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Posted 20 Jul 2014

Sam Stinnett Wins in OBX

By Shawn Kenny Sunshine, sunshine, it’s fine, I feel it my skin, warming up my mind.  Day 2 was the polar opposite of day 1.  Wind was offshore but more importantly the sun was shining! Quarterfinals were pretty stacked the one that sticks out the most in my mind was quarter B:  Blair Conklin, John Joyce, Morgan Just and Dave… Continue »
Posted 19 Jul 2014

2014 OBX Skim Jam Day 1

By Shawn Kenny Wet \’wet\ adjective – covered or saturated with water or another liquid. Day one of the 2014 OBX Skim Jam was just that. A low pressure system sitting just off the coast brought onshore wind upwards of 20 mph and scattered rain. The wind had switched Thursday night and then continued  blowing onshore for three consecutive days,… Continue »
Posted 30 Jun 2014

Sam Stinnett Wins At Aliso – UST...

By Aaron Peluso Skimboarders from around the United States and the world traveled to Laguna Beach this past weekend for the 38th Annual Victoria Contest held at Aliso Beach.  “The Vic” is the longest running skimboarding event in the world and one of the most prestigious skimboard contests for any competitor to place well in.  This year 41 male professionals… Continue »
Austin Keen Cabo Clasico Skimboard Contest
Posted 23 May 2014

Austin Keen Wins The 2014 Cabo Clasico...

By Aaron Peluso Last weekend 37 of the best pro skimboarders in the world converged upon Cabo San Lucas for the annual Cabo Clasico.  This year’s pro field was particularly ‘international’ drawing competitors from Portugal, Brazil, Hawaii, mainland USA, and of course… Mexico.  However the country list doesn’t do justice to just how diverse this competition was.  Brazil’s top riders… Continue »
Posted 16 May 2014

2014 Cabo Clasico – Day One

Things got off to a great start on day one of the 2014 Cabo Clasico.  Clean glassy early morning conditions prevailed throughout the pro round as competitors from the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Portugal battled it out at the world famous Solmar beach in Cabo San Lucas. There are 37 pro competitors this year and things are sure to heat… 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 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 »
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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