It was in 2015 that the Canadian FlowRider FLOW Tour first broke off from the core North American tour. The following year West Edmonton Mall held the Inaugural Canadian FLOW Tour Championships. And just a few weeks ago, the Canadian FlowRider FLOW Tour went from hosting one event to featuring two completely different venues. The needle is being pushed!
FLOW Tour members and top competitors stacked points and to gain a chance at winning Round Trip Tickets to Cancun, Mexico and a seeded entry into the prestigious World Flowboarding Championships, schedule November 3-5th at AquaWorld. Check out the event Facebook page and click attend here.
Check out the recap from the Pro/Am stop here: http://www.flowboarders.com/news/eastlink-centre-canadian-flow-tour-proam/
The weekend after flowboarders ascended upon Eastlink Centre, Maeva Surf in Laval, hosted the Canadian FlowRider FLOW Tour National Championships on September 1st and final event of the 2017 scoring season.
“With Canada celebrating their 150 year anniversary this year, it was super fitting for Maeva Surf to bring back the FLOW Tour competition and reestablish its presence in the sport of flowboarding,” explains FLOW coordinator, Adam Muller.
Maeva Surf is very familiar with hosting events and has created quite the reputation in welcoming flowboarders from around the world. “Maeva” does translate to “Welcome” after all.
“Maeva Surf is the best wave out there,” states Jonathan Hintz, defending Canadian bodyboard Champion. Quick to back him up in agreeance was his travel buddy and flow friend, Kade Cox.
Kade and Jonathan were the boarders to beat going into the Canadian Championship event, both competitors took home the Gold in Grand Prairie and both focused on defending their FLOW Tour titles and re-qualify to represent Team Canada at the World Flowboarding Championships.
“It’s crazy that this happened!” employee and local rider, Marc St. Jean, reacted. “We haven’t had any issues for over 7 years,” he explains.
Marc has lots of style in his riding, using both jets and the full wave to his advantage. He was hoping to showcase that during competition.
After hours of efforts and inspections from ownership, local engineers and electricians it was decided that an immediate fix was not in the cards, however, the competition must go on!
“It’s not the first time we have had to deal with this in competition, i.e. Fantasy Surf circa 2013 and other events dating back to the past – it just provides an additional element of surprise; the riders must adapt,” mentions Muller, Tour Coordinator.
Adapt they did. Flowboarders held nothing back, continued their fun and put on a great showcase of flowboarding all day long! Watch video action below and check out more photos by staying social!
Check out the photo gallery above and the event results below!