MARCUS Bush has had his fair share of injuries of late.
The 26-year-old Launceston wakeboarder has undergone a knee reconstruction, recovered from a broken rib and competed against doctors' orders.
On Saturday, Bush wants to claim the Pro Men at Lake Trevallyn with Tasmanian wakeboarding talent turning out for the 2015-16 TasWake state titles.
It is the final Tasmanian Wakeboarding Association's summer series round with competitors to fight it out across five divisions for championship status at the Northern Aquatic Club.
"I didn't compete at New Norfolk and I won at Meadowbank . . . I would love to win this weekend but it all depends on weather conditions and what not," Bush said.
"I got told I wasn't supposed to ride for nine months on my knee and I started riding at five months . . . and then after I built the knee up I broke a rib and was told to stay off it for six to eight weeks and the comp at Meadowbank was four weeks afterwards."
Promoter Brad Garwood said the watersport was growing in popularity and encouraged parents to take their children along to witness the many airborne manoeuvres.
Riders' stunts are carried out at the end of a 75-metre rope and are judged on intensity, composition and execution.
"Competitors will have the chance to qualify for the nations [in April] . . . it would be great to see some riders from Tassie compete at a national level," he said.
"This round is last chance for riders to earn championship points. There is a lot more interest in the sport now compared to what there was five years ago and the competition standard has grown steadily over the past few years also."
Garwood said new and experienced riders could register for competition from 7.30am, with the action to start at 9am.
He said there was no registration fee for grom (children) entrants.