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Posted on: July 19, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Northwest Wake Surf Open July 27-29 at Lake Tye Park

The NW Wakesurf Association ("NWWSA") announces the Fourth Annual NWWSA Open Competition, to be held July 27-29, 2012, on Lake Tye, located in the City of Monroe, WA.

The weekend event kicks off on Friday with practice runs for registered competitors behind 2012 Centurion Enzo SV24X boats, the official competition boats provided by our exclusive towboat sponsor, Centurion Boats. The tournament will take place all day Saturday and Sunday, concluding with the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon at Lake Tye Park. There will be a number of other events earlier in the week and throughout the weekend, including the NW Watersports wakesurf clinic on Lake Sammamish (July 24-26), a no-host social on Friday night and the annual NWWSA barbeque at the beautiful Lake Sammamish home of Inland Surfer founders Jeff and Deb Page.

While the competition historically has been on Lake Sammamish, the competition this year will take place on Lake Tye. The new venue is a man-made lake in the City of Monroe, Washington, located approximately thirty-five minutes (30 miles) northeast of Seattle. The 3,000 foot lake is not open to any other boat traffic and is one of the stops of the 2012 MasterCraft Pro-Wakeboard Tour.

The tournament will have men’s and women’s Pro, Amateur, Masters (45+) and Junior (<17) divisions, with awards for each division winner. The event is limited to 75 competitors. In past years there have also been upward of 400 in-person spectators and even more online viewers watching the live internet video feed on, making this one of the most widely-viewed wakesurf events. 2012 brings the anticipation of even more top professional riders from around the world, in addition to the increasingly skilled and competitive amateur divisions.

The NWWSA Open is sanctioned by the World Wakeboard Assiciation and is one of seven qualifying wakesurfing competitions leading up to the Centurion Wake Surfing Championship scheduled for September in Parker, Arizona.

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