DATES: July 26 – Registration, practice runs, and no-host welcome party
July 27 – Tournament (preliminary heats) and BBQ
July 28 – Tournament (finals), awards ceremony and "free ride" for podium winners and event vounteers
LOCATION: Lake Tye, Monroe, WA (map) 30 miles NE of downtown Seattle
LODGING: Guesthouse Inn and Suites, 2.5 miles from Lake Tye. Ask for NWWSA rates!
DIVISIONS: Pro, Outlaw, Amateur, Masters (45+) and Junior (<17), surf and skim
- one division per competitor
FEE: $125 - Competitor registration and membership
RULES : Click for a summary of competition rules and a sample scoresheet.
DETAILS: Click for specific details of the entire competition weekend (still to come)
The NW Wakesurf Association ("NWWSA") announces the Fifth Annual NWWSA Open Competition, to be held July 26-28, 2013, on Lake Tye, located in the City of Monroe, WA.
The weekend event kicks off on Friday with practice runs for registered competitors behind 2013 Enzo SV244 Centurion boats, the official competition boats provided by our exclusive towboat sponsor, Centurion Boats. The tournament will take place all day Saturday and Sunday, concluding with the awards ceremony early Sunday afternoon at Lake Tye Park. There will be a number of other events earlier in the week and throughout the weekend, including a no-host social on Friday night and the annual barbeque hosted by Inland Surfer and Inland Surf Boats at the beautiful Lake Sammamish home of the Pages.
Lake Tye is a man-made lake in the City of Monroe, Washington, located approximately thirty-five minutes (30 miles) northeast of Seattle. The 3,000 foot lake is not open to any other boat traffic and is one of the stops of the MasterCraft Pro-Wakeboard Tour.
The tournament will have men’s and women’s Pro, Outlaw, Amateur, Masters (45+) and Junior (<17) divisions, with awards for each division winner. Competitor spaces are limited, so we strongly recommend registering early. In past years there have also been upward of 400 in-person spectators and even more online viewers watching the live internet video feed on Wake9.com, making this one of the most widely-viewed wakesurf events. 2013 brings the anticipation of even more top professional riders from around the world, in addition to the increasingly skilled and competitive outlaw and amateur divisions.
The NWWSA Open is sanctioned by the World Wakeboard Assiciation and is one of nine qualifying wakesurfing competitions leading up to the World Wake Surfing Championships scheduled for Henderson, Nevada in September.
If you want to become a sponsor of the NWWSA Open please see this.