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Super Air Nautique G23

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 by Zack | Posted in Boats, General

The all new (and pretty unbelievable) Super Air Nautique G23 wake boat has finally been unveiled and it is impressive. The lines and overall aesthetic is super clean looking and definitely is a head turner. Some notes from the Nautique website straight off of the Super Air Nautique G23 page:

For years Nautique has been working with its elite team of athletes on a project that will change the possibilities of what you can do behind a wake boat. We started with a clean slate and created a wake that gives every rider the opportunity to do things they have only dreamed possible. The Super Air Nautique G23 represents the start of a new era, and will push your limits and expectations as a rider. Inside and out, this boat delivers an experience that surpasses every wake boat in the marketplace. The all-new Super Air Nautique G23 has redefined what a wake boat can be.

Performance and Styling:
The all-new Nautique Configurable Running Surface (NCRS) fine-tunes the hull surface under any condition using the latest technology in our Nautique LINC system. With over 2,800 lbs. of sub-floor internal ballast, the G23 offers you maximum ballast with maximum storage and a world class wake without the need for additional weight. Every inch of this hull was designed to create a wake that will work for every level of riding, at any speed and line length.

This allows you to set the boat up to the preferences of every rider in the boat without sacrificing a clean lip, long transitions, and solid pop.

The cutting-edge design doesn’t stop at the water line. The styling and craftsmanship that has gone into designing the interior of this boat is like nothing that has come before it. From the ergonomics of the seats to the functionality of the seating configurations, no stone was left unturned in designing every aspect of the fit and finish.

For more on the Super Air Nautique G23 wakeboard boat checkout the Nautique website here. Also, check out the video below.

Northwest Riders 2008 Malibu vRide For Sale

Posted on January 13th, 2012 by Zack | Posted in Boats, General

The Northwest Riders 2008 Malibu vRide is up for sale. This boat is in excellent shape and has been maintained beyond expectations. You can check out all the info…just click and read on.

Northwest Riders Wake Series 2011 is August 12-13-14

Posted on August 1st, 2011 by Zack | Posted in Boats, Events, Gear, General, Media, Riders

Year two is here for the Northwest Riders Wake Series! The 2nd annual event is set for Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13-14 in Monroe, WA.

As it was last year…the entire series will be held on Lake Tye north of Seattle, WA. The venue has perfect sight lines, ample space for driving and pulling riders, great retail including local shop Grizzly-Sports, restaurants including event participant Sockeye’s, a small skate park, a full walking path around the lake, plenty of parking, and is just a short drive from Seattle and the surrounding areas.

If you are coming from Seattle, click here for directions.

The Northwest Riders Wake Series:

Friday, August 12:

Double Up Competition -

The double up comp will feature an exclusive list of semi-pro/pro riders from all over the northwest. Spectators will be able to watch from Sockeye’s restaurant at the north end of the lake. Sockeye’s has a wrap-around outdoor deck with seating and will also feature a special beer garden during the event for persons 21 and older. There will be plenty of space for families to view the event as well.

Up for grabs will be $500 in prize money and bragging rights. Last season’s winner Robby Carter will be back to defend his title against a skilled set of riders.

*This year we kick off at 5:00 PM. Riders will be eliminated until we have a champion.

Saturday, August 13:

Wakeboarding Competition -

The wakeboarding comp will feature riders of all-ages and varying skill levels. The event will be towed by two MasterCraft boats with each set up according to the division and riding level of the participants. Entrants will be able to ride in a safe environment and fees will be minimal so that all that want to ride get the chance to. A $30 fee will get each rider a 4-minute set behind the boat along with an event T-Shirt. Northwest Riders Clothing Co. will be covering the insurance fee for all riders on Saturday.

Riders will be broken into divisions and heats with judges determining who places based on set scoring methods. The divisions are: Novice, Intermediate, Womens, Advanced, Open.

A $500 cash prize purse will be up for the Open division. Other divisions will receive prizes and giveaways for the top finishers in each classification.

*Sign-Ups begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday. To pre-register call Greg at 425-220-0675 or Zack at 425-463-5553. SPACE IS LIMITED. 1st come 1st on the list until we run out of space.

Sunday, August 14:

Learn to Wakeboard (NWR Clinic) -

The final day of the weekend will be reserved for a Northwest Riders wakeboard clinic. This will be a much quieter, hands-on experience. Similar to past NWR clinics…this event will allow up to 15 people of all ages and abilities to come out on the boat for some one-on-one coaching.

The times will be from 7am-9am, 9am-11pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm and 4pm-6pm. Each time slot will take 3 people and a family member or friend out in the boat for coaching and learning anything from basic fundamentals to top tier wakeboarding tricks depending on the rider.

*This portion of the event will be $100 per participant. To sign-up, please call Greg at 425-220-0675. Times fill up very fast, so please call soon if you are interested.

Northwest Riders would like to thank our supporters for helping to make this happen including:

Daren Postforoosh and Mastercraft Northwest/Seattle, Wade Wagley and Slingshot Wakeboards, John Thorburn and the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), RV Palmer, Mike, Micah and Grizzly-Sports, the Seattle Boat Show, Nick Aiken at Red Bull, Ryan Brien and The Rock Church, Mike and Ryan at Sockeye’s, Robert King at NW Quality Remodel & Deck, Rhys Logan, Papa Yip Yip from Charlie’s Chow, and Plobix from 7th Synapse Pluto.

City of Monroe, WA Logo

A very BIG thank you again goes to City of Monroe Mayor Robert Zimmerman, Denise Jacobsen, Mike Farrel, and the rest of the city staff that helped us along the way. Last year’s event was great and this year’s is stacking up to be even better!

Coverage from the 2010 Event:

2010 In Pictures

Seattle Boat Show - Today to January 30th

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by Zack | Posted in Boats, Events, General

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast’s Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories indoors at Qwest Field Event Center, plus afloat on South Lake Union.

A free shuttle runs every day between Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union every 30 minutes.

Qwest Field Event Center:
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 8 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

South Lake Union:
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

Adults: $12; Youth (11-17): $5;
Special 5-day Big Show pass: $24
Kids 10 & under: Free


Axis A20 Wake Boat

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Boats, General

2011 introduces the all new Axis Wake Boats A20. This is the little brother to the Axis A22 wakeboarding specific boat with many of the same features and styling. Have a look as Keith Lyman shows what’s possible behind the new A20 from Axis.

Flo-Cam … Thoughts On Malibu’s New System

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Boats, General, Media

What does everyone think about the new Flo-Cam option for Malibu’s new G3 Tower? Anyone out there have one? Love it? Hate it? Not Sure … leave some comments here and let us know.

Malibu Boats 2010 G3 Tower and Racks

Posted on August 14th, 2009 by Zack | Posted in Boats, Gear, General

The new 2010 Malibu G3 tower and accessories are looking pretty solid. Have a look at the collapse function of the new tower and also the all new slide off // spinner board racks:

2010 Malibu Photos Posted

Posted on June 29th, 2009 by Zack | Posted in Boats, General

Some new photos of the 2010 Malibu Boats have been posted on Malibu’s Flickr Stream and there is also some ongoing discussion at TheMalibuCrew web site.

The photos are a bit dark … but I am liking what I’m seeing. Click on to check out the other images…

Riding and Surfing Behind the Axis Wake Research A22

Posted on May 21st, 2009 by Zack | Posted in Boats, General

Take a look at the newest video from Axis Wake Research and the A22. The video shows us a standard setup for both wakeboarding and wakesurfing. More on the A22 at www.AxisWake.com

Seattle Boat Show Ends Tomorrow

Posted on January 31st, 2009 by Zack | Posted in Boats, Events, General

If you have not been down to the Seattle Boat Show or the boat show in your area…go! If you are even considering a boat purchase then you should take a few minutes to visit some dealers. The boat prices are unheard of right now with the current economy.

Savings for those that can take advantage will not be this good again. Malibus, Mastercrafts, and Nautiques are selling for $20,000 to $30,000 less than retail in some cases. Make the 2009 summer a memorable one by getting out on the water with family and friends!