Sam Stinnett: fourth world skimboarding title | Photo: Fabiana Badie

Sam Stinnett and Keiao Bucasas have been crowned the 2015 United Skim Tour champions.

All riders knew that the last event of the season would decide who the best skimboarder in the world is right now. For the 11th Annual Exile Oktoberfest Skimboard Contest, only Stinnett, Blair Conklin and Austin Keen were in the world title race.

However, Conklin and Keen had to win the event and hope Stinnett didn't reach the final stages of the competition. Unfortunately for the duo, the rankings leader kept his composure and finished runner-up.

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Skimboarding: know where to ride | Photo: Exile Skimboards

The world has plenty of high-quality skimboarding beaches and slick terrains for wave enthusiasts and flatland riders. Discover what makes a skimming spot really special. And remember: skimboarding is harder than it looks.

Skimboarders are picky, but there are good reasons for carefully selecting the right conditions and the ideal breaks. If you live on the coastline, there are certain variables to take into consideration: swell, the wind, tide, rocks, crowd factor and steepness of the beach.

Flatland skimmers have to deal with slightly different issues when picking a spot to ride. The quality of the sand and the amount of water available on the surface are the fundamental conditions.

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Adrien Raza: unstoppable in the Old Continent | Photo: DB Skimboards

Adrien Raza has claimed the 2015 European Skimboarding Cup. The last event of the season was held in Gdansk, in Poland.

It's been a long tour. The 2015 European Skimboarding Cup was held in six different countries: Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Latvia, Sweden and Poland.

Raza stormed the competition by winning five out of six contests. He didn't travel to Latvia, the only stop won by his closest rival, Mariusz Wojt.

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