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.

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

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!

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

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.

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, May 4, 2017

Join Surdyke Port 20 at Spring Harbor Hop!

There are always fun activities to be enjoyed when you visit the Lake of the Ozarks! This weekend is the 20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop, and it's one of the most anticipated events of the year. Kick off the boating season by hopping around to more than 40 participating restaurants and marinas, including Surdyke Yamaha! Here are some of the details about this fun event at the Lake of the Ozarks happening Saturday, May 6.

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How To Play

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Hop around to the more than 40 locations around the Lake of the Ozarks and collect cards to make a winning (or losing) hand of poker. You can enter the Spring Harbor Hop by making a $20 optional donation and drawing your first card at any of the checkpoints. Be sure to turn in your hand by 7:00 PM to be eligible for the cash prize!

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.

What Can You Win?

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7%
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 cards within one of the four sections. (Surdyke's Port 20 is located in section 3 at the 20 MM - don't forget to stop by and say hi!)

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