Have you had your A-License for less than 18 months, or do you have less than 150 jumps? This event is for you!
Fresh Meet is designed to give you a targeted goal to train towards, involve you with our experienced local community, and promote knowledge and safety. This year’s boogie is March 23-26, 2023 at Skydive Perris in Southern California.
Mentors (min 200 jumps), Apply Here.
Freshlings, Registration is open! ⬇️
Fresh Meet 2023 – the 5th edition, now with 2 divisions!
We just started working on Fresh Meet 2023, so we don’t have all the details down yet, but we can already tell you a few things:
We will create two divisions this year, Intermediate and Advanced, with two separate dive pools!
Returning from previous years:
THURSDAY Canopy control class, load organizing with the Perris Organizers, mini Fury Lab tunnel camp with Christy Frikken NEW! We just opened a Water Training class AND a Canopy Course with Maxine class on Thursday as well, so those who want/need to can do BOTH (one per day)!
FRIDAY Water Training class, Canopy Control class with Maxine Tate and Flight-1 (must book separately via this link), load organizing with the Perris Organizers, Sky-Curious skydiving disciplines speed “dating” evening.
SATURDAY The 3-way FS competition (2 Freshlings, 1 mentor), followed by the award ceremony and Bar Trivia Party
SUNDAY Fresh Fun Fair – Air and Ground Skydiving Games.
Completely separate from the Mini Fury Lab with Christy Frikken on Thursday and nowhere as elaborate: for those of you who would like to do some Tunnel Time at Perris Indoor Skydiving (on-site) on Friday or Sunday, get Free Coaching by the great Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld (a.k.a. Dan BC) – tunnel time $200/15 minutes – contact the tunnel to book your slot 951-940-4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve got a lot more in store for you!
Main Event – Saturday 3-way Competition
The main event kicks off Saturday with a 3-way competition. Each team is composed of two new jumpers and an experienced mentor. You’ll do four exciting skydives, but the competition won’t be only about the jumps! Points will be earned on the ground as well, with a series of escape room-style games, skill-based activities, and a scavenger hunt spirit.
Want more details? We are still crafting the final particulars for 2023, but you can check out 2022’s rules and divepool to get a head start. You can also find out more by signing up for the Fresh Meet mailing list.
All Access, All Event!
All four days will allow you access to the Perris excellent load organizers staff who can design jumps for your experience level. We are busy brewing fun social experiences like the Sky-Curious speed event (a great success last year) and a photo scavenger hunt for all four days. Enjoy access to gear manufacturer tents all weekend long. Everyone gets a goody bag, and if you register in time, a unique event T-shirt!
Fresh Fun Fair – Sunday freestyle fun
On Sunday, join us again for the Fresh Fun Fair for a go-at-your-own-pace challenge that allows you to pick and choose your activities the whole day. Your jumps can include popular skydives like hula-hoops, tracking jumps, and Mr. Potato head dives. Collect all the Perris Patches! Have fun on the ground by trying on a real wingsuit, hungry-hungry hippo creeping, and more!
Mini Fury Tunnel Lab with Christy Frikken
Want to get some professional tunnel coaching? Join Christy Frikken at iFly Oceanside for an appetizer-size version of her full tunnel camp. You’ll fly two ten-minute blocks in a 14′ recirculating tunnel and receive full prep and debriefs with Christy. So sharpen those skills up and be ready to rock the meet!
YOU MUST BOOK YOUR FRIDAY CLASS WITH FLIGHT-1 DIRECTLY. REGISTER FOR THE CANOPY COURSE HERE (you must be registered at Fresh Meet to attend the F-1 class) Everyone wants to improve their canopy skills, and we wanted to provide a fantastic canopy coaching option for your experience at Fresh Meet. The Women’s Skydiving Network is providing us with an amazing canopy coach – Maxine Tate! About Flight-1 courses
We have a limited amount of rental gear available, so if you need some, make sure you register early! Gear will be attributed on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis (depending on size availability too, of course) in partnership with Gold State Gear.
Tentative 2023 Schedule
We are in the early planning stages for next year’s event, so keep checking here for the excitement as we finalize our schedule.
- Thursday/Friday Practice jumps, canopy courses, add-on tunnel camp with Christy Frikken, Sky-Curious Speed Dating event, water training, photo scavenger hunt
- Saturday, the main event! You will attend your first 3-way competition! Each team will be composed of 2 beginner jumpers (a.k.a. Freshlings) and an experienced mentor; you will make 4 jumps and participate in a huge scavenger hunt throughout the DZ to get your dives and extra bonus points.
- Saturday evening, stay for the Bar Trivia Party night and win awesome prizes from our sponsors!
- Sunday, the Fresh Fun Fair is a go-at-your-own-pace contest that allows you to pick and choose your activities throughout the whole day. The activities will include jumping games (Mr. Potato head jump, Hula Hoop jump…) in addition to short zany ground activities (Creeper races, Hungry Skydiving Hippos…). You will be given a game card at the beginning of the day. Fill it out by attending as many games as possible and earn the Perris Fresh Meet official patch!
- All weekend, meet the gear manufacturers, try some demo gear, and get special deals!
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Would love to participate, but have too much experience? Apply to be a mentor!
2091 Goetz Rd
Perris, CA 92570