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ragboy 09-11-2013 5:10 AM

Polar Bear 2013
 
Registration for Polar Bear is happening at 6pm PDT. We are looking at 8-10 boats and 48 people this year. For the love of wakesurfing.

shawndoggy 09-11-2013 5:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ragboy (Post 1844227)
Registration for Polar Bear is happening at 6pm PDT. We are looking at 8-10 boats and 48 people this year. For the love of wakesurfing.

Today not Thursday as previously posted?

h20king 09-11-2013 5:43 AM

Robert we are in but wont be home from work in time for registration.Count us in for a spot on a houseboat.If it is not monsoon season here we will more than likley bring our boat as well provided it has not sold

ragboy 09-11-2013 6:06 AM

Sorry, I meant Thursday at 6pm PDT, forgive me.

http://wake9.com/community/content.php?131-Events

ragboy 09-12-2013 6:15 PM

Registration is open.

h20king 09-12-2013 7:10 PM

We are registered . As long as it is not pouring rain up here you can count our boat in as well

CarFanatic5 09-18-2013 6:10 AM

robert, can you send me a PM I cant seem to send you a pm. I have a question about Z3's

Rob17 09-22-2013 10:28 PM

Oh yeh, we are in!! Sign me up for the houseboat as well!
This will be a blast...
Who else is in??

Squid 09-23-2013 9:00 AM

If your on the fence....I must add...this is a great time....you will surfed a full 2 full days and meet some of the most passionate people in the sport. Your sure to make life long friends and will know what board and boat will be your next..

Rob17 09-28-2013 12:21 PM

Getting excited!!!!! The list is getting pretty good for boards and boats....
Some of the Boats :
2012 Z3
2013 Z1
2013 MB B-52. "The Black Beast"
2012 V-226
2004 ish Sanger 230
2008 ish Malibu 247
2008 ish Tige 24Ve
Sorry don't remember all the years and I don't have the official list.....

Some of the Boards from:
Mendonesia
Brigade
Soulcraft
Shred Stixx
More hopefully to be officially announced later this week

malibu 09-30-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Squid (Post 1846232)
If your on the fence....I must add...this is a great time....you will surfed a full 2 full days and meet some of the most passionate people in the sport. Your sure to make life long friends and will know what board and boat will be your next..

Squid is right! I am so bummed that I can't ride in the Polar Bear this year. I have met the best people in the world at this event in the two years that I have attended. They are my wakesurf family. It is an absolute blast. You won't regret going and hanging out with this crew! I will have to wait till next year. My surf season will start again around Jan. with the Wakesurf AZ crew, who I met at my first Polar Bear:)
I will miss you guys!!!
Especially Rob yelling at me;) Hope to see you all this Spring at Camp Far West.

Rob17 09-30-2013 11:24 PM

Sue, how can we do this without your smile. I am sorry to hear you will not be there. I look forward to our paths crossing again. WCO here we come!!

malibu 10-01-2013 5:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob17 (Post 1847288)
Sue, how can we do this without your smile. I am sorry to hear you will not be there. I look forward to our paths crossing again. WCO here we come!!

Thanks Rob! I will miss riding with you this year at the PB. We will definitely have to get out and surf at the WCO. Have fun with that beautiful V226 of yours.

ragboy 10-08-2013 8:00 AM

So here is the final list of boats:

wake9 Z3 with something new for 2014
2013 Tige Z1
2013 MB Sports B52 23WB
2012 Malibu 23 LSV w/o SurfGate
2012 Supreme V226
2003 Tige 22V - The budget boat with the great wake.

Finishing the board list today.

We have 1 more goofy spot available and a couple of regular spots, we can take a couple more today, registration cuts off tonight.

CarFanatic5 10-08-2013 8:10 AM

oh man whats the something new!!!!

ragboy 10-09-2013 6:06 PM

So we have been getting boards in from all over the last couple of days. If you are attending, we had to wait to make sure we had all hte boards we were expecting to finish the questionnaire form. The form will be up and out tonight and you will have all day tomorrow to fill out. Here are some of the boards we have unpacked so far.

We had 2 cancellations, so you if are in the area and want to come, email me at support - at - wake9 - dot - com right away.

So here are some pictures, and on top of these boards we have 5 more from Soulcraft coming, like 9, yes 9, from Brigade, 5 from Idol, and a few stragglers from victoria, phase 5, mendonesia, and a couple of personal shredstixx boards.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/1...b4ca6c82_b.jpg
IMG_6450 by wake9, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2811/1...59b6311f_b.jpg
IMG_6455 by wake9, on Flickr

Doomswell

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8277/1...39878d8f_b.jpg
IMG_6458 by wake9, on Flickr

Shredstixx

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5449/1...02617f95_b.jpg
IMG_6459 by wake9, on Flickr

New Evercarve stuff

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3692/1...25d00e9e_b.jpg
IMG_6460 by wake9, on Flickr

How cool is that? Over 40 boards.

ragboy 10-10-2013 12:32 AM

I love the Fall up here. Looks like the weather is going to be great.

http://wake9-misc.s3.amazonaws.com/2...er-weather.png

With a little to no wind forecasted on friday and saturday, light wind on Sunday.

CarFanatic5 10-10-2013 6:58 AM

man I wish I lived out there! Would love to try those boards!

v10rider 10-10-2013 11:23 AM

Jealous.......that looks like our summer weather

ragboy 10-10-2013 12:14 PM

Looks like we have almost 40 boards, 34 fresh from the manufacturers and then a few extra from our own stashes.

We almost got a G23 with NSS from Bob's Superior Boat Repair and Tommy Czeschin, schedules didn't work but they want to be in next year.

Almost got the ASR, but needed more time after mywake.

Boats
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Boards
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CarFanatic5 10-12-2013 6:51 AM

what do you guys think of the doomswell boards? I"d like to get a custom board, and they seem pretty reasonable.

ragboy 10-14-2013 3:20 AM

The doomswell boards were great, more info when the reviews come out, but several people liked them a lot.

CarFanatic5 10-14-2013 6:31 AM

sweet, will be looking for the reviews!!!

st68 10-14-2013 9:17 AM

I attended the Polar Bear event for the first time this past weekend and I had to post how great of an experience it was!! I live in Atlanta and had always wanted to come but I always thought I was only an average rider and they would snicker at that... and I would not know anyone so I would have to break through the "click", it is crazy to fly out there when I have my own boat and boards and all of those pre-event thoughts a lot of us have. I have to say this event blew all of those thoughts out of the water... it is an incredible event and so much fun. I am actually super sore today but so happy for it. I rode over 30 boards, behind 6 different extremely dialed in awesome boats, stayed in the middle of the lake on a great houseboat in a comfy bed and met so many great people who all share the same passion around wakesurfing! We talked boards, waves, ballast, lead, speed, fins, nubsters, boats, shapers, resin, glass, wood and much much more. Whatever topic of wakesurfing you brought up everyone had something to say and I learned so much new/helpful information. Anyway, I had to post this so those of you that have never been that you should plan on attending... you will not regret it. I also have to give a big shout out to the Garcia family, the Harrington's, the board companies, the drivers.... they all make this event special and they work their tails off to be sure everyone feels welcome and has a terrific wakesurfing experience. Thanks to all who made this happen.

WakeDirt 10-14-2013 2:53 PM

How long till we see some vid and reviews?

ragboy 10-14-2013 4:10 PM

I will probably release some highlights by tomorrow, I am cataloging photos and video now. This event was definitely the best yet. I have pretty much given up on boat dealers and manufacturers mostly because a boat can rarely be locked in. Using boats owned by wakesurfers is definitely the way to go. We had 6 dialed in wakesurf boats. It was 6 degrees of greatness, every wake was amazing and had its own characteristics. Half of the riders were goofy and most folks were in mixed families or marriages and everyone expected to have the same great wake on both sides and every boat delivered.

On top of that, some great new boards by Brigade, Doomswell, Evercarve, Idol, Shredstixx, Soulcract. The choices for great custom boards is just insane compared to the past.

In a week we should have full reviews, there or about. The word is really going to spread about some of these new boards, and new boats. At least new to the "wakesurf lifestyle" group.

WakeDirt 10-14-2013 4:47 PM

Awsome, cant wait...I am going next year! Sounds like it was a blast

trayson 10-15-2013 8:20 AM

Looking forward to getting there next year. Dang, maybe ya all need to have a spring opener too!

tonyv420 10-15-2013 9:12 AM

Def going next year!

BenHolloway 10-15-2013 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by trayson (Post 1849257)
Looking forward to getting there next year. Dang, maybe ya all need to have a spring opener too!

west coast open dude...

trayson 10-15-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by BenHolloway (Post 1849280)
west coast open dude...

Yeah, I'm not exactly good enough to compete!

Rob17 10-15-2013 3:19 PM

None of us are just come to meet. Don't have to compete!!

trayson 10-15-2013 3:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob17 (Post 1849327)
None of us are just come to meet. Don't have to compete!!

Maybe if you created a 40 and over division!!!!! Rockin' it old school!!!


EDIT: Oh, I guess 40+ IS masters and that's me! I guess I better figure out how to step up my game. I've only been riding one season. need to advance so I can play with the big boys!

Rob17 10-15-2013 3:30 PM

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Man thanks to everyone for the help to make this such a fun weekend. Met so many new people. Enjoyed those I knew and can't wait to do it again!' I don't want to wait another year. We missed ya Tony, Harold, Squid, Mike V., Sue,Butterfield, Holloway, Wolter, Horton, and so many other great people I have met.

Rob17 10-15-2013 3:31 PM

Old boys not big boys!!! Well some of us are big too...

BenHolloway 10-15-2013 3:39 PM

You don't have to compete, there are usually enough boats and boards floating around to keep you entertained, bring camping gear, and some gas money people are pretty cool about letting you hang with them for a bit.

malibu 10-15-2013 6:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob17 (Post 1849332)
Man thanks to everyone for the help to make this such a fun weekend. Met so many new people. Enjoyed those I knew and can't wait to do it again!' I don't want to wait another year. We missed ya Tony, Harold, Squid, Mike V., Sue,Butterfield, Holloway, Wolter, Horton, and so many other great people I have met.

Rob, this pic tells all. Boards every where, riders who didn't know each other before, cheering for each other and talking wakesurfing all day long. I love the Polar Bear and really missed you guys this year! Can't wait till I can come ride with you guys in Cali. this Spring and definitely at next years Polar Bear. Looks like everyone had a blast!

Rob17 10-15-2013 7:05 PM

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tonyv420 10-16-2013 11:04 AM

Whats Bethke doing?? working on his squats???

tonyv420 10-16-2013 11:07 AM

Trayson, come to the WCO, you will have nothing but fun!!! Our Masters division is just for fun anyway!!!

donb 10-17-2013 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by tonyv420 (Post 1849466)
Whats Bethke doing?? working on his squats???

Yeah, didn't get enough of a work out from two solid days of surfing!


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