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Tige Boats MyWake Global Challenge

Posted on February 15th, 2012 by Zack | Posted in General, Media

Tige Boats is stepping up with a revolutionary new contest format and a great idea that promotes the sport of wake. The MyWake Global Challenge is a pretty rad idea and we think it will produce some cool submissions.

Check out the video for the details…as well as the official press release below.

Tige Boats | MyWake Global Challenge

from Tige Boats:

For Immediate Release

Tigé’s MyWake Global Challenge Tests New Waters with Virtual Qualifiers

Orlando, Fla. — Go big then go virtual: that’s how riders from around the world can earn an invite to the most progressive contest on the water, the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge. The revolutionary MyWake contest will take qualifiers to a whole new level by allowing competitors to submit their qualifying run online via video for a chance to advance to a live two-day final competition.

“This new competitive environment is truly global and follows Tigé’s history of creating new formats to push the sport,” said Tigé President Rick Correll. “We are also excited to bring wakeboarding, wakeskating and wakesurfing under one professional competition for the first time in history.”

The 2012 Tigé MyWake Global Challenge will host the live finals event on Sept. 10-11 at Buena Vista Watersports in Orlando, Fla. The Live Finale will bring together top professional riders from pro divisions of the three sports in a pro-am style contest to battle for the top podium spot behind the new and innovative Tigé Z3.

Beginning May 1, riders can enter the unique event by submitting a two-minute unedited video of their best run to Tige.com or to the event site MyWake.com. Judges from the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) will review the submissions and select monthly winners through the end of July. Monthly winners will be invited to the live final event in Orlando.

For more information about the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge, including rules, regulations and entry, visit MyWake.com.


About Tigé
Tigé Boats is an independent, design-driven company, celebrating 20-years of uncompromising boat design. Tigé produces a unique product line ranging from 20 to 24 feet in length, supporting a dealer network serving 14 countries, including United States and Canada. Want more Tigé? Get your fix at Tige.com.

DEFY - The Danny Harf Project Trailer 2

Posted on September 9th, 2011 by Zack | Posted in General, Media

Our good friend Sean Kilgus (BFY Productions) has been pouring plenty of hard work into his new film “DEFY - The Danny Harf Project” and this new trailer is a nice little taste of what you can expect. 

We are proud of you Sean…can’t wait to see the finished work!

Click on to view the all new Trailer …

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

NFFTY Wants Your Action Sports Videos

Posted on January 26th, 2011 by Zack | Posted in Events, General, Media

The ‘National Film Festival for Talented Youth’ (NFFTY) is looking for submissions from filmers for their Action Sports category. If you have a video that you want to get out there then this is a great place for exposure.

Sponsored by Nike 6.0 … so you know it’s legit.

Click on for dates and info …

Refresh - Inland Empire Wakeboarding

Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in General, Media

REFRESH is an action-packed, fast-paced look at the wakeboard scene of the Northwest’s Inland Empire. Hailing from the Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho - Flying Robot Films brings you the lifestyle, skills and antics of a crew of shredders. REFRESH is a funtastic voyage of wakeboarding, bmx, moto, and snowboarding. Not for seriousness or artistic flare, REFRESH was created in the essence of fun, good times, high fives, and getting’ radical.

REFRESH captures the local talent including Chad Warren, Jeremy Deming, Gared Schneider, AJ Haynes, Rick Knott, Jason Jakober, DJ Reynolds, Steven Bafus, Josh VandeVanter, Chad Hecker, and Ronnie Watson.

Supported by – O’Brien, Pita Pit, Smith, Rockstar, Malibu, and 3F2.org

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.

CWU Wake Team Takes 3rd at Nationals / Premier’s 1st Video

Posted on May 21st, 2010 by Zack | Posted in General, Media, Riders

The CWU wake team has been busy the last few months. Not only did they release their first team video which you can watch in its entirety below…but they also just placed 3rd at Nationals. Congrats to the whole CWU wake team!

Check out photos and a recap article here.

Kids That Snowboard - Full Video

CWU Wakeboard Team Video Premiere

Posted on April 19th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Events, General, Media

The Central Washington University Wake Team presents their first feature length video, “Kids that Snowboard!” The premiere is this Thursday, April 22 at CWU’s - SURC Theater from 6:00PM to 7:00PM. Enter the raffle for a chance at some prizes from Northwest Riders Clothing Company, Hyperlite, and others. More info can be found at the event page on Facebook.

A word from the CWU Team:

We’ve all put in a lot of time filming this video over the 2009 summer at various Northwest locations and we’re stoked to share it with everyone!

Entry is only $5 and $1 raffle tickets for some awesome prizes.

Locations: Gig Harbor, Radar Lake, Mason Lake, Lake Sammamish, Selah, Columbia River and more!

Riders: Thomas Olson, Nick Haisch, Brett Lund, Eddie Roberts, Sean Harris, Ryan Cearly, Jeff Fabiani, Mike McKinney, Drew Newman, Seth Kitzke, Sean Doyle and many more!

After parties to follow!

The video will be available for download after the premier for anyone that can’t make it.

“The Way” - A Scratch Films Look into Wake

Posted on June 12th, 2009 by Zack | Posted in General, Media

Our newest video project, “The Way” has been an amazing project to work on and is finally for sale IN STORES! There are so many aspects that make this video like no other; like Rhett Whatley’s exclusive soundtrack, two versions to choose to watch on one DVD (A Trip Version and a Riding Only Version), and all of the wild things these riders did along the way. We made this video to show what it’s like to be on a professional wakeboard trip and these riders didn’t disappoint with amazing riding and incredible adventures. This video will make you want to get out and take a trip of your own! Don’t just take my word for it, this is what the riders had to say about their favorite parts of the trip…

Read more. Click on.

Hi Light Showing in Richland, WA

Posted on April 24th, 2009 by Zack | Posted in Events, General, Media

Press Release: Tri City Riders

Free “Hi Light” Video Premiere

Time: April 25, 2009 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Kimo’s
City/Town: RICHLAND, WA 99352
Website or Map: www.kimossportsbar.com

It’s Free! Courtesy of John L. Scott of Kennewick, WIT Productions and Tri City Riders.

Check out Jeff House, Jimmy Trask, Alex Scagliotti, Robby Carter, Derek Grassman, Thomas Olson, JD Webb, Nick Jones, Bryan Hutton, and others. This is a great video and will be a great time. There will also be raffle prizes donated by Sporthaus of Kennewick.