The Mountain West Events
THE 8th ANNUAL WAKE UP WEEKEND IS NEAR! DRAWING ALL THE REGION’S WAKEBOARD AND WAKESURF ENTHUSIASTS TO PINEVIEW RESERVOIR, MIDDLE INLET, HUNTSVILLE, UT July 28th & 29th!
“In its 8th Year, The TIGE Wake UP Wakeboard Competition and Lifestyle Festival and The Pre-Wake-UP Sunset Surf Session Demo event series involves and entertains wake sport enthusiasts young and old as the Mountain West’s largest wake sports gathering, growing and expanding each year at the perfect venue, Middle Inlet, Pineview Reservoir Friday July 28th and Saturday July 29th.”
Ogden Utah July 17, 2017 – With some serious competitors registered for the all-day Wakeboard Competition on Saturday and tickets moving fast for the pre-wake-up demo opportunity to ride behind the best wakesurf boats and boards on the market Friday, the organizers of the 8th annual wake up are excited to announce the two-day event’s schedule, sponsors and detailed offering.
Tige boats and Germaine Marine continue as title sponsor and exclusive tow boat for the all-day event that will feature competitors from Grom (youth) through Outlaw level men and women’s divisions culminating in a double up or kicker (big trick) contest toward days’ end on Saturday. Event organizer and presenter James Kleinshnitz of wakeutah.com stated, “The magnitude and diversity of the Wake Up event pushes beginner to regional pro riders to continually improve their riding so that they can compete at their highest abilities. I want my kids coming up in this sport, which is what propels us into our 8th year.”
For the 3rd year in advance of the wakeboard competition and festival is the Friday “Pre-Wake UP Sunset Surf Session Demo Event” which not only features Tige boats from Germaine Marine but also brings BoardCo with their Centurion and Supreme boat offerings, Marine Products with their Supra and Moomba lines, Croft Marine with Nautique, and Utah Watersports with MasterCraft. All these dealerships will have their full offering of pro shop wakesurf board brands to sample and rounding it off as a legacy sponsor Liquid Force will have their entire quiver of 2017 wakesurf boards to try out. All going down in an exclusive “no wake zone” where only participating boats can operate. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the active enthusiast looking for their next boat or board to get a session behind these elite tow boats and try several boards. The rising tide floats all the boats. That is why we strive to get all the boat brands and retailers involved in this. Our motivation in growing these events is building the family culture and community around it in the region. Our ability to close a significant part of the Reservoir to only our boat traffic makes this experience unique.” Said Paul Avner, event organizer and principal partner at ClubRecUtah.com.
Along with those previously shared, legacy sponsors, AD-Triple-S Motorsports will be onsite with side by side demos and wave runners from their brand offerings. For the second year as the exclusive lodging partner, Art Hopson of Utah Lodging added this. “As one of the largest operations of rental units and luxury properties in an area with many natural assets, participating in events promotes the local economy and helps introduce our area to people who might not otherwise be reached which will build year after year if done right.” Jones Shirts & Signs is a presenting partner this year as well providing trophies and official event apparel. IntelliBED has also partnered in this year’s event to build on amazing prizing and Media partners this year include Park City TV, Visit Ogden and Ogden Blue helping get the word out to wake sports enthusiasts and the public alike.
Tony Duffy, Principal at All-Actionsports.com, and project manager had this to say. “This year will be bigger and better with some new beachside activities including The Sideshow Photo booth, Helicopter simulator from Mountain Ridge Helicopters and land board trainers from Flowrider/Surf Ogden, Utah along with a giant slip and slide down the beach and into the lake. Stoked to get out and play this year!” Rounding out this year’s sponsors, vendors and partners are the U.S. Forrest Service, American Land and Leisure and Weber County Sherriff supporting the event annually along with, Lucky Slice Pizza keeping the crowd fed, Admiral Beverage Company keeping us hydrated with Pepsi Products, cool treats from Subzero, Chums and Beyond Coastal brands providing prizes, SheShreds.co: Inspiration and Supplies for females in action sports, Diode Optics, Good Vibes Jewelry , Mountainside Wake School, Blackburn Jones Insurance and last but not least SMITH optics and Powder Mountain. A portion of event raffle proceeds will go to benefit Weber County Fire and Rescue and their efforts to keep those recreating in our great outdoors here in N. Utah safe.
Expect two days of music, food, raffles, flyboard demos and fun on the beach on top of the wakesurf demo Friday (1p-Dusk) and fierce wakeboard competition Saturday (9a-6p). For more info and to register to participate Friday or compete on Saturday go to www.wakeutah.com or just come on out for the beachside fun and watch all the action.
About The Wake Up
In its 8th Year, The Wake-Up event has taken on a festival feel with competitors, audience, supporting brands and vendors coming from throughout the Mountain West region to take part in the fantastic action/adventure sports energy and family friendly vibe at this amazing spectator friendly location. With influence stretching from Montana and Idaho to Nor Cal, Nevada, Arizona and of course Utah, this event sees attendance of 3k plus each year and growing. For more information, please visit www.wakeutah.com.
THE 2nd ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAKESURF OPEN IS HERE! THE WORLD SERIES OF WAKESURFING 2017 TOUR LANDS AT PINEVIEW RESERVOIR, MIDDLE INLET, HUNTSVILLE, UT AUGUST 11th & 12th!
“With increased criteria to be considered a World Series Tour Stop, The Rocky Mountain Wakesurf Open “Raises the Bar” for Competitive Wakesurfing as a World Series Gold Level event. This exceptional spectator venue with significantly enhanced spectator viewing experiences and activities are planned to bring the sport of wake surfing and the festival feel to the next level with the 2nd ever stop in Utah bringing the sports top pro athletes right down to local amateur youth enthusiasts to the shores of Beautiful Pineview Reservoir for two days of competition across 14 divisions.”
Huntsville, Utah July 17, 2017 – Bookended by Snow Basin and Powder Mountain ski resorts Pineview’s sandy beaches set the stage for this World Series of Wakesurfing Tour Stop, Gold Level Event and World Championship qualifier! Offering an overload of outdoor recreational opportunities in the surrounds and the dynamic offerings of Ogden, Utah just down the road, this destination has quickly become a favorite for the touring pros and give the regions riders of all levels an opportunity to compete on wakesurfing’s biggest stage! Competitors this year are traveling in from as far away as Russia and Europe to compete!
Centurion boats and BoardCo galvanize this competition as title sponsor and exclusive tow boat for the two-day event that will feature competitors from amateur youth through Pro Divisions. Event organizer and President of BoardCo, Troy Mann stated, “The magnitude and growth of wakesurfing in the region inspired us to want to bring the highest levels of competition here to show folks what is possible and get them involved on the big stage. We see it as a great opportunity to catalyze more growth and participation in our second year.”
Many professional wakesurfers will take to the water including reigning World Champion, Cole Sorensen in addition to a gender majority of female competitors from pro to amateur divisions collectively filled with folks from the immediate area and those traveling in from all over the country and world to compete.
Our motivation in putting on these events is building the family culture and community around it in the region. Our ability to work closely with authorities and close a significant part of the reservoir to make this happen is key.” Said Paul Avner, event organizer and principal partner at ClubRecUtah.com.
Along with those previously shared sponsors, AD-Triple- S Motorsports will be onsite with side by side demos and wave runners from their brand offerings. As a core to the presenting entities Art Hopson of Utah Lodging added this. “As one of the largest operations of rental units and luxury properties in an area with many natural assets, participating in events promotes the local economy and helps introduce our area to people who might not otherwise be reached which will build year after year if done right.” Jones Shirts & Signs is a presenting partner this year as well providing trophies and official event apparel. InelliBED has also partnered in this year providing support and prizing. Media partners this year include Park City Television, Visit Ogden along with Ogden Blue helping get the word out to wake sports enthusiasts and the public alike.
Tony Duffy, Principal at All-Actionsports.com, and project manager had this to say. “This second year of the event will be pretty loaded with beach side fun- DJ, raffles, beach games and land board trainers from Flowrider/Surf Ogden, Utah. Stoked to get out and play this year!” Rounding out this year’s sponsors, vendors and partners are the U.S. Forrest Service, American Land and Leisure and Weber County Sherriff supporting the event annually along with, Wing Stop keeping the crowd fed with epic wings and more, Admiral Beverage Company keeping us hydrated with Pepsi Products, Wakeutah.com, SheShreds.co: Inspiration and Supplies for females in action sports, Brigade Wakesurfing , Good Vibes Jewelry, Chums, Beyond Coastal, Mountainside Wake School, and last but not least SMITH optics and Powder Mountain Resort.
Expect two days of music, food, raffles and fun on the beach on top of the world class wakesurf competition all day Friday and Saturday. For more info and to register to participate go to www.rockymountainwakesurfopen.com
About the Rocky Mountain Wakesurf Open
In its 2nd year, The Rocky Mountain Wakesurf Open has maintained its World Series of Wakesurfing Tour Stop status and been elevated to Gold Star rating and sanctioning by The Championship Wakesurfing Association (https://www.competitivewakesurfing.com/) after the amazing inaugural launch in 2016. The presenting constellation also produces several other wake sports events and clinics in the region including the The Supra Moomba Summer Krush Wakeboard Competition & Surf Demo, The Tige Wake Up Wakeboard Competition and Lifestyle Festival and the Pre-Wake-Up Sunset Surf Session Demo Events annually. Club Rec and All-Actionsports.com have teamed up with the biggest retailer in wake sports Boardco.com and arguably the best surf boats on the planet Centurion to bring this World Class event to Utah at the same great venue as their other marquis event properties. www.rockymountainwakesurfopen.com