First Wake Surf Event of 2014: Synthetic Swell

Synthetic Swell is the first wake surfing event of the year and is being held in sunny SoCal.  The festival will take place on February 22nd & 23rd 2014. The first day will be fresh water at Lake Elsinore on the 22nd and the second day on the salty waters of Mission Bay in San Diego on the 23rd.  

This is not your average wake surf event and is going to be an awesome 2014 kick off shred party with fun contest like "wake surfing in the best outfit" said event coordinator Marco Thompson.  This is not a competition but more of a shred sesh/demo day/festival that you can bring your own boat to if you want to show off your wave. There will be BBQ lunch and dinner with fellow ripper and anyone is welcome from first time to pro. Here is some info you might want to know about the contest: 

  • Bring your boat, and try out the wake behind other boats
  • If you don't have a boat, bring your boards and surf with us
  • Bring all your boards to share, and try out boards you have not ridden before
  • Bring your wetsuit if you have one, if you don't, we have several to loan, and we have some dry suits available also
  • Bring some friends that have never surfed, get them surfing, expert teaching is free
  • Bring the family, this is designed to be a 100% family friendly event
  • RV friendly locations
  • This is NOT a money making exercise, the organizers are doing this at their own expense, with no event income please bring money to help out with gas.. boats don't run on thank you's.
  • On Sunday, there will be some giveaway / goodies for every attendee, courtesy of Wakesports & our other sponsors

The schedule for this awesome event is as follows:

Saturday February 22, 2014 at Lake Elsinore 

  • Fresh water Day 1
  • 7:00 AM - Sun-Up First boats on the water 
  • 8:00 AM -10:00 AM Sesh 1
  • 10:00 AM - noon Sesh 2
  • noon - 1:00 PM Pot Luck BBQ on the beach
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sesh 3
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sesh 4
  • 5PM - Pot Luck BBQ on the beach

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Mission Bay

  • Salt water Day 2
  • 7:00 AM - Sun-Up First boats on the water
  • 8:00 AM -10:00 AM Sesh 5
  • 10:00 AM - noon Sesh 6 - Wild Ride
  • noon - Pot Luck BBQ on the beach
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sesh 7 - Wild Ride
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sesh 8
  • 5:00 PM - Pot Luck BBQ on the beach
  • 6:00 PM - Awards & Contest Results

Get registered today as spots are limited and to find out more about the event visit

Nectar Sunglasses - Signs surf giant Jamie O'Brien

Jamie O'Brien aka JOB 

Jamie O'Brien aka JOB 

Nectar Sunglasses is excited to announce that surfer, Jamie O’Brien, has signed on to represent Nectar. Jamie continues to push the limits of surfing and always showcases his talents on the North Shore of Hawaii and worldwide. Nectar has released Jamie's Signature Series "Mahalo" sunnies. Sean Holmes, co-founder of Nectar Sunglasses said, “Jaime represents the sweet life 110% , and that is what we’re all about. We are stoked to have him on the team and are excited to build this partnership.” Check them out at

A couple awesome videos of JOB wakesurfing a yacht & flowboarding with pro surfer buddies on their trip across the US this year to experience all the different surf cultures and board sports!