Justin Lee Summer Set with BuyWake.com’s Nautique G21

No summertime sadness here, more like summertime radness.  Check out this sweet little video that our team rider and official Dad Cam award winner of the 2016 Shredtown Jamboree, Cole Vanthof, put together of Justin Lee.  You can take Justin to any lake and he can throw it down, but you put him behind our award-winning Nautique G21, and he steps it up a few notches.  We look forward to getting out and putting together more gems like this for you guys…so stay tuned and make sure you follow our Instagram and Facebook for more hotness!  #TheRealBuyWake

 

 

Also…go to BuyWake.com and check out what Justin is rocking with Humanoid Wake this season!

2016 Nautique Masters Tournament

Stars on the Water, Warriors in the Sun!

What a weekend!  The 57th Nautique Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament was held at the prestigious Callaway Gardens on the legendary Robin Lake.  This year was a special one for a few reasons, but…most notably, it was Lee Elliott’s 19th Masters and Eddie Beverly’s 31st!  That’s a combined 50 years between the two of them!  As a thank you, we whipped up this gem of a photo and presented it to them.

Lee and Eddie's 50th Masters

On Friday every year Nautique puts on the “Nautique Open” golf tournament that features a bunch of athletes and industry friends.  The golf tournament is equally as important to some of the riders as the on-water events.  Seriously, it’s always fun getting paired up with friends and leveling the playing field off the water.  Look, I’m not throwing any backside 7s anytime soon, but I’ll put up a solid fight on the course and send a few over 300 yards down the pipe.  This year Ambush Board Co./BuyWake.com Team Rider, Cole Vanthof, came with us and put together a fun little Instagram video.

Such a good time!  Good ole JD Webb with the classic ender on that one!   Before most of the action, Cole and I walked the historic grounds and filmed some of the best-looking boats we’ve ever seen.  Nautique had their prized possession on site; a 1961 all original Ski Nautique, as well as every brand new 2016 model G Series.  Hands down, having good partners like JL Audio, Seadek, PCM Marine, Roswell Marine, and a few others truly made the on-site experience of the Masters a joy to be apart of.

As for the on-water action, we missed having our team rider, Harley Clifford, on site, but due to a injury suffered from filming his X Games part, we knew our ace up the sleeve would be the one and only Mike Dowdy.  Mike knew that, if he gave it a solid go with his usual bag of tricks, he could walk away a Masters champion.  Watching Mike’s run I knew he had it, but seeing JD Webb ride as well as I’ve ever seen, I knew it would be close.  Dowdy did indeed take the top honors this year, and we just know that it’s going to be the first of many Masters wins.  Our homegirl, Nicola Butler, rounded out the women’s podium with a 3rd place finish, with Nautique athletes Megan Ethnell and Erika Lang taking 1st and 2nd, respectively.  In the wakeskate battle it was Ambush/BuyWake rider Danny Hampson vs. arguably the two best in the world right now; Reed Hansen and Brian Grubb.  When it is all on the line nobody has more competitive focus then Brian Grubb.  The guy is just a machine.  Grubb would go on to take the win, making him a back-to-back champion, and a holder of a total of three Masters victories in the wakeskate division.

Once again Cole killed it with his Dad Cam and captured a few video gems like this one!

Dad made it to the 2016 @nautiqueboats masters. #thekidsareripping #nautiquemasters 📹: @cole_vanthof

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There is no greater event then the Nautique Masters, and we look forward to carrying on the tradition and being a part of this event for years to come.  We hope to see you all again next year for the 58th Masters!

2016 Shredtown Jamboree Video

It Goes Down at Shredtown

The time has come for all of us wake enthusiasts to get our minds blown from watching the worlds best wakeboarders.  The Shredtown Jamboree is a invite only event held at the Shredtown ranch near Dallas, TX.  Our BuyWake Team Riders Andrew, Davis, and Chris are arguably the most talented winch and park riders in the game today, and the obstacles they build are legendary to say the lease.  Inviting the worlds most talented park riders just so happened to include some of our other Team Riders; Dylan Miller, Quinn Silvernale, Blake Bishop, Wesley Mark Jacobsen, and Felix Georgii.  Yup, that’s eight total BuyWake/Ambush riders in a 15-rider invite.  The odds were good that one of our boys would come out on top.  This year it was Quinn who took home the Best Line Award!  The surprise award of the night was most certainly the “Dad Cam” award that our boy Cole Vanthof won.  Cole kept the boys in his sights day and night with his sick zooms and night vision.  Being a badass wakeboarder is OK, but…if you also have video skills to go along with it, you’re basically a game-changer.  Steffen Vollert is a master at both wake and video and put together one of the coolest videos ever!  Sit back with a cold one and watch all action go down!

Watch the behind the scenes Dad Cam video that Cole produced:

Here are a few of our favorite images from legendary photographer *Bear:

 

Can’t wait for next year!  What will they think of next?

Guess Who? Max Van Helvoort that’s who.

You’ll want to watch this a few times

 

So we’ve all seen a few different variations of the double flip by now right?  I personally love seeing the stuff off of the double up because the amplitude is typically way higher than that of a simple wake to wake.  Don’t get it twisted thought….wake to wake behind these new Nautique G Series can flat out be ridiculously huge.  Now doubles off the kicker at the cable park have been going down for quite some time, but this new variation may take top honors.   Watch Max Van Helvoort land this mute double cork 1080 flawlessly.  Hailing from Holland and now living in Orlando,FL (wakeboard heaven supposedly) Max set the internet on fire today and we are stoked to see this trick go down…and this good looking.

Max Van Heliport Mute Double Cork 1080

Mike Dowdy Wins Pro Wake Tour Stop in Texas – Video

Mike Dowdy Wins PWT Texas

The United States of America’s very own son of Michigan…The “Dirty” Mike Dowdy just topped the podium and grabbed 1st place at the Pro Wake Tour in Texas this past weekend! Mike put together a super solid run as we knew he had it in him!  Take a peek at his run and and we can’t wait to see him back on the podium more this year!