Blair Conklin: champagne shower | Photo: Laguna SoCal

Blair Conklin has taken out the 2016 United Skim Tour (UST) world title.

The skimboarder from Laguna Beach, California, won the 12th Annual Oktoberfest and gathered enough points to be crowned the world champion. It's his maiden UST world title.

The final event of the skimboarding season attracted hundreds of spectators to Newport Beach. In the decisive match-up, Conklin defeated Sam Stinnett and raised the world title.

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Austin Keen: blending skimboarding with wakeboarding

Austin Keen continues his adventure into the unknown. This time, the dreadlocked skimboarder grabbed a long bungee rope and got towed by a boat at 45.5 miles per hour.

The idea came from Marco Thompson, an action sports entrepreneur with a taste for creative stunts. The duo made it a reality at Mission Beach, in California.

The visual result is quite impressive. Keen glides dozens of yards across the surface of the water, then jumps over the wake's whitewater, connects with it, and performs a wide variety of tricks.

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Skim boating: when skimboarding meets wakeboarding

It certainly looks like a 007 getaway chase sequence, but it isn't. Watch how Mr. Austin Keen hijacked a boat wake in Lake Down, Orlando.

Austin Keen is one of the most creative skimboarders in the world. He is constantly trying new moves in unexpected places, and helping push the sport into the future.

Skimboarding offers multiple riding possibilities. You can grab a board and catch waves, but you can also go for a flatland skimming experience. And then, if you're as inventive as Keen, you can try skim boating.

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