The IJSBA World Finals is the world’s premier event for all things Personal Watercraft. 2021 celebrates a significant milestone: the 40th Anniversary World Finals.  Since 1982, IJSBA has held this World Championship event in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.   Throughout this time, the IJSBA World Finals continues to be the unrivaled showcase of the human spirit in forms of engineering, athletic achievement, camaraderie, and sportsmanship.  This sport is a mix of human athleticism and human innovation in engineering durable but powerful watercraft.  The 2021 World Finals begins October 2 when competitors begin checking in.  Racing stats October 5 and ends October 10.  There is a night Freestyle show under the London Bridge on October 9.  The title sponsor is Jettrim, a local company specializing in performance seat covers and traction pads.  The WGP-1 World Series has stepped in to provide additional title support.

The World Finals is centered around the sports of Closed Course Racing, Slalom Racing and Freestyle Competition. Closed Course Racing has a starting line of Personal Watercraft dashing towards a first turn buoy and then navigating several laps through a buoy course. Slalom Racing is a timed event where registered riders maneuver around a buoy course in hopes of having the fastest time in their division.

Freestyle has individual athletes demonstrating tricks and stunts during a one or two minute routine for a judge’s score. Professionals, Amateurs, Juniors, and Women’s divisions will all bring hundreds of athletes from more than 50 nations to compete for the title of World Champion. Only the Olympic Games have more individual nations represented at a single venue.

The World Finals contains the world’s only trade show full of vendors showcasing and selling the latest Personal Watercraft accessories and lifestyle products. This event is also where new models are unveiled from the leading watercraft manufacturers. Newcomers and experienced enthusiasts alike will always find something new at the World Finals that will further enhance their relationship with watercraft.  Several new products will be released again this year and shown, for the first time, at the trade show portion of the IJSBA World Finals. 

Spectators and participants can find all of the information they need for attendance at the World Finals by examining all of the links at

Questions regarding the event should be directed to the International Jet Sports Boating Association by emailing or by calling +1-714-751-8695 on Monday through Thursday’s from 9:00 Am to 5:00 Pm, Pacific Standard Time.