2014 is a new year for us Beaumont Locals & for everyone who enjoyed making SETx Wake and the Mid-Summer Classic happen - cap'n!
I'm sure if you keep up with the local wake scene then you've heard that our beloved private wake lake is no longer available for lease. New ownership forced us to part ways with our little nugget of paradise, thus leaving us with a plethora of local waterways and regional wake-parks to continue spotlighting the wake related movement for Southeast Texas. Remember, it's not what you don't have... it's what you do have that counts!
The private lake was #awesome to have for so many years; we have Don Burnett to thank for that! A, or should I say, The SETx Wakeboarding founder, Mr. Burnett made sure we had a place to incubate & hone our riding & event hosting skills. We never would have made it without Big Don. 2014 is the first in 13 years that we did not host our annual Mid-Summer Classic wakeboard tournament. Typically calm yet never peaceful - and always completely private, for over a decade "Don's Pond" & the SETx MSC was the happening place for folks in the heat of the summer. We had so much support for our "little" wake contest; we were (& still are) blown away by all of the love shown & contributions received. Texas (& yes Louisiana too) have the best, most kind-hearted people in the world- I'm sure of it!
#Wakeboard #wakeskate & #wakesurf - we #LOVE you all! Continue doing what you do, and we will see you on the water soon!
- Neches River
- Taylor's Bayou
- Cow Bayou
- Sabine River
- Lake Houston & Upper San Jac ( what up Cramm!)
- Lower San Jacinto River ( Shout out to the Harrelson's!)
- San Bernard River ( hey Whitey - hey Leah!)
- Trinity River ( hey RJr & BCR!)
Real Quick: The wake on the Tigè Z3 was ridiculous! Thanks again to Eagle Marine in Fort Worth and Texas Tigè in Conroe! Both dealerships donated a lot of hard work, effort and financial contributions to help produce this years event. It would not have happened without these Texas-made wake making machines, so y'all make sure to check out Tigè Boats - top quality for sure!
We're looking at our 11th consecutive year of hosting a classic style wakeboard tournament in Southeast Texas! Armed with an epic arrangement of entertaining events, SETx Wakeboarding has teamed up with many of today's hottest action-sports brands to bring you to BEAUMONT for a weekend of fun, riding, sunshine & many mid-summer memories! Get ready for five HIGH IMPACT wakeboard rounds behind the new Tigè Boats, but don't worry, Red Bull Houston will help us beat the heat so we can keep this #shredfestival energized into the night!
Wakeboarders and Friends, just days before the event, the lake is looking awesome and feeling fresh! The water temps are so nice. Y'all pray for good weather and make sure to plan & pack accordingly for June 8. We'll show you a good time. Remember, FREE ADMISSION FOR SPECTATORS and $30 entry fee for wake contest. Easy enough, right? Camp at the lake or seek shelter at a local hotel. Bring it!
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Agenda highlights include:
- Wakeboard Competition (novice, advanced, expert, outlaw and wakeskate).
- Stand up Jet-ski Demo by Freestyle World Champion Daniel Martin!
- Red Bull's MXT vehicle will be JAMMING quality tunes ALL-DAY & NIGHT!
- Special performance by ATX Hip Hop artist and "SETx Local at heart" Collin Gee brought to you by Stamina Co.!!!
- Billabong Bikini Contest
- Red Bull Threestyle DJ Kyle Berg and SETx local guest DJs.
Word on the street is: The new Tigè Z1 will be brimmed-out & pumpin' solid, clean wakes for those lucky Mid-Summer Classic Competitors! For a glimpse at this elusive wake-makin' machine, check out the video and view the specs; also available on Tigè.com.
Authorized Tigè Dealers, Texas Tigè Marine & Eagle Marine both are bringing boats to Beaumont, so we're excited to showcase Texas born-and-bred wake-specific watercraft! Tigè Boats was founded in 1991 in California. In 1994, the company moved its
headquarters and manufacturing facility to Abilene, Texas, where it is
Check out WakeWorld.com for an up-close and personal encounter with the 2012 SETx MSC Champ! He's building some steam folks. Watch out!
JUNE 25, 2012 SETx 10th EDITION Mid-Summer Classic
***WOW, what an event! The 10th MSC was one for the books. Legendary in the minds of most, once again the SETx MSC proves to be a stomping ground for wake enthusiasts who hail from Texas and the surrounding states. Boardshorts, bikinis, big-air and BIG-FUN were the topic of the weekend. We had stand up paddle-bo
ards, an inflatable Aqua Glide park, ELEPHANT rides, fireworks and even a Cessna Seaplane land and take-off this weekend on our home lake in Rose City, TX.
Event stats reveal 70 total competitors and approximately 1000 spectators throughout the day. The level of support SETx received for this event was unprecedented! We want to send a special thanks to our sponsors, partners and to everyone who helped make the 2012 MSC happen.
To all the SETx Crew who helped manage the event and to each of the 70
competitors who showed up to support the 10th MSC, I can't tell you how
much we appreciate it!
10th SETx MSC Tournament Results:
1. J.B. ONeill - Austin, TX
2. Erik Nikstad - Humble, TX
3. Eric Deegan - Kingwood, TX
1. Ty Morlang - Lake Tapawingo, MO
2. Brennan Thompson - Ruston, LA
3. Caleb Fauntleroy - St. Martinville, LA
1. Luke Romero - Lafayette, LA
2. Billy Garcia - Austin, TX
3. Caden Welch - Katy, TX
1. Zandon Feemster
2. Kole Kindschuh
3. Chelsea Hammonds
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(6.28.2010) 2010 SETx Mid-Summer Classic RECAP
SETx Wakeboarding proves once again that the Mid-Summer Classic is a top-tier grassroots event. From the Friday night Pre-Party in Downtown Beaumont to the exceptional weather conditions on Saturday, each of our 66 competitors and over 500 spectators thoroughly enjoyed our private lake for the weekend.
Darryl Moore's Marine provided the Malibu Boats which kicked up quality wakes for each division. Wetsounds hooked up the Mid-Summer Classic with some heavy acoustics and an overall killer vibe. It was crazy to see it all come together and we definitely wouldn't have been able to do it without these guys. Much props to our 2010 partners. We appreciate it!
Among the swimmin', grillin', sun-tannin' & chillin' the RIDIN' at the Mid-Summer Classic was the best we've ever seen. From the lil rippers in the Novice division, all the way to the semi-pro Outlaws, we definitely saw an increase in the skill level at this years event. On more than one occasion, our SETx judges found themselves in a pickle trying to place the top 3 riders in their respective divisions. Although outcomes could have possibly went a few different directions, these are the results: