Three National Water Ski Events Coming To Okeeheelee In August

The Ski Club of the Palm Beaches recently announced that three exciting water ski events will be coming to Okeeheelee Park from Aug. 6 through Aug. 10.

More than 600 of the nation’s top water ski athletes, ages 6 to 90, will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in their respective age divisions and two open divisions from Aug. 6 through Aug. 10 in the Goode Water Ski National Championships. A number of local skiers will be competing.

Held in conjunction with this event are two other elite events. The second annual America’s Cup Invitational will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Athletes will compete for cash prizes in men’s and women’s slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. The highlight of the evening will be the jumping event, which will be held under the lights, with skiers soaring 200 feet in the air. Food trucks will be on site for spectators.

The 2019 Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour Finals will take place under the lights on Friday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. The world’s top slalom skiers age 35 plus will battle it out in two qualifying rounds on Thursday, Aug. 8, followed by a 16-skier bracket finale on Friday, Aug. 9. The elite-eight skiers will compete under the lights.

All events and parking are free and open to the public. Bleacher seating is available or bring chairs/blankets.

For more information, contact Scott Atkinson of USA Water Ski at (863) 874-5682 or, or visit