IJSBA Confirms 2018 Blowsion World Finals Dates


According to a press release from the IJSBA, the 2018 Blowsion World Finals will take place September 29-October 7. The event will be held at Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Admission is free to the 37th annual event.

The Blowsion World Finals is the most prestigious personal watercraft event in the world. It is invitation only and more than 750 competitors are in it to win it.

This event takes place near Columbus Day because more people can attend and have time to travel since it’s still considered a holiday and people are off work and out of school. Also, the European tour is wrapped up and those racers can attend the World Finals. Moreover, the weather is usually really nice in Arizona during this particular time frame.

In addition to the World Finals, catch some of the best freestyle skiers during the Pro Freestyle Expo. The expo will go down in the Bridgewater Channel and will be a blast to watch. Get there early because the area can become quite congested.

Many vendors will be on hand as well as beer stands. Arrive early so you can grab a good spot on the bleachers and catch all the action!
While admission is free, a parking fee of $10 a day is required October 3rd and 4th. Parking cost increases to $20 a day after the 4th. A $40 three day weekend pass is also available. Parking is cash only and a lot attendant will be on site from 8am to 5pm each day. A shuttle is available for rides to the event from the parking lot.

For more information, contact event organizer Jim Russel, DSM Events at 928.208.2252 or email jvrussell.jr@gmail.com. Event dates are subject to change so check the IJSBA website for updates.

Here’s the original press release in its entirety:

Well, today is as good of a day as any to confirm and clarify the dates of the 2018 Blowsion World Finals: September 29-October 7. We have previously announced an end date of October 8 which was to publicly schedule a “makeup day” in the event weather interfered with our heavy competition schedule.

For those in the United States, it has always been easy to predict the dates of World Finals: it is the week before Columbus Day. We don’t know how much longer we will be able to call it Columbus Day (the line about lawyers often attributed to Shakespeare is certainly correct) but since it is still a recognized holiday this is the reference we use today. Having the event before Columbus Day gives students and many working folk a travel day to return home without extending vacation days beyond the 5 needed to attend the complete World Finals.

The end of September is generally regarded as a preferred time to hold World Finals as racing has concluded in most of the Europe and The Americas while it is pre-season for most of Asia. Daylight is just starting to decrease so there are solid periods of time to race around buoys. Finally, the weather is, statistically, predictably favorable during this time in Arizona. So, this is the time frame and location we intend to keep.

Be sure to join us, at Crazy Horse Campgrounds, in Lake Havasu City this year to see some new changes to the layout, a new way of presenting the trade show, and some great surprises from Blowsion. Stay tuned to ijsba.com for more information.

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