In its 7th Year, The TIGE Wake UP Wakeboard Competition and Lifestyle Festival and The Pre Wake UP Sunset Surf Session Demo event series involves and entertains wake sport enthusiasts young and old
as the Mountain West’s largest wake sports gathering, growing and expanding each year at the
perfect venue, Middle Inlet, Pineview Reservoir Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th.
Ogden, Utah – With some serious competitors registered for the all-day Wakeboard Competition on Saturday and tickets moving fast for the pre wake up demo opportunity to ride behind the best wakesurf boats and boards on the market Friday, the organizers of the 7th Annual Wake Up are excited to announce the two-day event's schedule, sponsors and detailed offering.
Tige boats and Germaine Marine have stepped up as title sponsor and exclusive tow boat for the all-day event that will feature competitors from Grom (youth), Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Open Women and Outlaw divisions culminating in a double up or kicker (big trick) contest toward day's end on Saturday. Event organizer and presenter James Kleinshnitz of wakeutah.com stated, "The magnitude and diversity of the Wake Up event pushes beginner to regional pro riders to continually improve their riding so that they can compete at their highest abilities. I want my kids coming up in this sport, which is what propels us into our 7th year."
For the second year in advance of the wakeboard competition and festival is the Friday "Pre Wake UP Sunset Surf Session Demo Event," which not only features Tige boats from Germaine Marine, but also brings BoardCo with their Centurion and Supreme boat offerings, Marine Products with their Supra and Moomba lines, Croft Marine with Nautique and Utah Watersports with MasterCraft. All these dealerships will have their full offering of pro shop wakesurf board brands to sample and rounding it off as legacy sponsor Liquid Force will have their entire quiver of 2016 wakesurf boards to try out. All going down in an exclusive "no wake zone" where only participating boats can operate. "This is a fantastic opportunity for the active enthusiast looking for their next boat or board to get a session behind these elite tow boats and try several boards. The rising tide floats all the boats. That is why we tried to get all the boat brands and retailers involved in this. Our motivation in growing these events is building the family culture and community around it in the region. Our ability to close a significant part of the Reservoir to only our boat traffic makes this experience unique," said Paul Avner, event organizer and principal partner at ClubRecUtah.com.
Along with those previously shared, legacy sponsors, AD-Triple-S Motorsports will be onsite with side by side demos and wave runners from their brand offerings. As new additions to the presenting entities Bridget Chambers of Utah Lodging added this: "As one of the largest operations of rental units and luxury properties in an area with many natural assets, participating in events promotes the local economy and helps introduce our area to people who might not otherwise be reached which will build year after year if done right." Jones Shirts & Signs is a presenting partner this year as well providing trophies and official event apparel. Maverik has also partnered in this year providing marketing support and a perfect fit as “adventures first stop”. Media partners this year include Standard Examiner and Visit Ogden and Ogden Blue helping get the word out to wake sports enthusiasts and the general public alike.
Tony Duffy, Principal at All-Actionsports.com, and project manager had this to say: "This year will be bigger and better with some new beachside activities including The Blob, from Koastline Rentals, Helicopter simulator from Mountain Ridge Helicopters and land board trainers from Flowrider, Utah. Stoked to get out and play this year!” Rounding out this year’s sponsors, vendors and partners are the U.S. Forrest Service, American Land and Leisure and Weber County Sherriff supporting the event annually along with, Red Robin keeping the crowd fed with epic burgers and more, Admiral Beverage Company keeping us hydrated with Pepsi Products, Epic Wake Sports and Utah Wake Addicts: enthusiasts outlet, SheShreds.co: Inspiration and Supplies for females in action sports, DiodeOptics, SoulPro Lifestyle Brand, Mountainside Wake School with proprietors and coaches Pro Wakesurfers Chris Trimner and Jonathan “Mox” Mueller and Pro Wakeboarder Jade Whirley and last but not least SMITH optics, Wolf Creek Resort & Club and Powder Mountain Resort.
Expect two days of music, food, raffles and fun on the beach on top of the wakesurf demo Friday (1p-Dusk) and fierce wakeboard competition Saturday (9a-6p). For more info and to register to participate Friday or compete on Saturday go to www.wakeutah.com or just come on out for the beachside fun and watch all the action.
About The Wake Up
In its 7th Year, The Wake Up event has taken on a festival feel with competitors, audience, supporting brands and vendors coming from throughout the Mountain West region to take part in the fantastic action/adventure sports energy and family friendly vibe at this amazing spectator friendly location. With influence stretching from Montana and Idaho to Nor Cal, Nevada, Arizona and of course Utah, this event sees attendance of 3k plus each year and growing. For more information, please visit wakeutah.com.