Sam Stinnett prevails in the Cabo Clasico 2016

Sam Stinnett has taken out the Cabo Clasico 2016, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

It is strange, but sometimes it happens. The Cabo Clasico has been part of the United Skim Tour (UST) universe for quite a while. Suddenly, the Mexican venue drops out of the Tour without a clear explanation from both sides.

Nevertheless, the pro skimboarders that regularly compete on the UST series decided to travel to Baja California and participated, once again, in the iconic contest. The powerful shore break delivered. On the first days, the conditions were not perfect, but it was still contestable.

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"Travels and Wanderings" keeps flatland skimboarding alive

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.

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The 2016 United Skim Tour schedule

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.

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A German company specialized in designing and build wake park features announced the creation of the world's first floating outdoor surf pool.

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Although a very young water sport, windsurfing has seen the birth, birth, and rebirth of several sailboard-oriented magazines.

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Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

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