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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 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 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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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 »
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Posted 05 Jun 2013

Jack Tenney Wins Southside – 2013...

By Brandon Sears “Hi I’m in Delaware”, a quote from the movie Wayne’s World, is pretty much the first thing I get when I tell someone that I’m traveling to a skim contest there. Little do they know, little did I know before I traveled there, that Dewey Beach Delaware has one of the biggest skimboarding communities of any stop on… Continue »
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Posted 31 May 2013

Teddy Vlasis Wins 2013 Cabo Clasico...

By Aaron Peluso The 2013 UST Cabo Clasico will go down in my mind as the best one yet.  The event was held over three days from May 24 – May 26 in solid Cabo San Lucas shorebreak.  Wind was a problem throughout the weekend so scheduling was very important to try and get the best conditions.  This year the… Continue »
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Posted 25 May 2013

2013 South Side Shoot out

With summer right around the corner Skim USA and Alley-Oop are preparing for one of the best skimboarding events in the world: The 2013 South Side Shootout. Through the combined effort of Alley-Oop and Skim USA the Shootout has become a major stop on professional skimboarding’s United Skim Tour.  Every year it attracts 20-30 of the top pros in the… Continue »
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