Synthetic Swell is the first wake surfing event of the year and is being held in sunny SoCal. The festival will take place on February 22nd & 23rd 2014. The first day will be fresh water at Lake Elsinore on the 22nd and the second day on the salty waters of Mission Bay in San Diego on the 23rd.
This is not your average wake surf event and is going to be an awesome 2014 kick off shred party with fun contest like “wake surfing in the best outfit” said event coordinator Marco Thompson. This is not a competition but more of a shred sesh/demo day/festival that you can bring your own boat to if you want to show off your wave. There will be BBQ lunch and dinner with fellow ripper and anyone is welcome from first time to pro. Here is some info you might want to know about the contest:
- Bring your boat, and try out the wake behind other boats
- If you don’t have a boat, bring your boards and surf with us
- Bring all your boards to share, and try out boards you have not ridden before
- Bring your wetsuit if you have one, if you don’t, we have several to loan, and we have some dry suits available also
- Bring some friends that have never surfed, get them surfing, expert teaching is free
- Bring the family, this is designed to be a 100% family friendly event
- RV friendly locations
- This is NOT a money making exercise, the organizers are doing this at their own expense, with no event income please bring money to help out with gas.. boats don’t run on thank you’s.
- On Sunday, there will be some giveaway / goodies for every attendee, courtesy of Wakesports & our other sponsors
The schedule for this awesome event is as follows:
Saturday February 22, 2014 at Lake Elsinore
- Fresh water Day 1
- 7:00 AM – Sun-Up First boats on the water
- 8:00 AM -10:00 AM Sesh 1
- 10:00 AM – noon Sesh 2
- noon – 1:00 PM Pot Luck BBQ on the beach
- 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sesh 3
- 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sesh 4
- 5PM – Pot Luck BBQ on the beach
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Mission Bay
- Salt water Day 2
- 7:00 AM – Sun-Up First boats on the water
- 8:00 AM -10:00 AM Sesh 5
- 10:00 AM – noon Sesh 6 - Wild Ride
- noon – Pot Luck BBQ on the beach
- 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sesh 7 - Wild Ride
- 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sesh 8
- 5:00 PM – Pot Luck BBQ on the beach
- 6:00 PM – Awards & Contest Results
Get registered today as spots are limited and to find out more about the event visit www.SynSwell.com
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Hopefully you still have a little Christmas or holiday bonus money stashed away, because the 2014 wakeboarding season will be here before you know it. Although your gear should be made to last, there’s no such thing as “too much,” right? Thanks to our friends over at Liquid Force, we’ve compiled your must-have wakeboarding gear list for 2014.
When it comes to boards, your options are endless and will vary depending on your specific riding styles, wants and needs. Whether you ride cable, behind a boat or both, Liquid Force has a ton of styles to choose from. If you’re looking for a smooth and versatile boat-specific board, check out the Harley wakeboard, which is great for riders of all different abilities.
For those looking for an all-terrain board that can adapt to both your style and environment, check out the newly redesigned Deluxe Hybrid board with an updated 3-stage rocker and enhanced flexibility.
Once you have your board, you can choose a pair of bindings, which come in both open and closed-toe styles. For a closed-toe boot style, the Harley is a versatile no-brainer, while the new Watson Pro is a great high performance option.
For open-toe styles, check out the Vantage Open Toe binding with a customizable Velcro closure system. And once you step your wake game up a bit, the adjustable-laced Transit binding is perfect for helping you advance your skills. Regardless of the binding you choose, you’ll love the comfort and support that all Liquid Force bindings provide.
In addition to your boards and bindings, you’ll need all the necessary accessories to max out your wakeboarding abilities and experience. First, you’ll obviously need something to hold onto. Liquid Force has an array of handles and ropes for all levels of wakeboarders.
Offering traditional rope styles, braided lines and polyurethane coated lines, you can decide what would feel best in your grip without sacrificing durability or strength. In addition, you’ll need to choose a handle to match your attitude and style. Different weights, grip types and sizes allow you choose the one that will work best for you. Finally, let’s talk safety. Liquid Force also offers a huge selection of vests that in no way resemble the bulky, restrictive jackets of days past. Even the ladies will appreciate the colors and tailored fit of the women’s selections. Once you’ve got your vest picked out, you may also want to consider a helmet.
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The new year brings with it all sorts of excitement and positivity. At AF Wake, we are making strides towards a bigger, better 2014. Best wishes to you over the new year. Come see us soon!