Alex Yokley: she won the Women's division at Dewey Beach | Photo: Caputo/Skim USA

The 2015 Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding crowned thirteen riders at Dewey Beach, Delaware.

It's one of the most important competitions of the skimboarding season. There were contestants from all over the United States and, fortunately, the sun and the waves came along.

The event, organized by Zap Skimboards and Skim USA, kicked off with cold temperatures, onshore winds and shifting skies. Despite the tricky weather conditions, skimboarders performed their best shove-its to impress the judges.

On the final and decisive day of competition, the sun showed up, and the swell allowed for spectacular performances. In the end, thirteen men and women, boys and girls raised their trophies.

The 2015 Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding also debuted a new competition: the Silly Human Team Challenge, which included a pie eating contest, a three-legged race, egg spoon race and an egg toss. Team Zap took home the beautifully, hand painted parrot trophy.

2015 Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding | Results

Semi-Pro: Lucas McCoy
Mini: Eric Sheckells
Menehune: Alex Sheckells
Boys: Tyler Witt
Girls: Angelina Fierro
Junior Men: Eddie Dixon
Junior Women: Codie Patterson
Men: Matt Buchanan
Women: Alex Yokley
Senior Men: Will Tracy
Masters: Colin Tracy
Grandmasters: Bobby Ashmore
Senior Grandmasters: Mark Mills
H Dub Professional Volunteer Award: Amanda Pace

Sam Stinnett: sharp in the OBX | Photo: Skim USA

Sam Stinnett has taken out the Outer Banks Skim Jam 2015, in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

The skimboarder from Laguna Beach has once again confirmed his superiority in the shore breaks of the East Coast of USA. The event had warm water, great slopes and a competitive vibe.

Stinnett defeated Perry Pruitt in the final to secure the second consecutive triumph in the OBX Skim Jam. His trademark backside airs have also earned him a first place in the overall rankings.

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Skimboarding: there's nothing like riding our custom shaped skimboard | Photo: John Lemieux

Professional skimboards are works of art, science and design. But you don't necessarily need an high-end skimboard to shred and have fun. Let's learn how to shape a skimboard.

The good news is that producing your own skimboard isn't expensive. With a couple of phone calls, you will get all tools and equipment you need to cut the leaf and ride it.

If you want to shape a skimboard, start by doing it with wood materials. They're easy to cut, sand, glue and paint. A wood plank is also relatively cheap, especially if you visit a large do-it-yourself store.

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