What a wild four days of wakeboarding competition we had here in Acworth, Georgia! The worlds best Wakeboarders descended upon Lake Allatoona for the 2017 Nautique Wakeboard Nationals and it was nothing short of action packed. BuyWake Team Riders Harley Clifford, Mike Dowdy, and Noah Flegel topped the Podium for a full BuyWake sweep and each took home arguably one of the coolest trophies. The Wakeskating was a little touch and go due to the conditions on the water, but Reed Hansen came out on top and proved once again he knows how to compete no matter the conditions. On the women’s podium BuyWake Team Rider Nicola Butler came in second place just behind Nautique Athelete Meagan Ethell who charged it all day to take the win.
Watch Noah’s Winning Run
Noah absolutely crushed it this weekend in the wakesurf division at the Pro Wake Tour. Noah has been on a tear as of late, not only on his wakeboard, but…of course, also on his wakesurfer. Noah proves that riding behind his Nautique G23 is paying off and he can lay down anything. Check it out:
#shreducation17 Was a Huge Success!
Once a year Hyperlite and Byerly Boards invite their top dealers to make their way down to sunny Florida for a few days to shreducation to learn about the brands with hands-on clinics and demos and get the full personal treatment. This year we headed down to the 4th annual Shreducation to hang out with our longtime friend and rep Eddie Beverly and check out the scene. It’s truly amazing the amount of R&D and technology that Hyperlite and Byerly Boards put into their product. We started off with visiting the surfing legend and infamous shaper Scott “Butch” Buchard at his studio in Satellite Beach, Florida. After a morning of watching and listening to Butch talk about all that goes into making a wakeboard and some of his wakesurfer designs we headed out on the Intracoastal for a chance to ride all the new 2017 product. Check out some of the killer photos that Rodrigo Donoso took from the day!
It’s officially spring (as of yesterday), so it’s time to get things in order for an epic 2017 season. Go grab your ball hitch, back the truck up, and get the boat headed to the lake! On your way down to the boat ramp, one thing to consider this year is how can you take your riding to the next level. How about ballast?
We’re pretty sure that nine times out of ten, you automatically think about the gear you are riding – a new wakeboard, different bindings, a heavier wakeskate, a whole new surf shape, etc. But, what about that big beauty you just dropped into the lake; YOUR BOAT!?
Makes sense right?! More weight = bigger wakes!
If you don’t have a ballast system that is factory installed and plumbed into your boat where everything is filled/drained by the flip of a switch, don’t fret. You can still manually fill/drain sacs you have placed throughout your boat to achieve the best wake possible for your ride.
The HyperPro is Back!
No there is nothing wrong with your eyes…this is the return of the Hyperlite HyperPro! In celebrating the brands 25 years they have brought back this classic shape just for you. Complete with phazers, this classic from 1991 changed the game for the industry and all the riders captivated by wakeboarding at the time. The only update is the standard M6 insert pack that allows you to mount your favorite Hyperlite boots or bindings. This limited edition run will be sold out before you know it. Make sure you get your order placed today and revisit the glory days! Cheers to another 25, Hyperlite!
Watch Shaun Murray and Jimmy LaRiche take a rip on the HyperPro behind a Nautique G23!
@hyperlitewake EXCLUSIVE Watch @shaunmurray & @jim_shot_it ripping on the new HyperPro!!! Yup they are bringing it back! 25 years Baby!! Visit BuyWake.com for details soon on ordering yourself a piece of new history!