Have you tried wakeboarding yet?

Ballyhass Lakes, Mallow is delighted to bring the world’s latest and fastest growing water sport into the heart of Munster. Cable wakeboarding uses an overhead cable which pulls you over the surface of the lakes with a feel just like surfing or snowboarding but on water. This is the most accessible water sport for all ages and most of all fantastic fun. Ireland’s most unique sporting tourist attraction has been open for the last three weeks and has received rave reviews.

The System 2.0 wakeboard system that is used at Ballyhass is essentially a straight-line cable system that is great for events or stand-alone rail parks.The System 2.0 allows for a continuous ride, it is the perfect way to learn to wakeboard and has close to a 100% record for teaching people to wakeboard. This is due to the incredible speed control the driver has and the upward pull of the cable. The system is perfect for all levels of riders and is a dream training tool. What really makes a wake park though is the obstacle setup underneath the cable. Think floating skate park!

Ballyhass has already had Ireland’s top ranked wakeboarders David O’Caoimh and David Coates down training at the facility and will be hosting its first event in October with a stop of the grass roots tour. This is an event for all levels of wakeboarders from novice to advanced and travels throughout the year in the UK and Ireland. Wakeboarding is a fantastic lifestyle sport and people have already been heading down to Ballyhass on a daily basis to spend time wakeboarding, saying that if offers the same benefits as a gym but in a really fun, outdoor environment. There are several different ways how you can get out on the water, from yearly memberships, to ride packs and learn to wakeboard courses. Ballyhass recommends a beginners lesson to start off with. Perfect for everyone from 10 yrs up.

SONY DSCThis is a fantastic facility to now have in Munster. Take the time to head out and see what all the fuss is about. All details are on their website at www.ballyhasswakepark.ie.

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