For night each year, Active Watersports in Oregon City does its best to turn Oregon into Orlando, by brining some of the biggest stars in wakeboarding to town for its “Evening With the Stars.” And for my money, I may as well have been in Florida on November 16th, minus of course, the cold, cold rain.

Inside Active though the temperature was much more Floridian, with tons of people packed in between the racks of clothing, boards and boats emanating plenty of body heat. Every wake-enthusiast in the greater Portland area was there to score some deals on goodies and get a chance to meet their favorite rider.

This year Active spared no expense to bring in riders such as Scott Byerly, Melissa Marquardt, Keith Lyman, JD Webb, Jeff House, and of course native Northwesterners  Silas Thurman and the Ennen brothers. In between product demos and autograph signings, I would say Active got its money’s worth… the boats were practically floating themselves out the doors.