The 2017 FlowRider® FLOW Tour is just about set to flow across the nation, from the mountains to the seas and just about everywhere in between.
During the tour, local riders are always eager to showcase their skills and defend their home wave when the best in the country roll through their territory. The sport of flowboarding is gaining positive traction!
While each season we see a new wave of Flowboarders step up their game on the FLOW Tour and test their moves in competition, let’s not forget about those FLOW Tour Veterans who not only pioneered the way, but also set the bar and continue to raised it!
Leading up to the season we are going to highlight some well known names and popular riders that we think you should follow and keep your eyes on this season.
Take a look at some of the top bodyboarders on the USA FLOW Tour. Don’t blink, you might miss a trick or two!
You might know him as “Dirty” but Nick Sanchez is the back to back USA Pro Bodyboard Chamion and 2x World Flowboarding Champion on the FlowRider. Sanchez has been on a tear with his combination maneuvers and switch tricks, which has kept him out front of the pack and collecting gold medals.
Did you know Nick invented the Rodeo? That’s right! Nick has been involved with the sport of flowboarding for over a dozen years and still finds himself on top of the podium. Most recently, Nguyen was runner-up in the 2016 FlowRider World Flowboarding Championships, as he battled it out with none other than the man mentioned before him.
Style, Speed and Steez. Tarapchak has the full package and is a man on a mission this season. After a tough outing at the 2016 World Flowboarding Championship, Tarapchak is focused on his 2017 FLOW Tour campaign and has his sites on another trip to WFC.
After a few years in recovery mode, we are excited to see Sean back on the wave, and he hasn’t missed a beat. Recently, Beckwith made the trip from Texas to Singapore to compete in the FlowRider World Flowboarding Championships. Sean went up against the bets of the best in the Pro Bodyboard Division at Wave House Sentosa and found himself bringing home the Bronze Medal and some spending money!
A.K.A “The Fly”, can fly!
Shelton seems to have made a full recovery from his shoulder injury in 2015 and is motivated to make a comeback on the 2017 FLOW Tour.
Thanks to all of the therapy and dedication to the sport, Andrew is back on the right track and we will see him on the wave this season!
Jordan was the 2015 USA FLOW Tour Men’s Bodyboard Champion and has been working his way up through the ranks in Pro Division ever since. Grigg is on a mission to collect some solid results this season on the 2017 FLOW Tour and knock off some of his friendly rivals.