Renato Lima raises the Brazilian flag in Sununga Beach

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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The best skimboarding tips for beginners

Skimboarding is conquering new enthusiasts everywhere. If you never tried it, and before adventuring yourself into the sand and surf, here is some advice from a man who knows how to slide and glide.

Daniel Prieß is one of the most talented skimboarders on the planet. The German charger is always creating new tricks and successfully completing surreal challenges. Whether you're catching shore break waves or just sliding slippery terrain for the first time, Prieß has the right tips for you.

People of all ages and fitness levels tend to see skimboarding as a summer holiday pastime. You just drop the board onto the whitewater and ride it for a few seconds. While that can be a valid assumption, there's more to skimboarding, including dangers and precautions.

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Austin Keen, the unstoppable skimboarding machine

Austin Keen has been enjoying a busy schedule in the pre-season, including a fun skim trip to Bali, in Indonesia.

In less than two months, Austin Keen has done almost everything to prepare for the 2016 United Skim Tour. Wakesurfing, riding warm barrels, training until sunset, skurfing, getting injured, jumping over human bodies, and inventing new skimming tricks with a Frisbee.

For many, he's the one who is pushing the sport forward, in a make-or-break time for skimboarding. Keen is clearly focused on highlighting new angles and maneuvers, while blending a free surfing agenda with the competitive calendar.

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