Some of the fastest jet ski racers in the nation will soon be putting their skills to the test on the beaches of South Padre Island.
The 2021 Liqui-Moly Pro Watercross National Tour is making a two-day stop in South Padre Island starting on Saturday, June 5.
The event will take place in front of Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill, located at 6900 Padre Blvd.
There will be multiple classes and hull styles with intense handlebar to handlebar action that will carry on until winners are announced on Sunday, June 6.
According to organizers, the competitive events all have their own safety requirements and regimens that have evolved over the lifespan of the sport, such as having safety features aboard equipment used and sponsoring free, regular water-related safety classes and education workshops.
“As we enter our 25th year, Pro Watercross has taken on a mission that more outwardly reflects the ideals and core values we have always held dear,” event organizers stated. “Since our humble beginnings, we have always worked to ensure our events have been conducted safely, and with respect for the marine environment.”
Starting at 10 a.m. on both days of the event, spectators are able to witness the action at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill.
“There is no cost for spectators,” SPI Convention and Visitors Bureau director Ed Caum stated. “This is a high-energy event where families can enjoy a fun time on the “Best Beach in Texas” with racers from all over the USA.”
According to a city press release, in the 25-year history of Pro Watercross, the organization has grown from a startup to becoming the sport’s only true national tour sanctioning body.
“With the addition of competitive circuits like the World Championship, HydroFlight, SupXross™, and the new Recreational Tour, their circles have expanded to include athletes and enthusiasts alike,” the press release states. “It is the center of the mission of this educational nonprofit organization to promote the social and competitive camaraderie that makes these activities so special.”
According to city officials, the Pro Watercross Tour is the featured national circuit for personal watercraft racing.
“The tour brings together the best professional and amateur athletes in the sport, on the most beautiful beaches and venues in the U.S.A. and offers the most challenging and technical racecourses in the world,” the press release states. “Pro Watercross touts that they create the biggest, best watercross racing show in the world.”
To view the full schedule, visit www.prowatercross.org.