Ski West Village To Host 2024 Goode Water Ski Nationals
by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce the 82nd Goode Water Ski National Championships will be held in August 2024 at Ski West Village in Arvin, Calif. The nation’s top water ski athletes will compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jump and overall.
Ski West Village previously hosted the Nationals in 2006 and 2007, which marked the last time the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament was held in California. Ski West Village is a three-lake site outside of Bakersfield offering world-record capability conditions.
Advancement to the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify by placing in the top-five in the previous year’s event or at respective 2024 regional championships.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
The agreement between the American Water Ski Association and Ski West Village is for the Nationals to be held at Ski West Village in 2024 and 2025. Ski West Village is located at 28311 Millux Road, Arvin, CA 93203.
"For the first time in many years, the Goode Water Ski National Championships will once again be hosted at Ski West Village in Arvin, California,” said Roger Welling, president of Ski West Village. “Our members are excited and proud to be a part of this major sporting event, and something that will benefit our surrounding communities in Arvin, Lamont and Bakersfield."
Tournament information will be posted as it becomes available at www.waterskinationals.com.