Board Up Miami is back for another year and it’s happening April 12-13, so get ready for South Florida’s premier watersports event. Mixed in with motorcyle stunt shows, fashion shows and some long distance swimming is a unique opportunity for amateur wakeboarders to compete against some of the best riders in our industry.
Check out the full press release after the jump, and if you’re in the area, head down and check it out.
Miami Sports International has your ocean potion in April! Board Up™ Miami and the Nike Swim Miami are joining together to capture South Florida’s spotlight on water sports, April 12-13, 2008.
Board Up™, in its third year has become South Florida’s premiere wakeboard and action sports festival featuring the IWSF Pan Am Region wakeboard championships (April 10-11) whose winners have a chance to compete on the Ultimate stage at Board Up against many of the world’s best pros (April 12-13). The event will also feature swimsuit fashion shows, a motorcycle stunt show by Stunt 904, a skate park, live musical entertainment, DJ’s spinning music, the latest in aquatic sports products, gear, and apparel, plus great food, and more.
For the participant sport enthusiast, The Nike Swim Miami will take place on Saturday April 12, from 8am-12pm prior to the start of the Board Up™ Miami semi-finals. The Nike Swim Miami features the marathon of swimming, the 10K, in addition to a mile and 5K swims, and the fan favorite K-9 Krawl™ the human-dog duathlon. Over 600 swimmers took part in last year’s swim and registration is now open to compete in one of Open Water Swimming’s most pristine courses on the Eastern Seaboard. Register on-line via active.com or the event website at www.miamisportsinternational.com All Nike Swim Miami participants get a participant pack, that includes a free ticket to watch Board Up™ on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets to Board Up™ Miami for Saturday’s (April 12) semi-finals and Sunday’s (April 13) finals are now available through the event website @ www.boardup.net One ticket ($10) gets you in for both days! Be on the lookout as the Correct Craft 236, the Official towboat of the event and the Don Q Rum Girls patrol Biscayne Bay throughout March and April. The Official Towboat, wrapped with event sponsor decals will be available for bid via the event website @ www.boardup.net
Meantime, tune into our Official radio partner 790 The Ticket, South Florida’s Sports Leader for information other city-wide promotions and your chance to score some tickets to the coolest action sports festival around. You can also visit any of Peter Glenn’s Ski and Sport South Florida locations for a chance to register to win your way in to sweepstakes, tickets, and gear.
Don’t miss South Florida’s premiere water sports weekend April 12-13 with the Nike Swim Miami and then prepare as we Board Up™ Miami. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the H2O’s Foundation, Helping Others Swim.