Wakestock Returned

Collingwood harbour was once again alive with explosive wakeboarding demonstrations as Wakestock returned to town.


The World’s Premiere Professional
Wakeboarding/Wakeskating Event
Returns to Collingwood Harbour

Collingwood will welcome Wakestock back to the waterfront in August. This year will mark the 5th consecutive year for the festival, set to take place August 9th to 11th in Collingwood harbour.

Wakestock manager Todd Elsley made a presentation to Collingwood council on Monday March 25th. Music headliners for 2013 will include Silversun Pickups , Death From Above 1979, The Sheepdogs and Less Than Jake. When events wrap up behind the terminals for the day, the plan is to once again offer camping and an expanded list events later that night at the Great Northern Exhibition grounds.

Mayor Sandra Cooper is pleased that the town and event organizers have worked together to turn the festival into something special that locals and out-of-towners can look forward to every summer. Cooper said the harbour provides the perfect setting, contributing to the success of Wakestock in Collingwood. “The return of Wakestock is an opportunity to showcase our community. The event is reported in many sports magazines. It is an economic benefit to local businesses as well as providing the potential to bring new business to Collingwood.”

Wakestock is the world’s premiere professional wakeboarding/wakeskating event and is part of the WWA World Series of Wakeboarding. The festival has found a new home in Collingwood after stops in Wasaga Beach and Toronto Island, and organizers want to continue the grow the relationship.

Wakestock is also Canada’s largest annual action sports and music festival featuring one of the biggest music line-ups of the summer along with skateboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, and country’s largest action sports expo and marketplace showcasing youth action sports lifestyle clothing, gear and accessories.

Monster Energy Wakestock is one of three events, including the WWA World Championships, that comprise the 2013 WWA World Series of Wakeboarding. The defending Monster Energy Wakestock Wakeboard Pro Champion is Harley Clifford. The defending Monster Energy Wakestock Wakeskate Pro Champion is James Balzer. Wakestock also features the Nautique Amateur Championships featuring the Rip Curl Grom Search, Canada’s largest amateur wakeboarding and wakeskating contest presented by Monster Energy, Go Pro and the Pride Marine Group and sanctioned by the Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada

Wakestock is also a major summer music festival

There is more to Wakestock than what you see on the water.
Monster Energy Wakestock features two days of incredible bands on the Monster Energy Music Stage and nightly shows at local venues. Headliners for 2013 include Silversun Pickups, Death From Above 1979, Less Than Jake and The Sheepdogs.
Past Wakestock music artists include the Deftones, Public Enemy, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys, RZA and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, AlexisOnFire, De La Soul, Metric, Goldfinger, Classified, Hot Water Music, Lupe Fiasco, Dead Kennedys, Rise Against, Reel Big Fish, Andrew WK, Alexis On Fire, Sloan, Dillinger Escape Plan, USS, Story Of The Year, Silverstein, Boys Night Out, Bedouin Soundclash, ill Scarlett, Silverstein, Closet Monster, No Use For A Name, Gob, Moneen, Social Code, Kardinal Offishal, Protest The Hero, Die Mannequin and many, many more greats.