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Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats
All photos by Laurie Charles

Giant swans, purple dragons, and inflatable monkeys are just some of the floats that crowded the shores of South Beach on Saturday for the mega float event of the year, Floatopia.

Hundreds of people glided through the piercing blue waters of South Pointe in pink and yellow neon colored tubes, floating islands that could hold an army of people through a 90-mile journey south, and even jumped on an inflatable trampoline.

Cultist drifted through the waters of SoBe in search of the best floats and found everything from rubber duckies to Nemo to a group of Bostonians showing their support to the victims of the Boston bombings.

See also:

- Photos: Floatopia Miami 2013

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Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Floating cabanas

Nothing says the perfect beach day like spending all day floating around on a canopy-covered cabana with like-minded beach goers.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Life sized rubber duckies

It's like every kid's dream come true.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Boston 617 Strong champagne bottle

Boston is one relentless city, and even though these guys are more than 1,500 miles away from the New England town, they proudly showed their support to the city that proved that the American spirit is greater than any act of terror.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Race car

Looks like they're racing to see which float will drift away to Cuba first.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Rockets and pirate ships

If rockets and pirates could trek through the rough waters of the Atlantic together, it would look something like this.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Giant green turtle

Maybe she color coordinated her bikini to match her giant green turtle floatie.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Nemo

We found you, ya little clown.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Swan princess

Somewhere in the madness of floating champagne bottles, rocket ships, and race cars was a floating, graceful swan.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Trampoline

How these guys managed to put up a giant, inflatable trampoline together is beyond us. It took about seven guys to carry into the water, but it was well worth it.

Floatopia 2013: The Ten Best Floats

Magic dragon

And in the spirit of 4/20, Puff the Magic Dragon made a special appearance.

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