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

2015 Surf Expo with visits Orlando,FL for 2015 Surf Expo…aka Bro Party


Hotel View of Surf Expo

So every year the water sports industry descends upon Orlando for Surf Expo. Retailers from across the globe come to see new product and get one on one time with some of the brands. We always like getting to Expo and seeing all our friends from brands and especially some of our Team Riders. This year we saw some of the coolest booths ever! Liquid Force had a clean open aired booth and was laced with their entire line. Some highlights were seeing the 2016 LTD boards and boots with the LF’N Awesome theme to it! Our good friend Harley Clifford showed us his 2016 Remedy and his 2016 LTD product.

Getting to see the rest of the line in person really affirmed our thoughts that you guys are going to love next years product. Peep some of the Boards, Bindings, and Surfers we saw.


We ran into our good buddy Eddie Beverly with Hyperlite and Byerly Boards and he showed us some really cool new things. First, we got to see Shaun Murry’s new board celebrating his 20th pro model wakeboard…yes 20!

It was seriously good looking! Also it will come in a 150cm size…it seemed to be a common trend with some of the wake manufactures producing large sized boards for next season. On the Byerly side they have a board called the “Buck” that comes in a Park version and a Boat version. Ambush Board Co.’s very own Cole told us it was his go to for next year and he is backing it 100%. Checkout the photos!

If there was one company that had an ace up their sleeve this year it was Ronix. From new lace locks for the bindings to the honey comb surfers that are almost indestructible we were stoked! We got to see the new wakeboard that will be ridden by Shota and Erik Ruck called “The Space Blanket”. Each board is hand painted on one side of the top sheet so no two boards are alike…really cool. Also 2016 officially marks the 10 year anniversary and the Danny Harf ONE series took the throwback approach and this years ONE series features the original graphic from the first ONE wakeboard! Ronix is coming in hot for 2016 with their boards, boots, and surfers so we hope you’re ready!

Our good friend and Team Rider Chris Ababdie was kicking it in the Slingshot booth and he just happened to receive his Wakeworld Award for Rail Rider of the Year. Chris can add that with the two gold XGames medals from Real Wake….hahah. Overall the 2016 Slingshot line is really rad! We’re saving some images for later so we will leave you with this teaser of the Response and Chris.

After the end of the day on Friday we headed to the Alliance Wake Booth for Premiers and Beers! The build up of Massi and Russell’s video edit “Project X” was HD on crack! Russell is a great videographer and captured the Ronix Rider perfectly. Can’t wait for that edit to drop online for you guys to see it…it’s a certified banger. Also the boys Quinn, Blake, and Wesley had The Coalition Vol. 3″ video drop right after and those guys are setting Valdosta Wake Park on fire! They have some of the most unique features at that cable park and it’s always a guaranteed good time down there. Well we’re glad it’s over and really looking forward to providing our great customers and friends the best wake product once again for 2016.


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Lake Ronix Trip – Recap

Courtney Kobold won a trip of a lifetime to Lake Ronix and all she had to do was enter!! Remember that next time we are having a contest because you too can win! Can you imagine spending two days at this magical place? Courtney was kind enough to send us a thoughtful email recounting her time at Lake Ronix.

So, Lake Ronix. It was definitely an experience.

We landed in Orlando Friday night and decided we should probably go out and celebrate by getting Brett drunk and we definitely succeeded. The next day we were given a tour of Lake Ronix, which is an incredible property, and took a couple sets on the boat on two Ronix surfers. We followed the day up with a rowdy night out with a couple of the team riders who were an absolute blast. Never a dull moment with Justin Teich and Todd Watson that’s for sure. The next morning started out with personally delivered Pizza for breakfast from Parks. What a legend. During the day we hit up the front lake for a couple down and backs. Which was awesome. That night we chilled out by the fire and Todd told some pretty interesting ghost stories. The next morning we went on a killer paddle around the entire lake with Lily (Justin’s pup). We then hung around the lake and watched Massi and Jamie throw down before we headed back to the airport. Being able to ride at Lake Ronix was definitely one for the books and we cannot wait to go back. We couldn’t thank BuyWake and Ronix enough for the opportunity and for the incredible time. Also, a special shout to Brett for being our Dad for the weekend, wouldn’t have made it with out you pops! Happy shreds until next time!

-Courtney Kobold

BFF's at Lake Ronix Shredding! Checking out the set up!


Huge thanks to Brett Hargrave, Parks, Massi, and the Ronix crew for showing the girls a good time!

2016 Hyperlite, Byerly, and Nautique! Oh, My!

Having Fun in the Sun with Nautique Boats

Last weekend we had the opportunity to go visit the Marine Max Buford location and meet up with our Nautique Boats family!  They were in town for a “Ride with the Pros” event then headed to the Nautique Wake Surf Nationals and guess what…they had a 2016 G23!  It was great catching up with Noah Flegel and Jimmy LaRiche, and our longtime friend and rep for Hyperlite/Byerly, Eddie Beverly.  Eddie, or “EBev,” as he is most known by, had a special treat for us to see with a quiver of 2016 Hyperlite and Byerly surfers.  We must say that these two brands knocked it out of the park this year.  Most notably Hyperlite has this insane new shape called “The Time Machine.”  Seriously, if you know anything about surfing this board is similar to the Tomo surfboards Vader series, but tweaked for wakesurfing.  If that weren’t enough, the Time Machine features a cork top for maximum grip, as well as all new Futures Fins!  The Byerly crew also have another banger with the 2016 Action, as it features Durashell construction with a EPS core and yes, Byerly Futures Fins!  You would be wise to add either one of these to your quiver.



Pretty cool, right!?  Ambush Board Co.‘s very own Lee Elliott really liked the Time Machine and even got in a little wake transfer on it.  Nautique NSS FTW!


In addition to all the surfers, EBev had the 2016 Murray and 2016 Webb (The Relapse) that our new friend, Caleb, got to ride!  He was beyond stoked and pretty hooked on the new Murray!  Check out a few of the photos we got that day:


It was an absolute blast hanging with the Nautique crew and EBev!  The option to choose and surf whatever we wanted had us feeling like a kids in a candy store (or…adults in a liquor store).  EBev had his blue G23 dialed in and getting to watch Noah and Jimmy shred is always a good time!


Drone Footage of Jimmy LaRiche and Noah Flegel Behind the 2016 Nautique G23


Well, the end of summer also means it’s the end of our time with the Ambush Board Co./ Nautique G21.  It has been such a great opportunity to represent Nautique and spread the joy of wakeboarding, wakeskating, and wakesurfing with our friends and customers.  The best part is now we get to design our next boat and you know we are going to have one of the best looking Nautique G21s ever seen!

Here is our previous G21:



Here is our current design of our 2016:


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