The highly anticipated FlowRider® FLOW Tour season is just around the corner and the premiere tour for flowboarding will kick-off its season at Silver Rapids Waterpark in Kellog, Idaho. In addition to prizes and national rankings, the professional riders will battle it out for a chance to earn their first pay day of 2017 and have a chance to bring home part of the $3,500.00 prize purse!
Flowboarding is a hybrid board sport that combines maneuvers from core action sports such as surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and more! The disciplines and competition divisions of flowboarding include, stand-up riding and bodyboarding from novice to professional.
“The FLOW Tour encourages all participants to enter the competition. The events offer divisions for all ages and skill levels!” explains FLOW Tour Coordinator, Adam Muller.
The event will draw traveling competitors FLOW Tour Members from all corners of the United States and across the Canadian border looking for their first opportunity to earn FLOW Tour points towards their season ranking and National Title campaign. If you are not a FLOW Tour Member, this is a friendly reminder to sign up!
Competitors of all ages and various skillsets, including appearances from establish professional riders will be onsite during competition weekend, April 21-22, showcasing their flowboarding talent in front of judges, spectators, family & friends.
Judges award scores based on a 10-point scale. Scores are based on trick difficulty, trick variety and overall execution of style and flow. The rider, who performs radical, controlled, unaided maneuvers with speed, style, and flow, while utilizing the entire ride surface and time allowed, (30-45 seconds) is rewarded with the highest scores.
Throughout the course of the season, riders will accumulate points through the FLOW sanctioned competitions and add their best 6 results will determine where the stack up against the rest of the country.
Whether you are competing or just spectating we encourage you to join the action! To watch the event there is a $10 dry band fee. Lodge guest are welcome at no extra charge.
Check videos, photos, results and more from last year’s competition here!