Those who are looking for something exciting and new around Valdosta will soon be able to go to the Valdosta Wake Compound, a cable wakeboard course and one of Valdosta’s newest attractions.
The grand opening of the Valdosta grown business is Saturday. The attraction, which opened in late July, has a variety of activities for water-lovers, including wakeboarding, skateboarding and wake skating.
In wakeboarding, the rider is not pulled by a boat, but instead by a series of suspended cables.
Owners, Luke Tilt and Quinn Silvernale, both VSU graduates, were members of the wakeboarding club during their time at the University. Silvernale now competes on a professional level in the wakeboarding community.
The two are all about fun.
“We even got a surfboard out there the other day,” Tilt said. “The Compound has a half pipe for all the skateboarders in Valdosta. “
The Compound has a plan titled “Phase II.” According to Tilt, the phase change was a huge addition to Valdosta.
“You’re going to be able to see it from I-75,” Tilt said.
In Phase II, The Compound will expand, giving the wake boarder a larger space to shred on. The new plan calls for a large loop, allowing up to eight riders to be on the course at a time, with two smaller tracks which can be used for individual riders. The addition plans to be finished by next summer.
Tilt and Silvernale have planned for a great night of music, food, giveaways and prizes.
When asked what the highlight of the evening will be, both agreed, night riding. Night riding uses spot lights to illuminate parts of the body of water so those riding can see what is in front of them. The event is open to everyone, those who wakeboard, skate or just enjoy a good time.
The Valdosta Wake Compound is open daily from 10a.m.-1 p.m. Rates for wakeboarding start at $20, but there’s never a charge for going and hanging out.
Located off exit 13 on Old Clyattville Road towards Wild Adventures.