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Go jump in the lake Jan. 1 with Carolina Show Ski Team

New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament

Dec. 14. The 46th Annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament will be held Monday, Jan. 1, at Lake Norman Marina and hosted by the Carolina Show Ski Team.

Can you think of a cooler way to ring in the New Year?

This is one of the longest running and most unique barefoot skiing tournaments in the world. The event starts at noon and finishes about 3 pm at the marina, 6965 NC Hwy. 150, Sherrills Ford.


What makes the tournament special is that it combines barefoot starts, tricks and endurance skills in one single ride. Contestants receive points for the degree of difficulty of their starting method (flying dock start, backward dock start, etc.), degree of difficulty of any tricks they perform (one foot, tumble-turns, 180 degree turns) and one point for every second they remain on their bare feet.

More than two dozen “footers” (barefoot water skiers) are expected to compete, coming from as far as Florida and New Jersey.

Admission is free, and concessions will be available.

Address: 6965 NC-150, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.