From sun and surf to races and customs—Wheels and Waves seems to have it all. And while flat-track races aren’t the most unique event to throw during a motorcycle show, there’s a good reason they have gained so much popularity—especially when you see the types of bikes these crazies were racing.
Whether it be a one-of-a-kind custom, a priceless vintage, or a weirdo chopped-up minibike, the riders were here to send it. Turn after dirt-spitting turn, the racers gave it their all, with onlookers bouncing back and forth between overjoyed excitement and sympathy for the two-wheeled treasures being flogged on the track.
It was truly incredible to see so many of the bikes built to be exhibited in the show actually ridden by the people who built them—and ridden hard! Unlike so many rallies and bike shows (but not like the Hot Bike Tour!), there are tons of opportunities and challenges to ride over the course of Wheels and Waves, so the kickstands never stay down for long.