The Outer Banks Flowgang brought home a huge haul of hardware from the World Flowboarding Championship during Flowapalooza held October 6-9 at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas.
James Boice took first in Junior Flowboard and second in Junior Bodyboard. Luke Boice was first in Youth Bodyboard and third in Youth Flowboard.
Triston Powell was second in Junior Flowboard and third in Junior Bodyboard, and Rhett Powell was second in Youth Bodyboard and second in Youth Flowboard.
Outer Banks Flowgang founder Randy Owens came in second in Masters Bodyboard and tied for fifth in Masters Flowboard, and professional rider Jackson Meyers tied for fifth in Pro Bodyboard.
The Flowgang is a team of riders from the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina who ride daily at H2OBX Waterpark in Powells Point. There is no entry or membership fee to join, just sharing a love of Flowriding.
“The Flowgang is made up of everyone who has ever rode the Flow, and we all do our best to make all feel welcome,” Owens said. “I’m very proud of our progress in this sport.”
“I’ve been trying to take as many of our riders to as many different competitions as I can afford,” Owens said.
Over the last five years since H2OBX opened, the team has traveled to New Jersey, Vermont, Virginia, Florida, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and now Texas.
The World Flowboarding Championship, in conjunction with Flowpalooza hosted by the City of Grand Prairie, is a large three-day festival with live music, shows, carnival rides, and food, according to Owens.
“They showcase our sport very well,” Owens said. “Our sport originated over 25 years ago, and Texas has some of the original Flows, still flowing.”
Last year was the team’s first trip to Nationals, where they came away with two medals.
“I am so proud of the hard work and dedication from our kids and adults,” said Becky Powell, mom of Rhett and Triston.
“Thank you to the parents and family members for traveling and supporting these Flowriders,” Becky said. “Thanks for all the encouragement, love and support friends and family on the Outer Banks and all over the world!”