ORLANDO, FLA   (February 11, 2016)-  Performance Ski and Surf is proud to announce the dates for the 2016 Gravel Tour presented by Nautique Boats, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Regal & Nautiques of Orlando and The Orlando Watersports Complex!  Started in 2000, the Performance Ski and Surf Gravel Tour has become the nation’s leading and longest running grassroots wakeboard series with riders from all over the country and world traveling to compete in our events. With 11 different divisions, the Gravel Tour caters to riders of every age and ability level.

“We are super pumped about the 2016 Gravel Tour Season as all our key partners are back to support our series including Nautique, Regal & Nautique of Orlando, and The Orlando Watersports Complex!  We are equally excited to have our newest partner Rockstar Energy Drinks on board for 2016,”  said Bill Porter founder of the Gravel Tour and owner of Performance Ski and Surf of Orlando Inc. “All of these companies truly believe in what we are doing to grow the sport from the grassroots level and we are grateful for the support they give to our series!” added Porter.

“Rockstar is excited to partner with the 2016 Performance Gravel Tour. Bill Porter and his team have always prioritized supporting and growing the wake industry and the Gravel Tour is a perfect example of how they do just that  and we are proud to be a part of it.” said Steve Mateus, Rockstar Marketing Director of Core Sports.

The 2016 Performance Ski and Surf Gravel Tour Wakeboard Series:

  • Stop #1: April 16th
  • Stop #2: May 21st
  • Stop #3:June 25th
  • Stop #4: September 3rd – Finals & Overall Awards Ceremony


 Orlando Watersports Complex

8615 Florida Rock Rd, Orlando, FL 32824


About the Performance Ski and Surf Gravel Tour Wakeboard Series

The Gravel Tour was the vision of Watersports Industry Legend Herb O’Brien and Bill Porter owner of Performance Ski and Surf.  “When the Orlando Watersports Complex was being built, Herb stressed to me that we needed to put on a grassroots wakeboard events at the park.  He felt that we could bring a lot of new riders into the sport and help shape and grow the industry for decades to come through these events!   I’m proud to say that 16 years later, his vision for the Gravel Tour is alive and well and continues to impact the sport as we know it” said Bill Porter-Gravel Tour Founder.

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About Performance Ski and Surf Of Orlando, Inc.

Celebrating our 26th year, Performance Ski and Surf of Orlando is considered by many as the world’s leading Waterski and Wakeboard Pro Shop.  Based out of Orlando Florida, our 6,000 square foot state of the art retail store is a destination for watersports enthusiasts traveling to Central Florida.  And with our website, we are able to offer a global reach to our customers and help them with all their watersports equipment needs!  For more information on our retail store or online store go to

Find us at:

World Headquarters:  1355 Sand Lake Road Suite 1, Orlando FL 32809  ph: 407-859-7544  email:                        


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