Industry News 8/3/2016

The World Series of Wakesurfing 2016 Tour is August 12&13 at Pineview Reservoir, Huntsville UT

With 22 Events in 10 different Countries the 2016 World Series will once again "Raise the Bar" for Competitive Wakesurfing.  New and exciting venues with significantly enhanced spectator viewing experiences are planned to bring the sport of wake surfing to the next level with the first 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.”


Bookended by Snow Basin and Powder Mountain ski resorts Pineview’s sandy beaches set the stage for this World Series of Wakesurfing Tour Stop, Silver Star 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 will 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!

Centurion boats and BoardCo have stepped up 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.”


A number of professional wakesurfers will take to the water including Current World Champions Keenan Flegel who currently holds five World Titles (www.keenanflegel.com) and Caroline Villeneuve who also operates a wakes sports school in Canada. In addition to the pros, amateur divisions are 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 Bridget Chambers 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. Maverik has also partnered in this year providing marketing support and a perfect fit as “adventures first stop”. Media partners this year include Standard Examiner, Alliance Wake and Visit Ogden along with Ogden Blue helping get the word out to wake sports enthusiasts and the general public alike.

Tony Duffy, Principal at All-Actionsports.com, and project manager had this to say. “This inaugural event should be pretty loaded with beach side fun with music, raffles, beach games and land board trainers from Flowrider, 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, Red Robin keeping the crowd fed with epic burgers and more, Admiral Beverage Company keeping us hydrated with Pepsi Products, Wakeutah.com, Epic Wake Sports and Utah Wake Addicts: enthusiasts outlets, SheShreds.co: Inspiration and Supplies for females in action sports, Brigade Wakesurfers , SoulPro Lifestyle Brand, Good Vibes Jewelry, Mountainside Wake School, John Watson Chevrolet and last but not least SMITH optics, Wolf Creek Resort & Club and Powder Mountain Resort.

Expect two days of music, food, raffles and fun on the beach on top of the 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 inaugural year, The Rocky Mountain Wakesurf Open was granted Silver Star rating and sanctioning by The Championship Wakesurfing Association (www.thecwsa.org) as the presenting constellation also produces several other wake sports events 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