‘The World’s Richest Wakeboarding Event”

The inaugural Oakley Riot will be held on the 2nd of December during the Sea Dubal Festival. The invitational event will consist of the best wakeboard riders competing for a $US20,000 prize pot, which makes it the richest wakeboarding event of the year. This years riders are spearheaded by Aaron Rathy, the 2009 ‘King of Wake’, with other confirmed riders being Keith Lyman, JD Webb, Andrew Atkinson, Shane Bonifay, James Young, Shawn Watson, Danny Thollander and Rusty Malinoski.

The Oakley Riot event has associate sponsors the Sea Dubai Festival, Hyperlite, O’Neill, Le Meridien Hotel, Corona and Barasti Bar.

What: The Oakley Riot at the Sea Dubai Festival

Where: DIMC, Dubai with free public access to Barasti Beach

When: December 2nd, 2009 (2pm – 6pm)

Who: The Oakley Riot is brought to you by Oakley, Sea Dubai Festival, Hyperlite, O’Neill, Corona and Barasti Bar at Le Meridien Hotel. The best riders in the world are coming to Dubai for the invitational event. The UAE amateur wake tour will be held prior to the pro invitational, at the same venue from 8am – 12noon.

Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible. This attitude not only applies to our products, but also our events. Introducing the Oakley Riot…

Sea Dubai Festival
The Sea Dubai Festival is an annual watersports event held by the Dubai international Marina Club in Dubai. Along with the Oakley Riot, the attractions for the festival include the Shamaal surf ski race, the Sea Dubai RC44 Gold Cup, lifeguard championships and sailing regattas.

Hyperlite are the number one selling wakeboard brand in the UAE & GCC.  Their world-class team consists of the 2009 & 2008 Pro Mens World Champions & the first rider to land a 1080 degree spin in contest, ever.

Sometime around 1952, Jack O’Neill opened the first Surf Shop in a garage in Northern California. He shaped a few balsa boards and sold accessories like paraffin wax and a few vests he started gluing together from neoprene. When the vests started selling, Jack decided to go into the wetsuit business. His friends laughed. They asked him what he planned to do for the business after the handful of surfers in the area had bought one. Jack said he’d cross that bridge when he got to it. He hasn’t looked back since as the brand has spread internationally. Whether it is surf, snow, wake or ski O’Neill is found throughout watersports communities around the globe. For that we thank Northern California.

Barasti Bar at Le Meridien Hotel
Located in the heart of Dubai Marina, Barasti benefits from a superb beach-front location, perfect for watching the Oakley Riot. On the day of the event the beach will be open for public access all day, with excellent food and beverage deals. Barasti during the Oakley Riot is the perfect, relaxed environment for the whole family, and Le Meridien is the ideal hotel for any Dubai holiday.

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