The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing are pleased to announce the 5th IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament will be held Oct. 22-23, 2022. It was previously announced that the 2022 event would take place on Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Fla.
The tournament is considered the crowning event of the sport’s 100th year anniversary. Bringing the event to Winter Haven took the combined efforts of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM), USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the country, and the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team.
Since 2012, the IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament has been held every two years. The 2020 tournament was scheduled to be held in Australia this past spring but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each team performs a one-hour spectator friendly show that combines entertainment with world class athletics. The USA Water Ski Show Team has won the team title each year. Teams expected to participate in 2022 include the United States, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Australia, China and Mexico.