Third annual Rock the Wake is set to impress
Brodie Chaboya gets air during the double-up portion of last year’s Rock the Wake. File photo
June 11 — The third annual Rock the Wake is rapidly approaching and spectators and wakeboarding enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to.
Rock the Wake will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Emerson Lake at Diamond Mountain Golf Course in Susanville. The event is an exhibition of professional wakeboarders who will show off their skills on the lake.
The event, co-organized by local Nick McBride and sponsored by the Lassen County Farm Bureau, began three years ago when McBride and a friend wanted to put together a fun day on the water for professional wakeboarders and wakeboarding fans in the region.
Last year, the event featured a rail, which allowed boarders to perform complex stunts for the crowd. This year, there will be an additional rail, giving spectators more high-flying, wild stunts to look forward to.
In addition to the extra rail, this year’s Rock the Wake will feature more wakeboarders than previous years and what is considered to be the best wakeboarding boat in existence. Riders from the Hyperlite wakeboarding team will be participating in the event and will be bring with them a Super Air Nautique G23 wakeboarding boat. The Super Air Nautique G23 was featured as one of Transworld Wakeboarding Magazine’s best flagship wakeboarding boats in 2013. “It’s the biggest, badest boat in the world … it’s the boat for wakeboarding,” McBride, who used to wakeboard professionally, said.
Spectators can also enjoy food, beer and refreshments, which will be available at the event. There is a small fee for tickets. Children ages 12 and under get in free. All proceeds go to charity.
The entrance, as well as parking, will be through the Old Club House at 470-835 Wingfield Road. Spectators are urged to bring lawn chairs.
In the past the event has seen a huge turnout of locals eager to see professional wakeboarders throw down on the water. “I’m hoping there’s a big turnout again this year,” said McBride. Organizers of the event are concerned low water levels may prevent Rock the Wake from being possible in the future and, therefore, are determined to make this year unforgettable.
For more information, call 257-7242.