Active Water Sports Evening With The Stars

1,100+ Cusotmers Join Active Water Sports for 34th Annual Event

Just like that and another awesome Evening with the Stars event is in the books! Due to current circumstances surround COVID-19, the 34th annual event was much different than years past. Although we wish we could have seen all of our incredible customers in person, we were blown away by the 1,100+ who joined us virtually for another fantastic Evening with The Stars event.

If you missed it, watch the video replay or continue reading to get a recap of the event highlights.


The History of Evening with the Stars

Owner Warren Freece gave viewers some insight into how Evening with the Stars came to be one of the industry’s largest events. It was great to hear how event has evolved from the first small event where his mom was even cooking the food to how it has grown over time. Viewers got to watch a quick video that showcased Active Water Sports taking your fun seriously for the last 30+ years!

Pro Appearances

The guest list was stacked this year! Pro riders Guenther Oka (nice mustache btw!), Tyler Higham, Meagan Ethell, Parks Bonifay, Quinn Silvernale and Austin Keen all shared a short message about their history with Active Water Sports, what makes this event so special and previewed some of the awesome raffle prizes.

2021 Boat Deals

Everybody knows that this time of year to buy a boat from Active Water Sports is our Evening with the Stars sale and this year is no different. This time of the year is when we get our biggest rebates from the manufacturers that we can pass on directly to you. Not only is this best time price wise, but it also gives you plenty of time to custom order your dream boat and get it here in plenty of time for next summer.

This year in particular we are filling up our special order build slots fast. If you know you want to special order a 2021 boat, get in touch with us as soon as possible. We also have quite a bit of 2021 inventory on our website, If you see something that catches your eye, click ‘Get A Quote’, and we’ll get in contact with you as soon as we can.

Although you weren’t able to marvel at all the new 2021 boats in person, the Active Water Sports Brand Managers gave viewers a first look at the 2021 Axis, Barletta, Nautique, Supra, Malibu Moomba, and Nautique boats.

Our three Brand Managers each showed a clip of the new boats out on the water and shared their favorite new thing for this year:

Supra/Moomba – New standard features on Supra boats like the heated steering wheel and heated passenger seat.

Malibu and Axis – The new Malibu M220, their newest ultra-premium wake boat built on the M-Series profile.

Nautique – The G23 and G25 now available with the new Paragon hull for longer, bigger surf waves.

Pro Shop Discounts

One of the most popular parts of Evening with the Stars for our customers is walking into the boardroom and checking out all the new pro shop gear… and of course the discounts! General Manager Dan Lay was the only guy in the board room this year but was able to give all of our customers a first look at the new gear and how customers can still enjoy Evening with the Stars sale prices. Dan showed a couple quick promo videos from our two title sponsors, Liquid Force and Ronix.

Our Black Friday Sale will allow you to take advantage of the biggest sale all year on 2021 gear. Check out the gear at, build out your shopping cart, and wait for the sale pricing to go live on Black Friday.


Everyone who attended the virtual event was able to enter the free raffle for a whole slew of rad prizes including:

-Prize #1: AWS Skeleton Long Sleeve Tee w/ Embroidered AWS Bucket Hat

-Prize #2: AWS Honey Bucket Short Sleeve w/ Ebroidered AWS Prop Cap

-Prize #3: AWS Embroidered handle tee w/ embroidered AWS Script New Era hat

-Prize #4: AWS Women’s ALL Good Tee w/ Embroidered Prop Dad Cap

-Prize #5: Guenther Oka Liquid Force Men’s Swag Pack – hoodie, tee and hat

-Prize #6: Guenther Oka Liquid Force Women’s Swag Pack – hoodie, tee and hat

-Prize #7: Meagan Ethell x AWS GoPro Hero Session 4

-Prize #8: Tyler Higham Ronix 2021 Supreme Comp Vest

-Grand Prize #1: Parks Bonifay Ronix 2021 Parks Board and Boots

-Grand Prize #2: Austin Keen Liquid Force 2021 Keen Skim Wakesurf Board

-Grand Prize #3: Quinn Silvernale & Wes Mark Jacobsen signed Slingshot 2021 Coalition Wakeboard

-First to Finish: The first person to hop on the @activewatersports Instagram and comment “I watched Evening With The Stars 34” on our most recent post won a pair of fresh, new pair of Spy sunglasses.

-Eagle Eyes: The person who found the most stickers during the video won a Revolution CORE 32 Balance Board.

All the winners have been notified via email. Even if your name didn’t get picked, everyone who entered the free raffle will be receiving a limited edition Evening with the Stars T-Shirt.

The entire team at Active Water Sports wants to thank all of you who made it to our 34th annual Evening with the Stars event. 2021 looks to be another fantastic year and that is due to your support.

We’ll see you out on the water!

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