Skimboarding: a sport in contact with nature | Photo: WST

The 2017 United Skim Tour (UST) schedule has been announced. And the world's best skimboarders will travel to Europe.

After winning his maiden United Skim Tour title in 2016, Blair Conklin will return to defend his crown. But this year, skimmers face a new challenge in the Atlantic sands and waves of Portugal.

The Internacional de Skimboard, an event that has been up and running since 2003, will take part in the 2017 UST. The competition is held in Santa Cruz, a small town in between Peniche and Ericeira.

Hokus: Daniel Prieß and Friedrich Flüh attack Europe

German flatland skimboarders Daniel Prieß and Friedrich Flüh have dropped a new indie skim vid.

They've attacked everything - wood ramps, picnic tables, tires, and all sorts of natural obstacles - and delivered the complete package wrapped in cutting edge underground soundtrack.

Hokus aims to put an artistic twist on a skimboarding edit, as the boys shred around Europe capturing modern flatland skimboarding in its purest form to date.

Boomer: the skimboarding cat

For those who still say cats hate water, here's a surprising exception. Meet Boomer, the Bengal skimboarding cat.

Boomer loves water sports, and his owner Robert Dollwet is a professional animal trainer for more than 30 years. Whenever the conditions align, Boomer steps on the skimboard and hits the gliding surfaces.

The feline has already learned a few tricks with this skateboarding brother Didga, a YouTube star with thousands of fans. Didga is an accomplished skateboarder who pushes off his skateboard.

"On any day of the year, it's summer somewhere in the world." Everything about "The Endless Summer" is perfect. The motto, the movie title, the promotional posters, the soundtrack, the narration, and the waves. Here's everything you need to know about Bruce Brown's ultimate surfing movie.

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