Wilmington NC- Don’t walk. Run. Empire Wake Events presents the launch of the Atlas Wake Tour (previously Carolina Wake Series) on Saturday May 23rd, 2009 with the annual Cape Fear Classic; taking place from 9am until dark at Riverside Park located in Castle Hayne.

The 5-stop East coast summer wake series begins when the grassroots Pro/Am Atlas Wake Tour starts pulling the first rider at 9 am. Throughout the day seven divisions will compete, with the pros hitting the water around 3pm. Anyone can compete; entry fee is only $40. Full details can be found online at www.empirewake.com

Special thanks to Red Bull, Aussie Island, Britt Motorsports, and Atlantic Chiropractic for their continued support of this event.

The Cape Fear Classic always lives up to its name, and this year is shaping up to be no different. Welcome local and regional skateboarders to the event as Doublewide Surf and Skate shop and Jimmy Slack of Sk8works bring an individual rider skate competition on a 6 foot mini half pipe to the middle of Riverside Park.
That’s right. Wanna ride?
Free skate from 9am to12pm then join the individual rider competition to win prizes. Plus a cash purse is up for grabs for advanced/sponsored riders. Visit www.empirewake.com for full details and competition rules.


FREE SKATE: Cost $10 per rider, must sign a waiver and wear a helmet
TO COMPETE: $10 for beginners (top 3 win prizes)
   $20 for Advanced/Sponsored riders (Cash Purse is $300)
With live music from Monkey Knife Fight, a Red Bull DJ, mini ramp madness, and all the excitement of the Atlas wake competition, the 2009 inaugural event won’t disappoint.
Join us from 9 am to sundown May 23rd at Riverside Park with your coolers, chairs, and sunscreen for what’s sure to be the first of many classic tour stops on the Atlas Wake Tour.

For more information contact Rob Mendieta at EmpireWake@gmail.com or 910-442-6773 or visit www.empirewake.com.