Southern Hemisphere #PassTheHandle Day – December 10

#PassTheHandle is a movement that started four years ago as a way to inspire others to share their passion for towed water sports with new participants, and it has quickly grown into the largest participation movement in our industry. Co-founded by Zane Schwenk and Shaun Murray and backed by the WSIA and countless water sports organizations, the initiative had a strong start and has now grown its own legs.

Last winter, #PassTheHandle carved out a specific day dedicated to towed water sports enthusiasts south of the hemisphere. As the first Southern Hemisphere day, #PassTheHandle truly became a worldwide movement, encouraging participation throughout the community of boaters in Australia, South America and beyond. The first-annual Southern Hemisphere #PassTheHandle day has had lasting effects in creating awareness throughout these areas, and the entire initiative now spans throughout six continents.

As the second annual #PassTheHandle Southern Hemisphere Day approaches, we want to encourage everyone in warm regions to make their way out on the water with someone new this Sunday, December 10, 2017.

This concept largely relies on social media channels in spreading the word and encouraging participation. That’s why you’ll noticed us using the #PassTheHandle hashtag with each mention of the movement.

Please join us on December 10, 2017 by teaching a first-timer to ride, ski or tube, and be sure to share your photos and videos through social media using the hashtag #PassTheHandle. It’s the best and easiest way to spread your love of water sports to the world.

If you have any questions regarding #PassTheHandle, e-mail

Words by Emily Dale

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