[singlepic id=309 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]After a long and tumultuous skimboarding season, pro skimboarders and amateurs alike will be gathering at the last Southern California skimboarding event this weekend – Exile Skimboard and Main Street’s Oktoberfest at the Balboa Peninsula. Heats begin bright and early Saturday morning at about 7:30, with finals continuing through Sunday afternoon.

Given that eight of the top 10 skimboarders on the worldwide United Skim Tour are ALL from Laguna Beach/Laguna Niguel (out of 97 pros competing this season), I figure this was a blog-worthy mention for LagunaBeachBest.com

Sammy Stinnett sits in the number one seat, with Brad Domke (former Florida, now shacking up in Laguna Beach, so I guess we officially have 9 of the top 10 representing) and Blair Conklin in the top three positions.

The old man on the line, Bill Bryan, sits about 100 points above Morgan Just, with Austin Keen, Teddy Vlasis, Jake Stinnett, Jason Wilson (who let this Delaware dude in?) and Brandon Sears rounding the Top 10.

Get on down and support your Laguna Beach boys in what is always a surprising finale that crowns the world champ of skimboarding.

[singlepic id=46 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right]Kudos, also, to pro skimboarders Mo Just and Brandon Stevens who will finish the Balboa event and race for their plane to Durban, South Africa, to compete in the expert division for the International Flow Board Championships. Flow boarding takes place indoors at wave houses (San Diego’s wave house was responsible for taking Morgan out of last year’s UST when he somehow ended up sideways and cracked in all sorts of places). It should be an interesting cross-over story for our U.S. boys.




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