Monster Storm Poker Run Rolling Into Havasu

Another high-performance boat “storm” is rolling onto Lake Havasu when Monster Storm hits the shores of the Nautical Beachfront Resort from Oct. 12-14. Storm Poker Runs is organizing its 8th annual Monster Storm, formerly known as Monster Bash. The Halloween-themed Poker Run is teaming up with the popular online boating forum, River Dave’s Place (RDP), to simultaneously celebrate the 10th anniversary RDP Regatta.

Monster Storm Reinventing

Storm Poker Runs is reinventing Monster Storm to enhance spectator access to event activities, such as meeting industry icons like Bob Teague, owner of Teague Custom Marine, and Win Farnsworth, owner of the “Low Altitude” turbine 50-foot Mystic boat.

Lake Racer

Additionally, the public is invited to wear costumes to the awards and after-parties, both of which will be held at the Nautical (participants only at drivers’ meetings and Saturday dinner party). Spectators are also invited to shop the vendor and sponsor booths that will be on display at the Nautical throughout the weekend, as well as watch the Monster Storm and RDP Regatta participants raft-up for an aerial photo!

To stay up-to-date on information and announcements, check or Storm Poker Run social media pages: or

Qualified Boaters Can Participate

All boaters who meet the insurance and registration requirements can participate in Monster Storm Poker Run. There is no boat speed or size requirement for the event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the three highest hands and the three best costume contest winners. To register for Monster Storm, go to and click the Monster Storm tab to download the registration forms.

 About The Storm Poker Run Team

James “Jimmy” Nichols and Christina Crane, are the co-owners of Phantom Productions LLC., based in Peoria, Ariz., the newly named production company for Monster Storm and Desert Storm Poker Runs. Nichols and Crane will continue the Poker Run legacy that Jim Sr. (Jimmy’s father) created.

The younger Nichols says, “We are making some small changes to update the current atmosphere. The participants and sponsors will feel that it is centered around them. We intend to attract spectators to come and see what the Poker Run is. While we all share what we are passionate about – boating.”

 Registration Details

  • $350 until Oct. 2 (includes two adult tickets for all events and meals, two event t-shirts, two poker hands, two raffle tickets),
  • Contact Christina Crane, 623-238-1330,,
  • Or contact James “Jimmy” Nichols, 302-739-4739,,
  • Event dates, times and/or details subject to change. Please contact event coordinator or check event website to verify information;
  • Event categories: Boating, Sports, Top 25 Event, and
  • Venue: Nautical Beachfront Resort, 1000 N. McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here