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The 37th Vic Marks Two Firsts

The 37th Vic Marks Two Firsts

In the aftermath of The Vic skim boarding contest at Aliso Beach, contestant Blair Conklin found himself in a gauntlet of hugs and high fives, as family and friends took turns congratulating the 18-year-old SoLag favorite on his first hometown pro victory. “It’s always something I’ve dreamed about,” said a humbled Conklin, overwhelmed by all […]

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Locals Win in Brazilian Skim Event

Locals Win in Brazilian Skim Event

Laguna Beach’s Sam Stinnett defended his title during the United Skim Tour skimboarding competition last month in Ubatuba, Brazil, riding a long-lasting sidewave on a beach halfway between Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo. The unique topography of Sununga beach is well-known in skimboarding circles because incoming waves reflect off of a natural rock wall […]

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Locals Win in Brazilian Skim Event

Locals Win in Brazilian Skim Event

Laguna Beach’s Sam Stinnett defended his title during the United Skim Tour skimboarding competition last month in Ubatuba, Brazil, riding a long-lasting sidewave on a beach halfway between Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo. The unique topography of Sununga beach is well-known in skimboarding circles because incoming waves reflect off of a natural rock wall […]

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Promising Swells for Skim Contest

Promising Swells for Skim Contest

The Exile/Main Street Oktoberfest Skimboarding Contest will be held on Oct. 6 and 7 around the slopes directly south of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The event will host an international line-up of professional and amateur skimboarders, including many from Laguna Beach. Over 150 competitors ages 4 and up are expected to  compete. The contest […]

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Younger Guns Grab Skimming’s Top Prize

Younger Guns Grab Skimming’s Top Prize

  Vacationing in Laguna Beach with her family from Fredericksburg, Va., Catherine Squilliante delighted a surprised crowd as she out maneuvered more experienced riders in flat conditions at Aliso Beach on Sunday.   In her first event as a pro, the 14-year-old  went on to capture the top prize in the women’s division at the […]