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Posted 26 Aug 2010

Miles Grobman’s Iberian Skim...

It was some time last year when I first began thinking about returning to Spain to visit family and friends in the Basque country.  On my last trip three years ago, I didn’t bring a skim but ended up meeting up with Pascal in Hossegor and running into my friends from Exile the same day I arrived.  We ended up… Continue »
Florida Pro Am
Posted 23 Aug 2010

Austin Keen Wins the Florida...

By Steve Taylor Day two of the 2010 Florida Pro/Am saw very similar conditions to day one, though the expected bump in swell was an absolute no show.  The waves were still contestable, but lacked the power and size to make wave riding or barrels the main attraction.  It was clear that the best tricks thrown on what waves there… Continue »
Vilano Fl Pro/Am Skimboard Competition Day One
Posted 21 Aug 2010

FL Pro/Am Day One Update

Update By Steve Taylor Day one of the 2010 Florida Pro/Am in Vilano Beach went down, and is still going down, probably until about 8:30pm tonight…   The first two rounds of the professionals have run, and standouts have been Brad Domke, Austin Keen, and Bill Bryan.  All three have been distinguishing themselves as the ones to beat here.  … Continue »
Ocean Spirit Festival
Posted 20 Aug 2010

Hugo Santos Takes First In Santa Cruz,...

On the 7th and 8th of August, the largest European skimboarding competition of the year was held:  The International Skimboard Santa Cruz 2010.  This event was the Portuguese leg of the European Skim League and was also part of the Ocean Spirit Festival For the 8th consecutive year.  The best skimboarders of Europe and the rest of the world travelled to compete for $6000 of prize… Continue »
Posted 18 Aug 2010

Floridian Wave Crave

By Robert Huffman Throwing out sarcastic and outrageous ideas about skimboarding vacations is just something that skimboarders do. This is especially true for Floridian skimboarders considering that the wave selection is somewhat limited in South Florida.  Therefore, having a conversation about going to Cabo, Mexico for a month on a college student budget is something that almost every skimboarder has… Continue »
Posted 18 Aug 2010

Oct Navarre Contest Is A Go!

After months of uncertainty following the BP Oil Spill Disaster, the Navarre Skim Invasion presented by Waterboys has finally been green lighted by the county! As the oil spill has apparently been stopped without any serious damage to local beaches, things may finally be looking up on the Gulf Coast…? We can only hope. At minimum we are glad to… Continue »
Sam Stinnett Wins ECSC
Posted 16 Aug 2010

Sam Stinnett Wins The ECSC

Sam Stinnett picked up his first East Coast victory this weekend in Dewey Beach, Delaware.  Here is a breakdown of the event details as well as some photos all care of Matt Adams. Day One Dewey has been a pretty special place for skimboarders this summer. There’s been shorebreak the whole summer and almost always something to skim at low… Continue »
East Coast Skimboards
Posted 14 Aug 2010 Sale

If you haven’t checked out recently then you should head on over there and take a look. They are having a huge sale on Exile Skimboards right now clearing out inventory and making room for the new stuff. Jump on these deals while supplies last. East Coast Skimboards also carries a full line of Victoria and Zap Skimboards in… Continue »
Posted 12 Aug 2010

Balboa Skim Camp Next Week!

Main Street Surf Shop and Paulo Prietto’s Solag Skim School have teamed up to share the love on the sunny slopes of Newport Beach CA. Its not too late to get hands on instruction from possibly the nicest guy in all of skimboarding, Paulo Prietto.  But you had better not wait!  The camp starts on Monday and runs till thursday, all for $200!  Sign up at: … Continue »
Posted 12 Aug 2010

2010 Florida Pro/Am Update

As every Floridian Skimboarder should already know, the grand daddy of Florida Skimboard competitions is set to take place on August 20th, 21st and 22nd at Vilano Beach. There has been a last minute update to the schedule as the normal Friday night heats have been cancelled and are being replaced by a rider meeting and check-in.  This meeting will… Continue »
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