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.
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!