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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: Where to live for wakeboarding Reply with quote

My wife and I currently live in the land of 10,000 lakes in Minnesota. While we love having all the lakes, the winters are just getting to us and we want to move somewhere warmer. We don't need to be in the extreme south, just something a little warmer. I'm looking for suggestions for places to live with good access to wakeboard lakes.

Our dream is San Diego, but I've heard Florida is known as the mecca for wakeboarding. Any comments around Texas? What about south carolina, or the the middle states like Tennessee or Missouri?
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Texas is really a strong area for boating and cable parks.

Texas has 3 cable parks north(Hydros x2, Cowtown)

BSR in Waco

TSR and Vision ATX in the Austin/San Marcos area

And then a few south in the Houston/Pearland area. Even a two tower or two with M2 sports and Bethy creek having cables.

For lakes I like the San Marcos area and the Austin area. With the drought Lake Travis has been empty and hard to launch a boat. If you want to travel from Austin you can always hit lake Georgetown, Stillhouse or Belton.

Really depends on what you want. If you want a lake with boat up eating and drinking then some of those options will not work. if you want a lake where you can actually wakeboard then others might be better options.

I know there are a number of great lakes in the Dallas area but I don't have any info on those.

Spend a week in the Austin area and let me know what you think. Smile

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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2015 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missouri (and Kansas, if you live on the KC/Western side of Missouri) has lots of lake access and there is a cable park in Kansas about 40 minutes from downtown KC, Missouri. There are lots of opportunities to wakeboard here but I wouldn't say the scene is huge here in KC. Biggest problem with Missouri is that you're still going to go through a winter of non-riding for at least 4 months (and that is if you live in the furthest south parts of Missouri where Table Rock Lake sits.

If you're looking to avoid winter, I'd do it in FLA, San Diego, or AZ.

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orlando /thread
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2015 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Charleston, SC but ride up on Lake Murray in Chapin, SC (2 hours away). Lots of riders up in the area. The lake is huge so you have a lot of choices of where to live(Columbia, Irmo, Lexington, etc). Winters are very mild here and don't last long.

There is Lake Marion and Moultrie that are closer to Charleston but you have to be weary of stumps on them.

There are lakes upstate as well in the Greenville area- Lake Hartwell and Keowee. Keowee is the nicer of the two and deeper as well(It drains Hartwell when it gets low).

System 2.0 Cable Park in Charleston.

You can of course ride in Charleston. Plenty of rivers that have calm water. But I don't ride here (with my boat) b/c of the salt and it killing anything it touches. Evil or Very Mad
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