Now in its second season, the Panda Wake Park at Lago Alice near Filattiera is ready for the summer. Definitely for the young and fit, wakeboarding is a fairly new phenomenon and is a cross between surfing (you ride a wakeboard, which is similar to a small surfboard), water skiing (in that you get towed along), and snowboarding (you can perform similar tricks). At the Panda Wake Park, the rider is pulled across the water by a system of cables, rather than by a boat. Experienced surfers find it quite easy, while waterskiers may find the pace a bit slow.
If you’re interested in having a go at wakeboarding at the Panda Wake Park, you will need to sign up to FIPSAS & FISW, the organisations that govern this activity. It costs €40 a year for both and includes a free ten minutes wakeboarding for new members. Davide, also known as Mazzu, or Hadler will tell you how to register. See contact details below. Once you’re a signed up member, it will cost €10 for ten minutes of wakeboarding. Ten minutes is a good run for a beginner, with the experienced wakeboarder stretching to twenty minutes.
For the most current information on the Panda Wake Park, including operating hours, pop over to their Facebook page.
Photo credits: Panda Wake Park
.PANDA WAKE PARK Location: Lago Alice, off the SS62 about half way between Villafranca and Filattiera Website: pandawakepark.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/PWP2.0 Telephone: Davide 3803168673 or Hadler 3473662259 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wakeboarding in Lunigiana – the Panda Wake Park appeared on Ciao Lunigiana on 6 June 2013. All rights reserved.