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Jeff Bolte
Jeff Bolte

NICK NAME: Lightning

SPORT: Freeride

HOME TOWN: Annandale, VA

SPONSORS: Blowsion, Bolte designs, Dasa, Extreme Powdercoating/Gary Lamb Racing, Hydroturf, Judge MotorSports, Liquid Militia Clothing, Rickter/RRP, Riva, Skat-Trak, Rad Dudes , TC Freeride

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  • 2013- Won The Daytona Freeride Cherry Buster ( First Backflip, in the surf.)
  • 2011- IJSBA National Tour 2nd place overall, Pro Freestyle.
  • 2010- IJSBA Tour, 1st place overall, Pro Freestyle, Belle River, Canada.
  • 2010- 3rd place overall,Pro Freestyle, IJSBA Nationals, Nashville TN.
  • 1999- 2005 doing shows on Yamaha Superjets in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Moscow Russia,
    and the USA @ The Beach Water Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1993- World Finals, Novice Modified, 1st place overall, Lake Havasu AZ.
  • 1995- Budweiser Jet Sports Tour, Expert Modified, 3rd place overall, Richland, Washington.
  • 1996- Budweiser Jet Sports Tour, Pro ski modified, 5th place overall in my rookie race at Savannah, GA.
  • 1999- 2005 doing shows on Yamaha Superjets in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Moscow Russia,
    and the USA @ The Beach Water Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2009- Present, attending the Daytona freerides and Wavedaze freerides in Virginia Beach, Va.
Jeff Bolte News
Liquid Militia Team RE-Cap Daytona Freeride 2015

The 2015 Daytona Freeride has come and gone. We want to give a shout out to one of our dealers Watercraft Superstore who was selling the heck out of our LM tee’s all weekend. And props to Nick for hosting this awesome event, and all our team riders who attended and conquered here is what they had to say about the event.




Daytona Freeride 2015- Jake Bright

Well Daytona Freeride 2015 is in the books and man what an epic trip! My trip started out with towing our Krash and Burn trailer full of skis and supplies for the trip from the west coast. We headed out of sunny California and drove 40 hours straight, only stopping for gas along the way, through snow storms and all until finally we made it to La Playa resort the host hotel of this years Thrust Innovations Daytona Freeride.

Jake Bright fully Loaded Bright Mobile

Jake Bright fully Loaded Bright Mobile


Lot’s of GAS stops CA to FL

Jake Bright

Made it

My new Krash Industries Predator which was custom built and painted by Blowsion debuted this at the freeride and Wow, this boat is literally outa this world! With Gold glitter paint, deep purples and oranges accented by custom decals with crazy cosmic like graphics all set off with bright neon green sections and highlights! It all came together for a truly one of a kind paint job that I am honored to have on my ski. I was totally blown away when I feasted my eyes on my new surf weapon for the first time! Of course Blowsion completely surpassed my expectation on this build, every nut and bolt has been meticulously assembled and I couldn’t be any more stoked! I took it straight out and started airing it out and had nothing but a bilge line come loose, amazing build quality.



Jake Bright’s New FRESH Blowsion Paint

Jake Bright


On this Predator I’m running the new Blowsion handle pole, with their revolutionary over the pivot steering system which is a must have. I went with a bigger power plant and jet pump, now running a Dasa 1000cc and a 148mm Skat track magnum pump. And of course it has all the Cold fusion parts and accessories you have to have for a solid surf ski.

I had a blast in Daytona riding and sharing waves with friends from all over the US and even a bunch of international riders! This year there was 100 more skis registered to ride and the beach was PACKED!! So many good riders out there, people were flying off waves and slashing apart lips left and right! Such a fun time for everyone on the water! Looking forward to doing it again next year! Cheers

Daytona Freeride 2015- Mark Gomez

My friend, east coast freerider, and professional videographer Seth Zaluski put together this high energy cut covering the action at the Daytona Beach Freeride.  His Company is Spectrum Innovations and this is the 2015 Daytona beach freeride video.

Mark Gomez Flex Mark Gomez

Turn up the quality, crank the volume, sit back, and enjoy this video feature!

Daytona 2015 from Spectrum Innovations on Vimeo.

Daytona Freeride 2015- Brandon Lawlor

Every year this event gets bigger and better. I had such a great time seeing and hanging out with all my freeride family. We had good size surf all weekend, with Sunday being the best weather and cleanest surf. What a great start to the season. Stay tuned for big things to come this year.

Brandon Lawlor

Brandon Lawlor- Posing

Brandon Lawlor

Brandon Lawlor Heading Out- Photo by: Rick Roy/Rickter

Brandon Lawlor

Brandon Lawlor- Photo by: Rick Roy/Rickter

Daytona Freeride 2015- Jeff Bolte

Here are some more pics from the 2015 Daytona Freeride. We had a smooth trip down thru the night on Saturday and were met with decent surf and some sunshine Sunday morning. It was time to get the Freeride Preride underway! We got our 1st surfride in of the year and it was fun!t was great to start the year seeing teammates and friends on the beach and at the new host hotel, the LaPlaya. The 10th fl bar was a great meeting place and the king of the beach aquamoto race and surf and style awards were held up there too. I was honored to be in charge of getting the LM team rider care packs to them and the raffle items to Nick, all the boys and I were stoked as well as the lucky raffle winners too! Sunday had the best weather, the surf was clean and the sun was shining brightly. A great end to another Daytona Freeride. Can’t wait to see my Freeride family again at WaveDaze in April!

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Daytona Freeride 2015- Cuong Son




Daytona Freeride 2015- Zack Bright

Zack and Mark



Daytona Freeride 2015- Tanner Thomas

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Jeff Bolte – 2014 Carolina Beach Freeride
Bolte with Igniter Black Tee

Bolte with Igniter Black Tee

Shameless, Link to Igniter Black Tee>>

I Had a fun time @ the Carolina beach Freeride this weekend! Epic ride Friday in good clean warm surf, busted out some super clean flips and ripped it up w the other early arriving free riders for an hour before riding back to shore and blowing my motor clearing it out on the stand on the beach! After a dog bit my ski while I was gassing it onto the stand!!


Blown Motor

Blown Motor

Bummed my rod broke but at least it got me one of my best sessions to date and back to shore before it blew. Got to wrench a bit to find out whahappen??







Jeff Bolte, Still stoked...

Jeff Bolte, Still stoked… Got the brew

The Camp

The Camp

Drink some cold Beers while BBQing steaks and enjoying great food and conversation with the other campers on the beach that nite!

Gave LM prize packs out for the raffle saturday. I got to ride Zimmys stock 650 square nose for a good old school surf session, That brought a big smile to my face, and his too. We surfed up the NC waves(he was riding his 760 raider!)…could have been a retro add for Yamaha!

Next camp on the beach/Freeride will be on the west coast at LMTW!!! Can’t wait to see everybody there!

Jeam Bolte Team Profile>>

Liquid Militia Hitting the 2014 Daytona Freeride

We are attending and vending the 2014 Daytona Freeride in Daytona Beach, FL the weekend of January 16-20th 2014. This event is FREE to all who want to come down and check it out, and gives everyone a chance to see the mad skills all riders have. This event is a fun packed event with riders from across the world and USA attending. Bringing it all together in Daytona for one ‘FUN-PACKED’ weekend. There is also a Competition on Saturday I believe check out the official web site HERE For all the details.

Liquid Militia

Now for the good stuff we will have a small but legit 10X10 Booth set up all weekend selling our new high quality range. We will have Guy’s, Girls, Kids, Sweatshirts, Hat’s, Free Stickers, Trucker Hats, Koozies and much much more…. You will also be able to snatch up some legit Gomer Bombs a signature shade named after rider Mark Gomez at our booth, so make sure you pic up a few pairs and at least check them out!! If that’s not enough Our friends over at Hydro-Turf will also be posted up with us so for all your Turf and pre orders you know where to find them. It’s defiantly going to be an explosion of brands at our booth so stop by and say Hi you never know what might happen…

Now for the best part of the event our  TEAM RIDERS  We don’t only have the best quality products, but we also support some of the most talented riders this sport has. So here is the line up for this weekend:

Jake will also be attending Daytona this weekend!! We are stoked to have Jake join our team this just makes a lot of sense to us he’s come along way and it’s his time to blow up!! We are looking forward to having both the Bright Boy’s on our side. (Jake’s team rider profile will be coming after the freeride so check back soon).

Liquid Militia Team Rider Jake Bright

Liquid Militia Team Rider Zack Bright


Zack Bright is currently on the road to

Daytona driving from Cali to Daytona

with a fresh NEW PAINTED Krash Hull

Blowsion painted ski. We saw this thing

and wow it’s wild. You guy’s are in for a treat!

Liquid Militia Rider Mark Gomez


Mark Gomez is sharing the road,

another Cali drive to and from Daytona.

Mark is also en route as I type this. Mark

Is hitting Daytona on a new ride should

be a great show can’t wait to see him in


Liquid Militia Team Rider Tanner Thomas

 Tanner Thomas Hailing from Alaska, has

already had a big journey just getting to Cali.

Tanner  Is also co-piloting with Gomez

currently on the road to Daytona.  Tanner

also is showing up on a new ski things just

got interesting.


Liquid Militia Team Rider Jeff Bolte


Jeff Bolte the semi local East Coaster has a bit

of a drive from VA to FL. Bolte is looking

forward to seeing old and new friends this

weekend and hoping for some waves. He’s 

Gonna be ripping it up on his Rickter.

Liquid Militia Rider Mike Petro


Mike Petro late entry,  just heard he is

attending the freeride. So I think it might

just get a little country up in here!!

The Radas

Not Part of the freeride team but the

Radas will be attending/supporting:

They are Coming in from OHHH

CANADAAAA!! Just having them

come down just made the event 10X

better..          See ya soon *&%*