surf2_Layer 1A spectacular wakeboarding system was launched on 11-12 May 2013 at the New Forest Water Park in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. 

Embracing the Olympic legacy, the water park was recently awarded a grant by Sport England to provide adapted facilities for disabled wakeboarding and offering an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional boat watersports.

The Jury family have been successfully running the park for over 20 years and are currently installing a 5-pylon wakeboard cable (a bit like a ski lift system) to provide enhanced facilities over one of their two lakes, situate in 50 acres of breathtaking countryside.

The park’s MD, Mark Jury enthusiastically says, “This new cable will open the sport to a whole new world, from enthusiastic beginners to the physically challenged, plus advanced riders who are looking to perfect their jumps and tricks.”

The Rixen 5-Pylon Wakeboard Cable System is a first for the South Coast, whereby the New Forest continues to be one of the UK’s top tourist destinations and the park is aiming to host both National and European wakeboarding championships in the future. Wakeboarding is one of several sports presently being considered for Olympics 2020.

In addition to the skiing, New Forest Water Park’s facilities include paddle boarding, kayaking, fun water sports (from inflatable rings/banana rides) to private island fishing, plus lakeside and woodland camping facilities.

Mark Jury adds “We are a family run business and are proud to continue to offer a relaxing holiday at the Park, with the added thrill of water sport amenities.   We are also delighted to formally welcome on board our main sponsor, Voltz Energy Shots, who will be empowering this activity to breathtaking new realms.”

More information at www.newforestwaterpark.co.uk 

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