Paulo Prietto and Steve Taylor need your help for their Green Eggs and Am Skimboard Contest coming up on April 12th.
Green Eggs and Am was started in 2008 by 3-time World Champion Skimboarder, Paulo Prietto , and fellow skimboarder, Steve Taylor. The goal of Green Eggs and Am is to bring together the community of skimboarders and their families, as well as to be a welcoming start for the upcoming contest season. It is our hope to get all local amateur skimboarders and traveling athletes involved in a competitive yet relaxed environment. It is considered an ice breaker to the coming year.
Nearly every winner in our advanced division has gone on successfully in the professional ranks of skimboarding. Athletes such as Austin Keen and Blair Conklin are past winners, both currently seeded in the top 3 of the world. They were instrumental in making our early years a success. With the help of the Conklin family, we are also able to offer a small scholarship grant to be used towards education or skim-related expenses such as travel or equipment. The award is named for Blair Conklin’s grandfather, Barry Brief, who had a profound impact on Blair as well as the rest of the Conklin family.
In previous years, our event has flown somewhat under the radar, so to speak. While all events were insured with proper policies, we had not obtained permits for any of the locations. During last year’s West Street session, OC Lifeguards kindly asked for proper permits through Laguna Beach and to have a Certified OC Lifeguard on duty for all events.
These requests are absolutely fair and gladly obliged. However, the new expenses far exceed what we (Paulo and Steve) can afford on our own. We are asking the skimboard community and those that are financially capable to help us in putting on this great event at West Street on Sunday, April 12th. It is our goal to offer a t-shirt or hat to all participants and volunteers, trophies and prizes to finalists, food for judges/volunteers, give-a-ways at random and an epic event recap video, as we have provided for in each of the past events. These videos are available for viewing on YouTube by searching “Green Eggs and Am”.
Please follow the link below to read all about it! Gofundme.com/greeneggsandam2015
About the video featured on this post:
The 2014 Green Eggs and Am is a contest tour that features some of the worlds best amateur skimboarders. Riders compete in three separate contests held at different locations in order to earn points toward the overall tour title. The competitors can compete in three skill divisions, beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
The 2014 Green Eggs and Am was put on by Steve Taylor and Paulo Prietto. It was sponsored by Exile Skimboards, Lets Party Traction & Main Street Surf Shop.
The tour had 3 stops: Balboa, Aliso, & West St.