Ultimate Boarder Contest

Do You Have What it Takes to Become the First-Ever Ultimate Boarder?

One-of-a-kind competition to crown a new champion of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding opens registration Thursday, November 29

Santa Barbara, CA. December 14, 2007 – The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM announces that competition registration officially begins on November 29th, 2007, at www.ultimateboarder.com, open to both amateur and professional athletes across the country. The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM is the only competition of its kind. This highly anticipated event takes today’s crossover athletes on a week-long journey of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, from the mountains to the pavement and finally ending in the ocean, crowning a new champion of all three sports, the ULTIMATE BOARDERTM.

“While The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM is an intense competition of strength and ability, it is also a personal journey, open to athletes of all skill levels and experience,” said Founder and CEO Tim Hoover. “Many of these athletes have longed for a new challenge. Finally, they will be given the opportunity of a lifetime, to prove to themselves, and the world, that they can master the art of being the best boarder in surf, skate and snow. The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM is a challenge for athletes to find success not only by triumph over others, but by accomplishing a personal mission.”

The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM competition will be held April 13th – 19th, 2008. The snowboarding competition will be held April 13th and 14th at Squaw Valley USA (Lake Tahoe, CA); the skateboarding competition is on April 16th and 17th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds (Ventura, CA), and the surfing competition is on April 18th and 19th at C Street (Ventura, CA). The crowning ceremony will be the evening of April 19th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, followed by a live concert and celebration extravaganza to honor all contestants, family, friends and fans. The total purse prize is $50,000; for rules and eligibility visit www.ultimateboarder.com.

The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM has assembled some of the industry’s top names in pro surfing, skating and snowboarding to judge the performances and crown a new hero: Tom Curren, surfing judge, Jim Rippey, snowboarding judge, and Christian Hosoi, skateboarding judge.

The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM core team is comprised of some of the most experienced professionals from the competitive worlds of surfing, skating and snowboarding, as well as film and special event production and direction. The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM core team includes Tim Hoover, Founder/CEO; Jeff Atlas, Event Producer; Don Bostick, Skate and Snow Event Director; Darren Brilhart, Surf Event Director. Their mission is to create a premiere competition for today’s young crossover athletes, and to inspire passion, ambition and determination to become the ULTIMATE BOARDERTM. Corporate sponsors include AMTRAK CALIFORNIA, REDCORD, SNOWBOARDER MAGAZINE, SURFING MAGAZINE and SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE.

The ULTIMATE BOARDERTM is the first-ever challenge of its kind: a one-week competition to find the first athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. One Week, three boards, one champion … the ultimate challenge to become the ULTIMATE BOARDERTM. Can you conquer all three? Prove it. April 2008.

To register for the ULTIMATE BOARDERTM competition, and for event details, rules and eligibility visit www.ultimateboarder.com. Check out who the competition is, submit your own highlight videos for others to watch, and don’t miss the intense snow, skate and surf video clips.