Wake Island Watersports is a waterpark like no other.
“It’s an 80-acre watersports facility, we offer cable wakeboarding, phenomenal beach, volleyball, paddleboard, paddleboard yoga, birthday parties, company parties,” manager Noel Carter said. “It’s a day at the lake but much better.”
Carter started building the park in Pleasant Grove four years ago and opened last year. What makes the park special is a unique motorized cable system which pulls riders across the water; eliminating the headaches of needing a boat.
“The fathers love it because they can ride with their sons at the same time instead of spending all day driving their son or daughter or their friends,” explained Carter.
Even those who aren’t fans of wakeboarding may find success here.
“I had tried wakeboarding twice behind a boat and had a poor experience,” said Carter, “I didn’t get up, and wasn’t given any instruction. One day at a cable wakeboarding park; I was hooked for life”
If wakeboarding still isn’t your thing, Wake Island has a separate water space for Stand-Up Paddleboarding and the newly popular BOGA yoga. It’s a unique feature to the Sacramento region.
“The closest (BOGA Yoga) studio right now is the east bay,” explained Carter, “They’re booked solid through August.”
While people may have a lot of questions, Carter said the only way to answer them is to come to park, admission is free, and check it out in person.
A great time to come is this Saturday, May 24 for the Liquid Force Free For All Tour. Some of the world’s best wakeboarders will be showing off their skills at the park. Admission is free and there will be freebies given away. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wake Island Watersports is located at 7633 Locust Road in Pleasant Grove. They’re open seven days a week and hours change each month.