This weekend I attended the 15th annual Wake the Desert in San Angelo, Texas. It was the third stop of the Tige Endless Wave Tour and possibly the most fun competition so far. The venue was absolutely perfect! The shore was lined with merchandise tents, delicious food, and even the RedBull Big-T. With music pumping, people smiling, and the sun shining, there was no shortage of fun. The competition course ran right along the shore of a Lake Nasworthy channel which made it easy for spectators to watch and enjoy the high level of wakesurf talent presented this weekend. I got a taste of the Texas heat with the weather in the 90’s and insane humidity the entire trip.
Wed | Jul
Wed | Jul
Justin Caskey, two-time cancer survivor, is an inspirational and progressive rider in wakeboarding. He grew up doing all sorts of water sports with his family when he was eleven years old. Around that time his dad bought a Tigé and he started progressing very fast. Unfortunately, he broke his leg when he was thirteen years old, which led to the diagnosis of malignant bone cancer. After a four-year battle, the doctors had to amputate his left hip. However, this didn’t stop his passion for wakeboarding.
Tue | Jul
The 15th annual Wake the Desert in San Angelo, Texas lived up to all of its expectations with a stacked round of finals. Witnessed by its largest crowd in history, this weekend’s fierce competition concluded with new reigning champions and anticipation as Wake the Desert continues their dominance as the largest wake event in Texas. This year’s unique competition brought together 150 riders including some of the world’s top names in wakesurfing and wakeboarding.
Fri | Jul
The American Boatbuilders Association is proud to announce the induction of Tige Boats into their prestigious buying group. The roster of membership in the ABA is an industry Who's Who of strong, independent boat manufacturing companies.
Wed | Jul
On June 30th-July 2nd, the Tigé ProWake Grommie Nats experienced three action packed days. Grommie Nats is a wakeboarding camp available to kids under 17 years old at Somerset Dam in Queensland, Australia. They had the opportunity to be coached and ride with Australia’s best pro wakeboarders, meet new friends, test their knowledge and skills in wakeboarding, be photographed by ProWake professional photographers out on the water, meet new friends, and win awesome prizes.
Mon | Jul
After more than 6 months, I took a flight back to my hometown in Quebec. I was so happy to be there and spend some time catching up with my family and friends.
Sat | Jul
We have a new test video of the remarkable Tige Z3 which can be loaded up with 2300 lbs. of ballast to create surfing conditions that are world-class. But as can be seen in the photo above, wake-making is only part of the mission of the Z3. She also must play host to a bevy of spectators who have come to wake-boarding virtuosity of the Z3’s lucky owner. Let’s drill down to find out all about this cult classic.
Thu | Jul
Bringing fierce competition and family fun, Tige's Endless Wave Tour is headed to San Angelo, Texas on July 17-20 for the 15th annual Wake the Desert. As the longest running Wakeboarding Tournament in Texas, Wake the Desert is an event you won't want to miss.
Mon | Jul
Mark and Jill Crowell of Cornelius were inspired to bring Wake the World to Hagg Lake after several years of donating their boat to Sweet Home’s event. Wake the World is a group of boat owners providing watersports opportunities to abandoned, abused and neglected children, as well as for the handicapped and our wounded warriors.
Tue | Jul
Northwest Riders is a premier clothing company in, well you guessed it, the Northwest. Northwest Riders was founded by fate when their t-shirts became the local craze at wakeboarding competitions. Today, Northwest Riders has expanded into motocross, kayaking, snowboarding, surfing and even their own wake school. Northwest Riders wake lessons are towed behind the Tige Z3. No matter who is coaching your lesson, you can count on their professionalism, their ability to take your riding to a new level, and their fun and laid back attitude.