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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

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 …

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

Hi Light Set to Premiere April 17th

Posted on April 7th, 2009 by Zack | Posted in Events, General, Media

“Hi Light” by W.I.T. Productions will premiere on April 17th at EVO in Seattle, WA. Doors open at 8:00 PM.


W.I.T. Productions will be on hand along with other industry staples. The video features the riding of Robby Carter, Derek Grasman, Jeff House, Bryan Hutton, Nick Jones, Thomas Olson, Alex Scagliotti, Jimmy Trask, and J.D. Webb.


Hi Light - a wakeboard film premiere by Spencer Norris


Friday, April 17, 2009 // Doors open at 8:00 PM


122 NW 36th St.
Fremont, WA 98107

Sponsored by:

Northwest Riders Clothing Co.

Portland Stop Added to Northwest Riders 08 Summer Clinic Tour

Posted on September 10th, 2008 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Events, Riders


12 spots are available for the Portland, OR stop in West Linn (10th St) on the Willamette River.

- September 20, 2008 -

Sign up NOW by clicking - HERE -


Visit NorthwestRiders.com

Ride behind the best wake boat in the industry, with the latest and greatest in gear available to use.

Only $100 gets you:

- Two 20 minute sets behind our all new 2008 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV
- Professional instruction from Brent Starr and other Northwest Riders
- Free Lunch & T-Shirt
- Prizes and Giveaways
- Tons of demo gear available from: Slingshot, Straight Line, and others

Hyperlite Defends Title at 2nd Annual Malibu Pro Team Challenge

Posted on August 23rd, 2008 by Zack | Posted in Boats, Events, General, Riders

2008 Malibu Pro Team Challenge Champions - Team Hyperlite

After two days of fun, sun, beautiful scenery, killer conditions and insane riding, the 2nd Annual Malibu Pro Team Challenge is a wrap. Congratulations to 2008 Champions, Team Hyperlite, who backed up last years win with a repeat performance. They retain the Malibu Cup and the names of Erik Ruck, Aaron Rathy, Jimmy LaRiche, JD Webb and Jacob Valdez will be added to the base. Team Hyperlite also split the $24,000 “winner-take-all” purse!

Hyperlite’s dominance was due in large part to the incredible all-around performance from PWT Junior Men’s Champion, Jimmy LaRiche (110 individual points), Hyperlite ended up with a total of 240 points to keep the crown in their camp.

Read the official press release complete with photos … after the jump.

TITAN Launches NEW Website

Posted on August 18th, 2008 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Boats, Gear


Titan Wake is the industry leader in innovative Wakeboard Towers, Wakeboard Racks, Tower Speakers, and Tower Accessories. To give you, the everyday rider and consumer, a better overview of their products offered they’ve recently launched their NEW website. The NEW Titan site truly gives us all a wealth of information about the Titan Product line up. As you search specific products throughout the Titan website you’ll get info on those individual products that showcase key features, dealer locator options, product support, and a “submit a question” link for direct communication with Titan Wake Accessories.

Take a look at the products offered by Titan and check out the NEW Titan Website :



Boat Manufacturers that Titan Wake Partners with include :


MalibuBoats.com - - - Nautiques.com - - - Chaparralboats.com

Titan Supports and Sponsors many Northwest Wakeboarders including Brandon Robins and others with their products, Film maker Sean Kilgus & BFY Productions, and the Northwest Riders Summer Tour.

NEW Northwest Riders Clothing Summer Line Rolls Out

Posted on August 7th, 2008 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Gear, General, Riders


Hunter Graham and Brandon Robins (Northwest Riders)

The Northwest Riders have been busy with their ‘08 Summer Clinic Tour around the NW region and still found the time to release NEW T-Shirt designs. They also have a line of NWR stickers for sale in a variety of colors. Take a look and place your order soon while they have inventory.


Above are the most recent T-Shirts released by Northwest Riders Clothing


Pro Wakeboard Team Challenge Set for Pacific Northwest

Posted on August 6th, 2008 by Zack | Posted in Events, Gear, General, Media, Riders

With $25,000 on the line, the 2nd Annual Malibu Pro Team Challenge offers one of the single biggest event purses in the sport of wakeboarding. This three part competition - boat pass, rail jam and double-up contest - will feature some of the top pro riders in the world riding for their prospective board manufacturers, a shot at the “winner-take-all” prize and bragging rights as the best team in wakeboarding for the next 12 months.

This event was HUGE last year and is even bigger for 2008! Eatonville, WA on August 16th and 17th will be THE “it” spot for all of wakeboarding. Not many excuses will cut it for missing this event. Get your tickets FREE at Bakes Board & Ski, Evo, or other Malibu dealers throughout the Northwest.

All the details … after the jump.

2008 BAKES Northwest Wakeboard Invitational : Photo Galleries

Posted on August 4th, 2008 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Bakes NWI, Events, General, Riders


We’ve posted 3 photo galleries from the 2008 BAKES Northwest Wakeboard Invitational. Check out the photo galleries and official recap if you haven’t read it already after the jump.

Thanks to all the riders, sponsors, and spectators that showed up and made this the best BAKES NWI thus far….