It’s nearly the end of June, marking the half-way point for many enthusiasts’ riding season across the nation. Fearing that October’s IJSBA World Finals will conclude any exciting coverage of jet ski action, we at The Watercraft Journal are happy to announce that such is not the case.
Late last night, Krash Industries announced on their Facebook wall the creation of the Krash Nationals USA Freeride Tour for 2014-2015. Kicking off with Washington’s Grayland Open in August, the tour will continue with another stop in September (purportedly – but unofficially – the Blowsion Surf Slam), then into January’s Daytona Freeride and concluding with April’s Wavedaze.
When published, the Grayland Open Facebook page posted, “I’m very happy to announce that Krash Industries has signed on to be the Title sponsor for the 2014 Grayland Open. We have also worked out 3 stops for the first ever U.S. National freeride tour. We’ll try and get some details up on the website soon but here’s the events and dates scheduled so far.”
Savvy readers will note that it was The Watercraft Journal who was the only publication to provided next-day event coverage (or even event coverage at all) of all of the nation’s biggest freeride events and will continue in this tradition for the Krash USA Freeride Tour.
The official press announcement reads as follows:
Krash [Industries] are proud to announce that in conjunction with some of the USA’s largest Freeride events we will be running a 4 round USA national tour. There will be 5 classes Pro, Amateur, Rookies, Runabout and Masters the Overalls for the Pro class will be over the 4 rounds where as for the Amateur, Rookies, Runabout and Masters there will be an East Coast Champion and West Coast Champion.
The scoring criteria will consist of 50% surf riding and 50% aerial monovers as it is done at all other major International events.
Again a massive thank you to Dan Lindgren at the Grayland Open, Nick Foederer at Daytona Freeride and Dan Swartz at Wavedaze for getting behind this to help get it off the ground and also the Zack and Jake Bright for there on going input and assistance.