Water sports/09/07/2017

Water Sports Fair Surf Expo in Florida Shortened due to Hurricane Irma

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The Surf Expo in Orlando will be shortened by one day in view of the impending hurricane Irma. Originally, the surfing fair was supposed to take place from Wednesday, September 6th to Saturday, September 9th. But now the organizers reacted to the expected arrival of the storm in Florida on the weekend and cancelled the last day of the event.

Surf Expo is now scheduled to close on Friday.
Surf Expo is now scheduled to close on Friday.

While the current weather forecast in Orlando is acceptable, the weather this weekend could decline depending on the path of Hurricane Irma", said Surf Expo Show Director Roy Turner to Shop Eat Surf. 

Surf Expo has been working with the Orange County Convention Center management and local authorities to evaluate the best course of action for our event scheduled for this week", Turner continues: "We are all concerned with Hurricane Irma and our thoughts and prayers go out to all in its path."

Surftech cancels participation

Some exhibitors also responded to the impending hurricane, which has already claimed several lives in the Caribbean and cancelled their participation in the trade fair.

"Surftech has requested all remaining staff to abort their travel plans due to Hurricane Irma", said John Vance, CEO of Surftech. Since Orlando is considered Florida's central point of contact for evacuees, Surftech does not want to "take hotel rooms and flights away from people seeking safety".

Author: Martin Jahns