For personal watercraft enthusiasts, there’s only one place to go – Body Beach.
Body Beach is Lake Havasu’s premier PWC venue, and rose to prominence in the early 1980s. The international Jet Sports Boating Association has conducted its Word Finals competition on Lake Havasu since 1982 at the Nautical Beachfront Resort, moving to Crazy Horse Campgrounds in the late 1990s, where the event continues.
The top riders from around the world will converge on Body Beach this month for the Blowsion World Finals. Riders test and fine tune their machines in preparation for a grueling eight days of competition at the beginning of October.
Some of the best young riders in the world, Sebastian Girello, Theo and Juju Beaumer, Stevie Bascom, Preston Matzdorff, Kole Cramer, to list a few, live in Lake Havasu, and call Body Beach their backyard.
International riders have made this the go-to place to practice for the World Finals. Teams from Japan, Thailand, France, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands and more can be found practicing at Body Beach throughout the month.
“Body Beach for me, is like Disneyland (is) for a 10-year-old kid,” said Chris Hagest, owner of Pro Watercraft Racing, in Lake Havasu. Pro Watercraft Racing provides some of the top riders in the world with their equipment.
On any given weekend, spectators will be surprised at the level of enthusiasm and camaraderie among the teams and riders, as well as witnessing some amazing personal watercraft sports moves.
Feature Photo: Theo Beaumer,14, will be in three different classes at this year’s Blowvision IJSBA World Finals. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene