The SDSU Waterski and Wakesports club practices and competes in all towed boat sports, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and many others! The team competes in the National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA) and the World Wake Association (WWA) against teams from all over the country and the states of California, Arizona, and Washington in particular.
The practice in Mission Bay a few times a week, which is only a quick 10-15 minute drive from campus.
How much does it cost?
Dues are $350 per semester. The dues cover pretty much everything including boat gas, many travel expenses, tournament entry fees, use of team gear and more.
What is the time commitment?
There is no time commitment! Participants can go to as many or as few practices and tournaments as you want, but the more you practice, the better you get!! There is usually a meeting on campus once a week (typically Tuesdays at 7pm) where we discuss upcoming tournaments, practices and other important information!
How often do we practice?
Our Ski Nautique is stored Mission Bay Aquatic Center and we typically take it out 3-4 times a week, depending on the availability of approved team drivers.
Our Axis A22 Wakeboard and Wakesurf boat is stored at Campland on the Bay and we typically take it out 3-4 times a week as well, depending on the availability of approved team drivers.
Sometimes we will have both boats out on the water at the same time!
How do tournaments work and how often do we go to them?
The normally travel to tournaments on Friday- Sunday evenings.
For waterski tournaments, competition starts at 8am Saturday mornings with men’s slalom, then women’s slalom, B team slalom, then men’s trick, women’s trick, and B team trick. On Sunday morning, competition starts with women’s jump, then men’s jump, then B team jump.
There are 5 A team skiers per event (ex. 5 for men’s slalom, 5 for women’s slalom, etc.) Anyone who wants to ski, that did not make one of the 5 people on A team, may ski B team in which we can enter an unlimited number of skiers. The team competes in 3-4 tournaments per semester.
For wakeboard tournaments, riding is typically all day on Saturday with competitors getting two runs in which they complete as many tricks as they can in that run and are awarded points based on their tricks. There are also cable park tournaments with jumps and rails inside the competition zone that is again based on tricks and their respective point values. We typically go to about 1-2 wakeboard tournaments per semester.