Buffalo Springs Lake gears up for Wake the Canyon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Buffalo Springs Lake gears up for Wake the Canyon

Wake the Canyon (Source: KCBD Video) Wake the Canyon (Source: KCBD Video)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

You might find a few fishermen this weekend out at Buffalo Springs Lake, but you're more likely to see people jumping in and flying through the water.

"Steve came to us and asked us if we wanted to participate in this idea of Wake the Canyon," Marketing Manager for Family Power Sports Deric Ince said. "Back then it was just an idea."

That idea blossomed into a two-day event, attracting major universities and even some professionals.

"I have been to Texas a number of times," Professional Wake Boarder Tony Carroll said. "The people out here are always great. Coming out to West Texas, I haven't been out this far before, but I am excited to be here. The venue is incredible."

These athletes will be competing for some series money this weekend, as they give out more than $13,000 in cash prizes.

"There should be some great riders out here," Professional Wake Boarder Jefferson Langley said. "I know there is a lot of talented people that wake board in Texas, so it will be interesting to see who all comes out."

The professionals are the early on favorites, but they say they are always on their toes, because anyone could come up and surprise them.

"Always, man," Langley said. "Always have to be on the lookout, all of these young kids coming up are so good these days."

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