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WakeSOUNDS.com Launches Wakeboard Boat Audio Specific Store

Posted on February 1st, 2013 by | posted in Announcements, Industry Press Releases

(Bend, OR) Getting the perfect audio experience on your boat, whether you just want some background music when floating, or you’re after a high end system with plenty of volume and clarity to hear at the end of an 80 foot rope, shouldn’t be that difficult. WakeSOUNDS.com was created to simplify the process, making it easy to get exactly the results you’re looking for from your boat’s stereo system.

WakeSOUNDS.com promises to provide boat owners with the highest quality products, knowledge and customer service possible. Specializing in both tower and in-boat audio and accessories from brands like Exile Audio, Skylon and more, WakeSOUNDS.com is excited to provide complete solutions that include everything necessary to install and use your new stereo equipment.

With over 30 years of collective experience in the wake industry, the addition of marine audio to WakeSHOPS’s product offering continues the tradition of selling and supporting everything you need to have more fun on your boat.

Since 2009 WakeSHOPS has built a reputation by helping customers have more fun behind their boats with a combination of knowledge and product selection that is unmatched. Dedicated to their goal of “making sure you’re having as much fun as possible when on the water”, WakeSHOPS is located in Bend, Oregon and serves customers on the web at WakeMAKERS.com, WakePROPS.com, WakeSOUNDS.com, and EasyBoatCare.com.

Hyperlite Welcomes | Nick Kamper

Posted on December 18th, 2012 by | posted in Announcements, General, Industry Press Releases, Media, Riders

“Nick is a great addition to our team. As an athlete and coach, Nick inspires with both his level of riding and with his ability to teach others. Our partnership at OWC has allowed us to get to know Nick and we’re excited to have him on our team.” –Greg Nelson, Hyperlite Wakeboards

Hyperlite is the longest-standing brand in the wakeboarding industry. Based in Snoqualmie, WA, Hyperlite has been a pioneer in the wake industry for over 20 years. The company produces revolutionary wake products that are the result of thousands of hours of research and development from an innovative team of shapers, riders and manufacturers.

2013 King Of Wake Schedule

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by | posted in Announcements, Contests, Events, General, Industry Press Releases, Media

Three New Venues Featured on 2013 King of Wake Schedule

2013 King of Wake Schedule
April 25-28 Orlando, Fla. Nautique Wake Games Orlando Watersports Complex

May 18 Acworth, Ga. MasterCraft PWT Stop #1 Dallas LandingPark

June 1 Mooresville, NC. MasterCraft PWT Stop #2 Lake Norman

June 29 Mossdale, Ca. MasterCraft PWT Stop #3 Mossdale Quarry Lakes

July 13 Monroe, Wash. MasterCraft PWT Stop #4 Lake Tye

July 25-28 West Chester, Oh. Nautique WWA Nationals Voice of America Park

Aug. 15-18 Pleasant Prairie, Wi. Rockstar WWA Worlds Prairie Springs Park Presented by Supra

Aug. 24 Grand Rapids, Mi. MasterCraft PWT Stop #5 Millennium Park

WakeShops Black Friday Sale!

Posted on November 16th, 2012 by | posted in Announcements, Deals, Events, Gear, General

Our biggest sale of the year starts Thursday the 22nd and runs through (Cyber) Monday the 26th!

Ronix 8.3 Ballast On The Way!

Posted on November 14th, 2012 by | posted in Announcements, Gear, Wakesurfing

Ronix/Square One have decided to become a big part of the wakeboard & wake surf ballast game. Safe to say their plans are to do anything but change the way we think about ballast! Check out the video!

New And Improved Photo Galleries Offer Numerous Upgrades

Posted on October 13th, 2008 by | posted in Announcements, General, Media

Click the image above to view the galleries

We spent the weekend implementing a completely new version of the WakeORIGIN Photo Galleries to make browsing wakeboarding related pictures easier for our readers. Many aspects look similar, but underneath is a new engine to make viewing the galleries faster and more convenience. We also added some new features to the mix, including the most requested upgrade, high-resolution images.

Here are the major improvements we made:

  • High Resolution Images: We now offer the option to view the high resolution version of each image where it’s available.
  • Paginated Browsing: Instead of loading all of the galleries at once, now only 10 are loaded at a time. That means the page loads a lot faster so you can start looking at wakeboarding pictures sooner.
  • Better Navigation: New navigation makes it easier to browse through the photos in an album in order.
  • Related Post Link: If the gallery you’re viewing is related to a specific post on the site, a link will appear in the top right corner so you can get all of the information about content the of the gallery.

Start browsing through the new WakeORIGIN.com Photo Galleries now, and let us know what you think.

Contest: Win a Free Autographed Copy of Drive The Video

Posted on July 16th, 2008 by | posted in Announcements, Contests, General, Media

Drive the video is out (we’ll have a review up soon), and is on its way to being the most popular wakeboard video of the year. If you don’t have a copy yet, we want to hook you up with a free autographed copy of Drive, courtesy of Wakeside.comShop at Wakeside.com and BFY Productions.

All you have to do to win is post a comment on this post about why you deserve a free copy of Drive the movie. The winner will be chosen at random, so we aren’t judging the quality of your comment, but it needs to be on topic.

Here are the rules:

  • Only one entry per person. That means you can only comment on this post one time, if you comment more than once you will be automatically disqualified.
  • This contest is open to residents of the Continental United States (sorry, it’s not by choice).
  • Contest ends 11:59PM PST on July 30th, 2008.
We’ll announce the winners within one week of the close of the contest. If you can’t wait until then to watch Drive, you can purchase a copy right now at Wakeside.comShop at Wakeside.com. Good luck!

We’re Back; Sorry For The Interruption

Posted on July 9th, 2008 by | posted in Announcements

You may have noticed that the site was down momentarily this morning due to some issues with the database. The problem actually stemmed from a spike in traffic that overloaded our server. While that’s a good problem to have, it’s always a pain when WakeORIGIN goes down.

The site is back up though, and we’ve got more of the latest in wakeboard news and information coming your way. We’re worry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience.

Drive The Wakeboard Video Releases This Week – Pre-order Now

Posted on July 2nd, 2008 by | posted in Announcements, General, Media


Sean Kilgus, BFY Productions, has delivered another masterpiece in DRIVE. This is his follow up film to such titles as Butter Effect, Bent Felix, and Running on Empty. Wake films we all have watched over and over.

The rider line up in this film is ridiculous and includes many of the worlds best. Randall Harris, Rusty Malinoski, Danny Harf, Chad Sharpe, Trevor Hansen, Jimmy Lariche, Ben Greenwood, Gabe Lucas, JD Webb, Jeff McKee, Erik Ruck, and Adam Errington all have sections.

Order your copy from Wakeside.com and check out a short trailer after the jump.

WakeORIGIN Gets a New Look Just in Time For Wakeboard Season

Posted on April 10th, 2008 by | posted in Announcements

Even though it’s snowing outside right now, it feels like summer is right around the corner and won’t be long until we’ll all be spending time on the water. Over the last week or so, we’ve been doing some spring cleaning to get WakeORIGIN ready for warmer weather and all of the news and excitement that comes with the summer months.

As our regular readers have no doubt noticed, the biggest change we implemented is a new look to the sites layout and a stream-lined navigation scheme. The cleaner layout is a little wider to allow for larger images and easier to read text.

WakeORIGINs New Look

In addition to the new look, we’ve also added some additional features that should make staying on top of the wakeboard industry easier.

  • Email Article Features: Located at the bottom of each post is a green button and a link that says “Share This”. Simply click on the button or link and a form will show up allowing you to enter the email address you wish to send the article to.
  • New Article Notifications: Stay up-to-date on the latest wakeboarding news by subscribing to our RSS feed in your favorite news reader, or sign up to receive a daily email digest in your inbox.

We also have a number of other changes and feature enhancements that we’ll be announcing in the near future. Our goal is to create the most user friendly website possible to make it easier for wakeboarders to get the latest news and media in the wakeboard industry.

Stay tuned for more announcements about new features coming soon, and if you have feedback about what we can do to make WakeORIGIN better, let us know in the comments.