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By: Sarah Siddons

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If you're an avid sports fan, but baseball and basketball aren't exactly the type of sports that get your blood pumping, then may be the Web site for you. was made for fans of action sports -- skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross and BMX -- and offers users a database for finding out about extreme-sport events happening around the country [source:, Inc.]. Through the Web site, users can see and promote events for their favorite action sports and interact with other action-sports fans. And with employees for ZexSports checking the list of events daily, users can be confident in the legitimacy of postings.

Created in 2003, is the brainchild of Espree Devora. After spending several years traveling abroad, Devora wanted a way to connect action-sport enthusiasts around the world. With a degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona, Devora was able to combine her passion for action sports and travel with her knowledge of the Internet and technology to come up with the idea for [source:].


Today, ZexSports bills itself as a digital media company and helps connect up-and-coming brands with the youth market through action sports [source:]. In fact, users can win extreme sports gear from various companies looking to promote their brands. And with accounts on MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, ZexSports continues to grow its community of loyal followers. So if you're a diehard action-sports fan, jump on board -- your mecca awaits.

To learn more about how to join, check out the next page.



If you live and breathe all things motocross (or snowboarding, skateboarding or BMX), offers a venue to connect with other extreme-sport fanatics just like yourself. Visitors to the Web site can view all upcoming action-sports events right from the homepage, complete with maps, directions and descriptions. You can even post your own action-sports events to help get them publicized. The site also allows visitors to see photos from past action-sports events -- so even if you weren't there, you can still get a bite of the action [source:, Inc.].

But to reap the full benefits of what has to offer, users need to become a ZexSports member [source:, Inc]. functions a lot like a social networking site except that it's exclusively for extreme-sports fans. Fans can register on the Web site to create a profile, upload photos and videos, connect with other members, and publish a blog. Members can even connect their ZexSports profile to their Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or e-mail account to share photos, events and news with their friends [source:, Inc]. members can also sign up for Daily Action Sports News, a weekly e-newsletter put together by the staff [source:, Inc].


Ready to join? First check out the next page to learn more about the benefits of so you can get the most out of your membership.

Benefits of

Let's face it -- everyone needs a happy place, a place where you can be with the people who know you, understand you and share your interests. If you're a diehard action-sports fan, can be your happy place.

The number one benefit of is that it's a social networking site just for action-sports fans. So not only do users have the opportunity to post their own photos, videos, blogs, forums and events all about action sports, but they can also interact with other members who share their unwavering passion for all things extreme [source: PR Web].

Advertisement also offers its users perks with their membership. Members can enter contests to win cash and prizes, and they can receive discounts on extreme-sports gear if they actively participate on the Web site [source: PR Web]. In addition, all action-sports events posted on include discounts on places to stay in the area, parking and pricing information and other insider tips and advice to help members have the best experience possible [source:, Inc.]. The Web site even features exclusive interviews with big names from the extreme-sport world like skater Tony Hawk and surfer Kelly Slater [source: LinkedIn].

And if you have a company looking to break into the action-sports community, can help you build your brand. offers a network for up-and-coming action-sports brands to market and sell their products [source: Linked In].

To learn more about the community, check out the links on the next page.


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