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Orlando Watersports Complex Partners with Above the Wake to Teach Watersports to Individuals with Autism

Empowering Individuals with Autism to Build Confidence and Find Joy in the Water

Orlando, FL (April 5, 2023) – Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) has partnered with Above the Wake, a non-profit organization, to offer watersports lessons to individuals with autism. The initiative has been ongoing for the past nine years, and this past weekend, more than 50 riders on the autistic spectrum learned to ride kneeboards, wakeboards, and tubes.

Kellan Rudnicki, Director of Operations for Aktion Parks, spoke of the partnership, saying, “Above the Wake is a fantastic organization that empowers so many individuals to learn and develop confidence from the joys of watersports! We are proud to play a major role in these events.”

Tom Hart, Executive Director for Above the Wake, highlighted the organization’s goal of inclusion, saying, “Our goal at Above the Wake is inclusion, and inclusion is about creating opportunities for individuals to participate.”

The lessons, which are tailored to the riders’ different skill levels, have provided a unique opportunity for individuals with autism to learn and experience the thrill of watersports. Above the Wake and OWC plan to continue their partnership and offer more opportunities for individuals with autism to learn and enjoy watersports.

About Aktion Parks: Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, delivers customers an active, watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious. Aktion Parks owns and operates three of the most recognized parks in the world, Orlando Watersports Complex, Miami Watersports Complex, and Elite Cable Park. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 98 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Ingenity boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, Indmar Marine Engines, Velvet Drive Transmissions, Mach Connections, Merritt Precision, Osmosis, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information, please visit

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