Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Wake Events

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-03-2011, 7:50 AM Reply   
That's right; the annual end of summer gathering for northwest riders is quickly approaching. For those who aren't in the know, a group of us northwest riders have been getting together for a little event called Northwest Wakefest for the last ten years or so. The gathering takes place in Pateros Washington along the Columbia River every year Labor Day Weekend.

A little info about the event.


This is an opportunity to get together with other northwest riders to share boats, boards and water. We aren't a competition nor are we professionals in any way. We simply gather to have fun with friends and family that enjoy boarding as much as we do.

We stay in Pateros Washington at a little motel located directly along the Columbia River about 15 miles north of Chelan. The town is setup perfect. Everything you need is within walking distance. Restaurants, gas, liquor store, bakery, tavern and sporting goods store. The motel provides boarders with ultra easy access to the water and a great view of the riders when watching from the shore.

Our group is largely made up of families and we encourage those who have children to attend. We pride ourselves on providing a chill atmosphere were parents can relax and let their kids run around without worrying about anyone getting too out of hand.

We usually drag a slider and a kicker over to insure the folks on shore have some laughable moments watching those fool enough to hit them.

Every year we raffle off a ton of gear and swag donated by multiple boarding companies to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. For those who would like to attend, please contact me for a room at Cliff.Griffin@Pepsico.com for reservations.

OH... almost forgot... This is why we chose this location every year.
Attached Images
        
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-03-2011, 8:09 AM Reply   
I come over for that big tree in the last photo ;-)
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-03-2011, 8:56 AM Reply   
Here are a few videos I did from the last couple of years.
I never get to make it for the whole event, so I usually miss the kicker/slider madness... these vids are mostly just designed to show how much fun we have. Enjoy!



2010

2009 Teaser

2009

2008
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-03-2011, 8:59 AM Reply   
You could change that by actually staying for the whole weekend :-)
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-03-2011, 9:35 AM Reply   
I would love to... but you always take my favorite spot under that tree...
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-03-2011, 10:31 AM Reply   
Old    Wade LeWark (wade_lewark)      Join Date: Jan 2010       08-03-2011, 4:27 PM Reply   
we are gonna be there, with our 2010 Axis A22
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-04-2011, 2:42 PM Reply   
I remember that ^^^^
Old     (Delt725)      Join Date: Mar 2011       08-04-2011, 7:09 PM Reply   
looks like a good time, what's the water temp like?
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-05-2011, 8:14 PM Reply   
I think the river there is around 70 degrees or so this time of year. Air temps should be high 80's - low 90's. And yes, it's definitely a good time!
Old    John Arnold (JohnAr)      Join Date: Jun 2010       08-05-2011, 9:06 PM Reply   
I'll be there!
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-06-2011, 8:49 AM Reply   
Four single rooms left. Anyone who needs a room contact me asap so I can get you in before they're gone.
Old    supraguy            08-07-2011, 3:57 PM Reply   
We will be there.. Also bringing a slider... Easy rail to start on low risk...So hope someone has a jet ski to pull.... Is there any place to camp close...? Should we bring are boat?
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-07-2011, 4:57 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by supraguy View Post
We will be there.. Also bringing a slider... Easy rail to start on low risk...So hope someone has a jet ski to pull....
When are you guys planning to get in? There's a chance we'll be heading out on Friday again this year, but I've never hit a rail and would love to give it a try.
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-07-2011, 6:04 PM Reply   
I'll be hitting that rail without question.
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-08-2011, 9:46 AM Reply   
What dates is it? Unless you posted it and I'm blind...
Old    mike hillard (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-08-2011, 3:13 PM Reply   
Brooke's school starts before labor day this year so I won't be able to make it over until Friday A.M. Can you change my hotel reservation accordingly. Thanks. Looking forward to getting back on a board and a slider. See you all there!
Old    mike hillard (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-08-2011, 3:15 PM Reply   
Brian- Alta lake has 2 campgrounds and is about 10 minutes away. There are also a few spots for camping and rv's right next to the hotel in Pateros.
Old    supraguy            08-08-2011, 9:42 PM Reply   
Great Thanks... We hope to be there friday night.....Stoked never been and always feel that I miss out..Not this year
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-09-2011, 6:44 AM Reply   
"What dates is it? Unless you posted it and I'm blind... "

Sorry,

I posted up Labor Weekend assuming everyone already understood the dates. This takes place Thursday the 1st through Saturday the 3rd. Some come earlier and some stay later through Labor Day. It's more about riding than anything else so folks kinda make up their own shcedule.

Mike,

Changed your room reservations.

For the rest who interested, the motel is booked solid as of this morning. I will post up if I have any cancellations. You can always stay at one of these nearby locations.

Alta Lake Golf Course. Nice, inexpensive and about a mile away.
http://altalakegolf.com/

Alta Lake Camp Grounds. I've never stayed but I hear it's pretty nice. Also about a mile away.
http://www.stateparks.com/alta_lake.html

Pateros Lakeshore Inn. This place is very nice, just down the street from the motel. Downside is it's pricy.
http://pateroslakeshoreinn.com/

If I have any cancellations I will post up immediately.
Old    Bryan Parker (wake_pilot)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-09-2011, 11:29 PM Reply   
I'm in for Tues-Friday. See ya all there!
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-13-2011, 10:15 AM Reply   
Just had two singles open up. Contact me if interested
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-22-2011, 7:26 PM Reply   
Are they good looking?
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-23-2011, 9:23 AM Reply   
You bet.

Neal and Bob are from the "Hill" here in Seattle. Neal swears he knows you from back in the day and Bob says he trusts Neals judgement. Both are very excited to "hook up" with you!
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-23-2011, 12:02 PM Reply   
And it starts already.....
Old    Scotty D (jinxton)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-23-2011, 6:21 PM Reply   
Brad aren't those your 2 boys you used to roll "Broadway" with lip singing the Sir Mix A Lot songs?
Attached Images
 
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-23-2011, 7:43 PM Reply   
Shhhhh... I guess the cat's out of the bag?
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-23-2011, 7:46 PM Reply   
Back at ya, Scotty...
Attached Images
 
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-29-2011, 7:52 PM Reply   
Is anyone else having as long of a week as I am. Thursday can't come soon enough.
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-29-2011, 9:17 PM Reply   
Me!!!

Dude, what time are you taking off on Thursday?
Old    Bryan Parker (wake_pilot)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-29-2011, 9:31 PM Reply   
There's an easy solution to this....start the weekend early! Like tomorrow! I'll be there Tuesday afternoon if anyone else shows up and wants a pull. See ya all out there!
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-30-2011, 6:32 AM Reply   
J, I think we are leaving CDA around 9:30. We might have to stop at Teresa's school if she doesn't get it 100% ready. If you need me to haul anything over (washers, long board) just let me know. I am off Wednesday so give me a call if you get a chance.
Old    Scotty D (jinxton)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-30-2011, 8:41 PM Reply   
Keeping the trailer park alive in all of us!!!
Old    Bryan Parker (wake_pilot)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-31-2011, 11:54 AM Reply   
Here a shot of last nights run. Just to reassure everyone the glass is still here.
Attached Images
 
Old    Wade LeWark (wade_lewark)      Join Date: Jan 2010       08-31-2011, 10:07 PM Reply   
how is the water temp?
Old    Wade LeWark (wade_lewark)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-06-2011, 5:55 PM Reply   
Had a blast this past weekend, we will be there every year from now on!

On another note, how many others got sick and were throwing up badly?
3 of the 6 in our party all got sick on Sunday morning?
Not sure if it was the Flu, or food poisoning?
What did those who got sick eat @ the potluck Saturday night? just curious...
Feeling much better today and can't wait til next year.
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-06-2011, 8:49 PM Reply   
My son was throwing up early Sunday morning and I know of 3 others!
Old    Wade LeWark (wade_lewark)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-07-2011, 7:03 PM Reply   
hhmmm... wonder what it was, that makes about 11 of us all?
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-13-2011, 4:44 PM Reply   
Where are all of the pics at???

As far as the charity raffle, we made just a bit over $4000 for the Susan G. Komen foundation! Thanks to all of those that were generous enough to spend their hard earned money on raffle tickets. A big thanks to those of you that donated goods. Without the generous donors of merchandise and swag, we couldn't do it.

Thanks again to everyone who made it a great Wake Fest. See you next year.
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-15-2011, 8:00 AM Reply   
Here are a few of my pics from NWWF '11...
Attached Images
     
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-15-2011, 8:17 AM Reply   
More.
Attached Images
     
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-15-2011, 8:18 AM Reply   
more more
Attached Images
     
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-15-2011, 8:19 AM Reply   
more more more
Attached Images
     
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-15-2011, 8:20 AM Reply   
last more
Attached Images
  

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:29 AM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us