Idaho--while famous for ski towns, bad potato jokes and road construction--is not well known for coastal landscapes. Considering little ol' Idaho is completely landlocked, sand and surf aren't normally associated with the City of Trees.
Believe it or not, the Tige Endless Wave Tour brings a full weekend of all that and more to Lucky Peak Reservoir. The Boise Surf This Bash kicks off with four days of Tige Boat demos, clinics, a Surf 'n' Turf party and a wakesurfing competition, Thursday-Aug. 1-Sunday, Aug. 4.
Yes, skeptics, wakesurfing: a sport in which the rider surfs the wake trailing a wakeboard boat. All the thrills of catching an ocean wave minus the threat of shark attacks.
The EWT opens its first two days of the stop with boat demos and pro rider clinics, followed by meet-and-greets with professional wakesurfers at the surf 'n' turf party from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Holiday Inn Boise Airport. The party is open to the public and features live music, giveaways, autographs and photo ops with the pros.
Wakesurfing competitors are categorized into pro, amateur and masters divisions, and men's and women's surf- and skim-style competitions run all day Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, at Lucky Peak's Spring Shores Marina. For the spectators, the Surf This Bash features sponsor tents, food and drink vendors and water jump houses for the kids, plus more live music and giveaways.