Two years ago, Pete Kennedy was on a medical mission in the Philippines when he made a discovery that changed his life. While conducting clinical trials in Naga City, Kennedy stumbled upon the CamSur Watersports Complex, the cable park that for the past two years has hosted the Wake Park World Championships. "I had wakeboarded before but had never heard of a cable park," he says. "I went one day to check it out, took one spin on the cable and was hooked." When Kennedy returned to the States, he immediately quit his job and started planning his own park. On June 2, some of the best riders in the world, including Wake Park World champs Tom Fooshee and Nick Davies, christened Kennedy's Wake Nation at its grand opening just outside Cincinnati.