Blair Conklin: aiming at the world skimboarding title | Photo: Exile Skimboards

Blair Conklin and Casey Kiernan have taken out the 2016 Southside Shootout, held at Dewey Beach, Delaware.

The second stop on the United Skim Tour (UST) 2016 had maritime conditions for all tastes - glassy, fun shore break waves in the morning, and wind-affected ripples in the afternoon. The organization - Skim USA - made sure everything run smoothly.

Inspired by the sunny weather, Casey Kiernan added a new trophy to her long list of accomplishments in skimboarding. The Floridian, who was also celebrating her birthday, used her experience and technique to beat Alex Yokley, Steff Mags, and Ellen Wood.

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Sam Stinnett: Can San Lucas is his second home | Photo: Laguna SoCal

Sam Stinnett has taken out the Cabo Clasico 2016, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

It is strange, but sometimes it happens. The Cabo Clasico has been part of the United Skim Tour (UST) universe for quite a while. Suddenly, the Mexican venue drops out of the Tour without a clear explanation from both sides.

Nevertheless, the pro skimboarders that regularly compete on the UST series decided to travel to Baja California and participated, once again, in the iconic contest. The powerful shore break delivered. On the first days, the conditions were not perfect, but it was still contestable.

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Virgin River Waterfall: Adrien Raza goes for it | Photo: DB Skimboards

The skimboarding industry is a niche market. With no more than a dozen strong and active brands, the world of skimboarding is what it is - a growing water sport, but with natural limitations.

Fortunately, DB Skimboards is one of the companies that is keeping the sport healthy and innovative. Their recent video project is "Travels and Wanderings," a series of road trips to the most popular skim spots.

European riders Daniel Prieß, Adrien Raza, and Friedrich Flüh traveled to the United States to meet up with the local skimboarding community. They've ridden flatland spots in Washington, Utah, and California, and shared mutual interests with the likes of Adam Balaam, the Goon Crew, Mike Finneran, Cardo Vega, Cody Maurer, and others.

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