2011 News

Posted 10 Oct 2011

2011 Zap Amateur World Championships...

This year Skim USA celebrated the 30th anniversary of it’s longest running event, the East Coast Skimboarding Championships. As competition director Harry Wilson announced his retirement from contest organizing, the event changed its name and transitioned into an all amateur competition – The Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding presented by: Alley Oop. Now with excess event funds available from… Continue »
Posted 10 Oct 2011

Gorgonitas Skim Contest 2011

Spanish skimboarding is alive and evolving quickly! On recent example was the celebration of the skimboarding championship in Barcelona, on September 9th, organized by Gorgonitas skim. Despite having far from the best conditions, the response of local skimmers and riders from other areas was exceptional, with 44 men and 2 women competing. Thanks to the support of sponsors from European… Continue »
Posted 07 Oct 2011

Sam Stinnett Wins Oktoberfest and 2011...

By Aaron Peluso Sam Stinnett won the 2011 Exile / Main St Oktoberfest this year and in the process walked away with his first world title. Sam has been a contender ever since he went pro in 2007 and the Balboa event has always been one of his strongest. This year was no different. The Oktoberfest which has for so… Continue »
Posted 05 Oct 2011

Rider Profile: Joe Ryce

Joe Ryce is a very talented skimboarder out of Kill Devil Hills, NC. You can find him skimming all over the Outer Banks wherever the waves are good. Joe recently won his division at the Outer Banks Skim Jam, making the most of his local conditions. At 22 years old he is still hungry to ride, proving himself to get… Continue »
skimonline Featured 2011 Santa Cruz
Posted 05 Oct 2011

2011 Santa Cruz Skimbash UST Video

UST rookie Blair Conklin won his first pro event at this years Skimbash event. The contest was held at 26th Avenue in 3-5 foot clean surf with the occasional sider. For a more detailed writeup check out the 2011 Skimbash writeup. Final results: 1) Blair Conklin 2) Sam Stinnett 3) Teddy Vlasis 4) Bill Bryan http://unitedskimtour.org Continue »
Posted 04 Oct 2011

Voodoo Skimboard Contest Spain

Voodoo Skimboard Contest Montgat, Barcelona The competition will take place over three days, the 28th-30th of October, 2011. Friday the 28th will be the welcome party and registration in Barcelona City (free as it has been every year). Saturday the 29th the contest will be held at Montgat (the same site as last year). 11:00am – 5:00pm : competition up… Continue »
UST France Video Coverage
Posted 29 Sep 2011

UST European Open Video

The first European UST contest took place in mid September 2011. The first true trans-continental skimboarding contest in history, this event was a big step forward for skimboarding. For more details read the UST France writeup. Results: 1 – Morgan Just – USA 2 – Sam Stinnett – USA 3 – Brad Domke – USA 4 – Jason Wilson –… Continue »
Posted 28 Sep 2011

Current UST Standings

After back to back events in France and Santa Cruz the last two weekends, the point standings on the UST are tightening up. With only one event remaining competitors will be giving their all this weekend in Balboa. Check out the current standings on the UST here and more updates and information on the UST site unitedskimtour.org. Continue »
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 »
Posted 20 Sep 2011

Skimming for a Cause

Last weekend, skimboarders on the East coast got together and gave back to their communities. This past Saturday was the second annual “Hang Ten for Autism” at Siesta Beach, a free event for children with autism aged 3-17 and their families. More than 100 adult volunteers from as far away as Fort Myers and Tampa helped 80 children affected with… Continue »
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