Skimboarding: a sport in contact with nature | Photo: WST

The 2017 United Skim Tour (UST) schedule has been announced. And the world's best skimboarders will travel to Europe.

After winning his maiden United Skim Tour title in 2016, Blair Conklin will return to defend his crown. But this year, skimmers face a new challenge in the Atlantic sands and waves of Portugal.

The Internacional de Skimboard, an event that has been up and running since 2003, will take part in the 2017 UST. The competition is held in Santa Cruz, a small town in between Peniche and Ericeira.

All six stages that were held last year remain in the calendar for 2017. The Vic Pro informed once again that they wanted to be out of the World Tour schedule.

The women's competition is still being planned, but Casey Kierman, Steff Mags, Alex Yokley, and friends are certainly warming up for yet another exciting and highly competitive season.

2017 United Skim Tour | Schedule

TAC Skimblast – Santa Cruz, CA | TBA
Outer Banks Skim Jam – OBX, NC | 15-16 July
Internacional de Skimboard, Santa Cruz, Portugal | TBA
Zap Pro/Am – Dewey Beach, DE | 11-13 August
Florida Pro/Am – Vilano Beach, FL | 25-27 August
Exile Oktoberfest – Newport Beach, CA | 30 September, 1 October
UST Skim Festival - Sununga, Brazil | TBA

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