The dates have been set; LSF ’02 will go off April 25-28 at Moon Lake Marina in Monroe, Louisiana. How is $2,000.00 of guaranteed prize money for the winner(s) of the competition(s) to take place? That’s right $2,000.00 of guaranteed prize money! You will not want to miss Saturdays competition(s). There will definitely be a Double Up comp and possibly a kicker comp. Look for the final announcement for the competition(s) to be made soon.
First off I would like to thank Marty “McFly” Head for starting the LSF tradition, it has been a great event for the last few years and it is my hope that we can continue the tradition of making LSF bigger and better. With the creation of the Louisiana Wakeboard Association it will enable the tradition to continue on for years to come.
In talking with our local Wildlife and Fisheries agents over the past summer, they have given me some recommendations that will save everyone some heartache, including all of us that love to ride and the local houseboat owners. They have asked that I pass on to everyone to be respectful of the houseboat owners along the river. The river runs for miles in each direction, so there is plenty of water to ride in, you will run out of gas before you see it all. If you happen to pass by a houseboat docked along side the river try to pass on the opposite side of the river, in the areas where there are several houseboats together, or on both sides of the river those are NO-Wake zones. If you want to avoid most the houseboats, when leaving Moon Lake if you head right (north) on the river it will be awhile before you run into a NO-Wake zone, leaving plenty of good water to ride in.
The Holidome has a couple of groups booked this year for the dates of LSF but are holding 25 rooms for LSF ’02. They have a mix of kings and doubles for $70.00 per night. Be sure to mention Louisiana Spring Fling when reserving your rooms. You can call the Holidome at (318) 387-5100. If they have more rooms come available at a later date I will let everyone know. If you cannot get a room at the Holidome a couple more good locations will be the Hampton Inn and the Comfort Inn. They are located at the corner of I-20 and Hwy 165, just south of the interstate from the Holidome.
The Hampton Inn is offering rates of $69.00/night. You can call them at (318) 361-9944. Be sure to mention Louisiana Spring Fling if you call to make reservations. The Hampton is an exterior hotel and has continental breakfast.
The Comfort Inn is offering rates of $72.00/night. You can call them at (318) 410-1005. Be sure to call Sue Patel and mention Louisiana Spring Fling for reservations. The Comfort Inn is an interior hotel. The Comfort Inn has continental breakfast and free drinks in the evenings for guests.
Camping and RV’s
Camping and RV spots are available again at Moon Lake Marina just like every year. You can call Joey Neitz at (318) 322-2300 and he will take care of you. You can be right in the center of all the activities by staying at the Marina Campground. We are currently working on local RV rentals and should have information for everyone soon.
Tentative Planned Activities
Wednesday April 24
Free Ride and Gearing Up
For any of you that plan on coming in early, there will be a lot of free riding going on and hanging out at the Marina. Feel free to stop by.
Thursday April 25 12:00 till dusk
Demo Day and Free Ride
Come check out the latest boards and bindings from Core, Nice Bindings. Orgin Boards. Any board companies interested in participating in Demo Days Please let me know.
Friday April 26 10:00 am till Dusk
Demo Day and Free Ride
For those of you that cannot get in on Thursday, you will have a chance to try out the newest equipment or catch some good sets on the river. Rumor has it right now there will be a party at the Marina, with some live music. Look for more information to come soon.
Saturday April 27
Free ride/Ladies only Boat/Competition Day
The for sure don’t want to miss day for the year. Lots of riding and hanging with everyone at the marina. Tiffany Landry will again be doing the Ladies only boat for the second year. Live entertainment in and around the marina, and that’s not it! At 1:00 pm the competition begins with 2,000 bones up for grabs! It could be a winner take all for the Double Up or split between a Double Up and Kicker Comp. And still more to come! After the competition, the annual drawings will begin, with a live band playing on site.
LSF ’02 Shirts
As is the tradition there will be LSF ‘02 T-shirts for sale, they are going to be sweet. There will only be around 350 short sleeves and 75 long sleeves available. Starting on Monday April 1, you will be able to pre-order LSF ’02 shirts. You can call Joey Neitz at (318) 322-2300 or myself (Jeff Southworth) at (318) 381-4100 to place your orders.
If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring LSF ‘02. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (318) 381 4100 for a sponsorship package.