February 21, 2024

City shakes their fingers at wakeboarding in the San Antonio river

Wakeboarding may look cool and is an extreme sport on YouTube, but the City of San Antonio is saying please don’t do it in the San Antonio River or at the San Pedro Creek Culture Park as it is illegal.

Wakeboarding combines the elements of water skiing, slalom, jumping and acrobatics over a body of water.

 

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Wakeboarding is a fun and adventurous sport, but there is no place for this unlawful behavior in the San Antonio River Walk or @sanpedrocreek Culture Park. This reckless activity is a violation of city ordinances and can damage the flood control structures, railings, and vegetation along the park. It jeopardizes the safety of those doing it, passersby who are out enjoying the recreational amenities, and features along the river. These stunts might look great on social media, but they threaten injury or death and leave a lot of damage in their “wake” that is left to the local tax payers to repair or replace. For a list of approved recreational activities visit the Parks & Trails page on sariverauthority.org.

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Wakeboarding is a fun and adventurous sport, but there is no place for this unlawful behavior in the San Antonio River Walk or @sanpedrocreek Culture Park. This reckless activity is a violation of city ordinances and can damage the flood control structures, railings, and vegetation along the park. It jeopardizes the safety of those doing it, passersby who are out enjoying the recreational amenities, and features along the river. These stunts might look great on social media, but they threaten injury or death and leave a lot of damage in their “wake” that is left to the local tax payers to repair or replace. For a list of approved recreational activities visit the Parks & Trails page on sariverauthority.org.

 

This reminder comes after someone posted this video of wakeboarding on the San Pedro Creek and San Antonio River. This is what alerted the city of the unapproved activity. Remember do not attempt this on the San Antonio River. A list of approved activities can be found at the San Antonio River Authority’s website.

Maybe the city could make another section of the SA River into a more active area for water sports?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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