Huntington Beach, CA—For the first time in the city’s nearly 100 year history, Boardfest® ’06 brings an all-girl snowboard rail jam to the Huntington Beach Pier on Monday, Sept. 4. More than 20 tons of fresh snow will fall on the beach and atop a custom-built platform as world-class female riders vie for a $1,000 “best trick prize at the inaugural Boardfest Snowboard Rail Jam. Boardfest ’06 is co-sponsored by Hello Kitty, KTLA and the all-new CW network. More information is available at www.boardfest.com.
Boardfest is the largest and most unique all-girl action sport and empowerment experience of its kind for GIRLS. The surf-skate-snow inspired festival showcases music, entertainment, fashion and interactive exhibits along with underlying themes of health, beauty and fitness from Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4 just south of Surf City’s famed landmark.
Designed by Super parX founder Tyrone Coyne, ‘boarders launch from a three-story tall platform adjacent to the pier and drop some 90 degrees onto a 30 foot-long box feature. Expect to see incredible maneuvers. Practice runs will occur on Sunday morning starting at approximately 9:00 a.m. The invitation-only competition begins in earnest on Labor Day at 9:00 a.m. and runs until the snow melts. Awards will be held later that day on the Boardfest stage at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Coyne has earned credibility building some of the top freestyle terrain parks ever imagined. Check just a few: The Park at Big Bear Mountain, West Ridge at Snow Summit and Faultline at Mountain High. “We’re stoked to be involved with Boardfest and the first-ever snowboard rail jam at the Huntington Beach Pier, said Coyne. “This should be a great event.
Where action sports, music and life collide, Boardfest ’06 offers something for every level of involvement, synergistically weaving professional and amateur surfing and skateboarding competitions featuring high-caliber women athletes, surfing and skateboarding clinics, makeovers, education, games, activities, motivational speakers and attractions. The Boardfest stage will feature live bands, yoga clinics, dance performers and special guest appearances. The vast majority of Boardfest is open to the public free-of-charge.
“The Snowboard Rail Jam is an exciting and essential addition to Boardfest, said Event Director Cherie Whyte. “We now have a ‘true’ Boardfest with three disciplines represented and a great venue for these outstanding women athletes to showcase their skills. What a great visual to see snow falling at the beach over Labor Day!