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OWA Announces New Gravity Island Watersports Addition Gravity Island Watersports opening early Summer 2021

Splashing into summer , OWA is stoked to announce the addition of Gravity Island Watersports to its lake in the growing entertainment district , Downtown OWA . Bringing chill vibes this Summer 2021 , Gravity Island offers two wet attractions , an Aqua Play , and Wake Park , which are the first of its kind in Coastal Alabama . Gear up bruh , because OWA is about to “ ollie ” over as Coastal Alabama ’ s # 1 place to be this summer !

The Aqua Play , by Union AquaParks , offers recreational waterplay on two inflatable obstacle courses in the lake at OWA . Guaranteeing thrills and laughter for the whole family . Guests will slip and slide , trying not to fall off , as they test their versatility and rush across the obstacles .
The Wake Park is a 2-tower cable system by Sesitec System 2.0 stretching across the lake at OWA . The system uses an overhead cable spanning 700 + feet with a carrier to pull riders by rope and handle to wakeboard , wakeskate , kneeboard , water ski or go tubing . Operated by local professional wakeboarder , T . J . Allen , and his wife , Caitlin , their team will provide hands-on training with the cable system to help you glide across the lake : with certified lifeguards on hand to ensure a fun , safe experience for all guests . Additionally , T . J . and his team will coach and give lessons to everyone looking to grow and improve their wakeboard skills . For those new to watersports , Gravity Island Wake Park offers a “ get up guarantee ” to enhance the experience for every rider , regardless of experience .
Not a novice ? Then get some air and show us your tricks on any of the five UNIT Parktech features on the course . With a small and large kicker , bump , medium pipe and ollie box rooftop , every rider is sure to get the high that will keep them shredding ! “ We are so excited to share the stoke of watersports with those who live and visit the Gulf Coast . We are passionate about making this sport easily accessible to all , teaching new riders and enhancing the skills of experienced ones . Our Aqua Play is going to be so much fun for your family and friends .” – T . J . Allen , professional wakeboarder , and operator of Gravity Island Watersports
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