Skateboarding on water

May 26, 2017 - skateboarding

Virginia’s initial cable-pulled wakeskating park opens Saturday in Union Hall.

Trey Seneff knows all a tricks informed to skateboarders. He can do an ollie or a kickflip, and grub on a rails. But he does it all on water.

Trey Seneff has been arise skating for about 10 years. The H2O competition is identical to wakeboarding, solely in this box a supplement is not firm to a board.

Starting this weekend, others will have a event to knowledge a competition during a Black Water Junction Wake Park in Union Hall. The park will have a soothing opening Saturday that will underline demonstrations by Trey Seneff and additional riders.

The arise park is located on a 50-acre skill that sits along a Blackwater River channel owned by Trey Seneff’s parents. There’s also a marriage venue on site, famous as a Pavilion during Black Water Junction.

Trey Seneff’s mom Melba pronounced as marriage guest started to arrive final weekend, a throng shaped along a blockade during a arise park’s edge, examination a riders.

“Everybody who watches it loves it — we wish to do that, we wish to do that [they say],” Melba Seneff said.

Riders during a Black Water Junction Wake Park are pulled by a wire system, rather than a boat. Melba Seneff pronounced a wire complement provides consistency, and is also some-more careful and environmentally accessible than a vessel would be.

“The wire complement creates it a lot easier than a vessel would, carrying an ceiling pull. It’s only a unequivocally opposite experience, it’s unequivocally quiet, there’s no vessel wakes and things like that,” Trey Seneff said. “It’s a unequivocally good symbol for training how to wakeboard and wakeskate.”

It was easy for Trey Seneff to get his mom on house with a arise park; it meant her son would be relocating behind to Virginia. He was formerly vital in Florida, where a wakeskating stage is some-more prevalent.

The Seneffs had to obtain a special-use assent for a arise park from a county house of supervisors.

“I stood adult in front of a house of supervisors and we said, we know, a series one trade of Franklin County used to be moonshine, though we pronounced now it’s immature people,” Melba Seneff said.

The business event gave Trey Seneff, 24, reason to return.

Trey Seneff, who spent most of his childhood on Smith Mountain Lake, got meddlesome in wakeskating after saying a design in a magazine.

But removing started in a competition wasn’t easy. “I fell, for years,” he said.

As Seneff demonstrated on a stormy Tuesday afternoon, even a gifted riders still tumble sometimes. His delight could be listened from a bank of a pool when he strike a water.

But some-more often, he would slip on a H2O and grub on a rails gracefully, creation it demeanour easy.

The arise park during Black Water Junction is a initial wire park in Virginia, Trey Seneff said, and he hopes it will assistance wakeskating grow. The park will offer lessons and apparatus rentals. Riders can come out for an hour, a half-day or a full day. Week and annual passes will also be available.

Though a park was built with wakeskating in mind, Trey Seneff said, it’s also good for wakeboarding, quite for people who wish to “learn how to strike rails.”

Trey Seneff and his friends have been wakeskating during a wire park given final summer, though Saturday will symbol a initial time a park is open to a public. Melba Seneff says she knows that once people see her son wakeskating, they’ll be prepared to fit adult and give it a try.

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