When you hear the name Havasu your first thoughts are massive high performance boats, girls in bikinis, and parties like nowhere else in the nation. That’s whats in store this year for the West Coast’s largest and most off-the-hook performance boating event.

Right now, if you are a big horsepower powerboat enthusiast, you know the Lake Havasu Desert Storm Poker Run is only days away. The Lake Havasu Poker Run is one of those events that draws a large spectator crowd, and as usual, the spectator boats are encouraged to raft up early to keep the main lanes of the lake open. The usual popular locations for the raft which include Black Meadow, Havasu Palms, Steam Boat Cove, and Pump Station. At the moment it looks like the general consensus is leaning towards the Pump Station as the best place to be in order to get a great view of the boats running by.

Today we spoke to event organizer Jim Nichols and he is excited about the projected turn-out of this years Street Party and there are rumors rumbling about some exciting last minute boats coming to show off on the street. “The entire Power in the Park concept is lining up to be spectacular!” said Jim. Spectre Powerboat’s Desert Storm & Power in the Park Presented by Shugrues, held at Rotary Community Park, will be open beginning at 10am daily throughout the week. The beach party will extend the Thursday Street Party as vendors and displays can/will move to Rotary Community Park. Boat displays, vendors, live music, beer garden, food vendors, Fly Board demos, Big O Burnout Contest (with cash purse), Havasu Hundred Hot Vehicle Show, Skyboard Rider show, two days of live action on the KJJJ/Flying X Stage, an outlaw Grand National Boat Race right off of the beach, an IJSBA Freestyle Exhibition, motorcycle jump and more! This event is free to all spectators thanks to Shugrue’s presenting sponsorship!

115 boats are already pre-registered and they are well on the way to hit the average 140ish or so boats. If you hurry now you can still save a little as the prices go up for last minute registration beginning 15 April. REGISTER ONLINE HERE

The cause behind Desert Storm has always been to support those in need and this year another dozen or so Active Duty Soldiers along with Wounded Warriors will be in attendance to be honored. It will also allow the event participants the opportunity to be honored with having them ride long on the run.

HAVASU is going to be great this year. Check back with us here at PBN as we continue to provide updates on this awesome event!