United Skim Tour: skimboarding showdown

The 2012 United Skim Tour is over. Sam Stinnett has been crowned the best skimboarder of the season, as the last stage Newport Beach defined the Top 10 riders.


Austin Keen picked up the win at the Oktoberfest, but strong performances by everyone else prevented him from picking up much ground. Perry Pruitt picked up second place and landed in sixth place on the UST. A fine showing for his rookie season.

Brandon Sears took third, so held onto 7th place on the tour, while Jake Stinnett placed 4th, just low enough for Austin Keen to pass him with a win in the final event.

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Kelmer Sandoval: skimboard master in Costa Rica

Kelmer Sandoval has conquered the 2nd Skim Jam, held in Costa Rica.


Sandoval claimed the Open division of the contest surfed in Playa Prieta, near the town of Guanacaste.

The weather conditions were quite good for a challenging skimboard battle. There were some clouds in the sky, a few sun rays and waist-to-shoulder high waves breaking in the shore.

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Austin Keen: dreadlocks help him balance the body

Austin Keen has conquered the 26th Ave Skimbash, in Santa Cruz, California.

Sam Stinnet has already taken the 2012 United Skim Tour, but the curtain has not been closed. With two stages to be contested, there's glory and ranking positions to confirm.

The Stinnet family has been dong very good. Jake got through, heat by heat, and finished in second place, ahead of Tim Fulton and Sam.

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