Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta is the Provincial Organization
that governs towed water sports in Alberta.
This includes: slalom, trick, jump, wakeboard, wakesurf,
wakeskate, hydrofoil and adaptive.
We oversee the athletic development of children & adults
in all these disciplines as well as getting
new skiers/riders on the water.
Are you looking just to learn to ski or ride recreationally?
Are you looking to become more competitive
and participate in our events?
Do you want to be trained to coach others?
Do you wanna be one of our Lake Ambassadors?
Do you Live the Lake Life?
Are you Passionate about getting behind the boat?
Do you love crossing the wake or getting on the wake?
Do you embody our brand?
Can you spread the word?
Can you help increase awareness of our programs and events?
Are you Passionate for wake and ski sports?
Then we are looking for you
Become a WSWA Lake Ambassador
WSWA is here to guide the sport and
develop the athletes and coaches
Engage more Lake Ambassadors
and encourage more people to join our community.
WHAT IS YOUR PASSION
Slalom skiing is probably the most popular skill among recreational skiers. Performed on one ski, this is the skill that most beginner and novice skiers strive to accomplish, and what the elite skiers manage to make look effortless
Trick skiing is a discipline that demands a high level of balance, skill, and creativity. Unlike the other classic disciplines, you’re up against the clock and are judged on the performance of your trick selections.
Ski jumping is by far the most extreme discipline in Classic, 3 event skiing. Performed on two specially designed skis, coupled with a helmet and padded wetsuit, contestants approach the ramp at lightening speeds, and can soar through the air at distances of up to 254 feet!
Wakesurf is the most recent addition to the towed water sports. In wakeboarding, the rider is pulled by the boat via a tow rope while a wakesurfer only uses a tow rope to get them started on the wave. Once a wakesurfer is up and on the wake, they drop the rope and ride freely on the wave, much like ocean surfing
Like water skiing, the wakeboarder is towed behind a boat, or a cable skiing lift at a speed of about 18-24 mph. The main difference is that instead of skis, the boarder uses a single board (like a snowboard) with bindings. Wakeboards are shorter in length than snowboards and slightly wider.
Hydrofoil is a relatively recent addition to the towed water sports. A hydrofoil is a combination of a ski, a seat, and a dual foil. The hydrofoil lifts an athlete out of the wake, and they 'fly' over the surface of the water.
WATER SKI & WAKEBOARD ALBERTA
GETTING READY FOR 2020