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- 06 January 2017 | Skimboarding
Faro is the largest city of the Algarve, the most touristic region in Portugal. Every year, millions of people from all over the world visit this southern and warm coastline.
The Algarve has some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, and the average air temperature is most of the times above 65 °F (18 °C). The water is consistently mild, and you rarely hear waves breaking on the shore.
Faro is facing south and sits just 150 miles away from the Mediterranean Sea, so it rarely gets north Atlantic swells. However, where there's ocean, miracles can happen. And that miracle is called Levante.
- 30 November 2016 | Skimboarding
Where, when and how was skimboarding invented? Let's ride the glide, and discover how skimboarding evolved in its first 100 years of existence.
The sport of skimboarding has its origins around 1920, in California, when the Laguna Beach lifeguards - George Griffeth and friend Jimmy - built rounded disks made from redwood and used them to slide across the water.
"It was two planks of redwood, connected by three strips of oak held on by small machine screws and square nuts recessed into the wood. They were about five-foot long, with no curve at all, and they were towed behind a boat much like a wakeboard," Tex Haines, co-founder of Victoria Skimboards, once wrote.
- 27 October 2016 | Skimboarding
"Beach Decay" is a cinematographic adventure into the world of flatland skimboarding.
The inland skimming scene continues to innovate with a growing number of riders, filmmakers, and followers. As a result, in the past couple of years, video platforms were flooded with new feature films showcasing the best athletes in the finest spots.
The new movie was released by French Bay Skim (FBS), a collective from Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada. Their third film is far from perfect, but it delivers what we need to watch - the tricks, the jumps, and the metamorphosis within the sport.