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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

The unique water ski event goes off at the most unique location

Herb's Cup has become a staple in the water ski world, thanks in large part to two things: the man whose name it carries on and the lake he built years ago. In typical fashion, the 2018 edition, which took place this past weekend at Radar Lake, featured amazing skiing, great camaraderie, some shenanigans, and most importantly, loads of fun.

What makes Herb's Cup truly unique though is its format. Unlike anything else out there, skiers are given 6.5 minutes to ski as many buoys as possible with as little rope as possible. This brings some serious strategy and fun into the mix. Skiers can fall, skip passes, or do whatever they want. The only thing that matters is that they throw down and post a huge score! This year the biggest score went to the skier with the big nickname - Stephen Neveu, AKA "Big Nev." From the looks of it, the celebration was as big as the skiing. Stay tuned for video...

2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

The faces of Herb's Cup, 2018 edition.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Tee time at Radar varies according to who is or is not on the slalom course... and beers.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

It wouldn't be Herb's Cup without it.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Good seats.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Last year's winner Freddie Winter making his way through the course.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Radar Lake might provide some of the coolest lighting and backdrops for water ski photos.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Somewhere outside of Seattle...

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Another instance of light and scenery magic at Radar Lake.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

K.C. Wilson doing his thing in honor of Herb.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Turn and burn: Chris Rossi style.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Because if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Corey Vaughn taking advantage of the Radar Lake conditions.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

To the big winner goes the big cup. In this case, it's all for Big Nev, Stephen Neveu.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

No evening or event is complete at Radar Lake without a good bonfire.

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2018 Herb's Cup at Radar Lake

Until next year, Radar Lake will be waiting.

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