[singlepic id=324 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left] The sun has just set on another beautiful day in Laguna Beach; the event scaffolding is almost completely deconstructed at the 2011 Vic Skim World Championships; and the skim celebration party is on at The Blue Laguna.

Although the waters weren’t entirely exciting at Aliso Beach this Sunday for the Skim World Champs, the competitors made it a memorable event. For the first time since Victoria Skimboards hosted its first Men’s Pro event in 1987, two brothers took top honors (Sam Stinnett and Jake Stinnett). And, in their second year since their debut at the World Champs, the professional skimboarding women showed up in respectable force. In the end, the skim chicks handed the World Champs check to a tiny little 14-year-old with a whole lotta spunk, Catherine Squillante.

Below is an initial photo gallery of a few of my Sunday favorites. Check these and the rest of Sunday’s best at my online gallery www.SkimboardPhotos.com

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Then, be sure to make the Skim Chicks’ Monday reception at Laguna Beach’s Rooftop from 5 – 9 p.m.  Today, I trotted in to the Case del Camino to see if I could find the “Photographe Skimtastique” gallery of “painted body skim chicks.”[singlepic id=323 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right]These huge pieces aren’t hard to find! You’ll find them as you venture up the stairs to the Rooftop. This is PAINT on these bodies! I think it’s awesome!

All right, folks. That’s it for me for this long (but always rewarding) Vic Skim contest weekend. After 24 years, this team at Victoria Skimboards is still doing it right. I am soundly impressed each and every year.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled Laguna Beach blog reporting – and I’ve got a lot to fill you in on!

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