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Wakesurf world record attempt at Sparks Marina
by Tribune Staff
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Photo by Garrett Valenzuela -- Trevor Miller stands wetsuit clad at the Sparks Marina just minutes before attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Marathon Wakesurf, which will require him to stay up on his board for at least 24 hours.
Photo by Garrett Valenzuela -- Trevor Miller stands wetsuit clad at the Sparks Marina just minutes before attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Marathon Wakesurf, which will require him to stay up on his board for at least 24 hours.
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The MyWake Global Challenge Main Event does not get underway until Friday, but that did not stop Tigé Boats and Day 1 Wake team rider Trevor Miller from getting out on the Sparks Marina in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for 24 consecutive hours of wakesurfing Tuesday evening.

Miller has spent the past six months preparing for the world record attempt and said it was his "dream on a personal level and a professional level" that drove him to attempt the feat.

“I’ve been dreaming about this opportunity for the last three years," Miller said on the Day 1 Wake website. "Now a reality, I can’t wait to go after the world record. This will be a great accomplishment for me, my sponsors, and the sport of wakesurfing.”

The Kirkland, Wash. wakesurf company keeps all of its production in the United States, and it is founded on the idea of accomplishing goals one day at a time. The company believes Miller's effort will be a benchmark for the sport of wakesurfing.

"This effort will help move wakesurfing from the fringe to the mainstream, solidifying a core place in the watersports world," Day 1 Wake said in a release about Miller's attempt.

Miller, and the Day 1 Wake team, will not be alone on the marina water. Tigé Boats offered up its Z3 boat, which features a wake specifically designed for progressive wakesurfing, to tow Miller throughout the 24-hour endeavor.

“We are thrilled to be part of Trevor and Day 1 Wake’s world record attempt,” Daniel Gutierrez, Tigé’s director of marketing, said in a release. “The Z3 was engineered with wakesufing at its core. Between the boat’s performance capabilities and all the training Trevor’s put in to accomplish this amazing feat, we think it is well within his reach.”

Miller's record, if completed, will be categorized by Guinness World Records as the Marathon Wakesurf record. In accordance with the Guinness rules, Miller must ride at least 24 hours straight with a five-minute break for every full hour of riding completed.

The MyWake Global Challenge Main Event scheduled for Friday will feature the world's best professional and amateur wakeboarders, wakesurfers and wakeskaters. The hottest names in the industry have been competing all summer through the online portion of Tigé MyWake competition to receive their invitation to the Sparks Marina event.

The City of Sparks Tourism and Marketing Committee and the Sparks City Council approved $20,000 total in support of the MyWake Global Challenge three months ago. The event is part of a continuous effort to bring new, unique events to Sparks and the Sparks Marina.
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