The Ogden-based FlowRider Utah will host the fourth annual 2012 Pepsi World Flowboarding Championships on October 12 and 13, with performances scheduled for local bands Royal Bliss and the Codi Jordan Band.
The best flowboarders from around the world will convene at the Salomon Center for the largest FlowRider Championship event of the year. The two-day community event is open to the public.
It is the first time an event of this stature will be held on American soil.
“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, in a press release.
In addition to the competition, a festival village, a high-flying acrobatics act, juggling/sword-swallowing/comedy performances and more will entertain spectators.
Royal Bliss will take the stage with special guest the Codi Jordan Band on Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at flowriderconcert.regtix.com.
By the way, flowboarders ride on artificial waves, engineered to replicate the shape of ocean waves.