming to town this weekend. The largest professional slalom event in the United States. The conditions could not be better! With the world’s top skiers hitting the water, including Nate Smith. “There is always pressure on me to do my best. They expect me to ski the best, or set a new world record.”

Terry Winter, another top-notch local talent says, “I get to come home, hang out with my can’t ask for a more beautiful place to be than in your backyard.”

Nate continues, “He (Terry Winter) is consistent, there at the top, plus Brian Detrick. He is a friend of mine, just started climbing the ladder…a fantastic slalom skier. I try to relax and have fun. This event is a platform for a National Bid.”

The public is welcome to watch these elite skiers who are looking to carve their way to a podium finish can join the fun at Bell Acqua Lake 1 in Rio Linda. Event is free, parking $5.

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Contact Bell Acqua private waterski lake in the central valley of northern California — a premier destination for professionals and those wanting to improve their waterskiing skills.


Brian Detrick: Waterski Pro – 2013 Diablo ProAm Round 2 (Big Crash @ 39 off)

You’ll Want to Watch this Waterski Pro Twice

Watch Brian Detrick at The 2013 ProAM – Bell Acqua Lake

The UC Davis Water Ski Team have been Bell Acqua Lake One members for 25 years. UC Davis is one of the top water ski teams in the college division, currently holding first place ranking and are one of the top three, in the nation 2013. Waterski Pro skiiers use Bell Acqua Lake as a practice venue because of the perfect water conditions.

This is a great place to learn to waterski for beginners because of a slow water start and less distractions than trying to learn on public waterways. Afun p lace to be this summer! (916) 919-5726