2017 will mark the 9th Annual NW Wake Surf Open and this year the event takes on even more significance as the Supreme Wake Surfing Championship (SWSC). In an effort to bring the SWSC back to the West Coast for 2017, Supreme Boats is presenting the Northwest Wake Surf Open July 13-16, 2017 on Lake Tye in Monroe, WA. The NW Wake Surf Open presented by Supreme Boats is an amateur and professional Gold Level wake surfing competition on the Competitive Wake Surf Association World Series.
In 2017, the event will grow from a one round event, to a two-round competition for amateur divisions, and an additional finals round for pro divisions. Pro wake surf athletes will be competing for $10,000 in prize money, and amateur athletes are riding for an invitation to the CWSA World Wake Surf Championships in the fall and great prizes. The competition will kick off Friday morning, and run through Sunday afternoon. Participants will enjoy evening parties and dinner events.
The official towboat of the NW Wake Surf Open, the Supreme S238 is the only affordable premium 24-foot towboat on the market. This wake surfing towboat offers more fun for as many as 16. The Deep-v Hull, complemented by 2700 pounds of QuickFill and PnP Ballast as well as the available QuickSurf System gives you all the tools you need to ramp-up your fun on the water. The Octo® Tower by Skylon towers above the rest with the style and strength of octagon-shaped tube, a USA-casted base and weightless fold secured by an overlock mechanism commanded by a compression latch. Performance and strength come together in the S238 along with the consistency and safety of the vacuum infusion process (VIP). The Supreme S238 is a segment-defining towboat that shines in wake surfing, wakeboarding and rough water situations. Make plans to attend the 2017 NW Wake Surf Open presented by Supreme and see why it is more fun to have fun in Supreme boats.
On Thursday, July 13th a handful of pro and expert level wake surfers will teach local teens to wake surf on Lake Tye! Blusurf, Lynnwood Motoplex, Supreme Boats, the INT League, Subway, and YMCA of Monroe have partnered to #PassTheHandle for “Discover Watersports Day”! #PassTheHandle is a Watersports Industry Association program designed to introduce new people to watersports. Many of the kids who participate in #PassTheHandle would likely never have the chance to learn to wakesurf or experience being on the water in a Supreme S238 towboat.
The NW Wake Surf Open was one of the first major competitions for wake surfing in the United States. Historically, the competition has drawn local, national and international athletes during its tenure. This history is sure to repeat with the Supreme Boats partnership as the Supreme Wake Surfing Championship. This year, the competition is hosted by the INT League whose focus is on hosting events that grow and develop watersports across the country.
Lake Tye is located about 30 minutes from downtown Seattle in Monroe, WA. This aquatic gem is located near the center of town and provides private water conditions for watersports events. Watch the competition from Lake Tye Park or the deck of El Lago Mexican Restaurant on the lake, they have a perfect view of the competition course. The event is free and open to the public to watch.
Wake surfing is a water sport in which a rider trails behind a boat, riding the boat’s wake without being directly pulled by the boat. After getting up on the wake, typically by use of a tow rope, the wake surfers will drop the rope, and ride the steep face below the wave’s peak in a fashion reminiscent of surfing.
This event is supported by Supreme Boats, Rock Star, Blu Surf, Northwest Riders, Phase 5, Lynnwood Motoplex, MasterCraft Seattle, NW Inboards, Seattle Watersports, Bjornson Marine, Sandbar Marine, Wiley’s Watersports, and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.