Shred X Watersports is Louisiana’s first cable park, putting a fourth Southern state on the cable park map. Featuring a System 2.0 setup, the park has given a lot of people the opportunity to ride, hit obstacles, work on air tricks and wakeskate. Stretching 700 feet across the 120-foot-wide man-made lake, Shred X features a variety of obstacles. Additionally, the crawfish pond behind the two-tower setup will double as a winch park, where all you need to do is BYOW (bring your own winch). With 11 years of wakeboarding experience under his belt, owner/operator Luke Romero has been absolutely flooded with local inquiries about Shred X, how it works, etc. With such a high level of excitement prior to the park even opening, surely this is a sign of many great things to come from Shred X.
Towers: 2 (straight line)
Ability Level: Beginner to advanced
Season: Year-round; reservation-only: October through January
Rates: $20 per hour; day rates, season passes, lessons, rental gear and discounted rates available for private parties and church groups
Local Pros: Ben Allbright; wakeskaters Blake Steele, Josh Norman and Ryan Lemons
Water Temperature: Board shorts in summer, wetsuits in winter
Pro Shop: None on-site; Rukus Board Shop is only 10 miles away
Food: None on-site — unless you have a fishing pole; there is delicious food nearby
Closest Airport: Lafayette Regional Airport
Local Knowledge: Lafayette has some of the country’s best Cajun food, so be sure to check out the numerous restaurants nearby — boiled crawfish is a must!
Other On-Site Activities: Winching, fishing, volleyball, lounging by the beach
Accommodations: In Lafayette
Events: None as of yet
Website: Shred X Watersports