Juan Carlos Encizo: riding on his home turf

Juan Carlos Encizo has claimed the Cabo Clasico 2015, at Lover's Beach, in Mexico.

The new skimboarding season is underway. The world's best rider have concluded their training programs, and now it's time to test it all out in the competitive arena. And what a way to start things off.

Lover's Beach delivered perfect conditions for a professional skimboarding contest. It was the first time the United Skim Tour has been held at Lover's since 2008. Hurricane Odile rocked Cabo last fall and changed the sand patterns on the Pacific side.

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United Skim Tour: shore break madness | Photo: Skimonline.com

The 2015 United Skim Tour season will kick off with the Cabo Clasic, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on the 22nd May.

The new season is on. The 2015 United Skim Tour calendar has been released. Basically, nothing changes. There are no dramatic changes, which is good news, after all.

Sam Stinnett will defend his 2014 world title in eight stages. The world skimboarding circuit will, once again, visit the Mexican and Brazilian shore breaks of Cabo San Lucas and Sununga.

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Austin Keen: the skim to wake trick

Who needs a car or a jet ski when you've got a boat? Austin Keen keeps impressing the board sports crew. The talented skimboarder re-invented the original concept behind skimboarding and wakeboarding.

Should this article feature in the skimboarding or in the wakeboarding corner? Because Austin Keen is a skim champion, we've decided to add it to the skimming category. However, it's easy to get confused.

The dreadlocked rider thought of something completely new, and the final result will definitely steal a smile from your face. Apparently, Keen has hijacked a boat wake. In other words, he started off as a skimboarder and ended up a wakeboarder.

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