leandro-wins Leandro Azevedo Wins Sununga Words:  Anothony Liuizi Photos: Corinne Conklin Sununga Day 3 & 4 Three waves to win…win or lose, friends for life! Heat after heat and the athletes keep getting sider after sider. The audience is blown away at their maneuvers and rides after each completion as they navigate back to the sand. How do they do it! The level of Skimboarding… Continue »
Sam 2014 Featured Sununga Day 1 & 2 Words by Anthony Liuzzi Photos by Corinne Conklin DAY ONE – Monday 3/24 The energy in Ubatuba Brazil is something that new visitors find nearly unexplainable. The skies cleared and the sun rose on March 24, 2014. The big day for the first stop of the United Skim Tour had arrived and what a better place to do so in…. Continue »
Sam Beast Mode Sam Stinnett – “Beast Mode” Video Two-time World Champion of Skimboarding Sam Stinnett finally getting the online segment he deserves thanks to MOV. Continue »
DCIM103GOPRO Northern California Words by George Bryan Photos by JJ Morris and George Bryan I was pretty sure our next adventure on the Big Wave World Tour of surfing was scheduled for a trip up north, but I had been anticipating a trip to Lincoln city, Oregon. So when the call was made to head to Half Moon Bay, I figured the swell… Continue »
Basque 2013 The Basque Country Words by George Bryan Photos by Matthew Marbach and George Bryan For the past two years, I have been part of the webcast team that broadcasts the Big Wave World Tour live around the world. Every winter we check the surf charts for one of those purple blobs that form in the middle of the ocean. This particular blob, or… Continue »
Cabo cover photo Cabo – A Skimmers Paradise By George Bryan Cabo – A skimmers paradise, that’s all she was. Foriegn sand filled with shorebreak slabs in all types of shapes and sizes. Warm and inviting almost year round and beaches that face in most any direction. It’s legacy to hold powerful well shaped waves has been well documented throughout the years. I feel lucky for the number… Continue »
featured Austin Keen Wins Oktoberfest & 2013 UST Title By Aaron Peluso The 2013 Oktoberfest competition will go down in history as one of the most memorable skim competitions ever.  This year the stars aligned from so many angles it was simply magical.  For those who were there, you know what I am talking about.  For those of you who weren’t, you blew it…  simple as that. Balboa really lights… Continue »
IMG_4354 Blair Conklin Wins the 2013 Tac SkimBlast – UST Stop #7 Words and photos by Steve Taylor We arrived at 26th Ave in Santa Cruz for the 1st Annual Tac Apparel SkimBlast to find a very small swell lapping with a low tide rising. Morale was low like the tide with the fear that it would be flat all weekend, and everyone would be stuck battling it out in a waveless… Continue »
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Posted 21 Jan 2014   2013 Photos, Media, News, Photo Content

The 5th annual Gorgonitas Skim Contest

Words by Sergio Gil ‘Shein’ Translation by Eric Cestari Months of work was put in to enjoy this big Saturday morning.  As the staff worked on building up the stands, the first skimmers started to arrive to glassy conditions and small but long liners.  The day started cloudy and a little cold, but the slope soon became full of skimmers… Continue »
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Posted 30 Oct 2013

Warm up Sessions: 2013 Zap Am Champs

Check out a few short videos produced by ToeKneeABC123 and Alley-Oop of skimboarders having fun and warming up for the 2013 Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding. Zap Am Champs Warm up Day 1: See what goes on during a rainy day with small waves and a bunch of frothing skimboarders. Filmed early during the week leading up to the… Continue »
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Posted 20 Oct 2013

Wedge Blackball Meeting and Petition

By Aaron Peluso The Wedge has long been regarded as the absolute best wave in skimboarding.  What many people don’t know however is that for more than 20 years skimboarders along with bodyboarders and surfers have been banned from the break 10am – 5pm every day from May 1st until Oct 31st. This is a huge chunk of time at… Continue »
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Posted 29 Sep 2013

2013 Zap Am Champs Video

Filmed and Produced by: Toekneeabc123.com Highlights from the 2013 Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding.  A great  look into why we love skimboarding and this deeply rooted event. For more info on skimboaring competitions like this one check out SKIMUSA.ORG Continue »
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Posted 23 Aug 2013

Northeast Skim Tour 2013 Finals Write

Words by Stan Parker Photos by Corey MacLeod CHATHAM, Mass., — The Northeast Skim Tour’s summer season wrapped up Sunday on the outer beaches of Cape Cod with its fourth and final event of 2013. In the men’s division, Cape Cod native Noah Barmmer took home top honors, out-skimming Rhode Island’s Drew Plourd, Maine’s Alex Csajko, and Ocean Bluff’s Sean… Continue »
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Posted 21 Aug 2013

The Kalemba Skim Project

Words by Sergio Gil ‘Shein’ Translation assistant: Agueda Quintals A fantasy. A fairytale where crabs look after the waves in the middle of the night and sand glows in the darkness. A dream come true for a group of great people with fighting hearts and committed skimmers. That is the summary of an unforgettable event and some wonderful days that… Continue »
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Posted 16 Aug 2013

2013 Florida Pro/Am Entry Form

Here’s a flyer and the entry form for the Florida Pro/Am which will be taking place next weekend in Vilano Beach, Florida.  It looks like there are waves on the forecast so hopefully this event will turn out epic like it has in the years passed. 2013 Florida Pro/Am Entry Form   Continue »
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Posted 29 Jul 2013

The Zap Amateur World Championships of...

The Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding Presented By: Alley-Oop If you’re an amateur skimboarder you definitely do not want to miss this competition in Dewey Beach, DE! Going into it’s 32nd year the Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding attracts some of the best amateur riders in our sport. This is a chance to compete for the best prizes… Continue »
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Posted 08 Jul 2013

Blair Conklin Wins The Vic – UST...

By Aaron Peluso Just before the 4th of July, the fourth contest of the UST season went down at Aliso in Laguna Beach, CA.  The Vic is the oldest skimboarding event in the world with this year marking the 37th anniversary.  This year the conditions and organization all came together to show why after all this time, it is still… Continue »
Cabo Clasico
Posted 18 Jun 2013

UST Stop #2 Video Cabo Clasico

In the final days of May 2013 the world’s top professional skimboarders converged on Cabo San Lucas for the annual Cabo Clasico. Near perfect shorebreak conditions persisted for all the pro heats as they battled it out man on man until a victor was chosen. Laguna Beach’s Teddy Vlasis walked away with this years title followed by Perry Pruitt from… Continue »
Skim Slam
Posted 07 Jun 2013

SkimSlam 8 Contest

Skim Caribbean’s Skimslam 8 8th annual all ages skimboarding contest Saturday June 22nd, 2013 Morningstar Beach, St. Thomas USV Rider sign in at 8AM sharp – $20 entry fee.  All contestants recieve a 2013 event T-shirt.  Prizes for the top finalist!  New skimboard for each division winner!  Pick up an entry form at Evolution Surf & Skate or download it… Continue »

Leandro Azevedo Wins Sununga

Words:  Anothony Liuizi Photos: Corinne Conklin Sununga Day 3 & 4 Three waves to win…win or lose, friends for life! Heat after heat and the athletes keep getting sider after sider. The audience is blown away at their maneuvers and rides after each completion as they navigate back to the sand. How do they do it! The level of Skimboarding… Continue »
Sam 2014 Featured
Posted 26 Mar 2014

Sununga Day 1 & 2

Words by Anthony Liuzzi Photos by Corinne Conklin DAY ONE – Monday 3/24 The energy in Ubatuba Brazil is something that new visitors find nearly unexplainable. The skies cleared and the sun rose on March 24, 2014. The big day for the first stop of the United Skim Tour had arrived and what a better place to do so in…. Continue »
Sam Beast Mode
Posted 17 Feb 2014

Sam Stinnett – “Beast...

Two-time World Champion of Skimboarding Sam Stinnett finally getting the online segment he deserves thanks to MOV. Continue »
DCIM103GOPRO
Posted 03 Feb 2014

Northern California

Words by George Bryan Photos by JJ Morris and George Bryan I was pretty sure our next adventure on the Big Wave World Tour of surfing was scheduled for a trip up north, but I had been anticipating a trip to Lincoln city, Oregon. So when the call was made to head to Half Moon Bay, I figured the swell… Continue »
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Posted 21 Jan 2014

The 5th annual Gorgonitas Skim Contest

Words by Sergio Gil ‘Shein’ Translation by Eric Cestari Months of work was put in to enjoy this big Saturday morning.  As the staff worked on building up the stands, the first skimmers started to arrive to glassy conditions and small but long liners.  The day started cloudy and a little cold, but the slope soon became full of skimmers… Continue »
Basque 2013
Posted 28 Dec 2013

The Basque Country

Words by George Bryan Photos by Matthew Marbach and George Bryan For the past two years, I have been part of the webcast team that broadcasts the Big Wave World Tour live around the world. Every winter we check the surf charts for one of those purple blobs that form in the middle of the ocean. This particular blob, or… Continue »
Crunch Time
Posted 21 Nov 2013

Crunch Time now on iTunes

Words by George Bryan Photo by Bill Bryan Crunch Time features a years worth of journeys across steep beaches, green water, and great waves. As the swells rolled in, the crew continued to raise their game and their glasses. You know the saying, “high tide, low tide, we ride.” Many hours were spent running up and down the world’s best… Continue »
Cabo cover photo
Posted 04 Nov 2013

Cabo – A Skimmers Paradise

By George Bryan Cabo – A skimmers paradise, that’s all she was. Foriegn sand filled with shorebreak slabs in all types of shapes and sizes. Warm and inviting almost year round and beaches that face in most any direction. It’s legacy to hold powerful well shaped waves has been well documented throughout the years. I feel lucky for the number… Continue »
zap am warm ups
Posted 30 Oct 2013

Warm up Sessions: 2013 Zap Am Champs

Check out a few short videos produced by ToeKneeABC123 and Alley-Oop of skimboarders having fun and warming up for the 2013 Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding. Zap Am Champs Warm up Day 1: See what goes on during a rainy day with small waves and a bunch of frothing skimboarders. Filmed early during the week leading up to the… Continue »
23922_10151569965119653_229180324_n FOR WEDGE PETITION
Posted 20 Oct 2013

Wedge Blackball Meeting and Petition

By Aaron Peluso The Wedge has long been regarded as the absolute best wave in skimboarding.  What many people don’t know however is that for more than 20 years skimboarders along with bodyboarders and surfers have been banned from the break 10am – 5pm every day from May 1st until Oct 31st. This is a huge chunk of time at… Continue »
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Posted 19 Oct 2013

Austin Keen Wins Oktoberfest &...

By Aaron Peluso The 2013 Oktoberfest competition will go down in history as one of the most memorable skim competitions ever.  This year the stars aligned from so many angles it was simply magical.  For those who were there, you know what I am talking about.  For those of you who weren’t, you blew it…  simple as that. Balboa really lights… Continue »

Cabo Clasico 2011

The 2011 Cabo Clasico contest took place during a giant south swell for the second year in a row.  Unlike last year, the decision was made to throw caution to the wind and hold the event at Solmar, one of the most exposed beaches in the region.  It turned out to be a good decision. Wind was a problem this… Continue »
Cabo Contest Setup
Posted 23 May 2011

Cabo Clasico 2011

The 2011 Cabo Clasico contest took place during a giant south swell for the second year in a row.  Unlike last year, the decision was made to throw caution to the wind and hold the event at Solmar, one of the most exposed beaches in the region.  It turned out to be a good decision. Wind was a problem this… Continue »
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Posted 30 Jan 2011

Bill Bryan Leaves Victoria Skimboards

The crew at Victoria Skimboards is sad to announce the departure of Bill Bryan from the Victoria Skimboards team. Bill is a fantastic skimboarder and our relationship with him through the years has been mutually beneficial. We wish Bill the best in his future endeavors and thank him for all of his dedication to the sport and to Victoria Skimboards. Continue »
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Posted 18 Apr 2011

Kalemba Skim: Angola

Most people in the skimboarding community would never expect to see their sport reaching the developing nations of Africa. Surprisingly, there is a group of young children in Angola, a country on Africa’s Southwestern coast, who have taken to the beach to skimboard. The ‘boards’ they use are not something most people would consider a skimboard. They use whatever they… Continue »
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Posted 06 Sep 2010

Philippine Steez – Manoy Bazar...

by Arlene Grace Nonato The Philippines has been getting a lot of infamous press lately. I shouldn’t be putting the incident into words in the fear of it being never forgotten. But you, the ever-updated, intellectual mad-hatter-of-a-skimboarder might have heard it in your tea parties. Laugh about it, cry about it. Our SWAT and Miss Philippines have just exemplified what… Continue »
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Posted 10 Jul 2010

Douglas Stratton Photographer Profile

Douglas Stratton is a traveling Fine Art Photographer that fell in love with skimboarding at a very young age.  He was born and raised in Ocean City, NJ but has lived in San Diego, CA and Charleston, SC.  His love for traveling has taken him to some of the best skim locations in the world.  He is a self taught… Continue »
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Posted 14 May 2010

Cabo Clasico Day One

Update: See final day event coverage here. The UST Cabo Clasico is one of the most anticipated skimboarding events in the world.  Solid waves and perfect weather regularly grace this event, and those who have attended it always come back with good memories.  A massive south swell filled in Friday, the first of three potential contest days in Cabo San Lucas.  Contestants… Continue »
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Posted 04 May 2010

Adam Hayward’s New DVD The Box...

THE BOX is a movie that cannot be accurately described. It breaks no boundaries, because it was never bound. It is a tale of a boy moving about under the noses of ravenous beasts while he travels from Laguna beach to Florida, then to Chile, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, making mysterious stops in-between. The story is told chronologically and… Continue »
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Posted 23 Sep 2011

Morgan Just Wins In France

By Aaron Peluso The first trans-continental UST competition went down over the course of the last week in Seignosse, France. I have been attending skimboarding competitions for more than 25 years now and I can say without a doubt that this event has opened up a door for skimboarding’s future. More than any skimboarding competition I have ever attended, this… Continue »
Melaque local Chopa scoring the wave of the trip.
Posted 12 Jun 2010

2010 Cabo LEAF Video

If you are a serious skimboarder you have almost certainly seen one of LEAF’s skimboard videos such as 5lbs Lighter, Vee Eye See or the most recent Soulag Chronicles (which is excellent if you haven’t seen it yet). Well the fine folks at LEAF have teamed up with SkimOnline and Exile Skimboards to produce this little gem from the recent… Continue »
Exile Skimboards Mainland Mexico
Posted 30 Jun 2011

Exile Mainland Mexico Mini-Movie

In February of 2011 some of the new generation of Exile Skimboards riders ventured down to mainland Mexico to search out some new waves and ride them the way they beg to be ridden. Thousands of dollars, thousands of miles and countless hours later, they scored. Sam Stinnett and Blair Conklin battled continuously for the wave of the trip. Who… Continue »