Surf Expo is the largest and longest-running board sports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Held in Orlando, Florida, dealers from all over the world fill up 2,500+ booths to showcase apparel and hardgoods from wake, ski, SUP, skate and more. Also included in the three-day tradeshow is special events, fashion shows, award ceremonies, and demos.
One special event premiering for the the first time is the Pro Wakeboard Tour’s final event of the season, the Team Challenge. The event will replace previous years’ Wake Awards. The event will be an after party of sorts to celebrate the incredible year of riding and will pit each board brand against each other to see which brand claims to have the best team and to take the $30k prize home. Teams will consist of three riders, one woman and two men – two riders will complete two three-trick passes and the other rider will complete the best of two double ups. The overall top score will win the cash prize. Invited brands include Liquid Force, Connelly, Ronix, Hyperlite, Slingshot, O’Brien and a wild card team. The Team Challenge takes place at Buena Vista Water Sports on Sept. 9.
Although not open to the public, Active Water Sports will be there to share all of the shenanigans, as well as sneak peaks of 2022 products from Liquid Force, Ronix, Follow, Remote, Hyperlite, Slingshot, Radar, HO Skis and more.