Calling all flowboarders, FlowBarrel riders, and spectators!
WaveHouse San Diego is hosting their 2nd Annual US Open of Flowboarding June 13-18th.
Located right on the Mission Beach boardwalk, WaveHouse is the hottest spot in San Diego. Connected to Belmont Park Amusement Park, appealing beach front dining and more, the area has everything you need.
Now, combine the beach, babes and beverages with an exciting, high flying, all-out battle between the World’s Best Flowboarders on the FlowRider and FlowBarrel
“If you missed it last year, don’t blow it this year” states Jake Fasset, Wave Operations Manager for Belmont Park. Visit the Facebook event page and click attend!
The FlowBarrel is a 10 foot wave simulator, known by locals as BMAX, short for Brutimas Maximus, and is formed by 100,000 gallons of water rushing over a molded surface per minute. Competitors from around the globe will travel to San Diego, California this June not only for the southern California lifestyle and beach vibes but to also showcase radical maneuvers such as those seen in surfing, skateboard, snowboarding and wake skating.
“WaveHouse is like a second home to me, I wouldn’t miss it for anything!” explains Eric Silverman, last year’s US Open Men’s Champion and San Diego native. “It’s such a great event; with the best riders and my closet friends in my home town, nothing is better!” Silverman went on to explain.
In addition to the main event, WaveHouse will host many activities related to the sport of flowboarding, including the US FlowRider FLOW Tour. Competitors travel all summer, hitting various areas of the country for an opportunity to compete on the FlowRider wave simulator attractions and a chance to win a National Title.
“It’s a great week for the sport of flowboarding” explains Adam Muller, FLOW Events and Sport Marketing Coordinator. “We are able to showcase the best riders from not only in the US but from around the world on both style of wave machines, all at one great venue” he added.
The week of activities is not just for the Pro’s or season veterans either. WaveHouse is calling all flowboarders, board sport enthusiasts, friends & families, beach goers and spectators to join in on all the action (on and off the waves). Wave House San Diego will offer food and drink specials, ride specials and more!
What more could there possibly be you ask? How about surf movie premieres (Wednesday) or the opportunity to “Flow with a Pro” (Monday & Tuesday)!? – That’s right, sign up and reserve wave time with your favorite riders and learn new tricks from the very best! And… if that doesn’t have you feeling excited, test your skills by entering the FlowRider FLOW Tour contest (Thursday June 16th) or the Amateur FlowBarrel contest (Friday June 17th) for your chance to win a spot in the main event! See the full schedule below!
We look forward to this exciting week of events in Southern California and hope to see everyone there.
For more information, stay tuned with this event page and stay social on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Schedule of events at WaveHouse, SD – June 13-18th, 2016
BODYBOARD WITH A BRO
Monday, June 13th // 5:30-7:30pm // $20/hr
Board with pros during these special FlowBarrel sessions.
FLOW WITH A PRO
Tuesday, June 14th // 4:30-7:30pm // $40/hr
Your chance to learn from + ride with the world’s best flowboarders on the FlowBarrel
SUN DIEGO SURF MOVIE PREMIERE
Wednesday, June 15th // Free Admission
Grab a beachfront seat for this surf flick in the sand
US FLOW TOUR
Thursday, June 16th // 10am-7pm // Free Admission
Watch flowboarders from around the country battle it out on the FlowRider during this annual Flow Tour competition
NIGHT FLIGHT: AROUND THE WORLD EDITION
Thursday, June 16th // 7-9pm // Free Admission
Watch the world’s best flowboarders light up the barrel with a flips, tricks and big airs wave show!
US OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, June 17th // 3-8pm // Free Admission
Watch Amateur flowboarders compete for a coveted wildcard entry to the US Open of Flowboarding OR sign up to compete – all levels welcome!
$40 to Compete
US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, June 18th // 11-8pm // Free Admission
CHECK OUT PHOTOS AND RESULTS FROM LAST YEAR: CLICK HERE!