Friday 18th & Saturday 19th February
About the event
Dimboola Boat and Water Ski Club and Barefoot SA collaborate to run the tournament and night jump, with organisers already confirming a field including some of the best exponents of the sport in the world.
This year local talent will be joined by South African sensation Andre De Villers and returning champ South Australian Ben Franks.
This will be the biggest barefoot event we’ve had by far and it is going to be sensational. What we see on the river over the two days is some of the best action you would hope to see anywhere in the world and it all happens in a highly charged environmental setting under lights with commentary and music. There is nothing quite like this event anywhere else.
It’s unique and means Dimboola can lay claim as the thrill-seeker sporting capital of western Victoria.
We have people travelling from all over the country and beyond to see everyone unfold and for good reason – it is astonishing what some of these barefoot skiers attempt.
The night jump, proudly sponsored by Emmetts, is a major highlight of the two days. Skiers launch themselves from a one-metre-high barefoot jump at speeds of up to 70 kilometres an hour to jump distances of more than 26 metres. The winner of this event can score $1500 thanks to Emmetts.
After the program on Saturday 27th there will be a charity auction to raise proceeds for WACK - Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids.
Auction items will include:
Cargill – 3 months free warehousing at GrainFlow site/s, for up to 500 tonnes on any one season’s grain (value $2500.00)
Wimmera Mallee Ag- 2 X Hardi 8 litre Pressure Sprayers
Elders Horsham- TW Sherrin Football, Phillips Dash Cam
Skin Ski and Surf – Ski Gear
Wayne Ritchie's Skiers Edge – Ski Gear
Camero – Ski Gear
Rolco – Ski Gear