Welcome to WAKEORigin.com! We cover everything related to wakeboarding. If you would like to automatically receive the latest updates, subscribe to our RSS feed, or sign up for email updates.

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

2009 Ronix Wakeboard Boot Technology Explained

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 by | posted in Events, Gear, General

2009 Ronix Wakeboard Boots

From the beginning, Ronix has done amazing things for wakeboard boots. In fact, one could even argue that they are single handedly responsible for the mainstream adoption of closed-toe wakeboard boots. Even though it’s been a short 3 years since they released their first collection of product, Ronix is upping the ante again for 2009 by completely redesigning most of their wakeboard boot technology.

Wakeside.com posted a summary of the tech included in the new Ronix kicks that we found interesting, so we thought we would summarize some of the most noteable features.

2009 Ronix Wakeboard Boots

Hit the jump to read through the changes Ronix has made for 2009.

Boat Show Incentive Wrap Up: Save A Ton On Your New Boat

Posted on January 22nd, 2009 by | posted in Boat Show, Boats, Events, General

With boat show season upon us, and boat sales down significantly this year due to the economy, perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that most manufacturers are helping dealers move boats by offering some pretty impressive incentives for boat show shoppers. From Malibu and Mastercraft on down to Supra, almost all of the major players are offering free options, cash back, or a combination of the two.

Compared to years past, where demand outpaced supply, this is definitely a different landscape for those purchasing boats, and for those that have the means, there has never been a better time to buy a new boat.

Read on for a full summary of what’s on the table if you buy a new boat during a 2009 boat show.

Spin a Ten and Win At The 2008 Tigé Pro-Am

Posted on June 14th, 2008 by | posted in Events, General, Industry Press Releases

Tige Pro Am ChallengeThe 2008 Tige Pro-Am is just around the corner, and Tigé is upping the ante in an effort to draw some more attention to the inaugural event. With the number of riders that have landed a 1080 in practice closing in on a half a dozen, Tigé has put $10,080 on the line for the first rider to land three spins at the Tigé Pro-Am.

The potential for a five digit payday for an amateur rider that can pull of The Ten is huge. Sure, the likelihood that a local rider will land the elusive 1080 is small. It’s much more realistic to expect a Danny Harf or Rusty Malinoski to walk away with the big check, but even then, that’s quite a bonus for an afternoon of work.

If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, make plans to check out the Tigé Pro-Am at Blue Lake Park in Portland Oregon. It’s a great venue that was cut from the pro wakeboard tour this season for no apparent reason, and is a great place to watch a wakeboarding event.

Check out the full press release after the break.

DRIVE The Video Set To Premiere in Seattle May 2nd

Posted on April 24th, 2008 by | posted in Events, General, Media

DRIVE Premiere Poster

DRIVE The Video is set to premiere. Northwest native Sean Kilgus and BFY Productions have finished the NEW 16MM wakeboard film. Kilgus has teamed up once again with the top riders in the world and captured the riders throwing down some of the best tricks ever caught on film to date… ! ! !

DRIVE is the follow up film to a long list of amazing releases by Kilgus. Most notably “The Butter Effect” and “Bent Felix”.

Riders featured in DRIVE are : Rusty Malinoski, Randall harris, Danny Harf, Chad Sharpe, Jeff McKee, Ben Greenwood, Jimmy Lariche, Adam Errington, Trevor Hansen, Gabe Lucas, and JD Webb.

Come see the world premiere of “DRIVE” at the Showbox SODO in Seattle, WA. DRIVE Premiere details are posted after the jump……

Try a 2008 Malibu Boat At The Malibu National Demo Day Event

Posted on April 14th, 2008 by | posted in Boats, Events, General, Industry Press Releases

2008 Malibu National Demo Days

For the past few years Malibu dealers across the country have teamed up to provide on water demos of their latest models on the same day. This year, on April 26th, dealers across the country will have 2008 model Malibu boats available to drive, ride, ski and explore. If you’re in the market for a new boat, and Malibu is on your list, this is a great opportunity to compare Malibu’s most popular models on the water to determine which one is best for you.

Many dealers throughout the nation are participating, so there’s a good chance one near you will have boats on the water and ready for you to experience first hand. Unfortunately, we doubt any dealers will have the 2008 Malibu Corvette Limited Edition available to demo, but the brand new Wakesetter 23 LSV should serve as a nice substitute.

Visit Malibu’s National Demo Site to find your nearest participating dealer.

You can read the full press release after the jump.

Board Up Miami Wakeboard Event Set For April 12-13

Posted on April 4th, 2008 by | posted in Contests, Events, General, Industry Press Releases

Board It Up Miami Wakeboard Event

Board Up Miami is back for another year and it’s happening April 12-13, so get ready for South Florida’s premier watersports event. Mixed in with motorcyle stunt shows, fashion shows and some long distance swimming is a unique opportunity for amateur wakeboarders to compete against some of the best riders in our industry.

Check out the full press release after the jump, and if you’re in the area, head down and check it out.

Byerly Toe Jam Wakeskating Series Gears Up

Posted on March 27th, 2008 by | posted in Events, General, Industry Press Releases

Byerly Toe Jam Wakeskate Tour

The Toe Jam Wakeskate series is back for its sophomore year, and after an impressive freshman showing, the 2008 version will have some big shoes to fill.

Fortunately Rock Star and O’Neill are on board again as sponsors, and they’ve even added a four stop in Canada. This year’s Toe Jam tour will consist of three qualifiers, each offering a $10,000 purse, and each giving contestants a chance to earn a spot in the main event, the Byerly Toe Jam Orlando, FL. A total of 16 riders will compete for the crown in the September final, with the 6 main event champs from last year earning and automatic invitation. The remaining 10 spots will be filled by the 6 division qualifiers from this year’s tour, along with 4 wild card entries.

The first event is coming up, April 17-19 at The Projects, so stay tuned for full coverage. WAKEOrigin will be bringing you all of the action this year, so even if you can’t witness the best wakeskaters in the world in person, at least you can get your fix online.

Check out the full press release after the jump.

Hyperlite Kicks Off Their Pay It Forward Promo

Posted on March 27th, 2008 by | posted in Events, General, Riders

Hyperlite Pay It Forward

When Shaun Murray first vocalized his Pay It Forward idea, the response from wakeboarders hoping to get a chance to ride his new board was overwhelming. After some initial confusion about the particulars of the program, how the boards would be tracked, and when they would go to the first riders, it looks like the time is coming soon.

Shaun recently posted the pictures in the attached gallery on WakeWorld of him getting the boards ready to go out to their first riders. Hyperlite even saw fit to include Sub 6 boxes with each of the boards to ensure they will survive multiple trips through your local mail carriers grubby hands.

If you’re not already on the list, head over to WakeWorld and get signed up for your chance to rider Murray’s latest and greatest Hyeprlite creations.

[Courtesy of WakeWorld]

Gallery: Hyperlite Pay It Forward Promo
Hyperlite Pay It Forward PromoHyperlite Pay It Forward PromoHyperlite Pay It Forward Promo

Custom Wrap Designed For Malibu Open Tow Boat

Posted on March 21st, 2008 by | posted in Boats, Events, General

2008 Malibu Open

Now that the Malibu Open is officially a part of the WWA World Series tour, Malibu has decided to step it up and deck out the official tow boat for the event in a custom wrap. In years past the boats pulling the event have been stickered up with sponsor decals, but nothing to the extent of a full graphical wrap.

They’ve chosen the VLX as the official boat for the wakeboard event, which is a surprise since the 23 LSV received a redesign for 2008. Typically Malibu selects the latest and greatest model as the tow boat for their namesake event, but this year, the 21 footer gets the nod.

Hit the jump for a picture of the wrap on the boat.