For the fourth time this summer, wake riders converged on Lake Tye last weekend to compete on what organizers called “one of the premier locations for professional wakeboard events in the Northwest.”
It was the Northwest Wakesurf Association’s 5th Annual Wakesurf Open, and it started off Friday with practice runs and registration. The association had worked out a deal with Guest House Inns and Suites and riders were encouraged to go there for group rates.
There was a judges’ dinner at Adam’s Bistro, followed by a social and dinner for the association, for which the entire restaurant was reserved.
Competition started at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and went until 5 p.m., with people riding in the Masters, Pros, Outlaws and Female Amateur classes.
Sunday finals were held and then there were demos and awards, followed by a free ride session for the winners and the volunteers.
A special guest was Georgia Peaches Puppy Rescue, and volunteers were on hand with some puppies to visit and some information about puppy rescue and adoption.