Lake aquatic centre is open

This year's barefoot ski clinic and tournament has been cancelled, but the Lake Forbes aquatic centre is still open. Photo Forbes Shire Council.
This year's barefoot ski clinic and tournament has been cancelled, but the Lake Forbes aquatic centre is still open. Photo Forbes Shire Council.

The 2019 barefoot ski tournament planned for 2019 has been cancelled, but Council is assuring water-skiiers the aquatic centre is still open.

The barefoot ski committee made the tough decision to cancel this year’s clinic and competition due to a lack of water in Bundaburrah Creek (where they run coaching clinics) and a clash with other barefoot events. 

It’s disappointing, but they are making big plans for 2020.

Mayor Phyllis Miller said she had been contacted by a number of people questioning whether the Lake Forbes Aquatic Centre remained open to water skiiers – and wished to assure people that it does.

The ski dam does still have good water levels and Council is working to upgrade facilities and the beach area over the summer. 

That’s good news in the current hot weather!