Located on the southern coast of Turkey is the beautiful city of Antalya, where summers last for eight months and even winter days are mild and pleasant. Just 25 minutes from Antalya’s International Airport is Hip-Notics Cable Ski Park. Finally, the possibility of year-round riding, so close to Europe’s major cities!

 

The Lakes

Hip-Notics consists of three man-made lakes, continually fed by cool mountain run-off water on its way from the Taurus Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. The lakes are approximately 170 cm deep; shallow enough to keep the water pretty warm most of the year. Located at the foothills and on the main Antalya-Manavgat road, Hip-Notics is as convenient as it is beautiful. Hip-Notics’ lakes cover approximately 90,000 square meters of the property’s total land area of about 200,000 square meters.
The six-pylon L-1 is 730 meters around and is designed to appeal to waterskiers. The cable is suspended nine meters from water level. Advanced skiers can challenge their skills on L-1’s slalom course.
L-2 is shorter (at 540 meters) and consists of five pylons. Cable height on L-2 is 10 meters above water level. For advanced riders, L-2 is equipped with two kickers (large and small), a 20-meter fun box , a 20-meter slider, a 12-meter table and a 27 meters long, a king rail and a unit pipe.
Hip-notics will open the newest and one of the biggest obstacle parks in Europe in 2014

L-3 consists of two “Easy-Start” systems. One is used to train beginner-boarders and the other one is used exclusively for wakeskaters.
Hip-Notics offers something for everyone!

Equipment rental is included in the price of admission but Hip-Notics’ Pro Shop carries equipment, such as boards, bindings, helmets and life jackets for those who want to buy their own and sunglasses, sportswear and suntan lotion for those who want to look their best while riding. Professional photographers are on hand to take pictures or to video tape riders as a tool for their continual boarding improvement. Wi-Fi is available throughout Hip-Notics so our guests can keep in touch with home and work. The Café offers fast food options. Lots of oversized pillows are scattered along the lakes so visitors can relax whenever they are not boarding/skiing. Hip-Notics is equipped with a professional sound system and speakers all around the lakes, so riders can listen to their favorite music while gliding on the water. Night riding is also available and is a delight on our illuminated lakes.
In short, Hip-Notics is the place that riders have been dreaming about. Only a couple hours away from Europe’s major cities, yet warm, friendly and fun. Hip-Notics is also available for special camps, clinics or corporate events, in season or off-season.

 

Words and Images by Baris Ozoral

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Coop

Coops is usually the King of Watersports voice of our social media and behind the blog. Stand Up Paddle Boarder, Wakeboarding, skater and a one time kitesurfer, she has a more relaxed attitude to her board riding. If she is out of the office then she is probably carving up some badass jewellery.