We’re only two weeks away from not only one of the best East Coast Freerides of the year – Wavedaze – but also one of the best charity events, with proceeds going to benefit the American Watercraft Association and the Virginia Beach Water Rescue Team. Hosted by the Virginia Beach Wavejunkies, Wavedaze is a three-day recreational jet ski event and family social that “provides an opportunity to showcase the positive aspects of PWC’s as recreation and a sport,” according to the Wavedaze webpage.
Scheduled for this upcoming April 8th-10th, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront between 6th and 12th Streets, Wavedaze continues in a strong tradition dating back to 2007 where it raised $2,000 for charity, welcoming 60-plus jet skis. By 2009, the event raised over $5,300 with 135 skis from 20 states and Canada. Today, the event is open to all watercraft enthusiasts and is free to watch, and with more than 100 participants from across the States and Canada expected to show, you’re going to be in for a great show.
The beach will definitely be a party, as Wavedaze promises a professional sound systems, banners, canopy tents, and sponsor displays for riders and spectators to peruse and enjoy over the three day event. And of course, look out for a complete recap and photo gallery here on The Watercraft Journal shortly thereafter.