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Cable Parks 2010: Third Coast Cables

July 13, 2010

**Lafayette, Louisiana

thirdcoastcables.com**

Slated to open midsummer, Third Coast Cables is Louisiana’s first cable park, putting a fourth Southern state on the cable park map. Featuring a System 2.0 setup, the park will give 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, Third Coast Cables will feature 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 when Third Coast Cables is going to open, 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 Third Coast Cables.

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Park Stats

Towers: 2 (straight line)

Ability Level: Beginner to advanced

Speed: Variable

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Obstacles: TBD

Facts and Rates

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

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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

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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

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