Water Sports


Nautique

Nautique Announces Coast-to-Coast Events

April 18, 2018

Nautique is proud to bring a brand-new series of events for 2018 dubbed Nautique Swervin’ Weekends. more >>


WrightsvilleBeach

Carolina Cup Coming Back to Wrightsville Beach, NC

April 16, 2018

The 8th annual Carolina Cup, April 18-22 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, is the East Coast’s largest SUP festival. more >>


WrightsvilleBeach

Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup Presented by Surftech Coming to Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

April 13, 2018

The 2018 Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup Presented by Surftech will be held April 18-22 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. more >>


SunshineStateGames

2018 Sunshine State Games Feature 30+ Sports for Florida Amateur Athletes

April 4, 2018

The 2018 Sunshine State Games Schedule of Events features more than 30 sports in 19 different Florida communities. more >>



Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi...Sporty + Stylish...Inside + Out

March 20, 2018

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s premier cycling mecca and its best waterfront destination, but there’s so much more to discover and savor here.... more >>


San Marcos Sports

San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally

March 7, 2018

Nestled in the center of Texas between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with both vibrant natural beauty and plentiful... more >>


Beach

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades: Your Sports Paradise

February 16, 2018

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades is known as the Paradise Coast for its sun, sand, luxury resorts and more, but this don’t-miss destination... more >>


Havoc

Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>


SnoCo

Open Up to Adventure: Snohomish County

January 19, 2018

Open yourself up to adventure in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sports event, and it’s perfectly accessible as... more >>



SFIA

SFIA Announces 2018 Sports, Fitness and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report

April 2, 2018

Every year, the SFIA releases the participation topline summary tracking activity participation study in the country. more >>


USA Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Growth Challenge Winners

March 19, 2018

USA Water Ski has announced the winners of the 2017 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contests, intended to get more people on the water. more >>


GeneralTire

General Tire To Sponsor Bassmaster Spinoff, Winning Ways, On ESPN2 For 2018

March 12, 2018

General Tire will sponsor Winning Ways, a popular spinoff of The Bassmasters TV show on ESPN2, B.A.S.S. has announced. more >>


AbuGarcia_Berkely

Berkley, Abu Garcia Named Premier Sponsors Of Bassmaster Events

February 26, 2018

Berkley and Abu Garcia, two of Pure Fishing’s global family of quality fishing tackle brands, have signed on as premier sponsors of the Bassmaster... more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
America’s 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World   

By: Michael Popke

Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years)... More>>


blank Case study | February 2, 2018
True Grit   

By: Michael Popke

Locals of Ogden, Utah, boast of the city's "grit," embracing its heritage and history. These days, though, it's also a center for sports. More>>


DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sports event planner’s wish list might include lush, green field space for outdoor sports. It might also feature excellent indoor facilities... More>>


White Papers

TXAM Whitepaper | August 1, 2016
Recreational Fishing as Tourism   

In addition to being an outdoor recreation activity for residents in each state, fishing can certainly be considered a form of tourism More>>


KOA Whitepaper | June 1, 2016
The 2016 North American Camping Report   

This report shows more minorities participating in camping which researchers say could lead to more participation in outdoor sports. More>>


ACSM Whitepaper | December 1, 2015
Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016   

The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual survey detailing the fitness trends for the coming year. More>>


Whitepaper | December 20, 2012
Sports Branding is Not for the Faint of Heart   

This paper explores the various challenges marketers and sports teams have to keep fans loyal and active with their brand. It examines the impact of... More>>



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Articles

Openwaterswimming Article | February 8, 2017
Bid Cities Racing to Clean Up Their Acts in Time for IOC Decision

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Following concerns about Rio’s open-water venues, candidate cities for 2024 are working to clean up their waterways. Some of the bait being dangled...   More>>


Lead Article | February 8, 2017
Getting the Lead Out: Will It Affect Sport Fishing Events?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A late-in-the-day order by outgoing President Barack Obama, banning lead fishing tackle and ammunition, has the fishing and hunting communities up in...   More>>


WomenMarathon Article | November 30, 2016
Travel Agents Team with Athletes to Market Destinations, Events

By: Michael Popke

The destination marathon, one of the hottest trends in sports travel, is on the radar of savvy travel agents these days. And if planners of...   More>>


Champions Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Sports Destination Management Team

In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of...   More>>



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