Midwest Water Sports acquires BuyWake.com and RedshiftWaterSports.com

Midwest Water Sports acquires BuyWake.com and RedshiftWatersports.com

Midwest Water Sports, a Minnesota based retailer and the home for the water sports-based eCommerce stores WaterSkis.com and WakeBoards.com announced the acquisition of BuyWake.com and RedshiftWaterSports.com. BuyWake.com was founded in Kennesaw, Georgia in 1997 and has been a leader in wakeboard focused water sports retail ever since. RedshiftWaterSports.com was added in 2019 to diversify sales into water skis, tubes, kneeboards, and related accessories.

Eric Sakowski, Midwest Water Sports General Manager states, “We have always admired BuyWake.com’s culture and respected their place in the water sports industry. We are excited to bring two of the largest water sports focused eCommerce organizations together. This combination will benefit the many past and future customers of all four web stores as well as local customers at our Minnetonka and Crystal Minnesota locations.” Read More >

The Double Flip, The Process

Recently I achieved a lifelong goal of mine of stomping a double flip on a wakeboard.  It has always been something that had always been on my mind at the beginning of each season up until now.  Wakeboarding for me, and I feel like others as well, has always been one big mental challenge of getting yourself to commit to a trick, whether it be a board slide or a double flip.  Through hundreds of slams and new approaches to the trick, I was able to finally overcome the mental block that had been holding me back all this time.  I can say without a doubt that most of us wakeboarders can relate when I say that pushing yourself to commit to a new trick is the hardest part of the sport, and can be the sole reason that you don’t end up with the trick that you wished for. Read More >

The Professional Wakeskate League : Stop #3 Valdosta Wake Compound

The third and final stop of the PWL presented by Grain Wakeskates

The Wakeskating community came together this past weekend for the final stop of the PWL tour. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for camping, riding, fellowship and good times. Campers, RV’s and tents covered the grounds as the grass roots style event kicked off on Thursday with practice for all riders competing. Groups gathered with coolers and beach chairs to soak up the cool Georgia air as others hung closely to the shade under the historic Big Oak trees that call this magical place home.

Our host and one of the best in the industry do to it, the crew at Valdosta Wake Compound worked countless hours building and rearranging the advanced 2.0 cable for the contest. With skateboarding being a key fundamental in wakeskating, the VWC crew went above and beyond to create a layout with hubba ledges , handrails, and stair-set style drops. Read More >

A Perfect Victory : The 2021 WWA Nautique Wakesurf Masters & Wakeboard World Championships

Men’s Pro Wakeboard World Champion and BuyWake Team Rider Cory Teunissen with the W clinching three World Titles. 2nd Place Nic Rapa. 3rd Place Guenther Oka.

We closed out these last days of summer on Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens for the 2021 WWA Wakeboard Worlds and Nautique Wakesurf Masters competition for an action packed weekend that included history being made.

Off the dock with near perfect conditions on Day 1 the Amateur, Jr. Pro and Pro athletes went head to head in a heated semi-finals behind the award winning Super Air Nautique G23 and G23 paragon for the chance to advance to the next round. Among the highlighted included the Adaptive divisions who inspired those along the shoreline and those watching live across the globe.

Wake For Warriors and Adaptive Standing Athlete Carlos Figueroa carving his way into Finals
Wakeskate Division – 1st Place Coco Mendez, 2nd Place Brian Grubb, and 3rd Place Noah Flegel.

Pro Men’s Wakesurf – 1st place Noah Flegel, 2nd Place Sean Silveria and 3rd Place John Akerman.

As we entered the Final rounds on Day 2, BuyWake Team Rider Noah Flegel’s winning pass consisted of both surf style and skim style riding putting all together to take the greatest victory of the year. Read More >