is a community driven magazine and we are always taking submissions. If
you have photographs, artwork, ideas, bands, or anything wakeskating
don't hesitate to send us a copy. We'll be sure to let you know before
we use it.
June 15, 2009
Wakeskate Magazine is a publication produced bi-monthly and distributed
throughout the United States to dealers, board shops, cable parks,
events, and instructional camps free of charge. Each issue is also
viewable and archived here on our website as they are published. We
feel strong about supporting "rider owned and/or operated" entities and
understand that the incentive to do so will innovate and push the sport
as we know it with no boundaries. Whether it's an afternoon at your
favorite gap, a day out on the lake or river with the crew, or enjoying
your experience at an event, we want to capture the lifestyle of the
wakeskate community to promote the sport that we hold so dear to our
hearts. To all the pioneers of our sport from the past and the ones to
be, we thank you for your hard work, dedication, and vision you have
for what is possible on and off the water; none of this could be
possible without you.
Cheers & Happy Shredding!
If you are interested in advertising with BLAST please take a look at our Media Kit and send your inquiries to or
and we will work with you to identify what will best suit your needs or preference.
first issue is coming together as we speak. Please submit any material
you would like to have considered for print and we will do our best to
include it in production. We will notify you via e-mail to let you know
if your material will be published. Thanks again for supporting BLAST
Wakeskate Magazine, compiled for riders by riders.
Please only attach images and articles using this form and if you have
a video you would like to submit, shoot us an email to let us know.
About the Staff
Managing Editor -
is currently working as the manager at the Wakeshop in Austin. His
interests include: photography, skateboarding, design, and doing
whatever it takes to progress and promote wakeskating. His current
setup is: whatever boat, ski or winch is available. An '09 Oak Team and
whichever pair of DVS shoes have made the rotation.
Production Designer -
is currently working as graphic designer, editor, and producer. His
interests include design, hockey, and film. His current riding setup
consists of Jon Boats, an '06 Integrity Team, Supra shoes, and sliders.
Advertising/Marketing Director -
works in environmental management, specifically in commercial recycling
and alternative fuels. Richie's interests include skateboarding,
snowboarding, music, landscaping, and photography. His current set up
is an '03 GTX wake and a vintage '89 Marlin Skier (aka The Upful
Maximum Shralp), an Integrity Lemons Bamboo, and Nike 6.0 Oncores.
Art/Design Director -
is a college student and freelance graphic/web/interaction designer.
Terrence's interests include music, new media, and photography. His
current setup is a '96 tige, an OG Integrity Team, and DVS Milans.
The Trinity River Round-Up will Consist of sixteen of the top
wakeskaters going head to head in the inaugural wakeskate
championships. Riders featured are: Thomas Horrell, Brian Grubb, Aaron
Reed, Brandon Thomas, Reed Hanson, Danny Hampson, Nick Taylor, James
Balzer, Matt Manzari, Steve Campbell, Clint Tompkins and fellow Texans
Bret Little, Collin Gee, Charlie Hewitt and Bo Parker. You definitely
do not want to miss everything going down for the 5000 dollar cash
The Trinity River Round-Up will take place May 1st - May 3rd At Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX.
420 crew will be traveling from the Sunshine State west to the Lone
Star State and in between with their new project “We’re Just
Skiing”. The all winch film illustrates what is possible behind
the ole trusty winch. Winch riding has continued to contribute
to the progressiveness of our sport and is seemingly getting oh so
popular. So many things and places become a reality with the
winch that was once, a long time ago, unrideable. This film will
inspire all of us to get after it to gap, slide, or bonk whatever lies
in our path. You owe it to yourself to get to one of these venues
to see this film and support our demographic, you won’t be disappointed!
are putting together a section in the mag. of lifestyle and hanging out
shots. Well I want some photos in the mag. of all the guys out there
that happen to own an old Blast shirt. One from the contests. So if you
have a shot of you wearing one, or can get a shot, email it over to me
and you will make history by being in our first issue.
wanted to let everyone know that we have set a release date for our
first issue….June 15! There has been a ton of anticipation and
excitement surrounding this project and wakeskaters around the world
have been waiting for something like this to come along. We are so
stoked to be able to put out a publication that gives our community a
voice. The fact is, is our sport has come a long way since Byerly
landed that first 3 shuv; more and more we are not just an after
thought to wakeboarding. We are a new breed of action sports
enthusiasts. We are wakeskaters! And now we will have our own printed
magazine. We at Blast will do our part to help promote the sport and
its progression, we just need all of you to do the same by keeping the
stoke alive and by riding as much as possible. So quit reading this and
go out and SHRED!!!
Ryan Light of Variable Existence
has come through big with a video from the 1st annual Whinchskatefest.
Enjoy as some of the best wakeskaters around took advantage of the
variety in this course. Ryan’s smooth video effects and transitions
along with a classic Geto Boys track captures the laid-back lifestyle
of this event. In the end, Jarret Cofer took the top spot in the
amateur division with Mitchell Cobb and Mike McAndrew finishing second
and third respectively. Jarret seems to be on a roll ever since taking
over the First Oklahoma Mudslide in September. In the pro division Josh
Kirby came out on top with Bret Little finishing second and Blake Steel
in third. Look out for more from these riders as well as more of Ryan’s
videos on BLAST.
here we are… Fashionably late as you could imagine, hey we’re
wakeskaters too…Please don’t hold it against us! There is no
question that wakeskating has proven itself to be the evolution of
water sports as we know it. There is so much that has come to
fruition and become reality for simply going out and having fun on a
wakeskate; proving that progression exists and is alive and well across
many communities on this place we call earth. This project is
being put together out of passion for what we do as the wakeskate
community. I can honestly say that the wakeskating community is
something special, unique, and unlike anything else I have ever
experienced, a brotherhood if you will. The friendships,
commroderie, drive, vision, and smiles that keep us moving day to day
to stay on our board and express ourselves as individuals is what this
is all about. It’s fun and it’s fuel for the soul, no one can
deny that. The rawest form of wakeskating will be brought to you
by BLAST and “you”, the wakeskate community, as we embrace progression
and development of riding near and far. After all, this is what
we live for and this is who we are.
The warmer months are just around the corner and we want to have a
premiere issue finished up as soon as possible. We’ve spent the
last few months designing and building, sorry it’s taken so long, but
we’ve finally made it to you. Check back for updated information
about the magazine and site revisions, this is still a work in
progress, and we thank you for supporting rider owned and/or
operated. The way it should be…