Mike Young’s Hydro-Turf Surf & Turf Promotions To Organize Closed Course, Hydrodrag Events In Southeast


Reunited, and it feels so good! For those who were in attendance at last October’s IJSBA World Finals, you would’ve noticed a very familiar voice missing from the announcer’s tower. Mike Young, the man behind the Hydro-Turf Surf and Turf Promotions, was noticeably absent (as well as co-partner in crime, Dawn Dawson). While a recent post on the IJSBA’s website downplayed the drama, Young’s departure from the Finals – and from the IJSBA, for that matter – has come to a close, as Young will promote and organize IJSBA-sanctioned competitions in the Southern Region of the United States for 2017.

Young’s (and for that much, his Hydro-Turf Surf & Turf Promotions events) forced hiatus from the IJSBA was due to a conflict of interest: Young worked with competing PWC event organizer, AJ Handler and his growing Pro Watercross Tour last year, and the IJSBA was clearly unhappy about that, so away he went. Thankfully, it appears to be water under the bridge since Young recently paid IJSBA HQ a visit in San Francisco last week. And Young’s Surf & Turf Promotions has been welcomed back into the fold, with its schedule and many other goodies, such as race results and announcements found here.

Meanwhile, RonnyMac is hard at work with the rebirth of the IJSBA website. We are all anxiously awaiting the new design, which should be live within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, you can still check out the old website.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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