The summer of 2014 has given the industry a great look at the state of watersports. Despite the long, rainy spring, the weather was good enough to get a real taste of what the watersports segment was doing.
According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association participation reports from 2013, the two historically most popular watersports – wakeboarding and water skiing – dipped some. But the brutal polar jet stream made for an ugly weather pattern that kept large swaths of the country indoors, far from the water and further from their towropes.
Companies in the watersports segment have better news for 2014, and even water skiers have a little something to celebrate.
Exceprt by: Nicholas Upton, Associate Editor of Boating Industry