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Posted 03 Nov 2012

HASL 2012 Exile Minishaka Shakedown

Story by Erik Covarrubias Aloha from the HASL finals 2012, This year the HASL finals were held at Keawa’ula Bay AKA “YOKES”. The waves could not have been any better despite the rocky forecast. Light winds prevailed throughout the day, the sand was set up and there was plenty of swell in the water. The Pro heats were timed perfectly… Continue »
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Posted 23 Oct 2012

Gorgonitas Skim Contest 2012 –...

In early September, our friends from Gorgonitas skim held their annual championship.  After a whole week of ideal conditions, Saturday dawned cloudy, a little windy, and with much larger waves than what was originally forecasted.  This limited the possibilities of participating skimmers, with the large waves breaking far out. Despite the uncontrollable variable of weather, which kept spectators away, the… Continue »
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Posted 12 Oct 2012

Austin Keen Wins Oktoberfest –...

By Aaron Peluso Orange county CA was in rare form the week leading up to the 8th Annual Exile/Main St. Oktoberfest.  Pumping 4-6 foot South swell that wouldn’t end came together flawlessly with 90 degree weather making for some of the best skimming of the entire year in Southern California.  Expectations were high for the weekend event that would take… Continue »
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Posted 19 Sep 2012

Austin Keen Wins the Santa Cruz

Words and photos by Andre Magarao Saturday morning we woke to a pretty cloudy sky and cold crisp Santa Cruz air. The pros were in the water early in the day to take advantage of the rising high tide. The waves were small, but still pretty rippable and very glassy. Considering the standard afternoon onshore winds it was a good… Continue »
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Posted 13 Sep 2012

Zap Amateur World Championships

Words by: Jason Wilson Photos by: Drew Cornwall The weekend of August the 11th and 12th marked the 31st year of our deeply rooted skimboarding competition; The Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding presented by Alley-Oop and Skim USA. Skimboarders from as far away as Brazil came to sample the world famous shore break that Dewey Beach has to offer…. Continue »
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Posted 26 Aug 2012

Sam Stinnett Wins The 2012 Vilano

Words by Michael Kilcullen Photos by David Behar The Vilano Pro Am took place this weekend under lucid skies and pumping swell generated by Hurricane Issac. The sixth stop on the UST attracted a significant amount of pros and the usual amount of amateurs looking to showcase their steez in North Florida’s most touted shorebreak. Those planning on taking home… Continue »
Perry Pruitt
Posted 29 Jul 2012

Perry Pruitt Wins The OBX Skim Jam

Words by Woody Harris Photos courtesy of www.thisismov.com Day one of the OBX Skim Jam had similar conditions to the few days before the event. Which consisted of bountiful waist high wraps and liners. The competitors who shined the brightest on the first day were Perry Pruitt, Blair Conklin, Sam Stinnett, Brad Domke, Dave Scott, Brandon Sears, Morgan Just, and… Continue »
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Posted 25 Jul 2012

Sam Stinnett Wins UST Portugal

Words By: Rui Marinho For the first time ever the United Skim Tour visited Portugal and one of the biggest skimboarding events in Europe. Last week the UST Internacional de Skimboard organized by José Costa took place in the beautiful town of  Santa Cruz, Torres Vedras. Portuguese skimboarding legend Hugo Santos was bested by the top ranked UST competitor Sam Stinnett who… Continue »
Maui Melee
Posted 14 Jul 2012

HASL Maui Melee Write Up

Words by David Sterman On June 16, 2012, the Hawaii Amateur Skimboard League made its way to Kihei, Maui for the third contest of the season. The contest was held on the shoreline of Big Beach, Makena, home of the Maui Skimmers. The beach had been firing the entire week prior to the contest and fortunately there were still a… Continue »
Sam Stinnett Wins The Vic - 2012 Edition
Posted 08 Jul 2012

Sam Stinnett wins the Vic

Sam Stinnett successfully defended his title at the Aliso contest this Sunday making him only the only person besides Bill Bryan to win the event twice in at least the past 20 years. But it was not an easy fight. Sam took the top spot by the slimmest of margins with only 1.5 pts separating himself, Morgan Just in second and Blair… Continue »
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