Over the last two seasons the Ontario skimboard crew have been collecting clips for their newest project: Lake Effect. Every rider in this video is what the future of skimboarding in Ontario and beyond has to come. From innovation, stoke, passion, hard working and so on…The Great Lakes continue to drive these skimboarders to ride in new places, change the way they skim, change the way we think about tricks, its the Lake Effect.
This video contains almost all the skimmers in Ontario, but main parts are dialed into:
& Wolfgang Quan
This might be the end for some riders, but the beginning for most, enjoy.
After years of making videos we are beginning to split apart, making this the last true FBS video with the original riders + some new ones. Filmed across our great country of Canada on our great lakes system and creating riding styles unlike any other scene- This is the LAKE EFFECT
& Vince, Manu, Will, Iza, Rowan, Trav, Adam, Max, Ty, Ronan, Kyle, Emma, Jeff, friends
Somehow DB Skimboards legend Isaac Thomas’s legs continue to function as he continues to push his skimboarding skills. Watch a new video featuring some new and old footage featuring Thomas and the DB Skimboards crew.
“Isaac Thomas has been progressing the sport of skimboarding for over 15 years. Over the course of his skimboarding he has been one of the most influential riders in the sport. He has released countless video parts, pro model skimboards, and taught hundreds of people to ride, and enjoy the sport he loves so much.” From the DB Skimboards blog post HERE.
Blair Conklin took the win at this year’s Santa Cruz event, a contest where he has excelled in recent years. In doing so he jumped up into a strong first place in the standings on this year’s tour. He was followed by the talented John Weber in 2nd, Perry Pruitt in 3rd and Sam Stinnett in 4th.
For the first time in more than 25 years of competition history the Santa Cruz event was not held at 26th Ave this year. Contest organizer Ben Koscielniak decided to roll the dice on a new contest venue at 3rd Avenue. Despite the small swell most contest attendees approved of the change in venue and we expect to see it again in future years.
This past winter, Kayotics Skimboards put together the riding styles of Jack Bender, Wolfgang Quan and Keven Caron-pilon to establish a new stake hold on the east coast. This past season they attempted to put together a short film showing the kayo scene in Ontario. Even though Wolfgang had a season ending injury and Keven dealt with flooded out rivers and lakes we put together this video – This is Bittersweet.
Skimboarder and musician, Satya Jones, recently sent us a skim/music video edit that we wanted to show everyone.
Satya is an aspiring musician that loves to skim and he created the music and the video. It filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, where he lives. He choose skimboarding for this video because it relates to the song and he wanted to create a song dedicated to skimboarding.