(Merced, CA) – Malibu boats have been requested as the official tow boat at yet another booming lifestyle event. WICed Fest, the Northeast’s premiere grassroots wakeboard festival is set to go off June 7th – 9th on Connecticut’s Candlewood Lake. The waters will be seeded with an armada of Malibu boats provided by one of Malibu’s top dealers, East Coast Flightcraft. The town of New Fairfield, CT will welcome WICed Fest thrashers from all over the Northeast.
Event coordinators wrapped their brains around the WICed Fest idea more than 5 years ago and the popularity of this wakeboard lifestyle party has been skyrocketing ever since. Attendance doubled last year and reached the 700-mark. This year Rob Anderson and Dan DeLaiarro, co-founders of WICed Fest, are anticipating even more fun-seeking riders.
DeLaiarro excitedly explains, “WICed Fest is absolutely free! All you need to bring is a pair of board shorts or a bikini and a willingness to have fun!”
The weekend begins Friday night with a huge kick-off party at Down the Hatch, a fun lakeside restaurant and bar with plenty of boat parking. Saturday the party will move to the marina, which is complete with easy-access boat slips, gas and a perfect view of the lake. The aromas of Bar-Be-Q and the sounds of seven bands tag-teaming throughout the day will occupy other senses. The bands will include Silencer, Victors Army, Bigtoplow, Flood, Rainshine, Windfall, and Guerillafinga. The marina will also be the weekend home of a wide array of sponsor booths ranging from Red Bull to Hyperlite.
When asked to describe WICed Fest Anderson responds, “The idea of the entire event is to bring your own boat, drop it in the water, make some new friends, exchange ideas, and have fun.” He continues, “We have expanded on that to include those who do not have boats by offering the demo rides in and behind the Malibus!”
Malibu boats will be mowing through the waters of this grassroots festival launching riders and enticing drivers with the full line of 2002 Wakesetters. Several Malibu boats including the newly purchased WICed Fest Wakesetter VLX will be available for demo rides. The boats and the crew from East Coast Flightcraft, Connecticut will be resting at the marina between sets. Stop by and check them out.
Saturday night the Malibu Luau begins. With the help of luau sponsor and Malibu boat provider, East Cost Flightcraft, the marina will be transformed into a Hawaiian paradise complete with Tiki Hut drink stations, a rockin’ D.J. and delicious luau-style grub. The WICed Fest Malibu fleet will be docked front and center for more up close investigation and the party will rage on in true WICed Fest style.
Anderson summed-up his enthusiasm for WICed Fest 2002 by saying, “I am excited about Malibu’s participation in this year’s event! It is going to be bigger and better than ever!”