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Gravity Island Watersports Hosts Inaugural Wake Jam Tournament September 2-3, 2022

August 22, 2022

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Gravity Island Watersports Hosts Inaugural Wake Jam Tournament September 2-3, 2022


(Foley, Alabama) – Gravity Island Watersports at OWA is stoked to host its first-ever wakeboarding competition on September 2-3, 2022. This 2-day event will feature categories for Groms (kids), Beginners, and Masters battling it out for the top spots on the podium. Those competing in the Open and Masters divisions will compete for over $2K in cash prizes.

Wakeboarding competitions offer something for both the riders and the spectators. With such a beautiful location and plenty of room to spread out and enjoy, guests will spend their time watching from the OWA Island, where a DJ will set up for the duration of the event. Guests can relax and enjoy OWA’s walkable amenities, including Tropic Falls Theme Park and Indoor Waterpark, and the Downtown OWA entertainment district with a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

The Wake Park at Gravity Island is the Southernmost cable park in Alabama and offers an encouraging environment for the growing sport. This new Wake Jam event provides a non-intimidating yet exciting opportunity for riders to show off their talent and stretch their skill sets toward a goal while competing for cash and prizes. A complete list of event rules, regulations, and registration instructions are available at VisitOWA.com/Wake-Jam.


About Gravity Island Watersports: Gravity Island Watersports offers two wet attractions in Downtown OWA. The Aqua Play offers recreational waterplay on two inflatable obstacle courses in the lake at OWA. The Wake Park uses an overhead cable spanning 700+ feet with a carrier to pull riders by rope and handle to wakeboard, wakeskate, kneeboard, water ski or tube The Sesitec 2.0 cable system runs past 4 UnitPark-tech features, providing water sports enthusiasts the opportunity to catch some air on their boards. For the latest, head to GravityIslandWatersports.com and follow @GravityIslandWatersports on Facebook and Instagram.

About OWA Parks & Resort: Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  OWA’s name is derived from a Muscogee Creek word for “big water,” and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express.

At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a ride-focused theme park, outdoor wave pool (currently under construction) and the region’s largest indoor water park, covered by a convertible roof—now open. Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA’s own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. With its own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott, OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.