Hodag Water Shows (HWS) was organized and held its first show at Hodag Park on the shores of Boom Lake in 1971. Since 1971 HWS has been entertaining visitors at free shows twice a week featuring some of the area’s top water skiers. Every Sunday and Wednesday at 7:00 pm from mid-June until late August, plus the 4th of July, HWS performs a show that features acts such as ballet, jump, swivel skiing, trick skiing, barefooting, doubles, trios, wakeboarding, and pyramid.
Members range in age from 6 to almost 50 and some of the members have been with the team for more than 30 years. Concessions such as hot dogs, walking tacos, nachos, cotton candy, chips, beverages and many other snacks are available at each show.
Thank you for a great 2021 Season!
Hodag Water Shows would like to the community and our vacationing friends for support us this past year in 2021. We know it was a different year with the team in a growth mode with many new and young members.
Our only show of the season — in August — was a big success and our skiers enjoyed every minute of it. We're going to continue to grow in size and skill and hopefully get back to a more regular schedule in 2022.
One of the biggest highlights for us this year was being able to host Grace Petzold and her Graceful Wakes program in July. Some of our club members helped with getting the handicapped participants up on skis for the first time ever, and some of our members also took part in the special ski show held that night along with members of the USA waterski team and Janesville waterski team.
We invite you to check out our photos from practices and our show at the right, as well as photos from the Graceful Wakes event at the right as well.
If waterskiing or wakeboarding is something you might be interested in, no matter how old or young you are, feel free to reach out to us for next year's season!
If you would like to donate to HWS, you can do that by using the "Donate" button at the top of this website. We are a 501c3, so you can use the donation as a tax write-off.
Enjoy the off season!
Photos from the 2021 season
Dalton spraying up water
Photos from the 2021 Graceful Wakes Show
Where to find us
Hodag Park, 500 Hodag Park Dr., Rhinelander, WI 54501