Shaun Murray, Jimmy LaRiche, Jacob Valdez and more Hyperlite riders will perform during Seafair, the month-long celebration of summer in Seattle.
Seafair has reigned supreme as the ultimate summer event in the Pacific Northwest for more than 50 years. Seafair is a month-long event that includes family fun activities like the Milk Carton Derby, Torchlight Run and the Seafair Triathlon. It all culminates on August 7 and 8 with the Boeing Air Show and the Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane Race. For the first time ever, wakeboarding will be showcased at Seafair in the Hyperlite Experience.
Seafair is nothing new to any wakeboarder who hails from the Northwest and Hyperlite is both proud and excited to bring Seafair fans a wakeboard show like no other. Hyperlite Wakeboards was founded on the shores of Lake Sammamish, a stone’s throw from Lake Washington where the Seafair event is held annually.
“Being a part of Seafair is special,” says Hyperlite marketing manager Greg Nelson. “It’s the biggest event in our backyard every year and you’re going to get the best from Hyperlite, guaranteed.”
The first-ever Hyperlite Wakeboard Experience at the Albert Lee Cup and Boeing Air Show will add an extreme sports element as pro wakeboarding is performed 50 feet from the shores, near the south turn of the hydroplane course.
Hyperlite wakeboarders will wow the crowd by hitting kickers and performing huge aerial maneuvers. Helping to pump up the crowd of onlookers, a “floating DJ” will be in place behind the event.
The goal of the event is to showcase the skills of the best wakeboarders in the world while enjoying Lake Washington and the Seafair atmosphere. The shows will involve some friendly judging based on crowd noise and expert opinions and will culminate in a final heat showdown Sunday afternoon, just prior to the Blue Angels and Hydroplane Race.