Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's Time to Race the Lake!

Every year one of the most exciting, loud and adventure packed events hits the Lake, and we look forward to it every single time. The Lake Race is always a fan favorite for the locals and vacationers alike, for a good reason! It's a wonderful chance to get out on the water with friends, watch fun boats speed down the channel, and meet some really cool people. Surdyke Yamaha is proud to be a sponsor for this event, and 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 2016

June 1st, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Lake Race Volunteer Celebration
Location: Beavers at the Dam
Volunteers and their respective team captains establish final assignments for race weekend.
Complimentary appetizers will be served and volunteers will receive their Lake Race T-shirts.

June 2nd, 2016 at 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Festival of SpeedLocation: Osage Beach Parkway West of Grand Glaize Bridge
Enjoy fast exhibits such as fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more. Food and Fair from local vendors along with music and entertainment.
Shuttle service will be available starting at 4:00pm from the State Park. Follow signs.

June 3rd, 2016 at 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Lake Race Meet & Greet Street PartyLocation: Historic Bagnell Dam Strip
Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race. Meet driver and get up close and personal with the race boats. Entertainment and Kid's Zone!
Shuttle service will begin at 4pm and be available throughout the weekend. Parking will be in the camp ground

The lower Bagnell Dam Strip area will be closed to traffic starting at 9am on Friday morning


June 4th

Opening Ceremony at 10:40 AMLocation: Beavers at the Dam

OPA Sanctioned Powerboat Racing at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PMUnlimited public viewing will be available at Host Facility Beavers at the Dam, on Historic Bagnell Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. Spectator fleet will have designated areas.
Powerboat Racing at its best commences at Lake of the Ozarks! A full day of racing with formats and demonstrations unique to Lake Race will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 10:40am. Racing will begin promptly at 11:00am, and continue until all heats are complete around 5:00pm. Unlimited public viewing will be available at Host Facility Beavers at the Dam, on Historic Bagnell Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. Spectators will have designated areas, please watch www.lakerace.com and Lake Locator for up to date information.

Please watch lakerace.com and lake locator for up to date information.

Awards Ceremony at 7:00 PMLocation: Beavers at the Dam
When the races are over, stay to cheer on the drivers at the Awards Ceremony. Lake Race Steering Committee along with our Sponsors will award the richest race purses in US powerboat racing.

After Party from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMLocation: Beavers at the Dam
Entertainment will be available at various spots along the Strip.

"Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs" at 9:00 PMLocation: Beavers at the Dam
The "Members Only Band" will perform at Beavers at the Dam as part of the Lake Race After Party.

June 5th, 2016

Lake Race 5k Walk or Run at 9:00 AMLocation: Starting at Beavers at the Dam at 9:00am
Awards to follow on the upper patio at Beavers at the Dam.

(Go to the Lake Race 5K page under Calendar of Events for more info.)

Lake Race Props and Hoses Fun Run - 10:00 AMLocation: Starting at Beavers at the Dam
$20 Raffle Tickets available at each location for a 50/50 Drawing at Redhead Yacht Club at 4pm.
(Go to the Props and Hoses page under Calendar of Events for more info.)

Lake of the Ozarks Events

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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Friday, May 27, 2016

Get Wet in the Wake at Surdyke Yamaha

In just a few short days you will get the opportunity to not only learn how to surf for free, but we will also be hosting a SURF OFF! It's always a good time out at Surdyke Yamaha because we just know how to have fun. From our boat showroom in Osage Beach to our Port 20 Marina at Gas dock, we make sure to provide our customers with the best service and all of the amenities you need to get out and have fun. If you're ready to surf it out, we're ready to ride the waves with you!

Surdyke's Surf Off

The BIG question, is how long can you stay on your board? We're dying to know, and I'm sure you want to know just as much, because if you can stay on the longest, you'll get the trophy! All of the fun starts on June 1st from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Each contestant will be allocated a number of timed rides. The time starts when you drop the rope. You can bring your own boat, or you can try our NEW Centurion or Four Winns T8242 surf boats. You'll stop by Surdyke's Port 20 to sign up on the day of the event, then pick up our timing official and get surfing!

Don't know how to surf? We can show you how! The trophies will be awarded to the top male and female rider, and we'll be providing free food and drinks! Be sure to reserve your spot at the best wake event at the Lake of the Ozarks on our website.

Learn to WakeSurf for FREE

We did this event last month and had such a wonderful turnout, that we've decided to do it again! If you've always wanted to learn how to wake surf, but you don't have the supplies, we would love to teach you. Our team of expert wake surfers can help give you the tips to make starting out easy, and before you know it, you'll be wake surfing at the Lake of the Ozarks. Join us at Surdyke's Port 20 dock on Wednesday, June 1st from 11 AM to 3 PM for your FREE lesson, and we'll help you with the rest.

Training Up the Next Pro Surfers

At Surdyke Yamaha, we love to not only provide you with the top of the line equipment, but we want to help you use it as well. We've loved meeting our customers in a more informal setting - out on the water. It's a great way to learn more about you, your likes and dislikes, and what we can do to serve you even better. We'd love to see you at the Port on Wednesday, June 1st where we can all GET WET in the WAKE and enjoy boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Living It Up On Land & Lake

One of our favorite parts of our job is that we get to help you have fun! From wakesurfing at the Lake of the Ozarks to taking your Lake of the Ozarks ATV out on the wooded trails - we LOVE when you live it up adventure style. At Surdyke Yamaha, we have been providing quality products for you and your family for over 40 years, and we can't wait to keep providing them for 40+ years more. Here are a few ways we help you to have fun on land or Lake in all weather, seasons, and styles.

Land Adventures

From two wheels to four, we have the best products for you and your family to enjoy the dirt life. Are you looking for a dirt bike to get out and compete in? Or perhaps an ATV or side x side for hunting? We have it all and more! Here are a few of our awesome products that you can see for yourself when you come out to our Lake of the Ozarks ATV showroom.

2016 KTM 690 Enduro R 

Powerful engine, cool look, fantastic chassis set-up and optimum ergonomics - the KTM 690 Enduro R unites outstanding offroad qualities with unbeatable all-round ability - plus a shape radically optimized. It feels just as at home in the city and on rural roads as it does on gravel and tough terrain. The even more advanced single-cylinder combines the classic Enduro concept with state-of-the-art technology and sporty all-round ability with suitability for everyday use. Perfect workmanship and impressive details reflect the typical KTM philosophy.

2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec EPS

The all-new Wolverine R-Spec EPS features an aggressive, compact look and is designed to be the most capable off-road recreation side-by-side. The Wolverine R-Spec EPS offers the perfect blend of suspension, handling, drivetrain and chassis working together to give you the ability to traverse rough terrain with confidence and best-in-class comfort.

Hammerhead Off-Road Inc Mudhead

The Hammerhead MudHead is fully assembled, quality-certified and packaged right here in our very own United States of America. The MudHead comes equipped with a 208cc LCT electric-start engine as well as an additional backup pull-start. Other standard features include an adjustable driver’s seat with a manual choke underneath for all-weather starting, LED headlights and a 3-year parts & labor engine warranty backed and honored by LCT USA. The MudHead is the ideal kart for kids ranging from age 8 – 13.

2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 - 60th Anniversary Yellow

The R6 is without a doubt the most dominant 600cc sportbike with championship runs in both Supersport and Superstock in 2015. The Ultimate 600cc Supersport Platform: Light, powerful, and equipped with the features and technology gained from winning multiple Supersport racing championships, the YZF-R6 is the most advanced production 600cc motorcycle Yamaha—or anybody else—has ever built.

To the Lake and Beyond!

Are you more into relaxing on the bow of the boat, or speeding through the water? We can find a product that would be the best for whatever needs you have out on the water. Here are a few of our new Lake of the Ozarks boats and waverunners that are sure to wet your appetite!

2016 Yamaha FX HO

An impressive mid-range platform packed with revolutionary technologies, Yamaha Marine engine performance and premium features - all at a price that makes it one of the best buys in the industry.

2016 Yamaha 190 FSH Deluxe

A fishing-friendly layout that's versatile enough for hauling in the big catch, and treating your family to their favorite wakesports activities. The transom area features a convertible leaning post for unobstructed casting across the entire stern of the boat. Yamaha's signature, two-tier swim platform sits right at the water's edge, providing easy access to and from the water. Additional features include a convenient dual battery setup, stainless rubrails, a head compartment curtain for privacy and a bow pedestal seat.

2016 G3 V322 RC

Lets face it; powering into the sunset is just plain fun. The SunCatcher V Series models combine performance with graceful exterior design, and classy and comfortable interiors to provide affordable on-water luxury. The V322 RC is a perfect example of that combination. Equipped with a Yamaha 150 it reaches speeds approaching 40 mph...lifting high out of the water for a smooth dry ride.
"Second star to the right and straight on till morning."
JM Barrie, Peter Pan

Are you looking for products that are high quality, sleek beauty, and high adventure, we can help. At Surdyke Yamaha we only sell products that are built to last, and built for making memories. If you are missing one last thing for your summer adventure, we can bet that it's a boat! Come out to our showroom and we'll show you the fantastic models on the floor, and help you find something that will be perfect for your lifestyle.

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5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Friday, May 13, 2016

What Types Of Fish Can You Find in the Lake of the Ozarks?

One of the highlights of being at the Lake is the fishing. People come from all over the country with their favorite fishing boats and try to catch the fish of a lifetime in our Lake. Have you ever wondered what types of fish can actually be found out our Lake? Well, today we're going to focus on not just what you ride ABOVE the Lake, but what you have been looking for UNDER the Lake!

Largemouth Bass

One of the best ways to recognize that you have a largemouth bass on the line is by their large mouth! It  generally extends at least to, or beyond the rear edge of the eyes. This species resembles the smallmouth bass, and it's part of the fish group known as the "black basses." The first and second dorsal fins are almost separated by an obvious deep dip, and there are no scales on the soft-rayed second dorsal fin. You can use insects, minnows, soft plastics, spoons, jigs, plugs or spinner baits  to reel in this catch.

White Crappie

This panfish is deep-bodied and laterally compressed. The upper jaw is long, reaching past the middle of the eye, and two sections of the dorsal fin are broadly connected without a notch between. The anal fin is almost as long as the dorsal fin and has six spikes. You'll find using flies, jigs insects or minnows can give you the best results when catching crappie.

Blue Catfish

Did you know that this is the largest catfish in the family Ictaluridae, and can grow up to 120 lbs? This is also one of only three catfish in the USA that has a distinctly forked tail. You can tell a blue catfish from a channel catfish because they have a longer anal fin. Bread or dough balls, jigs, cut bait, or minnows are a great selection when you are trying to catch this fish.

Channel Catfish

This fish is highly regarded for its food and sports value. It can often be recognized at a glance because it has a deeply forked tail and spots on its body. This fish also has two chambers in their swim bladder, unlike the blue catfish which has three. You'll use the same types of bait as with the blue catfish. Bread or dough balls, cut bait, jigs, or minnows.

White Bass

The white bass is a shorter version of their larger relative - the striped bass. It has a shorter stockier body, and they have a smaller head. You can tell the difference between this fish and the white perch by the perch's lack of prominent stripes on its sides. There are many different lures you can use, from flies to minnows, spinner baits, jigs, plugs, and spoons.


Have you ever seen a paddlefish? Some say they are found here at the Lake while others don't list it, we would love to see photos of one that you've caught! These are very recognizable by their large paddle-like snout. Snag hooks are a great option for catching these fish.


This bluegill has a greatly compressed, round body, and resembles the sunfish. From dark blue to yellow there are many colors that you'll find on this fish. They have a small mouth and head that are typical of sunfish species, and the pectoral fins are pointed. Flies, jigs, insects, and minnows are great selections for catching this fish.

Fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks

While we're quite certain there are other random fishes that you'll find in the Lake, these are some good ones. Of course, if you're going to go fishing, you need to have the best fishing boat at the Lake of the Ozarks! At Surdyke Yamaha, we love to support you and your outdoor hobbies! From fishing to wake boarding, and motorcycle riding to dirt bike racing. Come out to our showroom and view the excellent Lake of the Ozarks fishing boats that we have in stock, one could have your name on it!

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
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Friday, May 6, 2016

19th Annual Spring Harbor Hop!

There's always a fun activity to be enjoyed when you spend time at the Lake of the Ozarks! This weekend is the 19th Annual Spring Harbor Hop, and it's one of the largest events of the year. You can kick off boating season by participating, and enjoying the dozens of Lake restaurants and marinas that will be setup, including your very own Surdyke Yamaha! Here are some more details about this fun event at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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How to Play Harbor Hop

Draw cards at more than 40 locations around the Lake of the Ozarks to make a winning poker hand in the Harbor Hop. Enter at any of the Harbor Hop locations and enjoy the stops around the Lake before turning in your hand by 7 p.m.

Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the checkpoints listed HERE. A player may enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased, 6 additional cards are obtained by "hopping" to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn.The completed hand is turned in at the checkpoint where the 7th card is drawn. To qualify, a hand must be turned in by 7:00 p.m. the day of Harbor Hop.

Prize Allocations
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1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7% each
5th - 10th Place: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
(all ties will share the allocated percentage for the placing)

The Bonus

In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven (7) cards within one of the four sections listed below.

Join Surdyke for the Fun!

At Surdyke's Port 20, We will be BBQ'n by the dock! Come by and have a some of Greg's Famous Beer n' Brats with us and check out our 3 lines of Wake Surf Boats!

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Best Boats at the Lake of the Ozarks!

If you don't have a boat of your own, and you want to get out on the water this summer, we can help! From pontoons to wake boats, we have them all, and we want to get you out on the water for a fun summer. At Surdyke Yamaha, we believe in the great outdoors, and playing, a lot! All of the products we sell are geared around having a good time and enjoying time with friends and family. If you're ready to get started, come out and see us this weekend at the Port 20, or visit our showroom to see which Lake of the Ozarks boat can go home with YOU!

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