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2016 Flyboard World Cup Championship is set for Sept 16th-18th in Naples, FL.

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The 2016 World Cup, organized by Pro Watercoss and Zapata Racing, will take place at Sugden Regional Park in Naples, Florida September 16th-18th. In previous years, the competition was hosted in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event will only feature boards by Zapata Racing. Aquatic Aviation will be attending for the 4th year in a row.

Moving the Competition to the U.S.

Flyboarding has been growing and expanding since 2012. The change in host country of the World Cup was strategized to bring even more attention to the sport. This is the first year that the competition will be broadcasted on television. CBS Sports will be covering the event. The relocation is also due to the US military showing interest in the company after the revolutionary showcase of the Flyboard Air.

Qualifying

Some athletes will receive a direct invitation to compete based on past competitions. Other riders can fight for a spot by emailing a 2 minute video submission to event@zapata-racing.com along with their application.
There are 3 divisions: Pro Division, Ladies, and Veterans (40+ years of age). There will be a maximum of 32 pro riders, 10 ladies, and 10 veterans.

Competing in the Event

The best riders from around the world will perform in front of a panel of 5 professional judges. They will be judged on Technicity, Showmanship, Diversity and Energy. There will be 5 rounds. A round of all 32 contestants, a round of 16, quarter finals, semifinals, and the final round.
Cash prizes are as follows:
Pro Division:  1st Place $5,000   2nd Place $3,000   3rd Place $2,000
Ladies: 1st Place $1,500   2nd Place $1,000   3rd Place $500
Veterans:  1st Place $1,500   2nd Place $1,000   3rd Place $500

Notable Pro Riders who will be Attending Include:
Suksan Tongthai – Thailand
Sonnie Bean – United Kingdom
Gemma Weston – New Zealand
Damone Rippy – USA
Rush Bragg – USA

Here is a video of last year’s competition to get you excited for this year’s show!

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