Mesa Public Safety takes on Tempe Public Safety in a FlowRider battle to benefit 100 Club of Arizona at the Desert Wave Invitational

April 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

The City of Mesa Police Department will team up with the Mesa Fire and Medical Department to challenge the City of Tempe Police Department and Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department in the Desert Wave Invitational FlowRider competition, presented by District 3 Councilmember Ryan Winkle. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rhode Junior High School Aquatic Center, 1860 S. Longmore.

The Mesa Fire and Medical Department will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and Boulders on Southern and Boulders on Broadway will also be providing refreshments. There will be a raffle with prizes provided by the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as the Mesa and Tempe Chambers of Commerce. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the 100 Club of Arizona to benefit families of first responders.

The Rhodes swimming pool and splash pad will be open for all attendees to enjoy while the two cities face off in the surfing competition on the FlowRider, a wave pool that is a cross between skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding. The historic Mesa Fire Truck will also be in attendance.

"This has been a popular event in the past and I want to keep the tradition alive, but with a few of my own personal touches," said Councilmember Winkle, who took office this past January. "It will be a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy the pool and the weather, watch a fun competition between neighboring communities and help raise money for a fantastic cause."

For more information on the Desert Wave Invitational, contact District 3 Council Assistant Jared Archambault at 480-644-6275 or at