Abels on the Wake – Keep Austin Surfing Summer Series Part IV Announced for August 13

slayshTank is stoked to announce Part IV of the Abel’s on the Wake – Keep Austin Surfing Summer Series.  Tuesday August 13th at Abels on the Lake!

KGSR Live Remote and ticket giveaway

Surf and Paddle ’til the Sun Goes Down!
Free demos from:
Austin Paddle Sports
Boat Town
Master Craft
ShreddStixx Boards for Surfing

$5 Apps
Dos Equis Amber Beer
Beer Ritas with Dos Equis & Dulce Vida Tequila

Also, you can learn about our friends at the Flatwater Foundation : A non-profit providing access to therapy and physical activities for those affected by cancer in the Austin Community

Don’t miss it! Your friends in Houston and Dallas will be jealous. 

Austin Wakesurf Club Annual Competition Announced for July 21

AWCAnnualFINCome out and support the local wakesurf movement here in Austin with the first Annual Wakesurf Competition from the Austin Wakesurf Club.

The event will be help July 21 on Lake Austin at Ski Shores.

Austin Wakesurf Club
Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Austin, TX

Event Details
Wakesurf Competition at Ski Shores

Ride behind a Surf System Nautique with prizes for:
Best Trick
Biggest Air
Most Spins
Best Style
Longest Ride
All riders will be recorded!


2013 USA Wakesurf National Championship Promo Video

The 2013 USA Wake Surf National Championship is the premier qualifying competition stop for the 2013 World Series of Wake Surfing.
Nautique Boats and PhaseFive Wake Surf Boards are our Title and Presenting Sponsors for this premier wakesurfing competition.

This three‐day National Championship will feature many of the best riders in the world competing behind the newest advance in wake surfing technology – the Nautique G23 with the recently released game changing NSS wake shaping system. Some of the Pro riders already committed to compete in this competition include Drew Danielo, Keenan Flegel and James Walker.

Prize money has been significantly increased this year with $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively for 1st , 2nd & 3rd place in each of the four Pro Divisions. Amateur Division podium placers will receive some of the best wake surf boards and accessories from our World class wake surf sponsors.

Watch for coming announcements in your favorite social networking media for sponsors, location maps, hotel room blocks, Party schedule, and more. USA Wake Surf Nationals Registration is open to all for 2013.

Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, 2013


Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain, GA


Calabogie Wake Surf Championship Announces Rockstar Energy as Major Sponsor

The Calabogie Wake Surf Championship, held July 11 – 13, 2013,  is the premier wake surfing event held in Eastern Canada.  It will be held at the Calabogie Peaks Resort on Calabogie Lake, Ontario, Canada.

The Calabogie Wake Surf Championship is founded and directed by Steve Karam, an avid wake surfer and Partner at Systemscope, a leading consulting firm, headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, that provides strategic direction and support to government departments engaging in business, service or information transformations.  The Great Canadian Wake Surf Group, headed by Steve, has been granted a spot on the 2013 World Series of Wake Surfing Tour.

Wake surfing is still a young, but rapidly growing sport that is taking the world by storm.  Associations and tournaments are growing year over year, as evidenced by the World Series 2013 lineup that includes Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Thailand, Mexico, several US stops, and two Canadian events – including Calabogie Lake, Ontario.  The World Series events are important qualifiers that will culminate at the 2013 World Wake Surfing Championship being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, boasting a purse of $100,000 cash and prizes.

Details regarding the event times and heats will be posted on the Events and FAQ sections.

Check back at the TANK for more wake surf contest information and results from the road!

Arizona Wake Surf Open Announced for May 17 and 18

This event is going to be held in conjunction with the Competitive Wake Surf Association and is an official qualifier for the World Wake Surfing Championship.  This will be the first time this event is brought to Arizona, but we plan to make it an annual event!  We will be running the event all day in Castle Creek Cove, on Lake Pleasant.  The insurance is sanctioned thru the World Wakeboard Association.
The plan is to stream the event live onto the TV’s located at PHM so that you will not have to leave the comfort of the marina, bar and restaurant to view the event!  Although, we still plan to set up and place on land and a flotilla, which you will be able to view the event from as well.  It’s possible to drive a 4×4 to the event site, but the best way is by boat.  I will have our Bennington Pontoon boat to use as a shuttle on the hour if anyone needs a ride out.
Pleasant Harbor Marina at Lake Pleasant
40202 N. 87th Avenue
Peoria, Arizona 85383

Boat Slips Available at Pleasant Harbor Marina: 602.912.1664
Event T-Shirts will be given to every participant, and they can be purchased at the event for $15.  Proceeds will help fund this and future events.
Hotel: Homewood Suites – Phoenix North/Happy Valley
2470 W. Charlotte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
14 miles from the event site
Group Reservation for $94/ night call 623.580.1800
Shuttle twice a day to and from event
Walking Distance to shops and restaurants
Rooms will be held until May 2nd

A little information about the Homewood Suites:
–       Spacious one-bedroom suite featuring separate living and sleeping areas
–       Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, 2-burner stove and dishwasher
–       Complimentary hot, full breakfast daily
–       Complimentary WI-FI
–       20+ restaurants less than 1 mile away.
–       Easy access to Lake Pleasant as hotel is just off I-17 and Happy Valley Road.
RV Hook Ups and Camping (At event site!)
Pleasant Harbor RV Resort
RV Hook Ups
Full and Partial
Reserve online at link above
Call for Camping, but it will be hot!!!
$55 Entry Fee
$30 WWA Insurance
$36 Rider Jersey’s
$44 Rider Jersey’s with name on back
$25 Friday Practice Run
Practice Day
Everyone will be given the opportunity to ride behind the boat that will be pulling the event on Friday.  I have set aside 5 times slots, and will allow up to 5 riders in the boat at time.  Available times are first come first serve determined by the order in which you register!
Purse will be determined by sponsor dollars.  Between registration fees and the money Action Watersports is contributing I believe we will have enough to run the event, so all-additional sponsor dollars will go to prize money for the 4 pro divisions.  All other division will get medals and prizes!
7pm    Meet and Greet @ Pleasant Harbor Marina Restaurant
11, 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5 Practice Times Available
8:30am Event Starts
7 pm Awards Ceremony and Dinner @ PHM Restaurant

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