Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
$25 for cable wakeboarding for one (a $50 value), redeemable for either of the following:
- 20 minutes of cable wakeboarding with rental equipment
- 40 minutes of cable wakeboarding with your own equipment<p>
$50 for cable wakeboarding for two (a $100 value), redeemable for either of the following:
- 20 minutes of cable wakeboarding per person with rental equipment
- 40 minutes of cable wakeboarding per person with your own equipment<p>
$40 for boat wakeboarding (an $85 total value)
- 30-minute boat set for a group of any size, including a lesson (a $60 value)
- One set of rental equipment (a $25 value)<p>
Placid Wake Park
According to an interview with mLive, Placid Wake Park's owner Scott Ferwerda can easily pinpoint the crown jewel of his wakeboarding park: a Sesitec System 2.0 cable that spans a 700-foot manmade lake.
"When you hit a rail and fall," Scott explains, the boat "has to come back and get you." Not so with cables. "With this, the operator sees you fall, stops the cable immediately, you swim 5 feet over to get a rope, and 10 seconds later, you are back up hitting the same things you just tried."
Riddled with optional obstacles, such as a pyramid playfully named the Ninja Turtle and a hydraulic rail on which to hide from creepy dragonflies, the cable lake is only one of Placid's two aquatic bodies. The boating lake branches out into three prongs, where wakeboarders, surfers, and waterskiers have the option to conquer currents the old-fashioned way—pulled by a boat and whistling the song from Steamboat Willie.
The park welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities, offering rental equipment and lessons with pro wakeboarders to individuals as well as families. On the shore, spectators can lounge on at picnic tables shaded by umbrellas or snag a front seat to the action atop an observation deck, and landlubbers can stay active by digging for seashells at the sand volleyball court.
8180 Placid Waters Dr.
Allendale, Michigan 49401