Leading international hydroflyer to perform in Limerick

Leading international hydroflyer to perform in Limerick

ONE of the world’s leading pro-hydroflyers is set to perform in the city this Friday.

Scotty Knemeyer from Hawaii will take to the skies above the river for two performances, part of the parade of visual treats building up to the outcome of Limerick’s 2020 European Capital of Culture bid.

Knemeyer will deliver a captivating display on his water-powered Jet Deck in a continuation of the city’s “renewed embrace of the river”, the 2020 team said, following on from the recent Riverfest performance by World Champion flyboarder Gemma Weston.

He is one of few performers in the world who can carry a second person on his board and perform amazing tricks and back flips – feats he will attempt during his performances, which will take place at 8pm on Friday in front of the Curragower Bar and in front of the Locke Bar at 9:30pm.

Deputy bid director Sheila Deegan promised “a show in a niche but visually stunning space that will have all of us catching breath. It will reflect Limerick as the capital of culture that we know it is – one of excitement, of colour, fun and one, of course, one that celebrates its incredible natural resource, the River Shannon.”