Showing posts with label skimboarding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skimboarding. Show all posts

Friday, July 30, 2010

Early Vic

Early Victoria Skimboard photos, from the 1970's, and the first Laguna Shop. The postcard is from the 1940's, the lineup however, is still the same. More HERE

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Vic

Victoria Skimboard Contest this weekend at Aliso in South Laguna. Watch the live feed HERE

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

On the Click

Around and round we go, where it stops nobody knows....
From the top:
-Bologna Conservatory
-SF trees
-Home cooking
-Dreaming of Skimboarding
-The perils of Skimboarding
-Tricot Naturelle Boro
-Tricot organizing
-Cranbrook Kilns
-In house shelving detail
-Bolinas Museum
-David Korty and South Willard
-Humboldt Farmers Market
-Exhibition image from EKWC

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Vic

The Victoria Skim contest is this weekend, saturday and sunday, at Aliso in Laguna Beach. Unfortunately, I will not be able to make this years contest, but have seen many good ones in the past. Victoria Skimboards is also claiming to be increasing the bandwidth on it's "Aliso Cam", so perhaps you can see some skimming from there.

Aliso Cam HERE
Check out the Heats HERE

Friday, June 19, 2009

Project Triangle

Project Triangle will be launched in the Summer of 2009 and encompasses a collection of hard work and research over the past thirty (30) years. With each board that is cut out of a piece of Wood or Foam, there is waste. The wasted pieces are normally placed in the dumpster and delivered to our local landfill, contributing to the overall pollution of the Earth. Using a method long practiced by the boating and aerospace industries (building a whole from multiple parts), Victoria Skimboards is now piecing together boards using the once wasted material.

Taking foam pieces that were normally headed for the dumpster and using them in production, Victoria Skimboards has decreased our overall landfill contribution by about thirty percent (30%) says owner Tex Haines. The boards are guaranteed not to break along any seem in the foam for the life of the board.

Having tested this theory in the early years of the business and throughout the thirty (30) plus years has proven the method to work for skimboarding. We have had years of experience building boards which occasionally had an extra piece glued on to make the most of a blank that was too short and none ever came back broken anywhere near those seams states Tex Haines.

It is one step in a refining process but one we are proud of and ready to share with all of you.

Victoria Skimboards HERE

Friday, June 12, 2009

Into the mainstream

In 1987 skimboard pioneer Tom Trager made the cover of Sports Illustrated, and the skimming world, which was pretty much Laguna Beach then, thought the sport was ready for it's close up. 22 years later...........

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Early Days of Rad

Found these while digging through some old family photographs. Looks like there may have been some injury. That ramp seems a little under engineered.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Victoria Skimboards

Spending some time in my home town, and getting a few skimboarding sessions in. Dropped by Victoria Skimboards today and took a few photos. The final image is of a 1976 Tex Haines, Victoria Skimboard founder. Thanks Trigg!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Swine flu fear doesn't deter world skimboarding champ

When the sanctioning body of the world's international professional skimboard tour pulled the plug on the Cabo Clasico in Mexico scheduled for this weekend because of health concerns stemming from the swine flu, Bill Bryan stepped in to see that the competition goes on.

Bryan, the reigning skimboarding world champion and founder of the competition in Los Cabos, Mexico, took it upon himself to push forward not only because the contest is one of the premier skimboard events in the world, but also because of the significance it has for the local economy, according to a news release.

With the help of new sponsors, including several from Orange County, Bryan is trying to pull off a scaled-down competition starting today and ending on Sunday, hoping to attract about 50 competitors instead of the usual more than 100.

The contest has been dubbed, "Cabo '09 Sooo Sick."

"There are children and families in need all over the world. It would be a shame and selfish on our part to miss an opportunity to help others by canceling this contest for our own self-preservation," said Bryan, in a statement. "Besides, Cabo has some of the best waves in the world and there is no way we are missing out. On top of that, this competition is the gateway to expanding the sport of skimboarding."

He could not immediately be reached for comment because he was en route to Mexico.

But a press release for the event in Los Cabos said that competitors and guests will bring gear and prizes to hand out to the locals, as well as raise money through t-shirt sales to be donated to Amigos de los Ninos (, a medical non-profit organization in Cabo that helps support needy families in the area.

"As always, along with the hardcore pros and amateur riders who make the trek, the locals in Cabo are among the best skimmers of the huge, dangerous and exciting shorebreak of the area, so the level of riding will remain top-notch," according to the news release.

The Cabo Clasico is one of eight stops on the United Skim Tour, the sanctioning body for skimboarding events in United States and abroad, and usually kicks of the season that ends with a champion being crowned in November.

The UST and its board of directors last week decided to cancel the event, removing it from the tour for 2009. Because of the economic downturn, the body also will score only six events in determining a champion this year, said Trigg Garner, a UST board member and general manager of Victoria Skimboards in Laguna Beach.

"I would have gone down there and other team members would have gone down there," Garner said. "We didn't find that it was big concern for us as individuals. … (But) as an organization, we didn't want to have to say it's mandatory you go down and ultimately didn't want to put people in a health risk."

In its announcement cancelling the Cabo event, the UST said: "The Center for Disease Control has recommended that people avoid all non-essential travel to Mexico at this time. While this was a difficult decision, the health and safety of the UST participants and skimboarders in general are our first priority."

But Garner said he salutes Bryan's effort to host an event in Los Cabos anyway, since Bryan founded the contest in Mexico.

"I think it's great and if people wanted to go down there I think that's great," Garner said. "We're still gonna be back on schedule for next year. It's a great way to start off the UST season."

Bryan is also expected to compete at the 33rd annual Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding on June 27 and 28 at Aliso Beach in Laguna (, now considered a skimboarding mecca.

Read UST's Cabo Clasico cancellation announcement at

Check out the video from last year's Cabo event, visit

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

George Bryan skimming the wedge
more HERE