2011 Sunset Skim Jam – Results

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    2010 LBI Skim Jam Video

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    2010 Preston Beach Skim Contest Results

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    Video: Rated skimboarding dog!

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    Skimonline Spring Mix Video

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    Euro Skim League Rd 4 Results – Newquay, UK

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    Bonjour, would you like some grapes and wine?

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