New Adventure Booking App Joins WSIA and Boasts Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Ride with Waterski and Wake Sports HOF Member Parks Bonifay
ENCINITAS, Calif. (July 22, 2019) – Adventure IO (AIO), the mobile technology platform that enables adventure enthusiasts to book unique outdoor experiences with some of the worldâ€™s top athletes and local experts, has joined the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) in efforts to support the wake industry and its athletes. Waterski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame member, Parks Bonifay, is one of the first athletes to partner with the mobile booking app, offering users a rare opportunity to experience a day in the life of the wake industry legend.
â€œThe crew behind Adventure IO are a virtual dream team of industry professionals who understand how to deliver a first-class experience for wake sports enthusiasts and more,â€ said Kevin Michael, Executive Director, Water Sports Industry Association. â€œThey reached out to WSIA to see how they could support the industry because they truly care about the sport and understand the influence pro athletes provide. With Adventure IOâ€™s tight network amongst the sportâ€™s most interesting athletes, the experiences are very enticing, even to a life long industry vet like myself. Truth be told, I just downloaded the app and am considering booking an experience for a friendâ€™s birthday this summer!â€
Adventure IO is the worldâ€™s first and only professional adventure booking app, pairing adventure seekers with professional athletes and local experts to provide one-of-a-kind experiences around the globe or in your backyard. From waterskiing with Hall of Famer Parks Bonifay in Florida to riding a backyard mega ramp in California with Elliot Sloan. E-Foil surfing with Brain Gubb to cruising Lake Whippoorwill on Shaun Murrayâ€™s G23 Super Air Nautique. AIO has an Adventure for everyone.
â€œWe believe great companies are responsible for pushing their industry forward while providing consumers with the best product possible,â€ said Billy McKee, AIO Founder and Chairman. â€œBy teaming up with the WSIA and a lineup of elite water sport athletes, we are not only exposing the wake industry to new eyes but also offering our users once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the outdoors with the worldâ€™s best professional guides.â€
Users are able to refine their experience based on activities they love, regions theyâ€™ll be traveling to, favorite pro athletes and brands, dates, and more. New adventures are added daily, including a special WSIA Summit package at Squaw Valley, coming in February 2020. Each Adventure includes a detailed description of what to expect, reviews from other users, photo galleries, and the ability to connect directly with the expert guide. In many cases, the Adventure will be led by a professional athlete, providing users with a level of access not found anywhere else. The booking process is seamless and secure, with the entire transaction taking place within the innovative AIO platform.
The roster of athletes and guides is rapidly expanding, with Adventures currently being led by some of the most elite-level competitors in their respective disciplines, including:
- Parks Bonifay, Wakeboarding – Clermont, Florida
- Multi-time X Games Gold Medalist and Pro Tour Champion
- Waterski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame Member
- Elliot Sloan, Skateboarding – Vista, California
- Multi-time X Games Big Air Gold Medalist
- Darren Berrecloth – Mountain Bike – Parksville,
- Redbull Rampage Medalist and Freeride Pioneer
- Shaun Murray, Wakeboarding – Orlando, Florida
- Pro Tour, National, and World Champion; American Ninja Warrior Competitor
- Sam Light, Kiteboarding – United Kingdom
- 2x KPL Champion and 4x Triple-S winner
- Michal Kollbek, Mountain Biking – Santa Monica,
- 3x Polish National Downhill Champion
- Brian Grubb, Foil
Boarding/Wakeskating/Wakesurfing – Orlando, Florida
- Multi-time Wakeskate Pro Tour Champion and Red Bull Professional Athlete
In addition to having the best athletes and guides leading the Adventures, a diverse and experienced group of advisors will lend their support and guidance to the AIO executive team as they redefine the adventure booking marketplace. The AIO Advisory Board is comprised of:
- Scott Bradfield, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Red Bull Media House
- Steve Mateus, Director of Core Sports Marketing and Athlete Management, Rockstar Energy Drink
- Todd Hicks, Executive Advisor, Global Action Sports/Motocross Consultant
New Adventures, athletes, guides, and locales are being added daily. The AIO app is currently available for iOS in the App Store with the Android version set to release in August 2019.
Athletes, guides and brands interested in partnering with Adventure IO are encouraged to reach out via the form on the AIO website.
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About Adventure IO
Adventure IO offers Next Level experiences with Professional Athletes and Local experts through its proprietary mobile platform. Whether itâ€™s mountain biking with a RedBull Rampage athlete, wakeboarding with a legendary pro rider, going to surf at a private point break with limited accessibility and much, much more, users are able to easily book guided adventures with their favorite athletes, brands, retailers and hotels. The Adventure IO app is currently available for iOS in the App Store. The Android version will be released in August 2019. Take your Adventures to social media by joining #adventureio on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.