Water skiing

Water skiing

Water skiing is a popular water activity for people of all ability levels. It can be enjoyed as a recreational activity or a competitive sport. There are many different disciplines including slalom, tricks, jumps and barefoot. There are also modified versions of the sport such as knee boarding, wakeboarding and cable skiing.

Download our water skiing fact sheet for more details.

Local programs 

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association coordinates Come and Try Days for water skiing in each region.

Many water skiing clubs provide opportunities for skiers of all abilities. For a list of water skiing clubs in your area, visit WaterSki Queensland.

If you would like assistance making contact with your local club, please contact us.

Photo of World Champion sit-skier Scott Wintle going around a buoy on slalom ski


Development opportunities are provided through local club programs and governing bodies for the sport. Some Association members are also willing to support new water skiers – for more information, please contact us.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Water skiers can compete in state, national and international competitions including the Water Ski Queensland State Series, the Australian Wakeboard and Water Ski Federation national championships and world championships.

Water skiers have to be classified to compete at state, national and international levels.


Access to water ski equipment can be arranged through your local club for beginners. Competitive skiers are encouraged to purchase their own equipment. Our Association may be able to assist with the hire of some equipment including sit skis. Personal flotation devices are recommended, as are helmets for competitive skiers.

Other roles

You don’t have to ski to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact your local waterski club.

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