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- 17 May 2016 | Skimboarding
The skimboarding industry is a niche market. With no more than a dozen strong and active brands, the world of skimboarding is what it is - a growing water sport, but with natural limitations.
Fortunately, DB Skimboards is one of the companies that is keeping the sport healthy and innovative. Their recent video project is "Travels and Wanderings," a series of road trips to the most popular skim spots.
European riders Daniel Prieß, Adrien Raza, and Friedrich Flüh traveled to the United States to meet up with the local skimboarding community. They've ridden flatland spots in Washington, Utah, and California, and shared mutual interests with the likes of Adam Balaam, the Goon Crew, Mike Finneran, Cardo Vega, Cody Maurer, and others.
- 18 April 2016 | Skimboarding
The United Skim Tour (UST) has announced the complete schedule for the 2016 season.
The world's best male skimboarders will compete for prize money and titles in six venues, two less than those run last year. The UST made the decision based on the feedback received from athletes.
"Last year, many of the men's professional riders approached the UST Board of Directors and expressed frustration with an eight-stop tour. It was too expensive and too hard on the riders' schedules to compete in six to week events each year," the skimboarding organization explains.
- 04 April 2016 | Skimboarding
Renato Lima has raised the Brazilian flag higher at the 2016 Sununga Skim Festival, held in Sununga Beach, São Paulo.
The United Skim Tour is having trouble getting a full schedule for the 2016 season, but the first stage has already been run. The finals had spectacular wave conditions, and all skimboarders put out a spectacular show.
The Brazilian skimboarding capital delivered the usual shore break madness, and the locals used their knowledge to control the entire competition in front of hundreds of fans. The Expression Session was also won by another well-known Brazilian, Leandro Azevedo.
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