Friday, June 23, 2017

Tips For Beating The Heat On Your Motorcycle

Summer is just gearing up and now is the best time to hop on your bike and enjoy a ride. However, it's important to make sure you take the proper precautions to make sure the heat doesn't get the best of you. Lake of the Ozarks' best motorcycle dealer is here to give you tips on how you stay cool while riding your bike this summer:

1. Bring Lots Of Water

Water is vital for keeping the body cool, and it's needed for keeping your body working properly. When you get dehydrated your body will start to shut down, and you'll eventually crash. The worst part is that by the time you start feeling bad, dehydration has already set in, so it's important to stay hydrated to avoid potential problems. It's important to drink plenty of water before you take off and drink water every hour, especially in extreme temperatures. It may also be a good idea to get water with electrolytes if you're sweating profusely.

2. Dress Appropriately

It may seem weird to add on more clothes as the weather heats up, but any areas of skin that are exposed will be much harder to cool, as the sweat will evaporate from the air rushing over it at speed, which means you'll dehydrate faster. Our team at Surdyke Yamaha can help you pick out the perfect gear for riding in hot weather.

3. Include Stops To Cool Off

One of the best ways to cool off is by getting out of the heat into a cooler environment. A quick stop can help you ride longer even in the worst heat. If you're going on a long ride this summer, plan your ride along roads with lots of restaurants, convenient stores or other indoor attractions so you have plenty of places to stop. If it's in the 100s and you've got a two-hour ride before the next stop, you're putting yourself in unnecessary misery, not to mention danger. Plus, you may meet some interesting people stopping at small town convenience stores.

4. Know The Signs Of Dehydration

Your body will send you signals when it's dehydrated. They could include cramps, nausea, headaches, extreme fatigue, flushed or pale skin, dizziness and excessive sweating. If left unchecked, this could lead to heat exhaustion, which could send your body into shock. If you're feeling these symptoms, it's time to pull over and cool off, rehydrated and recover for as long as it takes. If heat exhaustion is left unchecked, it could lead to a heat stroke. When this happens, your cooling system shuts down and your body temperature could rise as high as 105 degrees. Don't let this happen to you and stay hydrated and take frequent breaks.

Summer is a great time to go on long rides, but it's important to stay safe in the heat. Lake of the Ozarks' best Yamaha dealer has many different products to keep you cool while on the road, and most importantly, having fun. Stop by our showroom in Osage Beach or 24/7 online at

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Get Ready For YamaPalooza 2017

Ready to party at the at the Lake of the Ozarks with Greg Surdyke and the Surdyke Yamaha staff? YamaPalooza 2017 is just a month away! The 6th annual event held at Dog Day's AquaPalooza is going to be 3 days of Yamaha fun and excitement never before seen anywhere in the world. When you register, enjoy special parties, demos, food, music, boat parade, boat run, specials and much, much more! Keep reading to get all the details of this event so you won't miss a thing!

At the 6th annual YamaPalooza, invited Yamaha owners and guests will be able to demo new Yamaha boats and waverunners, Centurion wake surf boats, G3 pontoons and fishing boats, Four Winns boats and Glastron boats. This exciting event at the Lake of the Ozarks includes complimentary boat ramp use, trailer storage and a slip for the YamaPalooza party at AquaPalooza.

Friday, July 14

- 12:00 - 6:00 PM: Scheduled Demo Rides.
- 3:00 - 7:00 PM: Packet pick up open at Port 20, FREE boat launch, trailer storage and slip rental. Early boat splash encouraged! (Tomorrow morning will be busy.)

Saturday, July 15

- 7:30 - 8:30 AM: Surdyke's Port 20 participants arrive ramp. Boat launch open; Splash Boats.
- 8:30 AM: Regatta formation for Boat Parade.
- 8:45 - 9:00 AM: YamaPalooza Boat Parade to Yamaha Island.
- 10:00 - 5:00 PM: Party on Yamaha Island - accessible only by boat or wave runner. We may be blocked in, plan to stay for the day.
- 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Lunch served.

Sunday, July 16

- 9:00 AM: Breakfast boat run leaves from Surdyke's Port 20 to Angelo's Pizza at Pier 31.
- 9:30 - 10:30 AM: Breakfast at Angelo's
- 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Aquatic Fun in Linn Creek Cove.

Demo rides, ramp use and boat-in launch at Surdyke's Port 20 Marina and KK Marina. Yamaha regatta at Surdyke's Port 20. Yamaha Island at AquaPalooza & Dog Days Bar & Grill. Sunday Breakfast Boat Run leaves from Surdyke's Port 20.

Registration & Room Information

Surdyke Yamaha has secured a $119 room rate at Tan Tar A Resort for Friday and Saturday nights for YamaPalooza guests. Call 1-800-TAN-TAR-A (800-826-8272) today and mention the YamaPalooza special to receive the $119 room rate - while supplies last!

Register now for your access to the largest floating Yamaha Island celebration in the world!

Party With Surdyke Yamaha!

This is one of the biggest events of the year and the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is looking forward to spending the day out on the Lake with you. Come demo new Yamaha boat and waverunners, Centurion wake surf boats, G3 pontoons and fishing boats, Four Winn boats and Glastron Boats at the 2017 YamaPalooza. In addition, there will be parties, food, boat parade, vendors, music and more! You will not want to miss this exciting event! For more information on this year's event visit

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Friday, June 9, 2017

What Else Do You Need When You Purchase A Boat?

You've done all the research and it's time to make the big purchase! When you buy your new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be anxious to get it out onto the water. However, before you do so, there are a few things you need to have in order to have a fun, safe and enjoyable time out on the Lake. We have the best new and used boats at the Lake of the Ozarks to choose from, and we want to make sure you're properly prepared before heading out. To help you out, we've included a few items you should include while purchasing your new boat.

Safety Gear

From life jackets to a fire extinguisher, it's important to make sure you have all the right equipment on your watercraft in case of an emergency. These items can include:

- Life jackets (one for each passenger on board)
- Throwable PFD
- A fire extinguisher
- Air horn
- Flares
- First aid kit


A cover for your boat isn't necessarily required, but it's an item you will not one to skip. Whether you store your boat out of the water or in a dock, you will want a cover to protect it. When making a large investment, it's always worth it to invest just a little bit more in protecting your watercraft from damage, dirt and weather.


If you have the option to get a trailer when purchasing your watercraft always take it. While a trailer may seem optional to some, it really is necessary. Even if you're docking your boat, you will likely need to move it at some point. You don't want to be in a pinch for a trailer when that time comes to move it.


When purchasing a boat,  there are a couple ropes you should consider adding on to your purchase, including towing ropes and mooring ropes. Towing ropes will come in handy if your boat ever runs out of gas, or worse breaks down, while on the water. These types of ropes will allow you to hook your boat up to another boat and be towed to a fueling station or out of the water. Mooring ropes are the type of ropes used for docking your boat. You want it to be thick enough to ensure your boat will stay tied to the dock. Our sales team will be more than happy to show you the best ropes to use for your boat.


Buoys are a must when you're at the dock. They will protect your watercraft from getting damaged. Even when you're tied to the dock, your boat can still move and bump up against the dock, make sure it doesn't get damaged and secure a buoy to the side of your watercraft. Even if your boat is on a lift in your own dock, it's still important to have these on board for when you tie up at your favorite waterfront restaurant.

Are you ready to purchase a new watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks? Let the team at Surdyke Yamaha help you out! We'll make sure you have all the necessary equipment to make sure you have the best time out on the water. Stop by our showroom in Osage Beach or visit us online 24/7 at

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Pre-Own Spotlight - 2013 Yamaha FX HO® Cruiser

One of the best ways to enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks is by catching wakes on a waverunner! These exciting watercraft are just as fun, if not more fun, than a boat. Jump wakes, pull tube and speed through the Lake all on a PWC. If you've rented a PWC at the Lake of the Ozarks, you know how much fun these can be! This week's pre-own spotlight is a 2013 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO® that only has 155 hours.

2013 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO® - $9,999

Exhilarating power exhibited by the FX Cruiser HO comes compliments of a 1.8-liter High Output engine – offering excellent fuel efficiency and the reliability you expect from Yamaha. Cruise Assist/No Wake Mode and Mechanical Neutral help make idling and docking easier, while the three-person Cruiser seat provides comfort and breath-taking views for everyone. The versatile swim platform, with dual grab handles and a deep reboarding step, combine to set the stage for nonstop fun.

Great Features

Cruise Assist: By setting a consistent engine speed, Cruise Assist reduces throttle fatigue – making long tours more comfortable, while No Wake Mode™ caps the engine's RPMs at an easy idle speed.
Hydroturf® Mats: Lightweight, slip-resistant Hydro-Turf® mats provide superior traction.
Command Link: An industry first, offering quick, easy access to onboard instrumentation keys.
Dash: Provides a quick read on speed, RPM, fuel level with low fuel warning, low oil pressure warning, hour meter and check engine light with self-diagnostic function.
Extended Rear Platform: Roomy and comfortable, the extended rear platform is the ideal place for soaking up the surroundings, getting in and out of the water or gearing up for wakeboarding.
Neutral/Reverse: Reverse and a true neutral gear combine to offer precise control and ease of operation.

Engine Specifications

Engine Type: 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8 Liter High Output Yamaha Marine Engine
Pump Type: 155mm High-pressure
Fuel Type Recommended: Regular Unleaded
Displacement: 1812cc
Electronic Fuel Injection: Standard
Low-RPM Mode™: Standard

Hull & Deck Specifications

Color: Silver Metallic
Rider Capacity: 1-3 persons
Length: 140.2 in.
Width: 48.4 in.
Height: 48.4 in.
Dry Weight: 825 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal.
Storage Capacity: 33.2 gal.
Warranty: 1 Year Limited

If you're looking for a new watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks, stop by Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach. We've been in business for over 45 years and have serviced and sold more power sports customers than any other dealer in the Midwest. You ride on our reputation when you buy with us. At Surdyke Yamaha, we also want to be your servicing dealer after the sale. We offer a savings of up to 40% on your maintenance costs. Just ask about "Cove Coverage" for all on water service. Let's Ride!

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Friday, May 26, 2017

It's Time For Lake Race!

This time next week, the Lake area will be filled with powerboats ready to hit the water. Lake Race is one of the area's most exciting, loud and fastest events, and one that we look forward to every year. This event is a fan favorite for both locals and visitors alike, and for good reason! It's packed full of exciting events and is a great chance to enjoy a day out on the Lake watching fast boats with friends and family. Surdyke Yamaha is proud to be a sponsor for this year's event, and we want to make sure that our favorite customers don't miss out on a single ounce of fun. Here is the schedule of events for the weekend!

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Lake Race 2017

Paddle Battle 2017

Family fun before the races! 3-person teams will race for prizes for first place, last place and best costume.

When: Wednesday, May 31
Where: Franky & Louies
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

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Osage Beach Festival of Speed

A street festival featuring speed boats, classic cars, motorcycles, vendors, beer and food tents. For the kids, there will also be piggy races, pony rides and a dunk tank.

When: Thursday, June 1
Where: Osage Beach Parkway West of the Grand Glaize Bridge
Time: 4:00 - 10:00 PM

Lake Race Meet & Greet Street Party

Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race and see all of the incredible powerboats up close. Shuttle service will begin at 4:00 PM and be available throughout the weekend. The lower Bagnell Dam Strip area will be closed to traffic starting at 9:00 AM on Friday morning.

When: Friday, June 2
Where: Historic Bagnell Dam Strip
Time: 4:00 - 11:00 PM

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Race Day 

Saturday, June 3

Lake Race 5K

Starting at Beaver's at the Dam, participants will proceed below the Dam on Valley Rd, to JJ Twigs, and down Business 54 (The Strip) back to Beaver’s. Cash Bar available at the Finish Line and a Raffle!!

Time: Registration at 7:00 AM & Race begins at 8:00 AM
Where: Beaver's at the Dam

Opening Ceremony 

Kick off Race Day at Beaver's on the Dam.

Time: 10:40 AM

OPA Sanctioned Powerboat Racing

Enjoy a full day of racing with formats and demonstrations unique to Lake Race. Racing will begin promptly at 11:00 AM and continue until all heats are completed around 5:00 PM. Powerboats will race from the 0 MM to the 3 MM.

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Viewing will be available at host facility, Beaver's at the Dam, on the Historic Bagnell Dam and at numerous other locations surrounding the course.

Awards Ceremony

When the races are over, stay to cheer on the drivers at the Awards Ceremony.

Time: After the races
Where: Beaver's on the Dam

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After Party

Entertainment will be available at various spots along the Strip. Fireworks at dusk provided by Brilliant Skies.

Time: 6:00 - 11:00 PM
Where: Various locations along the Strip.

Props & Horses Poker Run

Poker Run starts at Beaver's on the Da. $20 raffle tickets available at each location for a 50/50 drawing at Redhead Yacht Club at 4:00 PM.

When: Sunday, June 3
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Multiple waterfront locations

We love any event that gets people out on their Lake of the Ozarks boats, ATVs or street bikes. Surdyke Yamaha has been providing the best boats at the Lake of the Ozarks for over 40 years, and we're proud to continue doing so for years to come. We love to get involved in local events, and the Lake Race is certainly one to get out and enjoy. If you want a good excuse to get your family out on the water, this event is certainly the way to do it! If you still don't own a boat, and you're ready to take the plunge, come visit our showroom while you're out and about. We'd love to show you the boat of your dreams.

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Free Wake Surf Lessons At Port 20!

Wake surfing is a popular sport enjoyed by those who live near the water, especially here at the Lake of the Ozarks! Have you ever dreamed of catching those big wakes for yourself? At Surdyke Yamaha, we love to help people get out on the Lake and learn new tricks, hobbies and more! Here is your chance to have fun and learn a new skill for FREE.

What Is Wake Surfing?

The best thing about wake surfing is that you don't have to go travel to a coast to catch the waves - you just create your own! Wake surfing is very similar to wakeboarding, however, with wake surfing you are not strapped onto the board. Because wake surfing can be easy or challenging, novices and seasoned water-sport athletes are all enjoying this great sport. There are already World Wakesurfing Championships and many other professional-level competitions for this sport.

To wake surf, you'll be trailing behind a motorboat on a short surfboard. The wake surf boats are generally only five feet long. The beauty of the sport is that you'll be surfing in the wake of the boat, and you don't have to count on the water to create a surf for you. The boat will be freighted with extra weight to increase the amount of wake, which can make the sport more challenging.

Learn To Wake Surf For FREE

On Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Surdyke's Port 20 will host a FREE Wake Surf class! All you need to do is register for a timeslot (boats are leaving every 2 hours) and arrive at Port 20 ready to have some fun! Lessons will be provided free of charge by "Bo Knows Surf" Lessons and Rides. Make sure you sign up for a spot before arriving, visit our website, or click on the link below:

Wake/Surf Boats at Surdyke Yamaha

The Hottest boat in Wakesurfing! A rigorously innovated 23-foot 7-inch water sports boat, the new 2016 Ri237 is the next level in World Championship Towboat performance, design and craftsmanship. This new model is optimized from the running surface up to exceed Centurion’s dominant water sports performance. The Ri237 furthers this storied performance with a newly designed Deep-v Hull pushed by GM Gen 5 direct injection power from PCM with C-Force. 

The Centurion Enzo FS44 is the boat of choice for professional wake surfing athletes like Keenan Flegel. The largest in accommodations and waves in the Centurion line, the 2016 FS44 offers room for 16 along with waves that can extend overhead in a bottom turn. The FS44 is designed and built as a World Wake Surfing Champion’s towboat creating longest, hardest, most powerful waves available. The Centurion Enzo FS44 is a World Championship Towboat, relentlessly innovated.

New features include the Maximus Tower, Centurion Downfire audio system with LEDs, flip-up stadium seating and so much more! The now standard RAMFILL ballast system provides you with the largest capacity tanks with the quickest filling system possible. No gimmicky surf-system, this is pure displacement and the SV233 is one of the most versatile wake boats with clean, professional wakes coupled with a World Wake Surfing Championship wave on both sides of the boat.

We can't wait to see you this Saturday, May 20 for our FREE wake surfing class! We've been selling and riding boats here at the Lake of the Ozarks for more than 40 years. We're proud to be selling the best boats around and even more excited to share a part of why we love boating so much. When you buy a new Lake of the Ozarks boat with us, you truly do ride on our reputation!

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hot Summer Nights Is Back!

The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many wonderful events, and one of our favorite summer events is Hot Summer Nights! It's a great chance to get out and meet other bikers, enjoy a night on the Bagnell Dam Strip and take that bike out for a ride. No matter the weather, it's better together, and we can't wait to see you out there.

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Hot Summer Nights: "Cruisin' Time Again"

Hot Summer Nights cruise is open to all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. There's no registration or fee required to participate. It's family fun for all with helicopter rides, live music and entertainment starting at 6:00 PM and going on until 11:00 PM on the Bagnell Dam Strip. Enjoy great food, fun and shopping on The Strip in addition to the cruise. Each month, there is a different theme in addition to the overall theme. Here are the dates and theme for the 2017 Hot Summer Nights:

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May 12 - Cruisin' Through The Years
For the first Hot Summer Nights of the season, DJ Mr. Leo Case will be playing music from the decades of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. A different decade will be playing each hour of the event.

June 9 - It's A 66 Day, Route 66 Returns 
Mikaela Carson, Miss City of Fountains 2017 and Miss Missouri 2017 contender, will open Hot Summer Nights with patriotic songs at the Luby's stage.

July 14 - Bikes, Trikes & Trucks
While Hot Summer Nights is open to all makes and models or cars, trucks and motorcycles, this event is putting a spotlight on bikes, trikes & trucks. Bring yours and come cruise The Strip!

August 11 - Muscle Cars & Custom Cars
Come show off your ride at the Muscle Cars & Custom Cars Hot Summer Nights event. If you've tricked out your vehicle, come cruise the strip.

September 8 - Salute To Our Heros
Hundreds of firefighters and EMTs will be coming to the Lake area for this event. Military, police, firefighters and EMTs will be followed during the cruise with the SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge.

Hot Summer Nights Ride

One of the best parts of the night is being able to get out and enjoy the company of other people who love cruising as much as you do. Before each Hot Summer Night, Surdyke Yamaha is hosting a ride to The Strip. Hot Summer Nights Ride leaves from Surdyke's Osage Beach showroom at 6:00 PM.

At Surdyke Yamaha, we've been selling and riding the best street bikes at the Lake of the Ozarks for years, and we love finding events that encourage you to do what you love - ride. If you're looking for the best events at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got them! From Surf Offs to rides, you never know what adventure is around the next bend. Be sure to follow all of our social media channels so you don't miss any of the fun.

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Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178