Austin Keen: dreadlocks are keys to success in skimboarding

Austin Keen has joined the East Coast Skimboards team.

The rider from Dana Point started skimming when he was only 10. Keen's favourite spots include the Philipines and California peaks. Austin Keen has always been considered one of the best skimboarders in the world. His unique style and skills can't be immitated easily.

Deep barrels, super high aerial flights and radical tricks on the face of the wave are some of his trademark skills. The dreadlock skimboarder born in the Tybee Island, Georgia, will be capturing the preference of many fans worlwide.

Chambers Creek Throwdown: sliding in non-tidal waters

Blake Zimmerman has conquered the 6th Annual Chambers Creek Throwdown, in Tacoma, Washington.

Event organizers Tony Saddler and Tim Mackey have improved and reorganized the event with three mini-contests intermixed between main heats.

The mini-contests included Longest Ride, Best Bank Slide and Highest Ollie. In the Pro division, Zimmerman was followed by Isaac Thomas and Tim Pettit.

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OBX Skim Jam: pro contest area looks good

Perry Pruitt has conquered the 2012 OBX Skim Jam, in Outer Banks, North Carolina.

The skimboarding competition is the fifth event of the 2012 United Skim Tour and was contested in good wind and wave conditions. With crystal green ocean and beautiful swell lines, Brad Domke, Sam Stinnett, Jason Wilson and Dave Scott and friends were delivering impressive performances.

The only goofy footer to reach the highest places was Dave Scott, who offered a wide range of tricks and skills to the audience in the beach.

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