Gravity Island Watersports opening early Summer 2021 at OWA in Foley

Posted on April 7, 2021 by Staff reports

Splashing into summer, OWA in nearby Foley, Alabama announces the addition of Gravity Island Watersports to its lake in the growing entertainment district, Downtown OWA.

Gravity Island offers two wet attractions, an Aqua Play and Wake Park, which are the first of its kind in Coastal Alabama.

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 two-tower cable system stretching across the lake at OWA.  The system uses an overhead cable spanning more than 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.

The attractions are designed and being implemented by famed industry developer, pro rider and 2019 Wakeboarding Hall of Fame inductee, Pat Panakos and his crew at Blueprint Adventures Co. “We’re blessed to have been invited to lead design and collaboration of Gravity Island Watersports at such an amazing property like OWA.”, says Panakos. “This design offers top of the line systems that we know will bring even more entertainment to their guests. We have so much fun in the adventure sport industry and are proud to be a part of bringing that excitement to Coastal Alabama.”

 These new additions will be found on the lake of Downtown OWA. Once open in early Summer 2021, reservations will be available online or onsite at the OWA Island Boathouse or Starting Dock behind Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant.

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