LAKE HAVASU – This year marks the 25th anniversary of Anderson Powersports Desert Storm boating event.
Four days of events commenced with Krusin’ for a Kause April 19 at Windsor Beach.
The event gave dozens of children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to experience rides on high-performance boats. New Horizons Center, Lake Havasu High School and RISE Services brought participants, and boat owners volunteered their time and boats.
The festivities continued the next day with the Desert Storm Street Party on Lake Havasu City’s main street, where multi-million-dollar high performance boats were put on display by their owners. A boat parade and poker run was held April 21 and a top-speed shootout race the next day. These events are the largest performance boating events in the Western United States, according to Desert Storm.
The week marks a start for the 2023 tourism season in Lake Havasu that usually hits its peak in the summer months.
Left: Boat owners wait in queue to set up for the Desert Storm Street Party in Lake Havasu City.
Center: High-performance boats are displayed along McCulloch Boulevard in Lake Havasu City.
Right: Owners show off their boats at the “street party,” one of four days of events at the 25th Desert Storm Poker Run that began with Krusin’ for a Kause and culminates in races on Lake Havasu. (Photos by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)
Drake Presto will graduate in spring 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Presto specializes in documentary journalism and has interned with The Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways Magazine and The State Press.