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Thomas Olson Photo Gallery

Posted on October 18th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders


Thomas Olson has my vote as the most improved rider in the Northwest. I first met TO during the OBrien Team photoshoot last summer and saw his potential. Over the last year he has rode alongside NW veteran Bret V who has obviously helped Thomas with his style and confidence as a rider. TO, his given nickname, taught wakeboard lessons all summer with Matt V in Gig Harbor and still had time to film with Jared Eygabroad of Scratch Films and Spencer Norris of WIT Productions. Continue to look out for this young rider to make noise in Northwest and throughout the wake industry in the years ahead.

Check out Thomas Olson’s photo gallery from the Central Washington Filming trip after the jump.

Scratch Films Shoots for “Godspeed” in Idaho

Posted on September 13th, 2007 by Zack | Posted in General, Media, Riders

Another summer is coming to an end. The water is getting a little colder and the days are becoming shorter. For most, this is a time of sadness. For others, it may mean a great snow season is to come. I hope with however you feel, you feel a sense of accomplishment, have little disappointment, and are leaving this summer with some really great memories. This summer for me was filled full of great times, good people, and memories that will last a lifetime. As usual the annual trip out to Idaho is always my favorite and I know everyone there was excited to end the last month of summer with a bang.

Read more on Scratch Film’s video shoot for “Godspeed” in Idaho … after the jump.

Wakeskating in Washington with W.I.T. Productions

Posted on September 6th, 2007 by Zack | Posted in General, Media, Riders

Spencer Norris of W.I.T. Productions (The Arrival) is currently filming for his Winter 2007 release. Norris took a trek through Washington for a filming trip at Koppert Lake and the greater southern Washington area. He shot with some of the most progressive wakeskaters in the sport, Nick Taylor and Matt Manzari.

Read a recap and see some photos from Spencer after the jump.

NEW Video Teaser : Filming GODSPEED in Idaho

Posted on August 29th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Media, Riders, Videos


Jared Eygabroad, of Scratch Films, is in the process of filming his NEW video GODSPEED. He’s filmed with a variety of Northwest Riders that include Bret V, Thomas Olson, Robby Carter, Chris Craig, Nike Ennen, Silas Thurman, and the list goes on. Eygabroad is shooting his NEW film around the Northwest region in locations such as Gig Harbor, Northern Idaho, Koppert Lake, and local rivers throughout the Northwest part of Oregon.

Check out the video teaser from a recent filming trip to Idaho for GODSPEED after the jump. It features riders Thomas Olson, Robby Carter, Chris Craig, & Jimmy Wolfe.

BAKES NWI 2007 : Photo Galleries Added

Posted on August 2nd, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Events, General, Media, Riders


Check out the BAKES NWI Photo Galleries.

BAKES NWI 2007 : Recap & Results

Posted on July 29th, 2007 by Zack | Posted in Events, General, Media, Riders


The 2007 Bakes NWI Double Up event was once again a success building on last year’s popularity and reputation as the premier event for wakeboarding in Washington State. Drawing in the top talent from the region, the Bakes NWI saw large crowds and large action with riders getting boosted all day long.

Have a look back at the action from our vantage point as official media partner of the event. Come back tomorrow for a full photo essay of the action on and off the water.

Read the WakeboardNorthwest.com recap … after the jump.

BAKES Northwest Wakeboard Invitational : Coverage All Week

Posted on July 23rd, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Events, General, Media, Riders

The BAKES Northwest Wakeboard Invitational is set for this upcoming weekend, July 28th, on Saturday from 10am-5pm at Coulon Park (Lake Washington). Pro Riders from throughout the NW Region will compete for cash prizes in a double-up contest format.

Check back this week for our coverage of the event.

This is the Northwest Premiere Wakeboard Competition. DON’T MISS IT.

Check out the video teaser with footage from last years BAKES NWI after the jump.

Thomas Olson : Photo Gallery

Posted on July 2nd, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Riders


Thomas Olson has been “Making Noise” in the Northwest wake scene. Have a look at some recent shoots that Olson has been involved with. A powerful rider with smooth stlye, TO is taking it to the next level. The following gallery was shot on location at some of Washington’s premier riding spots in both Lake Cushman and Lake Sammamish.

Making Noise: Thomas Olson - Gig Harbor, WA

Posted on June 29th, 2007 by Zack | Posted in General, Riders


Known for style and dedication to their roots of the Upper West Side, Northwest Riders continually progress the wake scene in both obvious and subtle ways.

One of the newest names to pop up as someone that is bringing his skills to the table and showing the NW wake community that he means business is that of Thomas Olson of Gig Harbor, WA. Bret V and his brother Matt have taken Olson under their wing and are helping mold and shape his riding ability.

See how this young phenom from Gig Harbor, WA is “Making Noise” … after the jump.

NW Wakeboard Camp Schedule : Gig Harbor & Mason Lake

Posted on June 13th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Events, General, Riders


Want to learn to wakeboard or improve your riding skills this summer with local pro riders? WakeboardNorthwest strongly recommends you check out this camp.

If you live in the Northwest and consider yourself a part of our local wake scene you’ve heard of NW Veteran Riders Bret V, Matt V, and Brent Starr. These local pros, with the addition of upcoming rider Thomas Olson, will be offering lessons all season. The roster of instructors includes some of our region’s best talent so don’t miss this opportunity because your riding level will improve drastically.

Northwest Wakeboard Camp has released their ‘07 summer schedule. Sign up now because spots are filling quickly. They will be holding camps in Gig Harbor full time. Lessons are also available on Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington, and Mason Lake per rider request and availability.

All the details you need to sign up for a Northwest Wakeboard Camp are posted after the jump.