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.
Over the past few years we have seen the female flowboard division participation increase as well as the level of riding. There have been a handful of ladies, like Dee Daniels, Xana Nash and Austyn Bynon, who have pioneered the way and encouraged other female riders to take the next step.
Also, let’s not forget the early days when Vanessa Arroyo was taking on the guys in the Pro Flowboard Division. Within the last 3 years, FLOW Tour has added a Pro Women’s Flowboard Division and also offered prize money for the female finalist.
Here are a handful of Pro Women Flowboarders on the USA Tour to keep your eyes on in 2017 because we know #GirlsFlowToo:
Back to back USA FLOW Tour Titles and Back to Back World Flowboarding Championship Gold Medals, Dee Daniels is building up her resume and the girl to beat on the FlowRider in the Pro Women’s Flowboard Division.
Austyn is a consistent rider, who challenges herself, always seems to be finding her self on the podium and constantly stepping up her game. With a few USA FLOW Tour victories under her board, she knows what winning taste like and she will be hungry to chase a title in 2017!
Somewhat new to the sport, Erin Sands from Utah, has caught on quickly and will be a serious threat in the Pro Women’s Flowboard division this season. Sands has been training often and you can find her fine tuning her skills at FlowRider Utah in Ogden and Provo Beach FlowRider.
You haven’t forgotten about Xana Nash, have you? Since graduating high school, the 3x Pro Women’s World Champion has been traveling the world, furthering her education and flowboarding in between at popular venues wherever she may be. We can’t promise a come back season but it would be cool to see this flow star back in action.
McCall made the jump to the Pro Women’s division early on the 2016 FLOW Tour Season and hasn’t looked back since. McCall stays active in her community and participates in a lot of extra curricular activities, but we are hoping that her schedule allows her to compete on the FLOW Tour and make a run at a Pro Women’s Title.
Gabby is an avid flowboarder and progresses her skill set each year! You can find Gabby on the Royal Caribbean ships were she gets to Surf At Sea and show off her skills during the “Best of the Best contest” as well as some of her favorite FlowRider venues like Flow House LBI and Split Rock. Gabby is currently setting up Internships, but plans to be at as many FLOW Tour competitions as she can this summer
We hope to see Gabby on the 2017 FlowRider FLOW Tour, adding more pressure and some stiff competition to the Pro Flowboard Division.
Last but not least, the silent assassin, Monica Caffery. Monica Rips, we are just going to throw that out there and leave it at that. Caffery is a young and up and coming flow star who quietly won the Female Flowboard Amateur division on the 2016 FLOW Tour and will be looking to win some cold hard cash this season. Monica has great flow to her riding and a bag of tricks to go a long with it. Now, that Monica has got some more competition experience and has a better idea of what the judges are looking for, don’t be surprised we she is standing on top of the podium in the Pro Division.