U.S. Virgin Islands Featured in Facing Waves Television Series

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The U.S. Virgin Islands—three islands nestled in the blue waters of the eastern Caribbean—to be showcased internationally as one of the world's top paddling destinations in the Facing Waves TV series.

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Heliconia, producers of the Facing Waves TV series, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Virgin Islands will be featured as a top paddling destination in an upcoming, Season 3 episode. The episode will tell the story of the unique heritage and diverse culture of each island and share the adventures of exploring the islands by stand up paddleboard.

“The U.S. Virgin islands provided the perfect adventures and backdrop for an episode of Facing Waves,” says episode host, BIC Sport team rider and certified stand up paddling instructor, Matthew Hite. “Our shooting itinerary included visits to all three islands with stand up paddleboard yoga on St. Croix, viewing the St. Thomas harbor by float plane, as well as competing in the Paddle the Park SUP race, snorkeling, and touring around St. John. I enjoyed the thrill of paddling in the unique conditions each island has to offer and the beautiful scenery as the backdrop.”

Now in its 3rd season of filming, Facing Waves is the first and only TV series of its kind. Each 30-minute episode takes viewers on adventure travels to the world’s top paddling destinations, tells the stories of the people and places, and explores the region from the unique and inspiring perspective of a kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, or raft. Starting April, 2015, Season 3 of Facing Waves will be broadcast into more than 50 million US homes through Outside Television and Universal Sports and an additional 20 million homes in 44 countries, in four languages, on the Nautical Channel.

“We are thrilled the U.S. Virgin Islands will be featured as a top paddling destination in the Facing Waves series,” said USVI Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “This was the perfect opportunity to highlight the many interesting SUP activities available in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The DOT thanks all those who assisted the production while in the Territory and looks forward to sharing the beauty and unique culture of the Virgin Islands with a national TV audience.”

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Watch the Facing Waves trailer and learn more about the series at www.facingwaves.com.

To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

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About the U.S. Virgin Islands: When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel—including on-line check-in—making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens. For more information, visit: www.visitusvi.com.

About Facing Waves: The Facing Waves television series is in its 3rd season of filming. Broadcast on both Outside Television and Universal Sports in the US, Facing Waves reaches one of the most sought after demographics in the adventure travel world: active, affluent, and educated professionals who love traveling and the outdoors, as well as viewers in 44 countries in four languages on the Nautical Channel. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

About Heliconia: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, Heliconia has been a leader in outdoors media production. Heliconia produces 5 outdoor television series that air on NBC Sports, Outside Television, Universal Sports, the World Fishing Network, and the Nautical Channel. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com, or follow along on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/helipress.

For more information call Amy Luscombe at 613 582 7154, or e-mail to: amy@helipress.com. 

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