BYERLY TOE JAM WAKESKATE INVITATIONAL TO BE HELD APRIL 22-24 AT THE PROJECTS
The Event Concept
Scott Byerly wanted to create a wakeskate-only contest that provides riders various formats in which to excel. The event will be an invitational of ten riders with two open spots per class filled through a pre-event qualifier. The unique event format will consist of head to head heats on multiple courses: one traditional format behind a Team Edition Nautique and one slider format behind a Yamaha Wave Runner at The Projects.
Total prize money is over $4,000 broken down between the two individual events as well as the overall. Additionally, there will be a “best trick competition” utilizing a winch on Friday night, April 23rd.
Prior to the event, on April 22nd & 23rd challenge rounds will be held to fill two open spots for both the boat competition and the PWC-Slider competition. The cost of entry is $40 for anyone interested. A downloadable form will be available on www.oneill.com on April 5th as well as on site at sign up on the morning of April 22nd.
Scott has invited some of the premiere talent in the wakeskating world today that are progressing the sport:
April 22nd – Last minute Sign-Ups, AM Boat Practice, Qualifying Boat competition, PM PWC-Slider Practice
April 23rd – Qualifying PWC-Slider competition, Final Boat Competition and Best Trick Winch competition
April 24th – Final PWC-Slider competition and awards ceremony
Throughout the weekend there will be live music on site with local bands playing. Additionally, on Thursday night there will be a sneak preview of The Scott Byerly Documentary by Sidewayz Films.
The Projects is ground zero for wakeskating progression and is the natural site for the event. Since 1999, The Projects Wakeboard / Wakeskate Camp has been a favorite spot for top pros to ride, build stunts, shoot photos and hangout. The unique configuration of three lakes allows for constant action.
19504 E. Colonial Drive
Each of Scott’s sponsors has stepped up to make this unique event happen: O’Neill, Hyperlite, Nautique, Reef, Arnette and Chipper Beef Jerky. WakeBoarding Magazine has also come on board as a media sponsor.