One Week, Three Boards, One Champion

A new kind of triathlon has just been launched: a one-week competition to find the first athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding to be crowned the 'Ultimate Boarder.

Open to both amateur and professional athletes, the contest, held from April 13-19, 2008, gives unknown riders a chance to shine alongside the pros and compete for the first-ever Ultimate Boarder champion title and a first place prize of $30,000.

The snowboard competition will be held on April 13 at Squaw Valley (Lake Tahoe, Calif.) followed by the surf competition from April 16-18 at C Street (Ventura, Calif.) and will complete with the skateboard competition and awards ceremony on April 19 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds (Ventura, Calif.).

“This event is all about providing a venue were we can showcase and discover a unique and truly gifted athlete," said founder Tim Hoover. “An individual who possesses balance, skill, athleticism and endurance in three of the top board sports in the world."

To register for the Ultimate Boarder competition and for further event details, rules and eligibility visit the Ultimate Boarder website.