obxbanner Sam Stinnett Wins in OBX By Shawn Kenny Sunshine, sunshine, it’s fine, I feel it my skin, warming up my mind.  Day 2 was the polar opposite of day 1.  Wind was offshore but more importantly the sun was shining! Quarterfinals were pretty stacked the one that sticks out the most in my mind was quarter B:  Blair Conklin, John Joyce, Morgan Just and Dave… Continue »
banner 2014 OBX Skim Jam Day 1 By Shawn Kenny Wet \’wet\ adjective – covered or saturated with water or another liquid. Day one of the 2014 OBX Skim Jam was just that. A low pressure system sitting just off the coast brought onshore wind upwards of 20 mph and scattered rain. The wind had switched Thursday night and then continued  blowing onshore for three consecutive days,… Continue »
TOVP_The-Vic-2014_20140629_1699 Sam Stinnett Wins At Aliso – UST Stop #4 By Aaron Peluso Skimboarders from around the United States and the world traveled to Laguna Beach this past weekend for the 38th Annual Victoria Contest held at Aliso Beach.  “The Vic” is the longest running skimboarding event in the world and one of the most prestigious skimboard contests for any competitor to place well in.  This year 41 male professionals… Continue »
Austin Keen Cabo Clasico Skimboard Contest Austin Keen Wins The 2014 Cabo Clasico – UST Stop #2 By Aaron Peluso Last weekend 37 of the best pro skimboarders in the world converged upon Cabo San Lucas for the annual Cabo Clasico.  This year’s pro field was particularly ‘international’ drawing competitors from Portugal, Brazil, Hawaii, mainland USA, and of course… Mexico.  However the country list doesn’t do justice to just how diverse this competition was.  Brazil’s top riders… Continue »
2 9__10 A Day In The Life of George Bryan May 15th, 2014 This day was not much different than any day in George’s life. And, with the exception of 2 kids and a full time job, not much ever seems to  change in the life of this Solag-er. His life still revolves around his greatest passions; family, barrels, and making movies. Click through the photos and see what the… Continue »
pulse skim mag Pulse Skimboard Magazine Launch! From the ashes of Foreverskim comes a new online skimboard magazine to fill your homes and your hearts with fresh skim content. Pulse is the brainchild of Santa Cruz’s Jackie Gollbach and David Haefele who have teamed up to produce a new magazine for all skimboarders (with some advice from Foreverskim’s Derek Makekau himself). What do we at Skim Online… Continue »
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 »
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 »
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Posted 28 Jun 2014   2014 News, 2014 Photos

“The Vic” Day One Recap

Cloudy skies and challenging waves showed up at the Vic on Saturday.  A small south swell was in the water along with a significant trough that has persisted at Aliso for the last month or so.  Nevertheless, the world’s top pros were on hand  to find the diamonds in the rough. The competition will resume Sunday morning at 8.  You… Continue »
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Posted 16 May 2014

2014 Cabo Clasico – Day One

Things got off to a great start on day one of the 2014 Cabo Clasico.  Clean glassy early morning conditions prevailed throughout the pro round as competitors from the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Portugal battled it out at the world famous Solmar beach in Cabo San Lucas. There are 37 pro competitors this year and things are sure to heat… Continue »
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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 »
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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 25 Sep 2013

Blair Conklin Wins the 2013 Tac...

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 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 20 Jul 2014   2014 News, 2014 Photos, News, Photo Content, UST News

Sam Stinnett Wins in OBX

By Shawn Kenny Sunshine, sunshine, it’s fine, I feel it my skin, warming up my mind.  Day 2 was the polar opposite of day 1.  Wind was offshore but more importantly the sun was shining! Quarterfinals were pretty stacked the one that sticks out the most in my mind was quarter B:  Blair Conklin, John Joyce, Morgan Just and Dave… Continue »
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Posted 19 Jul 2014

2014 OBX Skim Jam Day 1

By Shawn Kenny Wet \’wet\ adjective – covered or saturated with water or another liquid. Day one of the 2014 OBX Skim Jam was just that. A low pressure system sitting just off the coast brought onshore wind upwards of 20 mph and scattered rain. The wind had switched Thursday night and then continued  blowing onshore for three consecutive days,… Continue »
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Posted 30 Jun 2014

Sam Stinnett Wins At Aliso – UST...

By Aaron Peluso Skimboarders from around the United States and the world traveled to Laguna Beach this past weekend for the 38th Annual Victoria Contest held at Aliso Beach.  “The Vic” is the longest running skimboarding event in the world and one of the most prestigious skimboard contests for any competitor to place well in.  This year 41 male professionals… Continue »
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Posted 28 Jun 2014

“The Vic” Day One Recap

Cloudy skies and challenging waves showed up at the Vic on Saturday.  A small south swell was in the water along with a significant trough that has persisted at Aliso for the last month or so.  Nevertheless, the world’s top pros were on hand  to find the diamonds in the rough. The competition will resume Sunday morning at 8.  You… Continue »
Austin Keen Cabo Clasico Skimboard Contest
Posted 23 May 2014

Austin Keen Wins The 2014 Cabo Clasico...

By Aaron Peluso Last weekend 37 of the best pro skimboarders in the world converged upon Cabo San Lucas for the annual Cabo Clasico.  This year’s pro field was particularly ‘international’ drawing competitors from Portugal, Brazil, Hawaii, mainland USA, and of course… Mexico.  However the country list doesn’t do justice to just how diverse this competition was.  Brazil’s top riders… Continue »
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Posted 21 May 2014

A Day In The Life of George Bryan

May 15th, 2014 This day was not much different than any day in George’s life. And, with the exception of 2 kids and a full time job, not much ever seems to  change in the life of this Solag-er. His life still revolves around his greatest passions; family, barrels, and making movies. Click through the photos and see what the… Continue »
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Posted 16 May 2014

2014 Cabo Clasico – Day One

Things got off to a great start on day one of the 2014 Cabo Clasico.  Clean glassy early morning conditions prevailed throughout the pro round as competitors from the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Portugal battled it out at the world famous Solmar beach in Cabo San Lucas. There are 37 pro competitors this year and things are sure to heat… Continue »
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Posted 10 May 2014

Pulse Skimboard Magazine Launch!

From the ashes of Foreverskim comes a new online skimboard magazine to fill your homes and your hearts with fresh skim content. Pulse is the brainchild of Santa Cruz’s Jackie Gollbach and David Haefele who have teamed up to produce a new magazine for all skimboarders (with some advice from Foreverskim’s Derek Makekau himself). What do we at Skim Online… Continue »
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Posted 29 Mar 2014

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 »
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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 »

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 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 06 Oct 2010

2010 UST Final Standings

The results are in and here are the 2010 top ten. Bill Bryan Brad Domke Sam Stinnett Morgan Just Brandon Sears Austin Keen Paulo Prietto Tim Fulton Teddy Vlasis Stephen Bradford Although Bill Bryan won the 2010 UST tour at event number seven, who is to blame him for putting his stamp on the victory by taking first at event… 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 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 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 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 »
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 »
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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 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 »