About D. Davis

Just a dude talking about Wake.

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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 >

Nautique 2021 Southeast Regatta at Lake Lanier Islands

A glorious view from the BuyWake Nautique G21
A glorious view from our Nautique G21

One of the highlights of being a partner with Nautique is definitely going to the Southeast Regatta. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in this community of Nautique owners. The amount of new super trick G23s, Paragons, and some really sweet 210s was all-time. Our friends at Watersports Central were next to us and it was super fun to hang out with Jeff McKee, Rusty Malinowski, John Akerman, Erica Lang, and so many more Nautique Athletes.

There are two more Nautique Regattas this year one, in Texas and then Arizona, so if you live near those locations, we highly suggest you attend!

Wakeskate Wednesday at West Rock Wake Park

West Rock Wake Park

We’ve teamed up with The Professional Wakeskate League for some fun this summer and have been promoting #wakeskatewednesday pretty hard! The first stop was at our friend Daniel’s cable park called West Rock Wake Park…and it went OFF. As an added bonus, we are sending one of our BW x LF wakeskates to all the Wakeskate Wednesdays for people to use for the day…and, at the end of the day, one lucky person gets to keep it! Keep an eye out on Instagram for more of these #wakeskatewednesday coming to you town soon!

When’s a good day to Wakeskate? Everyday. ⁣⁣But…..⁣⁣Huge thanks to everyone that made our #wakeskatewednesday event such a success. Thank you to the @thepwl & @buywake & riders @bsstl@travisdoran & @alex.ambs for making it happen. Make sure you give these guys a follow, buy a Wakeskate, and join them on their next stop to help grow the sport! ⁣⁣Congrats to @jdkrieger77 on the new skate from @buywake! We’re looking forward to seeing you and the fam rip that around the park. ⁣⁣📸  @forestcityphotographs Read More >

New Nautique, Some Golf, Daytona Bike Week and Back

How’s that for a title? Last week I ventured down to Florida with my good friend EBev (OG Hyperlite rep) to participate in some “team building” with our good friends and partners, Nautique. It was without a doubt one of the more fun trips I’ve ever had. Jam packed each day is an understatement.

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Our trip started with a nice little round of golf at a little hole in the wall golf course called Lake Nona Golf & Country Club a week after it hosted the 2021 Gainbridge LPGA event. NBD. We had a blast from start to finish, as the fairways were pure, the bunkers were visited, and the greens rolled about as fast as it gets. It was awesome to spend the day with such an inspiring group of guys that truly have a passion for their respective brands and know how to unwind and get away from the day-to-day and enjoy a solid round. Well played, boys. Read More >