Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fun On The Lake & The Land For 4th Of July

At Surdyke Yamaha, we love to go on adventures no matter if they're on the Lake or on the land. If you're wanting to turn this weekend into a long holiday weekend, let Lake of the Ozarks' best power sports dealership help! Here are a few ideas on how you can enjoy the Fourth of July both on the water and on the land.

Fun On The Lake

Watch Fireworks
One of the best parts about Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks is being about to watch fireworks from your boat. There are many fireworks displays happening all weekend long leading up to the Fourth. If you're going to be out and about on the Lake, make sure you research where you can enjoy some firework watching from the Lake by visiting:

Go Cruising
There is no better excuse to hop on your boat and cruise the Lake than a holiday weekend. With Fourth of July being on a Tuesday, it gives you, even more, days to enjoy the Lake on your vessel. Make sure you enjoy every opportunity to have fun and stop by our showroom in Osage Beach to stock up on fun toys for your boat. We have wakeboards, tubes and other fun accessories to make sure you

Jump In The Lake
It's going to be a hot one this weekend! Cool off by jumping in the Lake. The Lake is typically busy on holiday weekends, so if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, find a quiet cove to park and take a dip!

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Fun On The Land 

Enjoy Fun Events
There are tons of fun events happening all weekend long from Fourth of July parades to live music. Whether you're here with your family or with friends, there is something for everyone! Check out to see all the fun that's happening this holiday weekend.

Watch More Fireworks
In addition to watching fireworks on the water, there are also plenty of displays happening on land. Many of the community events are featuring fireworks at the end of the night, so if you're bringing your family to one of those, make sure you stay to the end to enjoy a beautiful fireworks display.

Go Exploring
Enjoy America's beauty this Independence Day by taking a trip to one of the area's state parks. The Lake of the Ozarks State Park and Ha Ha Tonka feature many, many hiking and bike trails, as well as other fun things to do like horseback riding, camping, swimming and more. You can also go spelunking at one of the many caves around the Lake. There is so much to explore at the Lake of the Ozarks!

If you're wanting to up your weekend fun by purchasing a new toy to enjoy this summer, visit Surdyke Yamaha. Whether on the water, the road or the dirt... if it has wheels or floats, we sell it and ride it! We've been in business for our 45 years and have service and sold more power sports customers than any other dealer in the Midwest. Let us find you your new ride!

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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, 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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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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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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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

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

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

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!

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