"This lake has shaped a massive chunk of my life and played a role not only in wakeboarding, but my life off the water too."
- JAKE PELOT
"Since it’s a lot smaller town, the crew you ride with has to be pretty much all in because it takes everyone to get anything done. That was really cool to be a part of, just everyone in it for each other. "
- TYLER HIGHAM
Tucked away in a beautiful area outside of Seattle, Washington is one of the most iconic places in watersports history, Radar Lake. It’s a magical place that feels like its own world. Once you’re in the gates you’re left to enjoy watersports, insane views, great company, and the world’s best bonfires; it's easy to embrace being “lost in the vortex” (words of Erik Ruck). Radar has been home to some of watersports’ most famous moments and most progressive innovations. It’s here that the first prototypes of the Supreme board (amongst many other boards and skis) came to life. From fine tuning waterskis, to being the setting of some of the most progressive and insane wakeboard tricks — as seen in countless videos over the years — Radar Lake has been one of the common catalysts of watersports progression.
As the east coast’s counter part to Radar Lake, Lake Ronix is the home of putting the any and all wild ideas of wake to the test. As you’ve probably seen in videos, we have the full setup to try out new products and film new ideas between the boat lake and our two Sesitec 2.0 cable systems. It's the place that we all come together to hang out, film videos, brainstorm new ideas, and so much more. Lake Ronix has been massively influential in building and maintaining the bond that makes Ronix a family, rather than just another company. It’s the place that builds and deepens the relationship between all of the riders and everyone else involved with Ronix. Located outside of Orlando, FL, Lake Ronix is a wakeboarder’s paradise and it’s likely that some of your favorite Ronix products and Ronix videos have come out of here!
My family moved out to this area when I was about 10 years old and this is where I learned to wakeboard. At the time, there were a few pro wakeboarders living on the lake and seeing them out riding is what inspired me to try it. It wasn’t uncommon for photoshoots to be happening out there with a helicopter flying around, and I would always go out to watch the riding happen.
Over time I was able to get to know all the riders on the lake and the community was super helpful and welcoming to me as a young rider starting out. Riders who were on the same lake, like Shaun Murray and Keith Lyman, played a massive role in building my passion and excitement for wakeboarding.This lake has shaped a massive chunk of my life and played a role not only in wakeboarding, but my life off the water too. It’s still one of my favorite places to ride and while it’s not the most impressive lake in the world it will always be the most special spot to me!
Discovery Bay is a really cool small little town on the Delta that flows from the Sacramento River to the ocean. It’s pretty far inland so it’s not salt water but it is tidal and you see some pretty wild sea life out there; for sure a lot of sea lions. The Delta is where I pretty much learned all of my tricks. I was about 12 when I started going to stay with Josh Twelker and his family. I would just ride with the whole crew out there; Trever Maur, Derek Cook, Mike Bellz, Jeremey Twelker and a bunch of other riders. That was kinda the day-to-day crew. I ended up pretty much living there until I was 18. It’s a really different vibe in California. Since it’s a lot smaller town, the crew you ride with has to be pretty much all in because it takes everyone to get anything done. That was really cool to be a part of, just everyone in it for each other. The Delta is definitely a lot different than other places I’ve ridden, but I just think that’s what makes it so sick.