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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Posted 29 Aug 2013

Sam Stinnett Wins the 2013 Florida...

Words by Michael Kilcullen Photos by Benjamin Lucas Skimmers arriving at Main Beach on Friday morning found the usual goodness – favorable swell direction and wind, adequate sand placement, an incoming tide, and increasing hype. Pro heats kicked off in the afternoon earls, catching the tide and conditions as they began their journey away from the contest zone. The majority… 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 20 Aug 2013

2013 Zap Amateur World Championships of...

Words by Jason Wilson Photos by Neil Dougherty, Tom Williams, Dan Cook, and Jason Wilson This past weekend marked the 32nd year of our deeply rooted skimboarding competition in Dewey Beach, DE. Skimboarders from as far away as Brazil and St. Thomas came to sample the world famous shore break that Dewey Beach has to offer. While the waves were small… Continue »
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Posted 02 Aug 2013

Austin Keen Wins The Outer Banks Skim...

Words by Woody Harris Photos by Raleigh Thompson and Woody Harris There’s sugar coating it; day one of the Outer Banks Skim Jam was one of the flattest days that I have seen all summer.   Add very hot air temperatures and chilly water temps and you’ve got the conditions of July, 20th, 2013 in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Despite the… 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 »
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