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DEFY Premiers December 10 in Seattle

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by Zack | Posted in Events, Home

DEFY: The Danny Harf Project will be premiering in Seattle on Saturday, December 10. Get your tickets early!

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

Pro Wakeboard Tour in Monroe, WA

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by Zack | Posted in Events, Home

The Pro Wakeboard Tour (presented by Mastercraft) makes its long awaited return to the northwest this Friday through Saturday, July 8 and 9. The event will be held on Lake Tye in Monroe, WA in the same location where we held the first ever Northwest Riders Wake Series last season.

Read on for the details…

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 …

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


Collegiate Wake Series in Portland, OR

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Events, General

The Collegiate Wake Series is headed to Portland, OR on October 2, 2010. It looks like the teams are:

  • Chico State
  • Washington State
  • Central Washington University
  • University of Oregon
  • Long Beach State

Head out and cheer on your local Northwest team!

More Information:

Collegiate Wake Series Web Site
Collegiate Wake Series Facebook Event Page (Portland, OR)

Northwest Riders Wake Series - Recap

Posted on August 17th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Events, General, Riders

2010 Northwest Riders Wake Series :: 1st Annual Wakeboard Event

This event was fun…and I’m not just saying that because it was our event. I had a blast. Greg had a blast. Our volunteers had a great time. The riders enjoyed it. We also heard the same from Monroe locals (except for that one angry fisherman), the Monroe Parks Department, the City of Monroe Mayor and staff, and on and on. It was fun because all of these people made it just that. Thank you. Anyone that came out and supported us…you are appreciated.

We are sifting through tons of images which we will post here on the BLOG in the coming days. Rhys Logan (rhystomahawk.com) came out to snap photos and will have them for sale for those that were asking/interested. Until then have a look at the edited video Rhys put together and read on …

2010 Butter Stomp : July 23-25

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Events, General

Event: Butter Stomp Wakeboard Weekend
Date: July 23rd - July 25th 2010
Location: Ione City Park in Ione, Washington
Directions: Use http://maps.google.com to find the best route from your home to the Butter Stomp in the Ione City Park. Ione is about 2 hours north of Spokane, WA.
Camping: Tent camping is available directly across from the site. ‘Tent City’ spots are available by first come first serve basis. Check in with Jay at the Ione Motel & RV Park 509-442-3213.

More details on the event, click on …

Northwest Riders Wake Series - August 13, 14, & 15

Posted on July 15th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Events, General

Northwest Riders Clothing Company is hosting its first ever contest series. Plans for this seasons 3-day event features a double up contest on Friday, August 13, an all ages division based contest on Saturday, August 14, and a Northwest Riders wakeboarding clinic on Sunday, August 15.

All the event details can be found over on the Northwest Riders website. Also, click through to see the full event flier.

NFFTY 2010 Film Festival

Posted on April 30th, 2010 by Zack | Posted in Events, General

The NFFTY Youth Film Festival is going on now here in Seattle, WA and is featuring a day of action sports flicks from some great local and national amateur filmers. If you are in Seattle go check it out. Wakeboard Northwest contributor Bryan Myss and Northwest Riders team waker Brandon Robins are judging the event.

Click Here for some more info.