Table Rock Lake

Grom Winners Branson

All American Summer Charlotte

Just Hanging Out Watching Wakeboarding

CTRL and Humanoid at Terminus

Liberty by the Lake

Instagram Contest

Empire Wake's first Instagram contest starts today. We will be running the contest through Surf Expo weekend in Orlando Florida (September 7th, 2014). One random winner of the contest will be selected Monday September 8th.

The winner will be contacted VIA Instagram direct message and will have 1 week to respond. The winner must have a U.S shipping address in order to claim this brand new Kicker Audio Ampitheater with Bluetooth connections.

All you have to do is follow the simple instructions on in the picture and cross your fingers! This personal home audio player is UNREAL!

To see more about the Kicker Audio BT2, check out Kicker.com by clicking here.

Big thanks for all the support from the guys at Kicker. They have been supporting and providing prizes for Empire Wake at each event for 2 years now.

If you are looking for a new set of headphones or want to purchase one of these BT2s, you can also check out the gear at www.TheEmpireShop.com

GOOD LUCK! Thanks for supporting!

All American Summer - Bucksport Marina RESCHEDULED

August 23rd 2014

Although we had near prefect weather, and the best water of any wakeboard event ever thrown, the turn out do to rain in the area kept the riders and spectators away. Since the location was amazing and we picked up some last minute support, the event has been rescheduled for August 23rd.

Bucksport Marina is making some big moves and wants the community to know it. We are happy to be a part of that movement. The event is open to all ages and levels of riders. We are even adding some wakesurfing in by the request of Bucksport.

It's going to be a full blown All American weekend of camping, riding, games, and fun. The marina offers slips if you want to bring your boat, a tiki bar for the after party Saturday night, and camping so no one needs to drive.

http://bucksportplantation.com/

There will be live music and drink specials thanks to Titos Vodka and RedBull for all who are attending. Get your campsite booked early so you can be set up before dark. We are excited to get to meet everyone before the event, so come out and show us how much you love America!

Saturday check in and registration for the event will start at 10am. Registration can be done online or with the Empire Wake Mobile  App on iTunes and Google Play.

Groms will take the water at 11am with wakeboarding the rest of the day. Saturday night after the event will be the official party at Capt'n Seaweeds right at the Marina. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

Sunday late afternoon will be the wakesurfing portion of the day. We will offer skim style and surf style for all amateur levels.

All riders, and campers will get free entry into Bucksports. Make sure you register early so you can get past the gate. DRESS AMERICAN and SHOW YOUR SPIRIT!

EMPIRE WAKE EVENT RIDER REGISTRATION

Event Divisions:

Wakeboard:
Grom (under 12)
Women's
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Open
Wakeskate

WakeSurf:
Beginner
Advanced Men's Skim
Advanced Women's Skim
Advanced Men's Surf
Advanced Women's Surf

Top 3 spots in each division will win awards and prizes.  Entry fee is $50 with no additional insurance needed.

The riders who attended the event August 3rd will receive a $10 discount at this event off entry fees. 

Special Thanks to: Elevated Clothing, Candy Grind, Kicker Audio, Buywake.com, GoPro, CTRL Wake, Humanoid Wake, Smith Optics, Oberto Beef Jerky, Ossur, CTi, Rockwell Watches, Jet Pilot and Indo Board. Also our local sponsors White Lake Marine and Sail and Ski Connection.

 Directions to Bucksport Marina:











Matt Manzari Family Needs Your Help

It is a time of need for another great guy in the Wakeboard industry.  When it rains it pours!
As a active member of his church in the Orlando area, Matt has had a roller coaster for the past couple years.

While trimming trees for his church last week, Matt was badly electrocuted and suffered severe third and fourth degree burns. He is currently in the burn trauma unit and has already undergone several surgeries, but he has many more surgeries and skin graft procedures to go.

"As you may know, Matt suffered another life threatening accident a couple years ago when he crashed badly while competing at the Toe Jam contest. He came back strong from that with the love and support from his family, friends, and the wake community behind him. The road ahead of Matt today is a very long one, but we’re all hopeful that he will once again defy the odds like only he seemingly can. Right now though Matt and his family need as much love, support, and prayers as they can get. Matt and his wife Bobbye Jean are also expecting their first child in January, and it is unlikely either one will be able to return to work while Matt is in the hospital and recovering. Over the years Matt has impacted many lives all around the world through his wakeskating, but mostly through his unbelievably kind heart and easy-going nature. We know many of you reading this feel the same way." - garrettcortese

Here is the direct link to his donations page:
http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/manzari-family/198931



Organizer: Marta Hartzog Beneficiary: Matt and Bobbye Jean Manzari
Matt Manzari had a serious accident while trimming trees . He suffered 3rd degree burns after being electrocuted. Please help with expenses during his hospitalization & recovery.
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/manzari-family/198931#sthash.ONtwF0ry.dpuf
Matt Manzari had a serious accident while trimming trees . He suffered 3rd degree burns after being electrocuted. Please help with expenses during his hospitalization & recovery. - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/manzari-family/198931#sthash.L1WP0RfX.dpuf
Organizer: Marta Hartzog Beneficiary: Matt and Bobbye Jean Manzari
Matt Manzari had a serious accident while trimming trees . He suffered 3rd degree burns after being electrocuted. Please help with expenses during his hospitalization & recovery.
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/manzari-family/198931#sthash.ONtwF0ry.dpuf
Matt Manzari had a serious accident while trimming trees . He suffered 3rd degree burns after being electrocuted. Please help with expenses during his hospitalization & recovery. - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/manzari-family/198931#sthash.L1WP0RfX.dpuf

Donate to the Brad Smeele Foundation

It has been heartbreaking to see what Brad Smeele is going through. Like all great athletes who push the sport as he does, sometimes injuries can happen. Brad is fighting everyday to recover. It has been a blessing to get to watch the wakeboard community all over the world come together as ONE to support ONE rider in a time of true need.

Brad has so many fans, and people who genuinely care for him and his recovery. His family needs it more than anyone at this time. We couldn't begin to image what it must have been like getting that phone call back in New Zealand.

Empire Wake wants to do anything it can to support Brad as well. We felt the love of the wakeboard community early this year and all its support. This is 100x bigger! So in order to help how we can, we have created a custom die-cut sticker for you to put on your car, board, laptop, street sign, helmet, best friend, or any other place you can find to stick it.

Go to www.TheEmpireShop.com and pick up one of 3 colors. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Brad Smeele Foundation each week in order to help as much as we can.

We know you can always just go donate directly, and we encourage that as well. Make a statement with the decal and let others know you are 1 community. Maybe there is someone out there that can help that is outside of wakeboarding. We hope this decal draws attention and people ask questions. Brad needs an angel here on earth to help with the massive medical cost of this injury.
  
Thank you for being part of the ONE. 


All American Summer Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks State Park
August 9th, 2014

UPDATE: We have reserved campsites 116 and 114 for the weekend. Please join us tonight if you need a place to stay. Bring tent, some wood, and any supplies you need. 

It is one of the last weekends of the summer and the very last event of the All American Summer Wakeboard Tour. We want to go out with a bang so come spend the weekend with us wakeboarding, wakesurfing, camping, and having one last All American time.

Come by boat and tie up with our floatilla, or come by car and camp with us. Bring friends, coolers (no glass please), lunches, floats, chairs and your all American outfits. There is a nice sand beach for everyone to enjoy and watch the riders all day.

There are divisions for everyone and all ages. The events are fun, laid back and all about building the regional community.

Wakeboard Divisions:
Grom (under 12)
Beginner
Womens
Intermediate
Advanced
Open
Wakeskate

Wakesurf Divisions:
Beginner (Men and Women together)
Advanced Mens Skim Style
Advanced Womens Skim Style
Advanced Mens Surf Style
Advanced Womens Surf Style

Each rider will be pulled behind a 2014 Nautique G23 provided by MarineMax Missouri. The boat is weighted differently for each division.  Top 3 riders will win awards and prizes from our sponsors.

Camping will be Friday and Saturday nights. Come set up early and join the meet and greet around the campfire on Friday night.  Use campsites in section 4 which is at the event site. WE HAVE RESERVED CAMPSITES 114 and 116. There is space for a few people if you want to stay and enjoy this perfect weather.

Registration can be done online or using our free mobile app. We recommend downloading the mobile app!

Check in will begin at 9am on Saturday with the first rider in the water at 11am with the Grom division.

Registration fee is $40 per rider per division. There is no additional insurance required. Ride at your own risk.

The event will be held at Public Beach #1 off HWY 134 in Lake of the Ozarks State Park.



           

If you have questions, please email us at EmpireWake@gmail.com

For registration click here! 

Special Thanks to all our partners: MarineMax Missouri, Nautique, Elevated Clothing, Candy Grind, Jet Pilot, Oberto Beef Jerky, Ossur, CTi, Smith Optics, Rockwell Watches, Kicker Audio, Buywake.com, and GoPro.

Getting Buck Wild with Bucksport Marina, SC

August 2nd -3rd 2014


WEATHER UPDATE: (7:30pm) Still looking good for tomorrow. We might see a brief delay during the event, but if it was anything like today, should be a great time and nice water. Don't let the weather reports ruin the weekend. Today was nice out there all day.
Start time is still looking like 11am.
 

We are getting the band back together! Along time ago, Myrtle Beach was the start of what was then called the Carolina Wake Series. It was the event that was the birth of Empire Wake, we just didn't know it at the time.

On August 2nd and 3rd, Empire Wake is heading back to the beach. Thanks to our local supporters for all these years, we have secured a great location that will offer so much more than just some great riding.

Bucksport Marina is making some big moves and wants the community to know it. We are happy to be a part of that movement. The event is open to all ages and levels of riders. We are even adding some wakesurfing in by the request of Bucksport.


It's going to be a full blown All American weekend of camping, riding, games, and fun. The marina offers slips if you want to bring your boat, a tiki bar for the after party Saturday night, and camping so no one needs to drive.

http://bucksportplantation.com/

There will be live music and drink specials for all who are attending. Get your campsite booked early so you can be set up before dark. We are excited to get to meet everyone before the event, so come out and show us how much you love America!

Saturday check in and registration for the event will start at 10am. Registration can be done online or with the Empire Wake Mobile  App on iTunes and Google Play.

Groms will take the water at 11am with wakeboarding the rest of the day. Saturday night after the event will be the official party at Capt'n Seaweeds right at the Marina. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

Sunday at 11am will be the wakesurfing event. We will offer skim style and surf style for all amateur levels.

All riders, and campers will get free entry into Bucksports. Make sure you register early so you can get past the gate. DRESS AMERICAN and SHOW YOUR SPIRIT!

EMPIRE WAKE EVENT RIDER REGISTRATION

Event Divisions:

Wakeboard:
Grom (under 12)
Women's
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Open
Wakeskate

WakeSurf:
Beginner
Advanced Men's Skim
Advanced Women's Skim
Advanced Men's Surf
Advanced Women's Surf

Top 3 spots in each division will win awards and prizes.  Entry fee is $50 with no additional insurance needed.

Special Thanks to: Elevated Clothing, Candy Grind, Kicker Audio, Buywake.com, GoPro, CTRL Wake, Humanoid Wake, Smith Optics, Oberto Beef Jerky, Ossur, CTi, Rockwell Watches, Jet Pilot and Indo Board

 Directions to Bucksport Marina:












All American Summer Celebrates Independence Day


July 4th 2014,

Of course we did this on purpose. We love to celebrate America's Independence Day on Lake Lewisville each year. This event host 10,000 people with food, music, games, wakeboarding, and fireworks. It is a great time for people of all ages and levels.

The wake event is part of Liberty on the Lake presented by The Colony Texas. There is so much going on that you just have to see their website for all the details. What we do know is that there will be some great wakeboarding on the water all day.

The wake contest kicks off at noon with registration beginning at 11am. Groms will be the first in the water. All registration is done online or using our mobile app. You can register at any time!
 

http://www.empirewake.com/2014/03/all-american-wakeboard-tour-online.html

We shouldn't have to tell you on a weekend like this, but make sure to come showing off your full American Spirit. This isn't just the All American Summer Wakeboard Tour, but also America's Birthday!

Bring your tents, chairs, and stars and stripes. Stick around after for the best fireworks on the lake with us.

We are working to make this a big one and will have more details coming. Oberto Beef Jerky will be out on site with us, as well as a few other companies.

Prizes are ready for the top 3 spots in each of our 7 divisions:
Grom (under 12)
Beginner
Womens
Intermediate
Advanced
Open
Wakeskate

If you want to wakesurf, please let us know. If there is time we might have a round and give out more prizes!

Entry fees are only $40 (no additional insurance needed)

Winners will see prizes from: Buywake.com, Smith Optics, Candy Grind, Elevated Clothing, and  Kicker Audio

Looking forward to bringing an event to the Dallas area again! See you on the water.

Don't forget July 5th,
 We will be heading to Hydrous Wake Park in Little Elm Texas for a fun free Demo day. Come ride a CTRL board or a set of Humanoid Bindings. We can even build you an amazing set up.

The event will begin at 2pm and run until 6pm. Kicker contest will be held for any paid park rider at 5pm! 3 prizes will be given away to some winners.

There will be music, giveaways and more. You can even drink and eat at TOWERS Tap House at the park.
 








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