A Weekend With the Pros

With the longer days and the hotter temperatures, it’s safe to say that the summer months have arrived in Chapin, SC. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy being outside and to take advantage of what our team believes is one of the best things about living in Chapin: Lake Murray!


Lake Murray, a manmade lake created in the late 1920s, is one of our favorite places to spend our free time and our weekends. It’s a great place for exploring, relaxing, and playing. Did you know? Dr. Hairr enjoys being out on the lake behind the boat—in recent years, he’s taken up both wakeboarding and wakesurfing!



This year, our team is proud to sponsor the SC Rough Rider’s Weekend With The Pros. Weekend With The Pros is a wonderful annual event that happens out on Lake Murray each Father’s Day Weekend and is put on by a group of guys who are passionate about sharing their love of watersports with our community. It’s a family-friendly event that’s great for all ages to enjoy.


What is Weekend With The Pros? It’s several things. First of all, professional wakeboarders fly in to Chapin, SC to come and teach lessons to aspiring wakeboarders of all ages and skill level. They offer full day lessons on Friday, June 15 and half day lessons on the morning of Saturday, June 16. It’s an incredible opportunity for anyone who wants to learn how to wakeboard, to improve upon their skills, or who want to learn how to throw new tricks out on the water. Past professional wakeboarders have included Shaun Murray, Steel Lafferty, and Josh Palma.


Second, the professional riders put on a Pro Wakeboard Show on Saturday afternoon that is free to attend. This show is amazing to watch! Throughout the day on Saturday, boats will begin anchoring down and rafting up along the course to make sure that they have a great view of the action. When the show begins, it’s about 45 minutes of pro riders throwing some of their biggest and best tricks in a fun, non-competitive environment for everyone to enjoy watching. After the show is over, the riders hop from boat to boat meeting people, signing wakeboards, and taking photos. How often do you have the opportunity to do something like that?


Also, Weekend With The Pros hosts a free in-water boat show at Frayed Knot in Chapin. This show is unique in that you are able to see the boats in the water and demo them as well. Well known area dealers, like Carolina Inboard and Captain’s Choice Marine, will be in attendance to introduce you to new boats, answer any of your questions, and let you demo boats that you’re interested in.


It’s a great weekend that our team is excited to be a part of this year! Are you interested in signing up for a lesson? Better do so quickly! Lessons will sell out soon and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to learn from some of the biggest and best names in the wakeboarding world. Visit http://scroughriders.com/ to learn more about the event and to sign up!