Austin Keen won the event and also won the title of 2013 UST World Champion! Austin totally deserves this and most already look at him as the best skimmer in the world right now. So congrats Austin you deserve it man. I mean just look at the gnarly air he does at the end of the comp in the Mostic edit.
Here is the official Skim Blast video from Santa Cruz. Man conditions that 2nd day were all time.
So I made it down to Santa Cruz again this year for the Skim Blast, and decided to make a little edit. I could only make it to one of the days, so this is just what happened on day 2. I’ve never shot or edited skimboarding before so this was a first for me. Hope you enjoy.
Austin is one of the best in the world if you couldn’t tell. The wave at :32 was amazing! The way he is just spinning out of it at the end and still doesn’t fall is insane. Come out to Santa Cruz this weekend for the SC Skim bash if you want to see this dude shred in person.
I heard that Blair recently moved up here to Nor Cal to go to Berkeley. It would be rad to run into this dude while out skimming. I can only imagine how hard he rips in person.
The skimming around here lately has been complete shit. It’s kind of driving me nuts, but whatever there is always tomorrow. This edit has some really good stuff in it you may just have to mute it though, just sayin.
Check out what these dudes can do with little tiny waves in the first part. Then in the second part things get a little heavier. It’s crazy with good skimmers they can do something sick on a nothing wave. Something that is hard to comprehend when you are new to it.
Never seen that before! Hope to see more in the future.
Everyone has been waiting for the official ust video to drop because it has just been random vids thus far. But my god those conditions were EPIC! You can easily see why this is a skimboarders paradise. I’m just gonna stop typing and hit play again.
The United Skim tour went to Sununga in Brazil for the first time. All the best were there and the conditions looked insane. This is just the first edit to surface so far, since this weekend. Can’t wait for the official UST vid! I’m going to just add videos to this thread as they come out.