A return to skimboarding

    Its been a few years since I was last on a skimboard, but this all changed recently after a rainy day meant a few of us met up for a pint at the local pub. A lot of good ideas have been hatched over a pint or two in the…

    2006 UK Skim Fest Photos

    Here's a blast from the past today, as we bring you a load of photos fro the 2006 UK Skim Fest. The 2006 event was the 5th Annual Sandskater/Zap UK Skim Fest and was held on the 23/24 September at Challaborough Beach in South Devon. The event was sponsored by:…

    Paignton Skimboarding Photos

    There's been some great little skimboarding waves down at Preston beach in Paignton over the past couple of days. The Paignton locals have been on, so here is a little photo gallery from the past few days. Enjoy!

    Iveys Skim Jam: Results and Photos

    The first skim jam of the year was held over the weekend, and it was a good turnout with around 12 skimboarders turning up at Iveys, in Cornwall for some winter skim fun. Dan from Skim UK held an impromptu contest, and made sure everybody went away with a goody…

    2010 Santa Cruz Skimbash Video

    The UST have just released the official video of the Santa Cruz Skimbash. And it is now, 3 minutes of delightful skimboarding from across the pond...

    2010 Exile Oktoberfest Video

    Just released at the weekend is the UST video of the Exile Oktoberfest contest that Bill Bryan won a few weeks back. Kick the week off to a flying start by watching this little gem...

    Destination Torquay by Moses Barrington

    Some of the local grom's found this spoof tourism video about Torquay on You Tube last year. It features "Moses Barrington" giving a 10 minute guide to Torquay. It went down such a storm, that "Moses" got featured in the local newpaper, and was hailed as a hero for publicising…

    2007 Challaborough Skimboard Contest Photos

    Another load of photos from the archives today, with pic's from the 2007 Challaborough skimboard contest photos. This event was the start of a 5 series tour around the south west UK, and the turnout was good for this event. The contest was won by Mark Mason. Thanks to Lee…

    Recent Posts

    • Photos
      A return to skimboarding! Mother Iveys Bay

      A return to skimboarding

      Its been a few years since I was last on a skimboard, but this all changed recently after a rainy day meant a few of us met up for a pint at the local pub. A lot of good ideas have been hatched over a pint or two in the…

    • Skimboarding
      Choosing a skimboard

      Choosing a skimboard

      Choosing a skimboard for the first time is no easy task. With the large range of boards now on offer there are lot to choose from. Picking the right board from the beginning will mean you get maximum enjoyment from day one! Hopefully this quick guide will give you an…

    • Events and Road Trips
      The open finalists

      Photo Report: 2013 UK International Skimboarding Contest

      What a fantastic weekend we all had down in Cornwall at the UK International Skimboard Contest. There was worry over the conditions, but it all came together in the end, and we were blessed with 2ft glassy sets, and connectable siders. Everybody had a blast as usual, and after the…

    Most Popular Skimboarding Videos

    • Skimboarding
      GHow to get on your skimboard

      Video: How to get on your skimboard

      Here's a great video from Zap Skimboards on how to get on your skimboard using the one step drop. Zap employee and skimboarder, Steve Boomhower, takes you through the techniques needed to get on your skimboard smoothly and efficiently, so you carry maximum speed towards the wave. Enjoy!

    • Random Banter!
      Spear fishing in Torquay, Devon

      Video: Spear fishing at Meadfoot beach, Torquay

      Here is another great underwater edit from Torbay skimboarder Toby Jones. showing us what he gets up to when there are no waves about - and lets face it, there hasn't been many great waves this summer! Sit back, relax and let Toby take you on a chilled out underwater…

    • Skimboarding

      Sandskater Urban Skimboarding Video

      Wanna know what to do when its flat? Go Urban Skimboarding... Pioneered by the Jackass lads, we recently gave it a go at a local hill. Using an old Victoria Ultra Vac, and the complete skimboard bottom layer we had stripped from another board, we tried sliding the tarmac hill…

    Most Popular Skimboarding Tutorials

    • Skimboarding
      Mega - pic 7 of 7

      What is skimboarding?

      Skimboarding brings together the skills and tricks required to be a top skater, snowboarder and surfer to create a sport which is fast developing a cult following. Though the hybrid sport looks most like surfing, the range of moves which can be made are much higher. What's more, you don't…

    • Skimboarding
      Choosing a skimboard

      Choosing a skimboard

      Choosing a skimboard for the first time is no easy task. With the large range of boards now on offer there are lot to choose from. Picking the right board from the beginning will mean you get maximum enjoyment from day one! Hopefully this quick guide will give you an…

    • Skimboarding
      How to apply skimboard or surfboard deck grip

      How to apply deck grip in 7 easy steps!

      Deck grip provides a couple of essential features that will help your skimboarding or surfing. Number 1, it provides more traction than regular wax. Number 2, the kick tail at the back of the pad allows you to feel where the back of the board is, and number 3 it…

    Close