About HWS

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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.

Latest News

Alumni Page Added to Website


Even though it's a little different this year with no shows, The Hodag Water Shows club is skiing its 49th season. Next year will mark our 50th anniversary. 

To recognized our skiers of the past we've created an alumni page on the website, you'll find the link for it at the top of the page. 

On this page you will find old photos of our waterski shows, pictures of former members skiing or sporting their old ski jackets. If you have photos you'd like to share, we have an email address on that page that you can send them to.

Also, if you are an alumni, please click on the green box on the bottom of that page to send us your information on what you're up to now!

You can also find an Alumni page on Facebook as well. Follow the links below to go to either.

Go to Alumni Page on Website

Go to Alumni Facebook Page

Photo Galleries

Photos from the 2020 season

Hodag Water Shows Clothing Apparel is here


The Hodag Water Shows team is offering an apparel purchase to its members, supporters and fans this year! You can order anything from T-shirts, sweaters, towels and more.

To order, click on the order form here to bring up the full-sized one:









All you do is fill it out and return it to Metro Screenprinting & Embroidery at 510 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander. You will then pay there as well and when your order is done they will call you for pick up. 

You can also call Metro at 715-365-3195 to order.


The team receives a portion of the money raised from the apparel sale, but more importantly, you get to show your support for our team and its skiers! Money raised is used on upkeep of the boats, getting new equipment, gas for the boats and a whole lot more!  

Slalom Clinic (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)

Photos from the 2019 season

HWS order form.jpg

Where to find us

Hodag Park, 500 Hodag Park Dr., Rhinelander, WI 54501

Email: hodagwatershowsinc@gmail.com

@2020 Hodag Water Shows

2020 Season