Weekends at Valdosta Wake Compound w/ Cole Vanthof

Time to Take a Trip with the Boys

As we all know Valdosta Wake Compound is on the map when it comes to a wake park dreamland. Located in southern Georgia just above the Florida line VWC has become a destination for all wakeboarders.

With the VWC crew coming out with banger video parts all of the 2015 season we can only imagine whats in store for 2016!

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Cole Vanthof, who is curently out of commission due to a ACL injury and surgery  headed down to Valdosta recently to hang with the boys and stack some clips for the up coming Coalition full length. Yep thats right we said FULL LENGHT!!!! Now we wish we could tell you more but you just have to wait. As for now check out the photos from the trip.

Checkout the Photo Gallery from VWC

 

Nike’s No Worries – Wakeskating Video

Well if you are like us you have been waiting on this video from the Nike Wakeskating crew!  The boys built a custom feature down at Valdosta Wake Compound and essentially made all wakeskaters world wide want to go there!  Sit back and watch nine minutes of some of the heaviest tricks done on a wakeskate from the best riders in the world.

From Alliance Wake:

“No Worries takes you into a week in the life of the Nike Wakeskate Team at the Valdosta Wake Compound. The team consisting of Nick Taylor, Ben Horan, Andrew Pastura, Yan Lecomte, and Austin Pastura spent a week riding the entire park focusing on a Nike specific spot of the park built by our very own Ben Horan with help of other friends in the wakeskate community. After an amazing road trip for our last team trip we chose to partner with the Valdosta boys and focus our efforts on one spot which will be a permanent fixture to the VWC park. Give these guys one week in any spot and you are bound to see some of the most amazing wakekskating ever. Put them on a perfect spot built by riders and this is what you get. Enjoy and we hope to see you at the park soon.

See the full editorial piece in the coming April issue of Alliance Wake Magazine. ”

Full Video Here:

Nike Wakeskating x Valdosta Wake Compund

2016 Georgia Wake Series | Dates & Details

Looks like wakeboarding is in good hands starting in 2016!  If you are looking to get into competitive wake with your peers then you will want to give this a shot!  Only a few stops this year, but we are sure there will be more in the future!

Georgia Wake Series

Media Contact: Info@gawakeseries.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Action Event Group, LLC Announces 2016 Amateur Georgia Wake Tour

Atlanta, Georgia (January 12, 2016) – Action Event Group, LLC announced today the inaugural season of the 2016 Georgia Wake
Series, a World Wakeboard Association sanctioned tour and state championship. The five stop tour will deliver events across the state
of Georgia, world class riding conditions and tow boats, a format for riders of all skill levels and disciplines, a stop at Atlanta’s premier
wake-park, and the largest collection of prizes ever seen in Georgia wakeboarding.
Home to one of the highest concentrations of wake-enthusiasts in the country, Georgia has long been in need of a refreshed amateur
wakeboard tour – a tour that acts as a natural step to Regional, National, and Professional events, and a tour that gives back to the
participants. With local and industry support, the Georgia Wake Series will fulfill these needs by providing an avenue for competition,
camaraderie, and fun for the many families who create the fabric of the wake community.
The Georgia Wake Series will debut on a private wakeboard lake in Rome, ensuring pristine conditions for all participants. Next, the
tour will make its way to the towers and turf of Terminus Wake Park, integrating the progressive segment of cable riding. The tour will
then travel south to the glassy waters of the Flint River for the largest grassroots charity tournament in the state, WakeFest GA. Lake
Lanier’s Rowing Venue routes the tour back north for the fourth stop. The Rowing Venue is no-wake with special access only to the
Georgia Wake Series. Georgia’s 2016 season concludes with the Georgia Wake Series State Championship, a two-day finale crowning
the winners of the season. And to the victors go the spoils.
For 2016, the Georgia Wake Series is carrying more than $10,000.00 in prizes alone from companies like Ambush Board Co,
WaterSports Central, Pull Watersports, GA Wakeboard Lessons, CWB, Oakley, Terminus Wake Park, and Hyperlite. If that’s not
enough, Liquid Force has a spot up for grabs on their regional team in 2017- offered to the most deserving rider in this year’s
series. Who knows. You didn’t know about us until now; there may be another trick or two up our sleeve. Either way, the Georgia Wake
Series is excited for 2016 and looks forward to having you, your family and your friends for a season of fun, family friendly events.
Keep in contact for updates, new sponsors, registration, and more! Follow the Georgia Wake Series on Facebook, Instagram, and
Twitter. For information on how to participate and support, visit www.gawakeseries.com.

2016 Georgia Wake Series Dates / Locations:
• Stop 1: May 14, 2016 – Rome, GA – private lake
• Stop 2: June 18, 2016 – Cartersville, GA – Terminus Wake Park
• Stop 3: June 25-26, 2016 – Albany, GA – WakeFest GA (wakeboard contest Sat., wakesurf demo Sun.)
• Stop 4: July 23-24, 2016 – Gainesville, GA – Lake Lanier Rowing Club (wakeboard contest Sat., wakesurf demo Sun.)
• Stop 5: August 13-14, 2016 – Rome, GA – State Championship

Georgia Wake Series Sponsors:
Ambush Board Co. – Buywake.com – WaterSports Central – Pull Watersports – GA Wakeboard Lessons – Terminus Wake Park
AVC Marine – CWB Board Co – Hyperlite – Liquid Force – Kim Chapman Allstate Insurance – Oakley – Allatoona Adventures

About Wakefest GA
WakeFest is Georgia’s largest grassroots wakeboard tournament. Taking place in Albany, Georgia on Lake Chehaw, WakeFest is
coordinated entirely for the benefit of those in need in the local community. As a 501(c)(3) organization, WakeFest GA, Inc. is a tax
exempt organization and operates exclusively for charitable purposes.

About Action Event Group, LLC
Action Event Group is an event planning and marketing company with one mission in mind – to provide a comprehensive experience.
Imagined in 2015, the Action Event Group found a need in local competitions, especially on the amateur level. With over half a century
of combined experience, Action Event Group’s leadership and staff provide the best services in the industry.

About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard
World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National
Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown,
WWA Evolution Pro Series, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a riderformed
organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers
and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out The WWA site.

Keep up with Georgia Wake Series and us this year for more info and contest results!

Cole Vanthof “Leftovers”

Cole had a killer 2015 season and was in a ton of videos including all of “The Coalition” series.  Even though Coles season was cut short with a knee injury we know he will be back and on fire next year!  Checkout this video he put together and make sure you checkout some of the 2016 Byerly Boards that just hit the site.  Next season you can catch him riding the 2016 Byerly Buck Flex at a cable park near you.

The Coalition Vol. 4 Video – Valdosta Wake Compound

Well this is basically the cherry on top!  The AmbushBoardCo. and BuyWake team have finished Volume 4 of their Coalition series and it is truly mind melting.  There are so many unreal wakeboarding tricks that go down in this video that you will most certainly watch it a few times.  How about the multi section corrugated pipe section?  WOW!  Wakeboarding has never looked so good!  Support the boys and watch their hard work!  Let us know what you liked most about it in the comment section!

Riders : Quinn Silvernale, Wesley Jacobsen, Oliver Breumlund, Cody Hesse, Alex Haney, and Travis Doran.
Music : Mac DeMarco – Blue Boys, Temples – The Guesser, Rolling Stones – Paint It Black