Malibu Open Returns to Trophy Lakes
Malibu Boats and Waterski Events LLC are excited to announce the 2019 Malibu Open Professional Waterski event held at Trophy Lakes on John’s Island, September 13th and 14th. The world’s best skiers will come to South Carolina to battle it out behind the 13-time world record setting Malibu Response txi for more than $70,000 in prize money.
This competitive water ski tournament will consist of the top men and women bringing their all to compete in slalom, jump, and junior divisions. Slalom Skiing involves a multi-buoy course that the skier must go around to complete a pass. Each time a pass is completed, the skier’s rope is shortened, and the winner is determined based on the skier’s rope length, the boat speed, and the number of buoys cleared.
The second division is none other than the crowd favorite, jump. Skiers use two long skis to hit the ramp, find their wings, and attempt to travel the longest distance. Skiers are given three attempts to hit the ramp and the winner is determined solely off distance.
The Malibu Open End of Summer festival will be held in conjunction with the Charleston Water Week. Enjoy the skiing along with live music from Charleston’s hottest bands throughout the event. For more information about the event or waterski competitions in general, please visit Malibu Open.