COVID-19 took a massive bite out of 2020. Luckily, our Lake Havasu real estate market remained strong through it all. But many of the events we usually enjoy during the spring and summer took a hiatus for now. By no means should you interpret that to mean a dull time in Havasu. The lake is always open and ready for social distancing fun. And the thousands of acres of desert land surrounding our fair town begs for some exploring. Fortunately, October brings high-intensity watersports action with the IJSBA 2020 World Finals.
What: IJSBA 2020 World Finals
Where: Crazy Horse Campgrounds
When: October 5th to 11th
Admission: Free for spectators
Contact: Jim Russell, DSM Events, via email
IJSBA 2020 World Finals in Havasu
Nothing keeps racers away from competing on Lake Havasu, not even a global pandemic. For almost 40 years now, athletes from all over the world converge on Lake Havasu City to see who is the best out on the water. In addition to the races and the ever-popular freestyle competition, visit vendor row for fantastic commemorative merch and more. And, for the 21 and over crowd, enjoy an adult beverage at one of the beer stands. Food will also be available for purchase on-site.
Safety Precautions in Place
To keep both riders and spectators safe, organizers put certain precautions in place for the IJSBA 2020 World Finals. They plan on taking the temperature of all riders and their team members each day of the event. Any rider that tests positive for COVID-19 before the race will not be allowed to compete. They encourage any rider who does not feel well to stay away from the event. Spectators must wear masks. If you forget yours at home, they will be made available at the venue. Prepare to be screened at the gates.
Attendance and Parking Fees
Spectators pay nothing to attend any day of the event. Even parking remains free for the first two days. A shuttle runs between the parking lot and the event grounds. But, beginning on Wednesday, October 7th, parking costs $10 per day on the 7th and 8th. One the 9th, 10th, and 11th, parking costs $20 per day. Plan on attending on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday? Purchase a weekend parking pass for $40. All parking fees must be paid in cash to the parking attendant on-site. Beware: if you park in a no-parking zone, expect to receive a very expensive ticket courtesy of the LHC Police Department. For more information, please visit the IJSBA website.