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The future of the South Florida Wakeboarding Association (SFWA)…sounds like a scary title doesn’t it?  Well it is not, it is actually the prelude to a major announcement relating the association.  So let’s get to the announcement and then we can talk about how we got here.  Starting with the publishing of this post, the leadership of the SFWA will be changing.  Morgan (Baer) and I (Jimmy Beno) will both be stepping down and handing control (and the future of the SFWA) to Kimber and Rishy Rajoo.  You may know Kimber and Rishy through their production company R2R Productions.  They have both been very active in the wake community over the past several years wth their latest journey being the ultra successful Railapoolza event that was recently held in Orlando.  So what does this mean for the SFWA? We believe it means the first steps on a journey that will involve growing the SFWA to levels beyond what we could have dreamed.  So now that the announcement is out of the way… let’s get to the background.

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PROPOSED CABLE WAKE PARK, SKATE PARK, AND CABINS
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MULLET’S CABLE WAKE PARK (LAND USE PROPOSAL)
MARCH 15 @7PM APPROVAL MEETING IS AT THE MARTIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER (2401 SE MONTEREY RD., STUART 34996)
PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, EVERY PERSON COUNTS!
*ALSO IF YOU CAN GO TO THE MEETING AND YOU DON’T HAVE A RIDE JUST HIT ME UP B/C WE CAN GET YOU THERE…THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
*PLEASE LIKE THIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND ALSO TELL …ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO LIKE ITThe following provides information about the proposed project. We are interested in hearing your thoughts on the project. Please add your comments and (LIKE) our Facebook discussion page, or see the additional contact information provided below.

Cable-skiing at Mullet’s will open up the sport to people of all ages and will provide well managed facilities for both sports enthusiasts and family recreation.
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What would Pros and Joes be without our sponsors?  The simple answer is nothing.  Below is the list of companies that have sponsored this year’s Pros and Joes, please, please, please take the time to visit their websites and get to know them.  They have taken in interest in our sport, let’s repay them by taking an interest in their businesses!!!!

 

 

Motion Watersports

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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A WAITING LIST IN THE EVENT A SPOT OPENS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT SFWAKE@Yahoo.com

November 12th, 2011, Mark the date now and sign up now!!!

Pro Riders List Confirmed:

1. Scott Stewart- http://www.scottstewartwake.com/

2. Nic Taylor-http://vimeo.com/11860997

3. JD Webb-http://www.vimeo.com/9390233

4. Daniel Powers- http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/who-is-daniel-powers/

5. Steel Lafferty-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJUJJPYDM9c

6. Nicola Butler-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzuKCniDvcU

7. Andrew Adkison-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1wgDgvinfA

8. Adam Errington-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5PaI0Gh-c4

The 5TH annual Pros and Joes is closed for registration is no longer seeking amatuer participants.  This doesn’t mean you can’t come out and enjoy the event though.  Make a day out of it and see some of the best riding around.  See you on November 12th, 2011 at Okeeheelee Park.  For more information on Pros and Joes click the link below to read the rest of the story!!

New to Pros and Joes?  Want to know what all the excitement is about?  Click the below for the rest of the story!

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Well November 6th is right around the corner and the final list of Pro Riders for the event is set, coming to this year’s event is the following riders (in case you have never seen these guys ride I have attached a clip for you to watch):

  1. Nick Taylor- http://www.vimeo.com/3527522
  2. Scott Stewart- http://www.vimeo.com/14142610
  3. Rusty Malinoski-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SiEFCOM
  4. Andrew Adkison- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNYfQNtBFl4
  5. Phillip Soven- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPa2HcGCsEQ
  6. Shawn Watson- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLnAAAGB-M
  7. JD Webb- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTniG6NvbE
  8. Adam Errington- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNVJ3xInPVg
  9. Jimmy LaRiche- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_cjinktfm8
  10. Andrew Fortenberry- http://www.vimeo.com/9066921
  11. Steel Lafferty- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6SbkHEKH5k
  12. Zane Schwenk- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJZ249iR09Q

This is by far the biggest collection of superstars that we have ever had at Pros and Joes!! If you aren’t stoked and excited about the event after reading this list, you need to check your pulse and make sure you are alive.  These guys promise to kill it and put on a show for all involved.  Registration is closed but the event is free to the public, so get everyone you know and DO NOT miss this event.  It is all day, enjoy the riding, the giveaways and our vendors. Let’s make this year’s event the biggest and the best event we have ever had.  Can’t wait to see you on the 6th!!! Stay stoked!!!

   

Registration for the 4th Annual 2010 South Florida Wake Association (SFWA) Pros and Joes Event is now officially CLOSED!!!!!!  Thank you to all the participants that have signed up.  What if you didn’t sign up?  Depending on the a number of issues it is possible that we will add an additional team to this year’s lineup.  If you want to be placed on a waiting list, then email me at www.sfwake.com .  Please understand the waiting list is first come first serve.  This waiting list will also be used to replace individuals that dropout of the event due to unforeseen circumstances (usually one or two a year).  Again, thanks to everyone that signed up and please do not hesitate to add your name to the waiting list if you are interested.

This year’s event, sponsored by South Florida Mastercraft, Arrigo DodgeMotion Watersports, Broward Motorsports, Networxvip-Premium Concert Tickets, and Moe’s Southwest Grill promises to be bigger and better with a new format that will showcase the Pro riders in a best trick competition worth $1,000 to the winner.  With that in mind we already have commitments from five amazing riders who will be there to ride with the amateur teams and compete for the $1,000 top prize.  Who are they?  Well here is the list and a link to a video showcasing their skills:  

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Time for our first membership meeting of the year. On Febuary 23rd, 2008, we are planning on meeting at Okeeheelee Park at the Micanopy Pavillon from 11:00am until whenever (if you need directions to Okeeheelee Park send me an email at sfwake.beno@gmail.com and I will forward them to you ASAP). We will be planning the upcoming years events and enjoying some food and riding behind the X-Star and X-2. If you haven’t been to a membership meeting please try to attend this one as it is going to be the decision meeting behind the upcoming year and we really value your input. I really hope to see you there!!!!

The next couple of months are going to be hectic for our association. With November 17, 2007 fast approaching our first wakeboard tournament is right around the corner. “Pros and Joes” is going to be our coming out party so to speak; our announcement to the wakeboarding world that South Florida is back in the game for good. The planning for the event is going great, I am so excited to tell you the progress we have made when we meet for our September 8, 2007 membership meeting at SkiRixen. I really hope to see you there because this will be our best opportunity to meet and discuss the event. If you can be there, please do so-alot of information will be shared this day and I don’t want anyone to miss out.

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Well, we are going to try it again and hopefully mother nature cooperates with us this time. On SEPTEMBER 8, 2007 at the SkiRixen Cable Park located in Deerfield Beach, Florida from 3:00pm until 7:00pm we will host a SFWA membership meeting. If you are a member of the SFWA, this meeting is a must as we will be discussing our November 17, 2007 event-“Pros and Joes”. It is imperative that you come to this meeting as we will be discussing several issues including volunteering and the overall concept. If you are not a member of the SFWA, come check us out. See what we are about and enjoy some time with fellow riders.

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Just a quick update on the association. The next several months are going to be pretty hectic for the club. By the end of this month we will be publishing our first quaterly newsletter (if anyone is interested in writing a piece for the newsletter please contact me ASAP), we are in the process of planning a September event to be held at the Key Lime House in Lantana (nothing set in stone yet but there could be some big riders on their way) and we are in full speed mode planning for our November 17th, year-end tournament (we will be seeking volunteers very soon). In addition, the membership numbers continue to grow. Currently, we have 41 memberships with a total of 78 members. We are fast approaching our goal of 100 members. So join me in welcoming to the club the following: Cassius Cade and family, Mark Roche, Fred Chidsey and family, Victor Vazquez, Donald Hyams and family (including his son Kyle who was on the cover of the May 2007 issue of Alliance Wakeboarding Magazine), Mark Carter, Dannielle Crawford of the WWA and Myles Minns and family.

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As posted earlier, the SFWA held it’s first membership meeting at the SkiRixen Cable Park on June 30, 2007. Unfortunately, mother nature would not cooperate as the rain poured down. However, we weren’t denied and for those who made it out, the day finished on a positive note with food, conversation and, most importantly, riding.

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Just a quick update as to our membership numbers as the association grows. Remember membership is about more than the t-shirt and discounts, it is about the opportunity to be apart of the wakeboarding community in South Florida. It you haven’t joined you don’t know what your missing. As our voice grows in our community so does the opportunities that we have to grow the sport. Our membership list is growing by leaps and bounds, our current membership count is at 73 individuals and growing each day. With that in mind, join me in welcoming Karen Alford, John Nowicki, Morgan Baer and Family, Jeremy Fountain and Family, Mark Clauss and Family, Dan Wetzel, Dominic Rocco, Cassius Cade and Family and Calvin Warriner. The website is also growing as we have had almost 3,000 views in little under a month-not bad!

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