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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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Slalom Water Ski Lessons at Bell Acqua Lake

Sisters, Sela (17) and Zara (15) are the daughters of Phil Streng who skied at Bell Acqua Lakes 18 years ago.

bell acqua water ski lessonsThe girls have never even seen a private tournament Lake nor a ski course in their life before this week! They are now addicted and running the course after attending Wednesday night Ski League & Junior Development with coaching from Pro Skier Terry Winter.

Needless to say, Dad is a little excited (and proud) of his daughters who are now skiing slalom after just a few lessons. Dad might have to consider a Bell Acqua Lake Ski Membership so his daughters have a safe and private place to practice!

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 famly..you 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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Enjoy the thrill of water skiing: Play it safe

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Water skiing is very thrilling and one of the most popular adventure sports around the world.

BALwebheaderFNLnoTWYou can have a thrilling experience and loads of excitement and fun if you are interested in water skiing. But not before you are aware of all technical rules involving water skiing safety. Because a slight negligence and reluctance on your part can result in a disaster. Water skiing is at one point a boat game but the skier splashes through the water and the chill of thrill lies in the havoc speed. Thus you call it water skiing. It’s a team of three where one is the operator and the other is the observer and the main guy is the skier in the whole game.

You can easily make out one thing. As the game of water skiing has two risky zones, one is water and the other is speed, it has to be played with immense precautions. To avoid unwanted accidents, water skiing has some inherent rules and safety measures which every player has to follow. When it is a one man show the risk can be minimized but when a set of skiers plunge into the same portion of the river, it is very difficult to keep track on every individual. The risk probability is doubled.

Safety rules in water skiing

The compulsory age

You cannot start water skiing whenever you wish. The minimum age when you can become both an operator and an observer has been fixed to be sixteen. With special permission from the concerned ski board, one below sixteen but more than twelve can become an observer but for being operator the age mentioned is mandatory.

Skiing tools and uniform:

The personal flotation device or PFD has to be strictly personal. You cannot use someone else’s device. Put on something that makes you feel light and doesn’t disturb when you ski across the water. The colors of the jersey must be bright to be identified easily.

Hour of skiing:

Again you can’t wish to ski as per your mood. There are specifications of time and you are bound to follow the rules. It is always between sunrise and sunset that means in bright daylight. It cannot be an hour before or after that.

Fitness and not addicted:

The trio has to be body fit and the level of alcohol in the blood has to be less 0.05. If it is traced more they will be disqualified and even penalized.

Signaling techniques:

When you are already in water on with the game, you can meet with accident anytime without even the slightest idea. The observer’s duty is to constantly keep his eyes on the skier and following the path he should indicate the operator of the boat. Even then if the skier falls, the skier should try to raise the arm or the ski straight towards upward direction, so that the observer can instantly find out what has happened. The life of the skier can thus be saved.

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What To Know Before Buying Water Ski Equipment

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Water Ski Equipment, what you need to know.

Author: Myron Crawford

Those who take up water skiing call it tough and enjoyable, but how much anybody enjoys it depends a great deal on the quality and appropriateness of the water ski equipment being used.So how can you ensure you’re picking out the exact right equipment and skis available?

When visiting a water ski equipment retailer, it’s imperative that you tell the salesperson what your skill level is. For anyone new to the sport, the most common type of water ski to choose from is usually a set of combination pairs due to their width and greater level of control. The next most used water ski is the slalom water ski type. A slalom water ski is usually the ski that those who prefer to ski on one leg choose, and are also perfect for those who are more skilled. Trick skis and jump skis are suitable only for the experts.

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Next, consider that in terms of the design of your water ski equipment, for the most part, all water skis these days are made out of fiberglass related materials so that they’re not only tough, but able to resist water damage. The bottom designs of the skis are either going to be concave or will have a small, shallow tunnel running up the middle. If the water ski equipment you’re looking to buy has a narrow tunnel it’s meant for skiers who like to ski standing straight up with their weight distributed backwards slightly, while concave skis are best suited for skiers who like to attack the water by skiing forward with their knees bent.The rocker, flex and length can really make or break one’s water ski equipment purchase. A ski’s rocker is the measurement of the curve at the bottom side of the skiis in proportion to the speed the ski will provide. The larger the rocker, the more speed that ski will produce. Flex works similarly, except that it goes backward. That means that the greater the flex of the ski,the slower it is on the water.

When choosing bindings for one’s water ski equipment, fit and comfort are essential. Beyond that, the bindings are chosen based on what type of water ski equipment is being purchased.The water ski rope and handles are yet another concern when you’re purchasing water ski equipment. A water ski rope should be elastic in nature and able to give and take when you’re moving and turning on the water. As for what handles to purchase, you’ll probably only be buying one because most modern-day water skiers prefer to use a single handle. Comfort is of course as major a consideration since well-fitting handles can help keep a skier from getting fatigued for longer.

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