Richard Miller, sports columnist for the The Jacksonville Observer, wrote a great story about skimboarding and its current state. Usually, journalists outside of the sport write small stories about skimboarding overall and don’t actually do any reporting. Miller actually covered the event, well, like a real sporting event.
Here is an excerpt from the story:
Last weekend, Hurricane Bill brought tremendous swell to the East Coast. With waves reaching heights of eight feet, it was perfect timing for the 16th Annual 2009 Florida Skimboarding Pro-Am at Vilano Beach.
At Vilano, it was the sixth contest on the eight-stop United Skim Tour (UST). Held every August before school starts, the Pro-Am brings skimboarders from as far as California and Mexico.
And, local professionals such as Jed Currington and Dave Scott dream of winning their home break competition.