The Salt Lake Scene

Utah Boat Show at South Towne

It's snowing outside today but with last weeks' weather and the 44th annual, 2009 Utah Boat Show last month it was feeling like boating here in Utah was just around the corner. Well, it will be for the faithful who don't mind donning a dry or wetsuit but it's still a little bit off.

However, if you went to the boat show put on by Greenband Enterprises, the weather outside had little effect on the attendees and especially those looking to get into the action. Exhibitors and dealers packed the South Towne Expo Center in Salt Lake City, February 4-8. But the boats were only half of the action and there is video to prove it!

The indoor rail jam was set up by Pat Panakos and it turned the event into a Who's Who of wakeboarding. Pro riders JD Webb, Jeff Mckee, Nick Ennen, and Keith Lyman showed up to put on a show while other industry names like Ben Greenwood and Parks Bonifay hung out and signed autographs. All of this indoors here in Salt Lake at the South Towne Expo Center.

One lucky fan even went home with JD Webb's board and bindings after putting on a little show for the crowd!