Roster Includes Athletes from Australia, Canada, Norway, South Africa and the United States
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 11, 2008 – Former Olympians, a big-wave surfing champion, a pair of brothers, world champion skateboarders and snowboarders, a three-time cancer survivor, a teen surfing phenom, team managers and up-and-coming amateurs: that is a sampling of the personalities and athletes that comprise the field for the first-ever Ultimate Boarder¿ competition. The only event of its kind in the United States, Ultimate Boarder is a one-week competition to find the first athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. Held from April 13-19, 2008, Ultimate Boarder gives unknown riders a chance to shine alongside the pros. The champion will not only win the first-ever title and a lifetime of bragging rights, but a hefty first place prize of $30,000.
“I’m honored to have such a unique blend of action sports pros and amateurs representing this inaugural event,” said Founder & CEO Tim Hoover. “The response from the athletes has been amazing and I can’t wait to see all of them vying for the title. By entering this event, every one of them is carving out their own small piece of history.”
With registration now closed, the field is set for the showdown of the century. The dynamic list of participants includes: Clint Allan (Berrara, AUS), Mitch Allan (Berrara, AUS), Jake Asdel (Ventura, Calif.), Aaron Astorga (Carlsbad, Calif.), Grant “Twiggy” Baker (Durban, ZAF), Jean Claude Brouillet (Ballard, Calif.), David Brumm (Fredonia, WI), David Burright (Sacramento, Calif.), Robert Curtis (Gaviota, Calif.), Keir Dillon (Carlsbad, Calif.), Toad Dintcho (San Francisco, Calif.), Andy Finch (Truckee, Calif.), Nathan Fletcher (San Clemente, Calif.), John John Florence (Haleiwa, HI), Rick Gravesen (Squaw Valley, Calif.), Omar Hassan(Newport Beach, Calif.), Terje Haakonsen (Valhall, NOR), Thomas Harstad (Oslo, NOR), Tim Humphreys (Basking Ridge, NJ), Wally Inouye (Hood River, OR), Andrew Jones (Ventura, Calif.), Chris Kays (Honolulu, HI), Ryan Kimmel (Los Angeles, Calif.), Kyle Knox (Imperial Beach, Calif.), Mike Kresky (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Justin Lamoureux (Squamish, BC), Nicky Larson (Golden, CO), True Love (Kings Beach, Calif.), James Lovett (Newport, Calif.), Wes Matweyew (Ventura, Calif.), Mike Morrissey (Laguna Beach, Calif.), Shayne Pospisil (Manasquan, NJ), Logan Preston (Solvang, Calif.), Todd Richards (Encinitas, Calif.), Mike Rogers (Cocoa Beach, FL), Jimi Scott (Carlsbad, Calif. ), Chris Senn (Maui, HI), Josh Sleigh (Oceanside, Calif.), Chad Shetler (San Clemente, Calif.), Eric Sorensen (Encinitas, Calif.), Jye Townend (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Tosh Townend (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Miles Wallace (Santa Ynuz, Calif.), Jonathan Warren (West Palm Beach, FL), Kurt Wastell (Salt Lake City, UT), Jake West (Sacramento, Calif.), Ryan Wichert (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). For more information about any of the athletes, please visit Ultimateboarder.com or contact SnL Communications.
Ultimate Boarder is sponsored by Amtrak California, Flexfit, Red Bull, Redcord, Revenge Trucks, Rockford Fosgate, Skateboarder Magazine, Snowboarder Magazine, Soul Ryde, Squaw Valley USA, Surfing Magazine, Trilogy Arts Board Co., Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, and Wetsand.
For complete event details and sponsorship opportunities visit Ultimateboarder.com.
About Ultimate Boarder
The Ultimate Boarder 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. The Ultimate Boarder¿ was created in response to the growing popularity of these sports, and as a way to promote healthy athletic lifestyles among young athletes inn a positive and competitive environment that grooms role models and heroes for our country’s next generation. To register for the Ultimate Boarder competition, and for event details, rules and eligibility visit Ultimateboarder.com.