This Saturday July 24 from 11-3 some of Canada and America’s best skimboarders will be getting together to compete for cash prizes on Saratoga Beach between the Comox Valley and Campbell River.
Zed Skimboards, an Island based manufacturer of skimboards is expecting their largest attendance in the events 6 year history due to the growing popularity of the sport.
Event Coordinator, Jeff Zamluk explains, “When we started building boards more than 10 years ago, we’d be lucky if we saw another skimmer on the beach. Those days are long gone, now when we roll up to the beach there’s lot’s of kids skimmin’, it’s totally catching on”. Today skimboarders are pushing the sport to new levels and taking influences from skateboarding, snowboarding and other board sports and applying them to water. Zamluk adds, “We will have advanced obstacles set up on course including a multi level set up and a launch ramp.” There’s a lot on the line for competing riders when they push their limits for a cash purse.
Although there will be many high flying tricks, the day isn’t only for professionals. The competition categories include amateur, under 16 and women’s divisions. The winner’s of these will win prizes donated by local sponsors such as Cascadia Board Co., Sitka Surfboards, Switch Board Shop, Jump Camp and many others.
Zed Skimboards INC was established on the shores of Saratoga Beach in 1998 and has since moved its operations to Victoria. They offer 12 models of high density laminate boards, the world’s only 5 axis skimboard, 5 models of foam Skimboards and a full skim specific accessory line. Zed boards are available in Canada, Chile, USA, Australia, Europe and online
Media Notes: Special arrangements can be made for onsite shooting, interviews, stock footage, access to riders and photos. Please contact Jeff Zamluk for more info 1250-830-3825 or email@example.com
ZED SKIMBOARDS INC zedskimboards.com
CASCADIA BOARD CO. cascadiaboardco.com
Northwest Skim Tour: NWSTour.com