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HortonHorton Posts: 28,770 Administrator
edited August 2017 in News & Other Stuff

The 2017 Malibu Open has been rescheduled for the weekend of September 29-30 at Trophy Lakes Sports in John's Island, South Carolina, just outside Charleston. Trophy Lakes boasts a world-class slalom course and promises to be an ideal location for the long-running skiing championship.

Originally scheduled for this weekend at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., the discovery of a blue algae bloom led the Milwaukee Health Department to cancel all activity on the Milwaukee Lagoon due to health and safety concerns.

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  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,684 Mega Baller
    Great news! I hope ALL of the pros are available to be there.
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,844 Mega Baller

    Glad it got rescheduled. Family went to Milwaukee anyway for a little getaway and we stopped by the lagoon. Honestly the water was very greenish/blue and smelled pretty bad. So I can see why the city pulled the permit, too bad they weren't able to mitigate it beforehand. I'm sure they will have something in place for next year.
    I won't be able to get down to SC but am sure the folks that can go will have a great time. Enjoy!
  • CptOriginalCptOriginal Posts: 5 Baller
    Blue-green algae is becoming a pretty serious problem. We've had our lake shut down a few times because of dangerous blooms. Even when the blooms prove to be nontoxic, the process of water testing and communication and dealing with concerned (and sometimes angry) residents is taxing.

    Anyone have experience with this problem?
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,698 Mega Baller
    edited August 2017
    Good news, bad news, good news: My daughter Grace is getting married the same weekend. Two people in the wedding party, one bridesmaid and one groomsman, are skiing in the Open. The wedding is in Charleston.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,083 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2017
    We had blue/green algae, now every year we put straw bales, semi submerged and scattered around the perimeter of our lake, never had it since, we ski when other lakes cannot.

    If Only I Was Perfect

  • blakeyatesblakeyates Posts: 164 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Is that wheat straw or pine straw?
    Blake Yates
    Nautique Promo Rep, GA
  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 501 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    If you are near Charleston, don't miss this event. We have teamed up with an event promoter who has done other events at Trophy Lakes. Here is a schedule of events which will accompany the Malibu Open

    September 29 - Friday To kick off our annual Lowcountry BBQ Fest, admission will be throughout the day and bbq teams prepare for the cook off which we judge the following day. We will have local favorite bands & children's amusements as well as festival foods, adult bev.

    Saturday- Sept 30
    Gates open @11, Car show/bike show people can walk around & enjoy BBQ & festival food from all contestants, there will be helicopter rides, amusement for kids, face painting etc, we will have local craft vendors, Live Music,
    The actual BBQ contest judging will be @ 2pm,

    Sunday - October 1
    4 wheel drive, tractor show, amusements for the kids, live country music, festival foods, beverages etc.

    To see other events we have done in the past.

  • lcarneslcarnes Posts: 121 Solid Baller
    Looks like a blast - what is the ski schedule?
  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 501 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Still finalizing. Prelims Friday. Finals Saturday with night jump
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 867 Crazy Baller
  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 501 Open or 55K Rated Skier
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,096 Mega Baller
    Any ski clinics or demo ride stuff planned for the amateurs?
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