Blair Conklin: never easy to beat Brad Domke

Blair Conklin has claimed the 2012 South Side Shootout, in Delaware. After a good first day of competition, the group of skimboarders enjoyed better weather conditions in the last hours of rides.

Teddy Vlasis, Sam Stinnett, Shawn Kenny and Morgan Just stood ready for the first Semifinal, with waist-high shallow barrels. Sam put out a come-from-behind performance and stormed the show.

In the second Semifinal, there were Tim Fulton, Perry Pruitt, Blair Conklin and Brad Domke. Blair was on fire, despite the spectacular intelligent attacks from Domke. Layback and a groovy 540º Shuv-It sealed the deal.

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Johnny Salta: the new pro rider at Victoria Skimboards

Victoria Skimboards has announced that once esteemed amateur rider Johnny Salta has now joined the professional skimboarding ranks. Salta enjoyed his first professional contest at the 2012 Cabo Clasico, held at Solmar Beach, in Cabo San Lucas, last May.

Johnny has been skimboarding with a majority of the top professionals of the sport in his hometown of Laguna Beach and felt the time was right to make the change.

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Sam Stinnett: skimming in impossible ways

Sam Stinnett has conquered the 2012 Cabo Clasico, held in Cabo San Lucas. The 2011 United Skim Tour (UST) champion kicked off the new season in great style, during the three days of competition run under strong winds and shoulder-to-head high waves.


The final heat had three world champions: Sam Stinnett, Paulo Prietto and Bill Bryan. In the first half of the decisive play, Prietto got the best waves and took a comfortable advantage. Yet, it was not decided who would take top honours.

Bill Bryan was doing his job and trying to keep up with the highest scorers. After the half way mark, Stinnett was going to change things. A 360 barrel, despite not feeling very good with a few stomach problems.

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