Perth Night Jump
Thrilling Perth Night Jump attracts world’s best attracts world’s best
The second annual Perth Night Jump will see some of the world’s best water skiers defy gravity in a spectacular ski show under lights at Burswood Water Sports Centre on Friday, 23 March 2012.
Event Director Mike Wrenn said that he was thrilled with the calibre of competitors in this year’s Perth Night Jump.
“The world number one Freddy Krueger is coming back after loving his time in Perth last year and the women’s world record holder Natalia Berdnikava from Belarus is also a confirmed competitor,” Mr Wrenn said.
“We’ve got some of the best water ski jumpers in the world coming to Perth to compete for a share of $35,000 in prize money, so the competition will be fierce, which will be great for spectators!”
Chief Judge of the jump event Mr Wrenn said that water ski jumping, known as ski flying, is the most exciting discipline in water skiing; each competitor has three attempts at the jump ramp, with the longest distance determining the winner.
Night jumping is a relatively new addition to the sport that has proven to be a huge success in the UK and USA, and now in Australia thanks to the inaugural Perth Night Jump last year.
“Night jumping adds a new dimension for the skiers. Jumping in the dark under lights makes it more dangerous, more adrenalin fuelled, and importantly, creates a fantastic atmosphere for spectators,” Mr Wrenn said.
“The first Perth Night Jump event last year was seriously impressive – ski jumpers were making distances of 60 and 70 metres – that’s some impressive hang time!
“We have an exciting line up of entertainment in the lead up to the men’s and women’s jump finals that will leave spectators gasping!”
Over 50 professional water skiers will star in the pre-finals entertainment including a colourful International Show Ski display featuring pyramids, tricks, clown acts and swivels, an impressive Bare Foot display, and the Head to Head Slalom.
USA’s Freddy Krueger from the USA holds the world record for longest ski jump at 75.2 metres and Belarus’ Natalia Berdnikava is the women’s record holder at 57.4 metres.
Don’t miss this skiing under the stars. Prepaid tickets are $12 for adults, $30 for family and available online at www.perthnightjump.com, or $15 per adult and $35 for family at the gate. Tickets limited.
Gates open 4.30pm, action starts 5.30pm. Venue is Burswood Water Sports Centre, Camfield Drive, Burswood.