With the furore surrounding the Winter Olympics reaching a fever-pitch, it is possible for the Antipodean fan to feel left out. Luckily, Sydney locals can emulate the death-defying coordination of those Olympic skiers during the summer months by taking to the water.
The Hawkesbury River encircles metropolitan city, providing various options for anyone interested in waterskiing or wake boarding. Bisected by a series of bridges, the Hawkesbury River is speckled by islands and surrounded by bush land. What better way to see the natural beauty of the location than at break-neck speeds while creating an impressive spray of water in your wake?
Sydney Waterski and Wakeboard offers a variety of packages for customers eager to learn the unique skill of waterskiing. With a particular emphasis on teaching beginners, Sydney Waterski and Wakeboard charge $130 per hour plus $20 per person. With equipment provided, all you will need to bring is a swimsuit, towel, dry clothes, and parking money. A section of Manly Dam is also apportioned for waterskiers through the Manly and Warringah Water Ski Club.
If you are a more experienced waterskier interested in teaching others how to take part in this adrenaline-fueled activity, the NSW Water Ski Federation runs courses to meet the requirements of the Level 1 Water Ski Coach qualification.