Best water skiers in US descend on San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The best water skiers in the country are in central Texas for the U.S. National Water Ski Championships. The events are happening all week long at the San Marcos River Ranch.

Competitors range in age from as young as 5 years old to senior skiers up to age 83.

The event can bring an economic boost to the host city.

Last year’s event in Palm Beach County, Florida, drew more than 2,000 fans. More than 700 competitors took part in the event. U.S. Water Skiing says between the fans and competitors, a community hosting the event can expect a boost of more than 500 hotel room bookings.

KXAN Photojournalist Dani Guerrero gives us a closer look at the people behind the competition. Watch his story in the video above. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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