Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Lough watersports festival set to make waves

World class adrenaline water junkies will be putting on some mesmerising displays this weekend as part of Waterways Ireland Loughfest.

The free family-oriented event this Saturday and Sunday is expected to attract thousands of visitors, with an action-packed programme of water and land-based activities.

Cool FM DJ Gareth Stewart will compere the action from the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team, Freestyle Jet Skiers and Wakeboard Teams.

Florida’s Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team will make a return appearance to dazzle the spectators with their multi-award winning performance displays.

The Xtreme Action Freestyle Jet Ski Team will also be in attendance, headed by Pro World Jet Ski Champion Anthony Burgess, wowing the crowds with inverts of up to 20ft.

The Lakeland & Inland Waterway Family Fun Day will centre on the Broadmeadow and Enniskillen Castle areas. Experience a "Taste of the Erne" with live cookery demonstrations and sampling, take part in a Heritage Walking Tour, or let the kids loose in the bouncy castle, paint ball and laser tag zone.

Waterbus trips will allow visitors to enjoy the tranquil beauty of Lough Erne and a range of boats will be on display from Mastercraft Ireland, Hanna Boats and Jet Products.

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