Heyday’s New H20 Tows the Heyday Collegiate Cup Powered by WakeU

Athletes, Influencers, from around the world come ride new wakesports boat in pre-competition special event.

The H20 is the latest release in the H-Series lineup of Heyday Wake Boats. It sports a sleek design, spacious interior seating, and a hydraulically lifted swim platform which enables the boat to be stored in most 23 foot garages at home. This Power Platform is an industry first and offers new ways to conveniently store and dock your boat after a fun time on the water with family and friends. The Heyday H20 also sports 2,400 pounds of ballast, a 14 person capacity, 6.2 liter 320 horsepower base engine by Mercury Marine, 40 gallon fuel tank, 8 foot 6 inch beam, and a dry weight of 4,865 lbs. The new feature-laden Heyday H20 packs a punch for a price, at press time, of $81,690! 

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Heyday hosted a pre-release influencer event on Thursday leading up to the Heyday Collegiate Cup powered by WakeU. Heyday crew provided three H20s to experience Heyday’s newest.

The influencers chosen to demo this new boat consisted of professional athletes from all over the world who were flown into Orlando to test the new H20. Here’s the kicker, many of the athletes in attendance specialized in other divisions of action sports like snowboarding and ocean surfing. It was a little bit chilly here on Lake Thonotosassa, but everyone had a blast on the new H20!

Participating Influencers:

Carro Djupsjö – Pro Wakeboarder – Florida

Mike Dowdy – Pro Wakeboarder – Florida

Dylan Miller – Pro Wakeboarder – Florida

Thomas Herman – Pro Wakeboarder – Florida

Max Van Helvoort – Pro Wakeboarder – Netherlands

Molly Kirk – Pro Surfer – Florida

Tina Cohen – Pro Surfer – Hawaii

Evan Geiselman – Pro Surfer – Florida

Noah Schweizer – Pro Surfer – Florida

Justin (Brick) Howze – Artist/Ocean Surfer – California

James Jenkins – Pro Foil Surfer – North Carolina

Jessika Jenson – Pro Snowboarder – Utah

Craig McMorris – Pro Snowboarder – Canada

After a few hours of fun on the water, I was able to catch up with a couple of Heyday Wake Boats top athletes. I spoke with Dylan Miller and Mike Dowdy to grab their thoughts on the brand new H20.

Wakeboarding: Hey guys! After riding behind the brand new Heyday H20, what sets it apart from other boats in its class?

Dylan Miller: I’m a huge fan of the wake! The surf wave is incredible for a 20 foot boat and I couldn’t be more happy to be a part of the Heyday team. I was able to have some input on the build and everything which is so exciting. We’ve been shooting behind the H20 for the last like 4 or 5 months getting the launch videos ready for the release. It’s really well-thought-out with the new storage systems in the boat and also the price. Heyday’s opening the door for a lot more people to get into watersports. It’s still an expensive boat, but it’s just so much more affordable than the competitors out there. It’s just a smaller version of H22 and has a great ballast system and includes a bunch of new upgraded storage inside of it.  I can’t wait to get one!   Heyday thought everything out really well, there’s a lot of boat here for 20 feet and it’s pretty impressive.The storage and the performance of the wave and the wake are amazing. I can’t wait to spend some more time behind it and hopefully have my own H20 in the future.

Mike Dowdy: Ya it was awesome! I got to be a part of the design process and help pick out some of the cool features it has to offer. I’d like to highlight a few of my favorite features. The H20 surf wave is bigger than most waves in its class. It’s comparable to a 23, 24, 25 foot wave in a 20 foot boat, which is pretty astonishing. Next, the rear-facing transom seats are the only rear seats in the industry that are legal to ride in while the boats underway, which is proprietary to Heyday. It offers a whole new line of sight to all the action happening behind the boat. Lastly, the Simrad touchscreen is unique, robust, and has a ton of helpful nautical information. All in all, I think Heyday knocked it out of the park!

2022 Heyday Collegiate Cup powered by WakeU

Heyday Collegiate Cup
The Heyday Collegiate Cup powered by WakeU took place October 22, 2022, in Groveland, Florida. Courtesy Heyday

The Heyday H20 officially released online on Friday, October 21st and made its debut at the inaugural 2022 Heyday Collegiate Cup powered by Mike Dowdy’s organization WakeU. The event took place on Saturday, October 22 at Lake David in Groveland, Florida. 7 University Wakeboarding teams were present to compete for the $25,000 prize purse. Teams from the University of Central Florida, University of Tennessee, Mississippi State University, Texas A&M University, Indiana University, Arizona State University, and Michigan State University all gathered to see whos university would claim the top spot and win the 2022 Collegiate Cup  

1st Place – Arizona State University $15,000 

2nd Place – Indiana University $7,000

3rd Place – Michigan State University $3,000

Congrats to all the winners and participants of the 2022 Heyday Collegiate Cup powered by WakeU and Mike Dowdy!

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