West Snow Beach

The blowing will start Thursday evening, and it won’t stop until Friday afternoon. Only with this type of consistency does Waterfront Commons have the chance for a snowy finish. The snowboarding contingent in South Florida should get really excited — this space will hold a snowboarding competition Friday. Set designers for the Red Bull Butter Cup will come in and construct a playground on top of this West Palm Beach flat, green land, so people can not only snowboard but also perform tricks.

Arrive between 3 to 4:30 p.m. to register. Note: Only the first 80 who sign up will be able to shred, so you might want to go ahead and register online at redbullusa.com/buttercup; it’s free to compete. The competition begins at 4:30 p.m. How will you be graded? There will be a jam session where, of course, boarders’ creativity and style will matter but only trick sequences that include “buttering” will count. If you don’t know what that means, consider yourself in the “amateur” division. That’s right: All skill levels are welcome. Shredders will be split into pro and am divisions according to experience. If you’re under 18, bring a legal guardian with you to the registration table.

For those who maybe just want to see snow, expect even more than that. The downtown waterfront area, which covers the terrain where Clematis Street meets Flagler Drive, will take on a ski-resort feel.
Fri., Feb. 11, 3 p.m., 2011

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Mickie Centrone