OGDEN — FlowRider Utah will host the prestigious fourth annual World Flowboarding Championships on Friday and Saturday this week (Oct. 12 and 13). It’s the first time the United States has hosted this event.
If you’ve never seen flowboarding, it’s pretty wild. The best way to describe it is that it’s indoor surfing. Competition festivities include concerts, free entertainment and a free meet-and-greet. The two-day event is open to the public.
Top elite international flowboarders will battle for the world titles in Junior Flowboard and Bodyboard; Female Pro Flowboard and Bodyboard; and Men’s Pro Flowboard and Bodyboard divisions. Hundreds of athletes from around the world, and more than 6,000 spectators, are anticipated to attend the event.
“During the past five years flowboarding has experienced phenomenal growth pushing the sport to new heights. We look forward to watching the exceptional international talent in Ogden this year,” said Shaun Hancock, manager of FlowRider Utah.
Amateur locals and national competitors are invited to participate in the “Just Flow With It” pre-world amateur competition on Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. It is $40 to participate in the first division and $15 for each additional division. The entry fee includes a practice session prior to the event from 4 to 6 p.m.
Fans are invited to a free meet and greet with all competitors on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Salomon Center. Royal Bliss will take the stage with special guest the Codi Jordan Band on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased here.