Friday, October 28, 2016

Scary Halloween Movies For Boat and Land Lovers

At Surdkye Yamaha, we are your go-to place for all things fun! Whether you are looking for fun on the lake or an off-road adventure, we've got something for you. Since it is Halloween weekend, we know you will probably be watching to scary movies to get you in the mood for this spooky day. Your Lake of the Ozarks Yamaha dealer has gathered some movies that are set around water or in the woods:

Movies For Water Lovers

Jaws (1975)

"You're going to need a bigger boat..." Although they are fairly uncommon, this classic movie has made fans scared to go near the ocean for fear of being attacked by a great white shark. I think we'll be stick to the shark-free Lake of the Ozarks for our boating needs. 

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Half man, half amphibian? Whatever it is, we are hoping this prehistoric creature isn't swimming in our lake. It couldn't be, right?

Piranha (1978)

What could be worse than a shark attack? A bunch of little prehistoric, carnivorous fish being released in a popular vacation destination. I think we'll stay home for a bit.

Ghost Ship (2002)

A boat salvage crew discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner. Once onboard the ship, the crew discovers the vessel is anything but deserted. 

Friday The 13th (1980)

No Halloween movie list is complete without this classic horror film. One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of counselors is getting the camp ready for a group of campers. However, someone is stalking and murdering the counselors. 

Movies for Land Lovers

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Found video footage tells the story of three film students who traveled to a small town to film a documentary about the Blair Witch. However, over the course of several days, the project takes a frightening turn when the students get lost in the woods. 

The Evil Dead (1981)

A group of friends hikes to a cabin in the woods for a fun night away. The night takes a deadly turn when they find an old book whose text reawakens the dead when it's read aloud. 

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Five college students take a vacation to a remote forest cabin, but they are not expecting what is waiting for them. One by one, the friends fall victim to the backwood zombies, but that isn't the only factor at play. 

Cabin Fever (2002)

A group of college friends visits a remote cabin in the woods for spring break, their fun is put on hold when they get infected with a flesh eating virus. 

Eden Lake (2008)

In this Indie horror film, a young couple plans a romantic trip to a quaint Lakehouse that is surrounded by woods. However, a group of local delinquents begins to terrorize the couple. What begins as an annoyance turns into a nightmare ride through the once idyllic woods. 

Happy Halloween From Surdyke Yamaha!

Happy Halloween from the team at the best Yamaha dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter how you are spending this holiday weekend, have fun, but always remember to stay safe. If you are adventuring into the woods or cruising the Lake, keep your eyes peeled, you never know what may be lurking out there! 

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

5 Tips For Motorcycle Riding In The Fall

Autumn is in full swing and days of summer motorcycle rides that go long into the night are all wrapped up. Although you may not be able to enjoy cool summer night rides, that doesn't mean you have to put your motorcycle away! With beautiful autumn scenery and nice cool days, Autumn can be one of the best times to ride at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your Missouri Yamaha dealer offers five tips for riding in the fall. 

1. Watch For Leaves

Although the autumn leaves are beautiful to look at, they can become hazardous to riders once they starting falling to the ground. Dry leaves can pile up on the road and cover potholes or other inconsistencies, so it is important to keep your eye on the road or keep on familiar routes. Wet leaves can cause pavements to become slick, which could cause your bike to slide on the road. Try to avoid slipping and sliding by driving slowly until you're past the obstacle. 

2. Be Aware Of Deer

Deer become very active in the fall and collisions with them occur more during this season. Hunters can push deer into other areas where they normally wouldn't stay. Make sure you are wearing your protective gear before going out and always be scanning the side of the road especially if you are cruising any rural areas. Stay extra alert during dawn and dusk, as these are the times of days when there are lots of deer out and about. 

3. Frosty Surfaces

After a crisp autumn night, morning frost can occur. It is important to be aware of the road conditions while driving, especially during the early mornings. Shaded areas will frost up first, so be aware of your surrounds while cruising. You will not want to lose any traction because of frost on the road. 

4. Wear Your Leather

Temperatures in the autumn can be much more enjoyable than the heat waves of the summer season. However, it is important to be dressed appropriately. Autumn is the perfect time to break our your leather. Leather can protect you from the harsh wind and will keep you comfortably warm while riding. In addition to keeping you warm, leather is extremely resistant to abrasions and can protect riders from scrapes and cuts.

5. Cooler Nights, Warm Afternoons

Autumn in Missouri is very unpredictable. During the mornings and nights, the weather can be chilly, while in the afternoons it can be pretty warm. It is a good idea to bring extra layers with you on rides. Once the sun goes down, the temperature can significantly drop, and you don't want to be underdressed. It is also a good idea to bring rain gear, as frigid rain could cause hypothermia if you are not dressed appropriately. 

Ride Safe With Surdyke Yamaha

At the Lake of the Ozarks, autumn can be a great time to go cruising, as the summer traffic has died down and the changing leaves create a beautiful backdrop to any ride. However, autumn brings a different dynamic to motorcycle rides. It is important to be aware of your surrounding and it is important to be dressed appropriately. If you need to stock up on your autumn gear or if you are wanting a new bike, visit Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach. We have a great selection of Yamaha and KTM bikes at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our expert staff can help you select the perfect bike 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, October 14, 2016

Get Ready For DIRTFEST 2016!!

Are you looking for a fun time and a chance to get outside and enjoy the fresh air? Then you need to sign up for the 2016 DirtFest presented by Surdyke Yamaha! This exciting, off-road event at the Lake of the Ozarks is hosted at River Bottom MS Dirtbike and ATV Race Track at the Lake of the Ozarks. DirtFest will give you the chance to hit the dirt and demo some of our off-road vehicles. If you want to ride ATV's, dirt bikes and side x side's through the dirt, up and down hills and around fast turns, then you need to preregister for this exciting event.

DIRTFEST 2016!


What: DirtFest 2016
Where: River Bottom MX Park
When: October 30, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This event is completely FREE, however, you must preregister by October 29. Otherwise, it is $12 per person at the gate. 

During the event, you can demo ATV's, dirt bikes, side x sides and more. You can bring your own, or try ours! In addition, there will be a bonfire and hayrides. Greg Surdyke will also be cooking up his famous chilli dogs. You will not want to miss this exciting off-road event at the Lake of the Ozarks! This will be your chance to try some of the best off-roading vehicles out there. In order to enjoy this event for FREE, you must preregister at www.SurdykeYamaha.com or call 573-348-6575 by October 29. If you do not preregister, you can still participate in the fun by paying $12 at the gate. 

River Bottom MX Park


River Bottom MX Park is located in Osage off D road. River Bottom MX is brought to you by "Off Road Riders Matter" and "Getting kids off the street and in the dirt." Surdyke Yamaha is proud to be a sponsor for this ATV and dirt bike race track at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come on out to River Bottom MX on October 30 and enjoy a beautiful day out on the track! 

The Best ATV Dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks


Now that summer is over, it is time to start focusing on off-water fun. From dirt bikes and ATVs to sport bikes and scooters, Surdyke Yamaha is the place to go for all things fun! The best watercraft dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is also your dirt bike and ATV dealer. At Surdyke Yamaha, we love getting you out in nature, whether that's on land or in water. Visit us in Osage Beach to see our entire selection and let our experienced sales team help you find the perfect outdoor toy for your lifestyle. Don't forget to preregister for DirtFest 2016 at www.SurdykeYamaha.com or by calling 573-348-6575 by October 29!

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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, October 4, 2016

2016 Harbor Hop

If you want to celebrate the end of the boating season with a fun community-wide event, then you need to come on out and participate in the Harbor Hop. This event is the last big boating day of the season and marks the beginning of autumn at the Lake of the Ozarks. Although the summer is over, the fun hasn't stopped! Surdyke Yamaha has all the information on this fun day out on the Lake. 


2016 Fall Harbor Hop


During the Fall Harbor Hop, you can visit more than 40 different locations around the Lake of the Ozarks to gather cards for your winning poker hand. To get your poker hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation at any of the checkpoints. After getting your first card at the first checkpoint, hop to six more checkpoints, drawing one card per hand at each location. After the seven-card poker hand is completed, an optional eighth card can be drawn for an addition $5. 

Prizes


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.

In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be awarded. In order to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven cards within one of the four sections. 

Dealer Locations



Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I


Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
T's Fish Tales - 6.5 MM - Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm


Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 

Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM Jennings Branch Cove - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adventure Boat Rentals and Gas Dock - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Point Oasis Marina/Rentals - 13 MM Chimney Cove - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III

Lodge of Four Seasons Marina - 13.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV

Miller's Landing - 28.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Niangua Falls #1 - 2 MM Niganua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Niangua Falls #2 - 2 MM Niganua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Angelo's Pizza Cafe at Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

*** Locations are subject to change.***

Hop The Lake With Surdyke Yamaha


Surdyke Yamaha is your one-stop shop for all things fun, whether it is on land or water. From ATVs to PWCs, we have it all. Although the season is coming to an end, it is always a good time to invest in some fun on the water. If you are interested in purchasing a watercraft, visit our store in Osage Beach and talk to one of our expert sales staff. They can help you find the boat of your dreams! 

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