On August 27th the tri state area will be invaded by local and out of state wakeboarders. The Garden State Wakeoff is the largest wakeboard competition in the northeast! It makes sense that the largest wakeboard competition will take place on New Jersey’s largest body of water, Lake Hopatcong, which is conveniently located 45 minutes from New York City!
The Lake Forest Yacht Club on Lake Hopatcong will host over 70 competitors of all ages and skill levels as they ride for an individual score and for their team. The teams are simple, local Lake Hopatcong wakeboarders vs. Team X, which are all other non-Lake Hopatcong wakeboarders. The winning team collectively has rights to the championship belt and, just as important, bragging rights until the next Wakeoff!
Competitors will ride behind the 2011 Mountain Creek tow boat and will be judged on their performance in front of the Lake Forest Yacht Club. Judges will be looking for the best overall performance, the difficulty of their tricks and how much air they get!
New this year is that the first place overall outlaw rider will be taking home a $1,000 check courtesy of Lake Hopatcong Marine!
Competition runs from 9am–5pm starting with the kids division. Riding levels increase as the day goes on, ending with pro level riders throwing down the most difficult tricks of the day in the outlaw division in hopes they get their hands on the $1,000 LHM check!
All in attendance will also witness a wakeboard ramp demonstration throughout the day. Wakeboarders will flip, spin and crash off the five-foot floating ramp.
Date: August 27, 2011
Location: Lake Hopatcong @ Lake Forest Yacht Club/ 35 Yacht Club Drive, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849