presented by Heyday Wake Boats

September 7, 2017

The Broward Motorsports Pro Watercross World Championship presented by Heyday Wake Boats features the world's best athletes on the water... as well as the up-and-coming men and women in each individual watersport.

Held at Sugden Regional Park in Naples, FL October 27-November 5, 2017, the world championship features five unique watersports, whether powered by motors or manpower, this will be one of the most exciting 10 days on water, anywhere around the world!

The Pro Watercross World Championship initially began as the highly explosive and exciting sport of personal watercraft racing, also known as “watercross”. These riders from all over the world utilize some of the most advanced equipment and technology to help their watercrafts reach speeds of over 85 miles-per-hour.  Throughout the week, riders will engage in a fierce battle of skill, technology and innovation on and off the water, combining the electricity and appeal of traditional beach events with the high-speed thrills of competitive motor sports - many relate this to Supercross on water…

2017 World Championship week begins October 27-29 with the Hydroflight World Championship competition. In 2016, the Flyboard World Cup Championship joined the event week, bringing over 60 competitors representing 16 countries or territories throughout the world. Flyboard could be considered the father of Hydroflight and is the leading manufacturer of these boot like devices that are propelled into the air using the power of a water/jet pump of personal watercrafts.

The newest class is the competition will simply amaze spectators, as hydroflight athletes light up the night for an evening competition beginning at sunset on Saturday night. Competitors will seem to be floating on the water with LED light suits, with a choreographed routine to music. This is something to see...

Hydroflight athletes will perform timed freestyle routines to show off their best tricks; flips, spins, dives, and many more tricks from high heights, racking up points to move on to the next round and become World Champion!

Flyboard inventor, Franky Zapata will be suiting up in his latest and greatest invention, the Flyboard Air Board – this real-life Iron Man is a once in a lifetime vision into the future. The Air Board’s inaugural USA flight in 2016 took the internet by storm with a viral video with over 52 million views.

Following the Hydroflight World Championship on Tuesday, October 31st, is the Heyday Wake Boat Board and Surf competition and demonstrations. Heyday’s new wake boat hull is designed specifically to throw a massive wake for both wake surfing and wake boarding. This will prove to be an exciting addition to the week-long event.

Wednesday, November 1st changes the pace to man-power momentum, as stand-up paddleboards (SUP) take to the water for closed course racing around Avalon Lake. SUP races typically are a long straight course, but during the championship week, paddlers will take to the buoys, making the same turns and straightaways as watercross racers, just at a calming speed.

The week rounds out November 2-5th with the Broward Motorsports Pro Watercross World Championships, where Naples, FL natives Chris MacClugage and Erminio Iantosca will be defending the 2016 World Champion titles during the Pro racing; The highlight of the event weekend will be the World Championship's Pro finals that are being filmed for CBS Sports Network; airing this fall on CBS Sports Spectacular, bringing the thrill of watercross racing into homes across the USA.

Pro Watercross welcomes MotoSurf World Cup for it grand finale for the 2017 season. After traveling the globe these motorize surf boards produced by JetSurf will enhance the watercross weekend with motorsurfing, an entirely new sport, established in the Czech Republic this new sport is making its own waves tearing up the race course all over the world – Naples, FL USA is the climax of the 2017 Tour!

Don’t miss the 2017 Pro Watercross World Championship October 27 – November 5 in Naples, FL. If you cannot be there in person, check it out on Pro Watercross Live Web Streaming throughout the week on social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @ProWatercross.