Huntsville to host surfing competition + 2 other sporting events you need to know about this summer

Compete in a new kind of surfing. (MotoSurf America on Facebook)

Surfing in Huntsville? That’s right—the Huntsville Business Journal announced that Huntsville has been chosen as the host for one stop of the MotoSurf America North American summer tour July 8-10.

Read on to find out how it’ll work, + two other sporting events coming to Huntsville this summer.

Extreme sports in HSV

It’s no secret that Huntsville is a hub for sports, from our favorite minor league teams like the Trash Pandas & the Havoc to the endless adult sporting leagues available.

This summer, the city will be the home for three unique sporting events:


MotoSurf, a motorized surfing competition, will be competing in the lagoon at Brahan Spring Park. Huntsville joins Keystone Heights, Florida, and Sebring, Florida, as one of three hosts for the summer tour. The competition’s culmination will be broadcast on CBS.

Competitors use JetSurf motorized surfboards to race on a predetermined track. The organization claims that MotoSurf is the “most advanced, safest and cheapest” motorsport and invites anyone interested in becoming a racer to sign up online.


The premise for MotoSkate is the same: Racers on motorized skateboards compete on a track to see who is the fastest. There are several different ways to compete, and different categories for store-bought and homemade boards. Sign up to race online.

The location has not yet been announced for MotoSkate. The results of the MotoSkate competition will also be televised.

Youth Wrestling

Spartan combat
Who will bring home the trophy? (Spartan Combat on Facebook)

The Spartan Combat Rocket Rumble youth wrestling tournament comes to Huntsville July 3 and will be hosted at the Von Braun Center South Hall. Register to compete in one of four competitions:

  • Duals
  • Folkstyle
  • Freestyle
  • Greco

Which event are you hitting up? Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.

Emily Phillips
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