Sam Stinnett: winning skimboarding titles since he was born

Sam Stinnett has reconquered the Victoria Skimboards World Championships of Skimboarding, Aliso Beach Park, Laguna Beach, California.

Stinnett got the most out of the solid waves on offer to take the 36th edition of the classic event, which was broadcasted live online to the entire world.

Sam joins Bill Bryan in the record of winning the contest twice in the last 20 years. The battle for gold was, however, really tight. Morgan Just only lost the title by 1.5 points.

The reigning UST champion has already won two out of three event stages and consolidates his global lead in the world skimboard rankings.

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Tony Hawk: skimboarding with a skateboarding style

"Skimboarding is underrated. This is about as good as I ever got, but there is some raw talent out there". The words come from Anthony Frank Hawk, a man skateboarder also known as Tony Hawk. He tweeted it and everyone opened their eyes.

In fact, "The Birdman" is absolutely right. Skimboarding is one of the oldest boardsports ever, but it never got under the right spotlight. It's strange because all variables in skimming should favour its development.

Skimboarding only needs small waves to get going. This means the sport can be contested in almost all beach conditions. At the same time, skimmers can pull a very wide range of tricks and maneuvers. These moves are super photo-friendly.

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John Akerman: no hands aerial-to-victory

John Akerman has conquered the 2012 Sea Bright Skim Bash, in New Jersey,held in sunny skies and small wave conditions. Akerman took the Pro division in style.

Skimboarders participated with all their enthusiasm in a great event. Trophies were delivered in a wide variety of categories, from Mini and Women to Masters, Juniors and Semi-Pro, etc.

The Zap Skimboards crew has reasons to celebrate. The brand's team of professional skimmers took the first, the second and the third place in the Pro division. John Akerman was followed by Dave Armstrong and Max Smetts.

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