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Malibu Improves SurfGate For 2014

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by | posted in Boats, Industry Press Releases


“Innovation Of The Year” for 2014 has been improved for 2014. The actuator ram that drives the gate has been given more power and speed. The side to side transfer has been reduced from 3 seconds to 1.5. Timing the transfer was the most difficult part until Malibu added a horn on the transom with a series of beeps to keep you notified. Because competitors came out swinging with a more refined product visually, Malibu stepped up with a finished off stainless steel overlay on the gate plate. Surfgates do not work without ballast. Remember that they do not increase the displacement of the hull. They only redirect the flow of water from the opposite side. Buy the biggest Malibu Plug and Play Ballast Bags you can find.

PTM Edge Mirrors Available At WakeMAKERS

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by | posted in Boats, Industry Press Releases

Bend, OR – WakeMAKERS.com is excited to offer PTM Edge high performance marine mirrors, the best optics available on the market. PTM Edge engineers and manufactures precise high-end boat products in the USA to ensure every product exceeds the end user’s expectations. This unmatched combination of quality and captivating design allow PTM to offer the highest quality products in the industry.

Ronix Wakeboards Announces Lake Ronix in Florida

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by | posted in Industry Press Releases

In 1968 Herb O’Brien started his dream of a waterman’s sanctuary where the best athletes in skiing would swerve, jump and trick in his backyard at Radar Lake outside of Seattle, WA. Over the next 6 years he designed countless new products there, records were shattered, and despite the random hospital runs everybody had a blast living out the new lifestyle of watersports. Shop Ronix Wakeboards, Ronix Wakesurf Boards and Ronix Wakeboard Vests

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
DATES CITY EVENT VENUE
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

WakeMAKERS.com Launches Wakeboard Ballast Specific Site

Posted on March 14th, 2009 by | posted in Boats, Gear, General, Industry Press Releases

WakeMAKERS Wakeboard Ballast Shop

Wakeboard Ballast is a key part of most riders time on the water, which is why it makes sense that WakeMAKERS.com has launched a wakeboard ballast site dedicated to providing all of the products wakeboarders need to build the perfect wake for riding or surfing.

They carry fat sacs, pumps, fittings and complete ballast systems from Fly High, and have knowledgeable and friendly wakeboarders available to answer any of your wakeboard boat ballast questions. They also have a pretty impressive try before you buy program that allows you to demo ballast on your boat to ensure it’s exactly what you’re looking for.

Check out WakeMAKERS.com for wakeboard ballast bags, wakeboard ballast pump and all of your wakeboard ballast needs.

Company Wake Officially Announces Remote WakeSkates

Posted on January 21st, 2009 by | posted in Gear, General, Industry Press Releases, Riders

Just as we suspected, Company Wake has pulled the wraps off their new wakeskate division. Also expected was the news that Silas Thurman will head things up for the new company. What we didn’t expect however is their decision to introduce a new brand, Remote Wakeskates, rather than stick with the Company name.

We’ll keep you posted on the latest on Remote Wakeskates, and you can check out the press release after the break.

Supra Boats Pulls the Wraps Off Their 2009 Website

Posted on October 7th, 2008 by | posted in Boats, General, Industry Press Releases, Media

After releasing the details on their new for 2009 Launch 21V wakeboard boat, Supra has pulled the wraps off their new website for next year, which features specs, images, and video of their entirely v-drive model lineup for 2009.

In addition to a rich media experience, which includes video clips of Supra’s pro team talking about each boat’s features, the new website also includes a boat building tool that allows you to customize and price all of Supra’s models.

Supra continues to improve not only their product, but also their marketing and promotions, creating an even more attractive experience for potential Supra owners. If you’ve been thinking about a new boat and Supra is on your list, head over to www.supraboats.com for more information.

You can read the official press release below the fold.

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.