Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show

Surdyke Yamaha loves to support our community and local events. The 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show is one of those events. The Air Show is taking place this Saturday and people will come together at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport to watch. The best watercraft dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is proud to be a sponsor for this exciting event. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun this weekend so we have put together the schedule of events and all the information you need to know.

Photo courtesy of FunLake.com  

Parking and Show Regulations


Parking at the airport is $10 per vehicle. You can park at Camdenton High School for free. The shuttle will run from 8 am to 3:45 pm. Pets are not allowed. Service dogs are the only exception and they must be identified as a service dog. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the airport. We recommend bringing blankets, chairs, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

Air Show Schedule


7:30 am – 10:00 am: Veterans breakfast
8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Vendor booths and static displays are open
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Kid’s area is open
10:15 am: National Anthem
10:30 am: Present colors
10:40 am: Main Street Music Hall and LOZ Dance perform
10:55 am: Camdenton Mayor opening ceremonies
11:00 am: Air Show starts
- Brian Correll Cuts the Air Show Ribbon
- KC Flight Wake Up the Lake
- Hulett Chevy Races Brian Correll Bi-Plane
- Bob Richards Bi-Plane Races Kenny Caroll's Race Car
- Greg Koontz Solo Act
- Bob Bull Jet Fly Over
- Ping Pong Ball Drop #1
- Brain Correll Solo Act
- Bob Richards
- Phillip Steinbach Solo Act
- KC Flight Formation Act
- Alabama Boys Act
- Ping Pong Ball Drop #2
- Team Vortex Act
- Team Vortex Races Kenny Caroll
3:00 pm: Show concludes – airport opens – rides in all aircraft resume

Photo courtesy of FunLake.com

At Surdyke Yamaha, we are proud to be a sponsor for the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show. We are excited about this event and we hope to see you out there this weekend! At Lake of the Ozark’s best watercraft dealer, we want to make sure you always have a great time when you’re out on the lake or on land. Visit us at Surdyke Yamaha and let us help you find your new ride! 

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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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest Rolls Into Town

Lake of the Ozarks 11th Annual BikeFest rolls into town on Wednesday, September 13th. BikeFest lasts until Sunday, September 17th, so it’s going to be a fun weekend at the Lake! Surdyke Yamaha is excited to once again be a sponsor for this event. There’s going to be many events taking place this weekend and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun. The best motorcycle dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has all the information on this year’s BikeFest weekend and activities.

Photo courtesy of FunLake.com 


BikeFest Events

Photo courtesy of LakeBikeFest.com 

During this weekend, there will be over 300 participating bars and restaurants and over 50 live music and entertainment shows taking place. There’s going to be a Harley-Davidson bike giveaway as well as bike builders and the vendor village. There are two vendor locations including the Toad Cove Compound at Camden on the Lake and the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Vendor Village.

Vendor Village


The Toad Cove Compound at Camden on the Lake

The Toad Cove Compound at Camden on the Lake is presented by Throttle America and will host a “Sturgis Style” party. The Vendor Village here will feature some of the industry’s top bike builders, painters and also hosts an abundance of leading industry accessory vendors. There will be daily live music in the Vendor Village Complex as well as free nightly concerts at the Horny Toad outdoor concert stage.

Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson at the Lake of the Ozarks is an Official Passport Stop. Their Vendor Village will include the following:

  • Food
  • Beer garden
  • Over 30 vendors that will have bike accessories, bike lighting, leathers, jewelry, eye wear, rally shirts, patches and sewing, and more.

BikeFest Bike Giveaway


Photo courtesy of LakeBikeFest.com 
Motorcyclist enthusiasts will be making their way to the Lake of the Ozarks for the 11th annual Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest. A popular event throughout the weekend is the passport ride and giveaway. Participants will visit various bars, restaurants, and shops, including Surdyke Yamaha, to collect stamps for their chance to win a 2015 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Motorcycle.

There are 24 passport stops and all 24 stops must be stamped for the passport to be considered complete and approved for the drawing. Once your passport is complete, you must turn it into the “Official Passport Booth” at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Dealership. Passports must be turned in no later than 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The drawing will be held at approximately 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Dealership. You do not have to be present to win.

Lake of the Ozarks has the ultimate BikeFest experience and Surdyke Yamaha is excited to be a part of this event. We’ve been looking forward to this event and we are excited it’s finally here. If you are wanting to sport a new Yamaha cruiser during BikeFest, stop by Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach. We hope to see you at our Passport Stop! 


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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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ride for Freedom with Surdyke Yamaha

Surdyke Yamaha is remembering those who sacrificed their lives with the 2nd Annual Boat and PWC Ride for Freedom. On Sunday, September 10, the best watercraft dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will host a boat and PWC ride from Surdyke’s Port 20 to the Truman Dam and back. Enjoy the beautiful Lake ride and honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.

 

Ride Details: 

This is a free community-wide event, so everyone is welcome to join. There will be a free continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00 am and we will be departing at 9:00 am from Surdyke's Port 20. Along the ride, there will be multiple stops for food and fill-ups. There will be prizes for the best patriotic outfit, the best decorated PWC and a drawing for a Henry Rifle. 

Lake Area 1st Responders


If you are a Lake Area 1st Responder (Fire, Police, EMT, National Guard, Etc.) Surdyke Yamaha would like to provide you with a Free Yamaha Personal Watercraft for the day! Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach wants as many first responders and military as possible. You will be responsible for your own fuel fill ups and any damage of course. The PWCs seat up to 3 people (2 comfortably) so feel free to bring a friend or significant other!

Donations


The Ride is free, but we are suggesting a $100 donation for those that can afford it. 100% of the donations go to related charities. The Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), the Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation, Supporting Heroes, and The Mission Continues charities. Please click the link below to donate.

 


About the Charities


 The Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)



The national office of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is located in Camdenton, MO. Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director, is in charge of the day to day operations of this national not for profit with 52 chapters throughout the United States. Since 1984, C.O.P.S. mission has been that of "rebuilding shattered lives" of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. helps the survivors by providing emotional support and healing programs the grieving families need to cope with the sudden, often violent death of their fallen officer.

C.O.P.S. serves more than 37,000 survivors throughout the United States. Unfortunately, membership in C.O.P.S. continues to grow as statics show that on average 140-160 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty each year. C.O.P.S. does not charge survivors for any program or service; they have already paid too high a price.

The Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation 



To inspire and develop young leaders of character. The Foundation will use donations to provide schools and organizations with inspiring leadership and character development programs, will provide scholarships to various organizations committed to developing young leaders, and will support military character development programs.

Tom’s heroic action on June 24, 2016, fulfilled his personal mission outlined in his West Point entrance essay: “I want to dedicate my life to serve and protect those who are not able to do so for themselves. A career in the military is not only something I desire; it is something I truly feel called to do.”

We see Tom’s courageous story inspiring students to become leaders of character who will transform our nation. Please help us in our mission.


Supporting Heroes




Our mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of public safety heroes who give their lives in the line of duty - by caring for the loved ones they leave behind. 

Goals
1. Create a vehicle by which citizens could show their appreciation for the daily service sacrifices of public safety servants.
2. Honor those in the police, fire, and EMS services who make the ultimate sacrifice.
3. Assure those left behind that their loved ones would never be forgotten and that they, the survivors, would always be cared for.

The Mission Continues 





The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. Since our founding, we have always been a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to bringing together veterans and innovative community organizations to create transformational change for communities in need all across the country.

Surdyke Yamaha is proud to host the 2nd Annual Boat and PWC Ride for Freedom and we hope you join us on Sunday, September 10th. At Lake of the Ozark’s best watercraft dealer, we want to make sure you always have a great time when you’re out on the lake. Visit us at Surdyke Yamaha and let us help you get out on the water! 



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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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Surdyke's Spotlight

Fall is not only a great time at Lake of the Ozarks, it’s also a great season in the boating world. While we may not be out on the water as much, the fall is one of the best times to purchase a new boat! There are many sales and end of season specials to keep an eye out for! At Surdyke Yamaha, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have a wide range of different new and used boats. We can help you find the best boat that suits your lifestyle! We have highlighted a few of our specials and favorite boats below.


2017 Yamaha AR190

Price:  $29,999

General Information:
Year: 2017          
Manufacturer: Yamaha 
Model: AR190
Length Overall: 19 ft.
Beam: 8 ft.
Dry Weight: 2147 lb.
Max Person Capacity: 8 persons
Fuel Capacity: 30 gal.
Max Carry Load: 1240 lb.

The AR190 is the definition of affordable watersports fun. It is brand new and comes in two different color choices. You get your choice of white or black. With seating for 8 and Yamaha’s signature swim platform, this boat is great for the whole family. 

2016 Glastron GTSF 200 



















BLOWOUT! Now until December 1, 2017.
List price: $41,899
SALE PRICE: $34,999

General Information 
Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Glastron
Model: GTSF 200
Primary Color: Navy Blue
Length Overall: 20 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 8 ft.
Dry Weight: 2420 lb.
Max Person Capacity: 9 Persons
Fuel Capacity: 32 gal.
Max Carry Load: 2200 lb.

This roomy 20’ Bowrider delivers style and performance with outboard power up to 200HP. This boat is equipped with deluxe features which include bucket seats, luxurious interior vinyl, lots of storage and allows for easy towing. This boat is made for a fun-filled summer. 

2016 Yamaha 212SS 

SALE! Now until February 28, 2018.
List Price: $45,999
SALE PRICE: $43,999

General Information
Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Model: 212SS
Length Overall: 21 ft. 3 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 5 in.
Dry Weight: 2945 lb. 
Max Person Capacity: 9 Persons
Fuel Capacity: 50 gal.
Max Carry Load: 1840 lb. 

Premium features, a high performance Marine engine and Yamaha's Total Package of amenities combine to deliver the absolute best feature-to-value ratio among all 21-footers. Indulge in the luxurious upholstery design, refined helm and Yamaha's award-winning bi-level stern lounge.

2017 G3 Elite 322 C



SALE! Now until March 31, 2018.
List Price: $53,999
SALE PRICE: $49,999
General Information
Year: 2017
Manufacturer: G3
Model: Elite 322 C
Length Overall: 22 ft.
Weight: 2840 lb.
Max Person Capacity: 12 Persons
Fuel Capacity: 38 gal.
Max Carry Load: 2400 lb.
Deck Length: 22 ft. 6 in.
Deck Width: 8 ft. 6 in. 


At Surdyke Yamaha, you ride on our reputation, so when you buy a boat from us, you know it will be a quality boat you can rely on. We have been in the business more than 45 years and have serviced and sold more power sports customers than any other boat dealer in the Midwest. At Surdyke Yamaha, the best boat dealer in Lake of the Ozarks, we have a lot of options so you can find the perfect boat for you and your family. Stop by our showroom in Osage Beach for all your boating needs!  


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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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

IT'S HERE - 2017 SHOOTOUT WEEKEND!

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s back to school for the kids, but it’s also time for the 2017 Shootout! This upcoming weekend at Lake of the Ozarks is going to be filled with fun events and Lake of the Ozark’s bestwatercraft dealer doesn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun! Here at Surdyke Yamaha, we have created a list of the need to know events that will be occurring so you can plan your weekend accordingly!

Photo courtesy of Funlake.com

ABOUT THE SHOOTOUT


Lake of the Ozarks Shootout that is being held at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill and the 33MM-34.5MM, August 23rd – August 27th, 2017 will bring the top racers and off shore racing power boats from across the country, topping 244 MPH. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams, and other charitable organizations!

HISTORY OF THE SHOOTOUT


The Lake Rescue Shootout started in 1988 as an event in which many local boats participated simply to establish who had the fastest boat. As the years went by it became a bigger and bigger event that also helped supplement the Lake Area Fire Departments water rescue efforts.

Photo courtesy of Funlake.com  

WEEKEND EVENTS


Saturday, August 26th
Opening Ceremony and National Anthem
Captain Ron’s
9:45 am

Races
Captain Ron’s
10 am – 5pm

Racer and Vendor Village
Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s
9 am – 5pm – open to the public


Sunday, August 27th
National Anthem
Captain Ron’s
9 am

Races
Captain Ron’s
9am – 4 pm

Racer and Vendor Village
Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s
9 am – 4 pm – open to the public 

If you will be traveling to the events by boat, keep in mind the navigation restrictions the Missouri State Highway Patrol has released. Below you will find a link to the press release that outlines the restrictions and no wake zones for boaters. Save yourself a headache and read through the restrictions before heading out for the weekend.


With all the activity on the Lake, it’s best to take precautions and to boat safely to avoid any accidents or problems. Here are a few boating safety tips to keep in mind while you’re out on the water this weekend:
  • You should have a sober drive on board the boat at all times. This person should also know how to properly operate the boat.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. There will be a lot of watercraft on the Lake this weekend, while you may be safe and making smart decisions, other boaters may not be.
  • Make sure you do not exceed the number of passengers allowed on your boat.
  • Wear your life jacket, especially while participating in any water sports. Children should always be wearing a life jacket while on a boat.
Photo courtesy of Funlake.com
The 2017 Shootout is an event you won’t want to miss! There will be thousands of people at the Lake for this awesome event. While it’s meant to be fun, make sure you stay safe this weekend! Don’t have your own boat? No problem! At Lake of the Ozark’s best watercraft dealer, we also specialize in watercraft rentals! We want to make sure you always have a great time when you’re out on the lake. Visit us at Surdyke Yamaha and let us help you get out on the water! 

Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Don't Get Your Boat Rocked in a Thunderstorm

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you ran into a thunderstorm while out boating? We don’t know when it will happen, where it will happen, or how long it will last. Thunderstorms can be extremely unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared. Surdyke Yamaha, the Lake of the Ozark’s best watercraft dealer wants you to stay safe if you run into a thunderstorm while out on the boat. We have put together a list of tips to keep in mind in case you get stuck in an unfortunate weather scenario. 


Boaters should never venture out if thunderstorms are a possibility – thunderstorms are one of the more common dangers to boaters because they can develop so quickly. If you are out on the water and you notice storms that are approaching, you should return to land or shelter as soon as possible. If you are unable to return to land, you should stay inside the cabin and avoid any metal or electrical devices. If your boat does not have a cabin, try to stay as low as possible.

Monitor the forecast – this is crucial to boating safely because the weather can change quickly. This could leave boaters in a bad situation, especially if they aren’t properly prepared. Download a weather app on your phone and set up alerts in your area. This way, you will be notified when a potential thunderstorm is headed your way. 

Top free weather apps:
1. Weather Underground
2. RainAware 
3. The Weather Channel
4. NOAA Weather Radar

Make your boating plans known – make sure someone knows that you are out boating and where you are headed to. This way, in case a storm rolls in and you are unable to return, someone will know where you are. You can also download an app that provides you with your GPS coordinates which you can then send them. 

Here are a few like:
1. My GPS Coordinates
2. GPS Tracks
3. GPS & Maps: Track Coordinates, Compass + Waypoints 

Be prepared before you leave the dock – knowing how to dock a boat or perform a close-quarters maneuver near the shore can be extremely difficult, especially if the wind is blowing. If necessary, take a boating safety course. You should also have a firm grasp on how to read weather.

Make sure you have the proper equipment –

Life Jackets -  the U.S. Coast Guard requires that all recreational vehicles must carry one Coast Guard approved life jacket per person on board. Regardless of the weather, it’s always important to wear a life jacket.

Proper Communication Equipment – a VH-FM radio is an important thing to have on your boat. Yes, a cell phone is good too, but those are unreliable and you might not have service in some areas.

Backup Power Source – this is always a great idea to keep on board. You never know when you may need it.

Extra food and water – you should always keep extra water and nonperishable food on board in case of emergencies, or just in case you get hungry.

Key Indicators of Changing Weather 
  • A sudden drop in temperature
  • Increasing wind or sudden change in wind direction
  • Flat clouds getting lower and thicker
  • Heavy static on your AM radio - this can be a sign of nearby thunderstorms
If You Get Caught in a Storm
  • Reduce your speed - keep enough power to make headway
  • Head the boat at a 45-degree angle into the waves
  • Make sure everyone on board is wearing a life jacket
  • Turn on your running lights
  • Keep the bilges free of water
  • If absolutely necessary, anchor the boat 

      Operating a boat in a thunderstorm is completely different than operating a boat in sunny and 80-degree weather. Hopefully with these tips and a boating safety course, you will be prepared in case you ever run into a thunderstorm when you are out boating. At Lake of the Ozark’s best watercraft dealer, we want to make sure you always have a great time when you’re out on the lake. Visit us at Surdyke Yamaha and let us help you get out on the water! 



Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...

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