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Just a small part of the crowd in attendance during Sunday's semi-finals and finals heats.

Just a small part of the crowd in attendance during Sunday’s semi-finals and finals heats. Photos by Mitch Ridder.

 

A competitor waits and studies the pattern of incoming waves to pick his spot.

A competitor waits and studies the pattern of incoming waves to pick his spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And division winners, according to the Vic website:

Pro men’s division

Teddy Vlasis, 22 of Laguna Beach, streaks across a beach barrel.

Teddy Vlasis, 22 of Laguna Beach, streaks across a beach barrel.

  1. Tim Fulton
  2. Austin Keen
  3. Blair Conklin
  4. Max Bourne
  5. Sammy Stinnett
  6. Teddy Vlasis
  7. Johnny Salta
  8. Perry Pruitt

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Pruitt, 19, from Kitty Hawk, N.C., enjoys the weekend's yellow flag surf during a men's pro division heat.

Perry Pruitt, 19, from Kitty Hawk, N.C., enjoys the weekend’s yellow flag surf during a men’s pro division heat.

Traveling all the way from Lisbon, Portugal, Pipa Pinto, 25, prepares to drop into Aliso's famous shorebreak.

Traveling all the way from Lisbon, Portugal, Pipa Pinto, 25, prepares to drop into Aliso’s famous shorebreak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro women’s division

  1. Keiao Gucwa-Bucasas
  2. Casey Kiernan
  3. Alexandra Badie
  4. Pipa Pinto
  5. Silvia Garavito
  6. Alex Yokley
  7. Jen Jacobs
  8. Diana Cordova

 

Spectators and vendors line Aliso Beach for the oldest skimboard contest in the world, the 39th annual skimboard world championships.

Spectators and vendors line Aliso Beach for the oldest skimboard contest in the world, the 39th annual skimboard world championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria skimboards owner Tex Haines gives last minute heat instructions to the sport's future.

Victoria skimboards owner Tex Haines gives last minute heat instructions to the sport’s future.

 

 

 

Amateur women:

  1. Jordan Sitea
  2. Devyn Linder
  3. Grace Gilles
  4. Naz Mir
  5. Rebecca Maessen

 

Ages 8 and under

Nine year-old James Paracuellos from Laguna Beach cuts a rooster tail of foam through an early morning wave

Nine year-old James Paracuellos from Laguna Beach cuts a rooster tail of foam through an early morning wave

  1. Zach Van Meter
  2. Zen Mir-Scaer
  3. Keanu Mir-Scaer
  4. Jack Bryan

 

Ages 9-11

  1. Dane Cameron
  2. Max Brown
  3. James Paracuellos
  4. Jude Young

Ages 12-14

  1. CJ Schenk
  2. Zacary Henderson
  3. Griffin Kristensen
  4. Aidan Stevenson

Ages 15-17

Enjoying a home beach advantage, Brandon Sears, 31, from Laguna Beach flies high.

Enjoying a home beach advantage, Brandon Sears, 31, from Laguna Beach flies high.

  1. Liam Bryant
  2. Eddie Dixon
  3. Billy Howie
  4. Noah Webb

Ages 18-21

  1. Nate Flanagin
  2. Beryl Besseau
  3. Jared Green
  4. Matthew Hammond

Ages 22-24

  1. Daniel Norris
  2. Beau Heussenstamm
  3. Cameron Gruwell
  4. Brandon Rolland

Ages 25-29

  1. PJ Musico
  2. Steve Seime
  3. Jon Reyes
  4. Andrew Acosta

Ages 30-39

  1. Steve Taylor
  2. Mike Yunich
  3. Kelly Hawlish
  4. Hiroyuki Hayashi

Age 40 plus

  1. Brad Dickey
  2. Paul Wade
  3. Lance Brooks
  4. Chris Henderson

Special awards:

Best Wave: Austin Keen

Best wipeout: Jen Jacobs

Sportsmanship Award: Fabiana Badie for her dedication to the sport of skimboarding and her art of photography.

 

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