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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 »
Crunch Time
Posted 21 Nov 2013

Crunch Time now on iTunes

Words by George Bryan Photo by Bill Bryan Crunch Time features a years worth of journeys across steep beaches, green water, and great waves. As the swells rolled in, the crew continued to raise their game and their glasses. You know the saying, “high tide, low tide, we ride.” Many hours were spent running up and down the world’s best… Continue »
Cabo cover photo
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 20 Oct 2013

Wedge Blackball Meeting and Petition

By Aaron Peluso The Wedge has long been regarded as the absolute best wave in skimboarding.  What many people don’t know however is that for more than 20 years skimboarders along with bodyboarders and surfers have been banned from the break 10am – 5pm every day from May 1st until Oct 31st. This is a huge chunk of time at… Continue »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Posted 16 Aug 2013

2013 Florida Pro/Am Entry Form

Here’s a flyer and the entry form for the Florida Pro/Am which will be taking place next weekend in Vilano Beach, Florida.  It looks like there are waves on the forecast so hopefully this event will turn out epic like it has in the years passed. 2013 Florida Pro/Am Entry Form   Continue »
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