New wake board park arrives in North Myrtle Beach

From beginners to pros, anyone can try wake boarding at Shark Wake Park at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. (Amanda Kinseth/WPDE)

It's a first for South Carolina, and it's right here in North Myrtle Beach.

Shark Wake Park is a cable watersports park where people can wake board.

It's fit for beginners, and it might just create some professionals.

For locals, it's an opportunity. For Greg Norman, it's a dream come true.

"What it can do for an individual kid," said Norman. "How it could change effectively their life forever in a really positive fashion."

Take Adam Errington, for example. He's a professional wake boarder who competes across the globe and he says he grew up near one of these parks.

"It changed my life," said Errington, "I grew up as a child loving the sport for what it is. It ended upturning into a career that took me all over the world. Trips that I'll never forget."

Even beginners can give it a try.

"Anyone can do it," said Norman. "So far we've had a 6-year-old and a 66-year-old. Novices, professionals alike can ride this system at the same time. It's very user friendly."

It's also thrilling.

"Obviously it's really exhilarating because you're doing a high action sport," said Jeff Trudeau. "Doing something new is always really fun for everybody."

Shark Wake Park - a successful dream, aiding others in success.

"What we've seen across the globe whenever these parks pop up, there's usually always a professional wake boarder to pop up out of it and find a career and find his or her own pathway to distinguish themselves out of the crowd, to become an unique individual," said Norman. "And we're pretty confident we'll have that here, too."

Shark Wake Park is located at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex.

It will have its grand opening Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at noon.

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