Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GoPro Giveaway Part Deux

We are at it again! 

The first contest went so well, we thought it is a good time to giveaway another GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.

Thanks to our awesome sponsors at GoPro, we are able to keep doing these contest for you loyal supporters.

Just as before, it is easy and free to enter. Follow the directions below and start submitting right away.

1. Download the Empire Wake free Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play

2. Submit your photos using the "Email Photo" Button

3. If your photo is posted to the "Photo Gallery" then you are entered. Each photo posted is an entry and a better chance for you to win

4. Check out all the other great features the app has to offer!

5. Winner will be randomly selected on November 19th 2014.

 6. Winner and photo will be posted on the Empire Wake Facebook Page

Good Luck to everyone! Enjoy the mobile app!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

College Wakeboard Season Is Upon Us!

This is always an exciting time of year for the college athletes! There is less boat traffic on the lakes, football playoffs, and of course, COLLEGE WAKEBOARDING!

Now entering its 6th year, the College Wake Series is loaded with talent and teams. Each season we watch more clubs pop up around the nation as well as become more motivated to compete. This was lacking so many years ago.

For the 2014-15 season we welcome 76 college programs with a few more on the horizon by years end.

We welcome back the ASU Wakedevils our back to back College Wake Champions with a new president and some new members. We welcome back all our long time sponsors and welcome in our new ones. We welcome back the hope of a new champion, and freshman riders. And we welcome in all the new additions and changes.

The College Cable Tour is now entering its 3rd full season with new events and new parks. We are hosting an event at the brand new Velocity Island Park in Sacramento.  We are also looking to spring to open the gates of Miami Cable Park with Aktion in hopes of a new partner as well as looking north to Wake Nation Cinnci.

We see Knights Wake taking their club to a whole new level as they work side by side with OWC hosting lessons and riding daily. They will be back this year to become back-to-back College Cable Champions at Hydrous Lake Lewisville next week.

All these new parks have opened up opportunities for our clubs to expand into cable. We are seeing more and more options to offer riders to learn and compete for their school.

Lastly, we are ready to introduce College Wakesurfing. There will be 3 events this year with chances for teams to compete and begin the 3rd and final chapter to the College Level. We are looking to have multiple events each weekend to offer more to teams and clubs and their riders.

Be a part of this new level that is growing at an astronomical rate. See what all the excitement is about and come join us this fall at an event.

To find out more check out

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Congrats to Zach Norman for the Instagram Win

We here at Empire Wake and those at Kicker Audio are proud to announce the winner of the Kicker Home Amphitheater BT2 with Bluetooth is:

Zach Norman of Florida. 

Zach was so excited that he won that he and his best friend went for a tandem bike ride around the block. Zach also hugged his wife, gave a personal acceptance speech and let us know it was the first contest he had ever entered.

Someone take him to Vegas! He has a 100% winning record right now!

(this photo was reposted from Zachs Intsagram Acct)

Congrats Zach and thanks for supporting Empire Wake and following our Instagram @empirewake and @kickeraudio.

Keep your eyes open on our social media and mobile app for the next contest coming soon!

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Empire Shop Keeps Growing

The Empire Shop has been a great addition to Empire Wake so far. It has opened so many new doors for us as well as created an outlet for all our supporters to get great gear in one spot.

The product you see on The Empire Shop is from our event sponsors and only our event sponsors. This means we have tied in a way to give back to all our partners have given us.

What does this mean to the consumer? If you shop at The Empire Shop, the profits (unless otherwise stated) go back into Empire Wake, the shop, and the events! Simply, you are helping fund your own events around the country.

The Empire Shop is also about supporting the wakeboard community where it can. It has helped raise money for the Brad Smeele Foundation and will be looking for new contributions in the future. If you have a charity, or great cause that needs some support, please reach out to us and we can work together and find a way to help out.

Need a great deal? Just by following Empire Wake on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter you will always find great discount codes to help you save.  The codes change often and give you different items to save on. It pays to keep up!

We want to thank everyone for your on going support as Empire Wake continues to grow for the grassroots level of wakeboarding. YOU have made it worth every minute of it!


Friday, August 15, 2014

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 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

GOOD LUCK! Thanks for supporting!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

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.

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!


Event Divisions:

Grom (under 12)

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,, 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: